Is Stevia an acquired taste?

Leaves from a Stevia plantOne of the problems that comes up when we do tastings is I get people who approach the booth then find out we use Stevia and say something to the effect of  “oh, I wish I could enjoy Stevia but it just doesn’t taste good to me!”

Taste buds can be a tricky thing, indeed. Sometimes I’m sad that people can’t enjoy our product because how the Stevia is interacting with their palate. To me, our chocolate tastes amazing–but that’s in part because I’m so used to Stevia and I don’t consume any refined sugars. When I think back to when I first tried our chocolate (on my first date with Lydia in 2013!), I do remember some aftertaste that I no longer detect. I wasn’t using stevia at the time, so it makes sense that it would taste a little different to me. But to be honest, the chocolate still tasted wonderful, even with this aftertaste!

If you can get to the point where Stevia tastes great, then you have a huge ally on your side when it comes to eating healthy and staying away from sugar.

If you’re on the fence about Stevia because it doesn’t taste great to you right away, it may be worth it to give it a chance for a little while and see if your palate can adjust. At a sampling recently I had a woman tell me that she couldn’t stand the taste of stevia when she first started working with it, but now she loves it and uses it all the time! So it is possible to experience a taste bud transformation like that.

Here’s a nice review that one of our customers left recently:

“My first time buying your 10 Pack Chocolate Bar Sampler, I liked the actual chocolate and different flavors, but the stevia was an acquired taste. My taste buds have adjusted and I now love these bars. For a comparison, I recently tried a chocolate bar made with sugar and dairy and it tasted terrible.”

Interesting! She went from the stevia being an acquired taste to then enjoying it and having sugar and dairy taste terrible in chocolate.

If you can get to the point where Stevia tastes great, then you have a huge ally on your side when it comes to eating healthy and staying away from sugar.

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