Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 39
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zorrro My sweetener of choice
I've tried several different alternative sweeteners, and stevia is definitely my sweetener of choice. Buying it bulk like this is decidedly more economical than those smaller containers, although I would agree with some other reviewers... this NOW powdered stevia doesn't seem AS sweet as some other pure stevia powders. So you just might need to use a bit more of it than you had originally anticipated.
That having been said (written!), it still takes a lot less stevia than sugar to sweeten anything from homemade jello (w/ NOW gelatin) to a morning bowl of oat bran.
March 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by fanofSwanson The best tasting stevia
Not only is this product pure and unadulterated with other products, but it also isn't bitter like some I've tried. I make my own stevia drops with filtered water, glycerine and stevia powder. I also put the powder in a small shaker jar to make it easier to use. Just make sure the holes in the shaker jar are small as a little goes a long way.
February 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lann love this
its hard to find stevia without the fillers and this is a great price and a great product
April 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mfbr Strictly stevia; no additives!
March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larida Best pure stevia product
There are lots of stevias and "stevias" (stevia mixed with something else... read the small print even if it says "100% stevia" on the front of the label.) NOW brand is the best I have found... others have a metallic taste. I've used this for several years and don't use sugar at all. If you want to bake, comb the Internet for help or use the stevia mix that measures like sugar... just know it's not pure stevia.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Stevia
this product is wonderful and super cheap. You can buy the smaller bottles for 3 times the price of this one pound barrel of Stevia. I mix it one teaspoon that equals one cup of sugar. We make sugar free dye free lemonade....mix 1/2 cup real lemon juice to 2 teaspoons Stevia to one gallon water and you have great lemonade.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanLou Excellent product
I"ve tried other brands of so-called stevia, but they are all diluted with other ingredients that are unacceptable and that make the stevia less sweet [i.e. more money for THEIR pockets as you use more than you planned to get the sweetness you desired]. Once I found the NOW brand of stevia, I've never considered other choices. The addition of the organic line of the NOW stevia makes this the perfect choice! i always buy it in the 1# size since I essentially don't use sugar at all except infrequently for baking [and then some combo with the stevia]. Yes, I'd like to have a better price on the stevia - but Swanson has the best price I've found all across the web!
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nickiyes not all stevias are equal
from what I've tried, NOW Foods stevia is by far the best stevia on the market. For me there is no aftertaste just sweetness, I love it and buy it by the pound :). A pound even using it daily lasts a long time, I haven't checked but probably lasts me 10-12 months and I use a goodly amount it in tea, cereal, stir fries... a 1/4 teaspoon is like 5 servings.
December 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by mike900 Not as good as expected
I bought the product after Nunaturals changed its Nustevia formula. Unfortunately, NOW Stevia does NOT compare to the previous Nustevia! Both are free from Maltodextrin, but NOW Stevia is much weaker and requires about 3x as much for the same sweetness, and the bitter off-taste is much stronger. I'm gonna try KAL next.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wonofakind WOW
The Best Stevia i have ever had! And i've had em' all!
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kloff Best value
Best quality and price. It's pure stevia the way it should be.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tica Great tasting stevia
And a good value too. I have found Now Foods Stevia to have no bitter aftertaste as can be said of other brands and to be a potent form of this sweetener.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VeganTom Cost Effective Stevia
This is the most cost effective Stevia we've found. A little goes a long way.
I still think it is a little pricey, hence the 4 stars on that. But I haven't found a better value yet.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mama Biggest Bang for the Buck!
I love to put in about 1/4 teaspoon in replacement of 1/2 cup of sugar! No other non-calorie sweetener is allowed by my doctor except Stevia - for good reasons! If there is a bitter after taste, I know I've used too much, and cut back more the next time. This is amazing stuff!
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jdlh the best stevia I've found
This is the best stevia I've found. I like the discounted large size, but the price has gone up recently. Wish it would come back down.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DannF Great Stuff
This is the best deal for stevia anywhere, period. Lasts a year for most people.
May 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by silver1 Excellent product
Very good product at a very good price.
April 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by archer1 Best stevia
I have started using stevia in everything I need to sweeten. This is a great tasting bulk stevia
March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AuntBickie Better Stevia is the best!
This is the purest stevia, recommended by our doctor. I use it in every food and drink that needs sweetening.
March 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuzyQdadu Very good pure stevia
This is the only pure stevia I've found - even at swanson. It has absolutely no additives. all you need is a little little bit, and it does the trick. very good value and quality for the money. Don't be afraid to buy.
March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunshineBaker Cost Effective Beyond Belief!
This is so cost effective beyond belief and once again Swanson's! I have tried several of the stevias NOW brand is one we love. We use stevia daily in everything just about. We would be in the poor house without deals like Swansons cost and Now Foods in this economy size give us.
March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by puertoboy Good staple
We buy this one to refill our smaller Stevia containers. Very cost effective and the quality is great.
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lascaux Excellent value
I think this product is excellent for the following reaons:
1) Sweet flavor is very neutral, no bitterness or other strong aftertaste.
2) Very powerful, just a bit can improve any kind of food that works well with sweetness. This is especially handy if you add no salt to your dish.
3) Best deal in terms of g per $ to my knowledge.
4) Since this is an extract, choosing organic is a must to make sure the extraction process does not concentrate pesticides.
If you do not use much, you may want to split the container in smaller ones to avoid clumping of stevia because of humidity.
February 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chapppie The Sweet Life
My family's main beverage is a combination of green and herbal teas. I love the convenience of the large jar of Stevia we buy from Swanson. It allows easy measuring and assures my loved ones have a healthy alternative to soda and other artificially sweetened drinks. We love the non-bitter aspect of this Stevia. It's been a staple part of our eating plan for several years nowl
December 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PieterL NOW Foods Better Stevia Certified Organic Extract
Excellent and cost per serving is very cheap.
June 21, 2012