View Full Version : Has anyone had a stevia drink that is actually sweet?

04-27-2010, 04:05 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?

04-27-2010, 09:10 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.

04-28-2010, 08:14 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.

04-28-2010, 12:39 PM
sounds to me like Splenda will remain my choice for diet sodas then.

04-28-2010, 02:50 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.