SweetLeaf Awarded World Stevia Organization’s 2015 Best Taste Award

This is the fifth WSO best taste award for Wisdom Natural Brands® stevia products. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™ Chocolate and Vanilla Crème, SweetLeaf® Water Drops™ Peach Mango and SweetLeaf® Stevia Extract have all been recognized by the WSO in recent years. The first three products were honored as finished products that use stevia as an ingredient and the latter won in the extract category.

The WSO hosted it’s tasting at the 7th World Convention on Stevia. The large judging panel consisted of tea and coffee tasters, oenologists, gastronomic experts, cooks, food and beverage experts, and Stevia Tasteful attendees. Products were evaluated based on general taste as well as first impression taste, aftertaste, aroma, appearance, and other sensory criteria. Other factors important to consumers were also considered, like clarity of ingredient information, packaging, ease of preparation, and directions for use. After a tally of each factor, the total scores were averaged; the comprehensive evaluations created were used to determine the honors. SweetLeaf Organic Stevia received a score of over 85%, earning the product the additional distinction of a three-leaf ranking, the highest level achievable, on top of the Best Taste Award.

The non-profit WSO was formed in Paris to promote stevia as a sustainable and natural sweetener to counter the pandemics of obesity and diabetes sweeping the western world. James May, founder and CEO of Wisdom Natural Brands, the parent company of SweetLeaf, has worked intimately with the WSO and has been championing stevia to governmental and commercial interests around the world for more than 30 years.

SweetLeaf products have won more international awards for taste and innovation than any other stevia manufacturer in the world. SweetLeaf Organic Stevia, certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), joined the long-trusted line to bring a prime sweetener option for the organic shopper. The organic sweetener line has a virtually unlimited range of uses in both sweet and savory recipes: desserts, sauces, marinades, and salad dressings.

SweetLeaf is the only natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates and a non-glycemic response, meaning it won’t spike blood sugar levels. SweetLeaf is sold in a variety of innovative formats: packets, tablets, liquid flavor drops, and bonded to cane sugar as a blend for cooking and baking. It is available for purchase in stores and online, worldwide.

For more information about SweetLeaf, visit SweetLeaf.com.

About Wisdom Natural Brands®
Gilbert, Arizona-based Wisdom Natural Brands® is the parent company of two highly respected and award-winning consumer brands: SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener and Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas. SweetLeaf® is the natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, non-glycemic response and NO artificial ingredients. The only stevia brand to be named a Top Wellness Company and to consistently win numerous global awards for taste and innovation, SweetLeaf is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets, as well as in SweetLeaf Stevia® Shaker jars for easy home use and SweetLeaf SteviaTabs™ Dissolvable Tablets for on-the-go use. SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is available in both natural and QAI certified organic. Offering consumers additional high-quality choices, SweetLeaf Organics are sold in 35 and 70 count packet boxes and shaker jars. SugarLeaf®, also by Wisdom, bonds SweetLeaf Stevia® and cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative that is perfect for baking and cooking. SugarLeaf has 2/3 fewer calories than sugar. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™ add flavor without calories or carbohydrates to favorite foods and beverages. Sweet Drops™ also have NO artificial ingredients. SweetLeaf® Water Drops™ add delicious natural flavor to plain or sparkling water. For more information about SweetLeaf products, recipes, the new SweetLeaf cookbook, Cooking with SweetLeaf Stevia®, and more, visitShopSweetLeaf.com.

Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas, from energizing Yerba Maté Royale® to calming Rooibos and Sympacho®, are available in tea bags and come in a variety of refreshing flavors. Select varieties are also available with a touch of calorie-free stevia sweetener.

Wisdom of the Ancients also produces Cream of Coco™, a natural, sustainable bar soap derived from Mbocaya, an edible nut grown on the Paraguayan coco tree. Cream of Coco is great for all skin types and is ideal as a face and body wash. It’s even gentle enough for hand washing delicate fabrics.

SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products can be purchased online at ShopSweetLeaf.com or at grocery and health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.