SweetLeaf Water Drops uses natural stevia, a plant typically grown in South America that contains an extract 200 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia is a natural sweetener that doesn't raise blood sugar, unlike typical cane sugar. I was curious as to the safety of stevia since I typically avoid other sweeteners (such as Sweet n' Low and Equal) and from what I have read it appears to be mostly safe. It's a newer approved substance from the FDA so long term impacts have yet to be studied which is a bit concerning, but studies so far show no detrimental impacts.
A bit more information on the flavors and price of the Water Drops:
• SweetLeaf Water Drops come in a convenient bottle that is great for home or
on-the-go use and are available in four award-winning flavors: Peach Mango,
Strawberry Kiwi, Raspberry Lemonade, and Lemon Lime.
• One 2.1 fl. oz. bottle of SweetLeaf Water Drops contains 32 servings and
retails for $4.99. (shopsweetleaf.com)
My opinion: I really, really wanted to love this product, but I just didn't. It wasn't that it was bad, just the sweetener left an odd taste in my mouth. I blame some of this on the fact that I'm pregnant and have super-sensitive senses right now and the fact that I often struggle with sweeteners and their taste. All of the flavors were good, but I just couldn't get past the overly sweet taste (even when I added a very small amount to my water). On the other spectrum, my husband and son LOVED them. My husband has been using them daily to add some pizazz to his water.
I'm really hoping that maybe this is just a pregnancy over sensitive issue because I would love to have these in my water repertoire to add some variety. I especially love that they didn't contain any artificial dyes/colors.
My thoughts on each flavor:
Peach Mango - I couldn't try due to mango allergy, but hubby really enjoyed it.
Strawberry Kiwi - My favorite flavor of the bunch!
Lemon Lime - Reminded me of the gatorade of a similar flavor.
Raspberry Lemonade - Was a bit overly raspberry for me...I wishes for a stronger lemonade flavor.
For those of you looking for a quick and refreshing summertime refresher, mix and freeze water into ice cubes. Once frozen, blend and you have sugar-free, sweet slushies for those hot and humid days that you can feel guilt-free about.
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Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.