11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
August 26, 2011 Reviewer: A customer in Texas
These are excellent flavors. I have tried other flavors. These drops are much more highly concentrated - often only 1-2 drop per cup of liquid is needed. I prefer flavor over filler. With some flavorings, if you add too much, the filler flavor takes over. Not with these. The flavor just becomes really intense. Almost all (I think they have a new butter that isn't) are alcohol free so you can use them in products that won't be heated. This is the only brand I've tried where cheesecake actually has a flavor and yum! I can't tolerate dairy products (even lactose free) any I used to love cheesecake and custards and have been trying to find a good approximation to use with soy and other milk substitutes. These work great. I've used to flavor coffee, homemade ice cream, chocolate, oatmeal, agar desserts, to make different flavored cupcakes from one box and they did well in all cold and hot. I make a lot of items for diabetics and others on low carb diets. These drops pair extremely well with EZ Sweetz to make sugar-free items without the maltodextrin filler and sugar alcohols that many of the people I cook for are sensitive to.
I love these little guys! I must own almost every flavor. I like that I can choose my own sweetener (usually stevia) and since they are so small, I can have a whole stash of them and not take up half the kitchen counter as with the big glass bottles of sugar free syrups.
My current favorite: Boston Creme Pie. I put a few drops in plain unsweetened yogurt, add my stevia, and YUMMO! Better yet, I make my yogurt into thick greek yogurt, add the same flavors, and it makes a fabulous thick and creamy topping for any dessert.
Add the amaretto or irish cream to your coffee.
I use French Vanilla a LOT, & go thru it fast.
I bake low carb, sugar free and gluten free (not easy!)
So I use these to punch up flavors with great success...
Add the peanut butter drops to peanut butter cookies,
or pumpkin pie spice to spice muffins,
or Waffle drops to flour free waffles,
or blueberry, or strawberries n cream to your shakes.
It's fun to experiment. Each time I made a Netrition order, I would just get a couple more, till I had most of them. :-)
Overall, we love these -- just bought a dozen more flavors we haven't tried yet.
We picked up a sodastream cheap, and these are perfect for adding to the plain carbonated water (10-12 drops or so per pint). Also great in coffee.
.4 ounces isn't a lot, but when you're measuring it in 10-drop increments, these little bottles last a surprisingly long time (a couple months even with daily-ish usage).
Of course, as you'd expect, some of these flavors are WAY better than others. Some especially disappointing ones: marshmallow, honeydew melon, cake batter, hot cinnamon candy, bacon (basically it's Liquid Smoke).
Some favorites for coffee so far: chocolate raspberry, toasted almond, chocolate caramel nut.
Some favorites for "sodas": cucumber (alone, or mixed with sweet guava), lemon meringue, graham cracker, grapefruit, NY cheesecake, pina colada.
I have to keep very careful track of my carb intake. For the cold season, I like to heat up a cup of unsweetened almond milk (one of the brands with zero net carbs), sweeten with stevia, and add a few drops of the Hot Cocoa Capella flavor to make zero-carb hot chocolate. No, it's not going to be like the real thing, but it tastes pretty close, and on chilly days when I can't afford even one extra carb, it's a life-saver.
This review is specific to Flavor Drops, Hot Cocoa
I LOVE these water drops! I drink more water because now it tastes good. The pear is my favorite but I always order a Blueberry Pomegranate and an Orange Mango to have on hand. I love that it's sweetened with Stevia and not sugar. Plus it's so easy to order and always comes quickly and accurately.
To those who are saying you are not getting much flavor, you are overflavoring them. Adding too much has the opposite effect than you would think. It mutes the flavor. Try a little, adjust, try a little, adjust! Find the sweet spot for the flavoring and your taste buds. Just trying to be helpful here! Thanks
I like the taste of this product very much but am disappointed that it contains propylene glycol and it was not included in the nutrition facts here if I am not mistaken. If I am please correct me. It does say it on the bottle but when I ordered it I did not know or I wouldn't have.
Editor's note. The nutrition facts have been updated to reflect the current labeling.
This review is specific to Water Flavor Drops, Pear