NuStevia White Stevia Powder
Read the label
I have been using this product for over 2 years and my own fault for not reading (and understanding) the label. The first ingredient is Maltodextrin followed by Stevia extract with no mention of the percentage of either ingredients. Looked up Maltodextrin and was not very impressed with what I read. Maltodextrin comes from treated grain starch, primarily corn or rice starch. It can also come from wheat and potatoes, but is less common in the U.S. Hydrolyze this starch by adding some enzymes and acids, filter and purify it some more and you get either Maltodextrin, or Corn Syrup Solids. The difference is that Maltodextrin is hydrolyzed to have less than 20% sugar content, whereas Corn Syrup Solids have more than 20%. It gives fat-like body to food products, increases their shelf life, and mixes quite well with other ingredients. It's also cheap to make and produce. Though not a sugar, it still has a glycemic index of 130 by itself (table sugar is only 65).
Switching back to Swanson's own brand of Stevia - appears more "pure". Just my 2-cents.
October 6, 2014
Spoonable But Bitter
I was hoping this would taste as good as Swanson's Green Leaf Stevia Extract with the bonus of being able to measure it with a spoon. Although it is nice to not have to tear open individual packets, it just has a bitter taste. I add a bit if Agave Syrup along with it and it is okay, but don't really want to do that. Swanson Green Leaf Stevia Extract is just right, with no bitter taste. Odd that both have the same basic ingredients. The proportions must be different.
September 23, 2014
Good taste, flying powder
This product is all its claimed to be, and a little goes a LONG way. It sweetens well, without aftertaste. But take care, it is such a fine powder that it easily becomes airborne -- and you do NOT want to inhale it! I will continue to use it because it works, but I wish it were not quite so susceptible to taking flight!
May 11, 2014
I would not want to have to do without this product. We love it. Most helpful trying to limit sugar.
February 16, 2014
not so good
I tried this in packet form,from a friend. I purchased the same in a container, loose. It tasted different, very bitter! I actually sent the product back to you!
February 4, 2014
Never know what you'll get!
I have bought this product about five times now, and the problem seems to be a quality assurance problem. one time you get the product it is great then the next time you try it, It will not be as sweet, This time I bought the product it smells and tastes like perfume.
January 28, 2014
NuStevia White Stevia Powder
Substitute for sugar good quality and price.
January 6, 2014
my wife bakes with stevia,I use it in my hot cereal and cold cereal. I quit sugar years ago and love stevia. so much sweeter than sugar and no hike in blood sugar. can still have a sweet tooth and enjoy it
large quantity and lasts a long long time..
December 29, 2013
Best Stevia product!
This is really the best Stevia in the market. I highly recommend it!
December 10, 2013
Have used this for years it was great because have been off sugar.This product have changed it is very bitter, they need to change there lable it no the same product. I called they company the lost the manufacture who supplied the base product. THIS IS NOT THE SAME PRODUCT
December 7, 2013
Best Stevia Out There
I've tried lots of different stevia products & this is the best. Stevia is the most healthy solution to staying away from sugar.
November 9, 2013
Not what it used to be
I've been a loyal customer of this brand for years. Problem is is that it's not as strong as it used to be. Such a shame.
November 2, 2013
not the PURE stevia
i was looking for the pure so it was not what I wanted but other wise ok
October 20, 2013
love mixing this with erythritol...you'll never miss sugar.
October 13, 2013
I have tried all other sweeteners and they come up short on taste. This stevia powder is fabulous in every way. No bitter after taste and the price is fantastic, I have been using it for several years now and wouldn't think of going back to any other. So happy to have found it at my favorite company,,,,,,, Swanson.
September 29, 2013
Product quality has changed
I have been a loyal user of this product for the last 3-4 years. I have always liked it and recommended it often. When I received the most recent shipment of it, though, I noticed a big difference in the sweetness. I have to use much more to get comparable sweetness to previous batches of the product. I called Swanson, and they referred me to the manufacturer and gave me a phone number. I called, and they confirmed that they had lost their usual source of stevia and had replaced it with the best source they could find. They said they had done some reformulation in their testing of then new product and asked me to check the batch number on the canister. They said the batches which started with a letter, then numbers was their most recent formulation and if I had one that was all numbers, then I had an initial formulation. Well, of course, that 's what I have. I am not happy with this version, and plan to ask Swanson to send another bottle, but I'm not sure how to ask for one with the newer formulation to try. At this point, I'm pretty aggravated and unsatisfied. I'm disappointed that a product I have grown to enjoy has to be different, and that I have had to go through such a process to get it replaced, and then I still may not like it. I would have given the previous, original version a 5 -leaf rating, no problem, now, I can't do more than three.
September 19, 2013
THIS IS NOT STEVIA
I have used this brand satisfactory for at least 10 years. This new batch is not sweet. I put 4 tbs in 8 oz coffee,it still was't sweet. I poured it down the drain. Something is wrong in the stevia quality. Is this stevia or some kind of filler? I tried Stevita and it was just as bad.
September 16, 2013
I have been using stevia since 1986 when I first learned about it. I do not use sugar. I cook with Stevia and make everything with Stevia. I tell everyone I know about stevia and what a joy it is to use! I am constantly concerned about my weight so I use stevia instead of sugar in everything!!
I keep several bottles on hand to make sure I do not run out of stevia. I tell others to check the price of stevia elsewhere. It is so much less expansive at Swanson.
September 15, 2013
have been using Stevia for several years. My husband isn't supposed to have sugar so I substitute Stevia and we really like it better than sugar. and since it doesn't have aspartame, it is natural and better for us.
September 6, 2013
This powder used to be simply amazing...but recently the quality became horrible...i m trying to find a replacement with same price...and it s not that easy but i feel i have to replace it as soon as possible
August 22, 2013
This is my favorite Stevia powder. I've tried, and still use others but this one leaves no after taste. I like it loose in the jar for easy scooping of what I think I need. I'm getting pretty good at getting it right. I always keep it on hand.
August 18, 2013
No Longer My Cup of Tea
I have used this stevia for years, and for me it was hard to beat- great sweetness with no aftertaste, mixed well, offered at a good price ( though it has gone up considerably in the past year). Something seems to have changed recently. This most recent order is not as sweet, with a bitter aftertaste. I will be on the hunt for a replacement.
August 10, 2013
Stevia with Maltodextrin
This stevia is not the extract as I thought. It has the filler maltodextrin in it. I'm trying to use it up, but I'm not happy with the overall flavor.
July 30, 2013
Best Stevia Product
This product is the best tasting stevia I have tried. Not only is the taste the best but so is the texture/consistency of the powder. I use stevia for everything since my body can't tolerate other sweeteners. The size and price is absolutely the value. I usually buy 3 at a time so it will last me awhile.
I was concerned when I wasn't able to buy it from Swansons a few months ago having something due to the manufacturers; I celebrated when it returned to the purchasing lineup!
July 29, 2013
I will not be buying this NuStevia again been using this product for years .it is not as sweet and has a after taste
July 23, 2013