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scum1
04-27-2010, 03:05 PM
I have tried various drinks(mostly energy drinks) sweetened with Stevia. So far all of them have been just barely sweet. Is their a reason for this? Can they not put enough in the drink to make it sweet or is Stevia just not that sweet?

CitrusCola
04-27-2010, 08:10 PM
I tried a Zevia brand lemon-lime drink and a stevia-sweetened cola recently. The cola was so nasty I poured it down the drain after a couple of sips. It tasted like the Tab cola of the 1970s.

The lemon-lime soda did taste sweet, but it left an awful aftertaste that was difficult to get rid of. I'm not planning on buying any drinks sweetened with stevia again.

scum1
04-28-2010, 07:14 AM
I have heard that there is an additive you can use to take out some of the bitterness. I see that the Zevia drinks also have Erythritol. I am thinking that Stevia by itself is just not that good of a sweetener.

Android
04-28-2010, 11:39 AM
sounds to me like Splenda will remain my choice for diet sodas then.

mjb1124
04-28-2010, 01:50 PM
I think the Vitaminwater Zero flavors are pretty good. They're an improvement over the Vitaminwater 10 flavors, which I actually had the opposite thought about - they were too sweet.