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 Flavlet for Water, Pear
October 26, 2013 Reviewer: Sherry in North Carolina
After seeing some people rave about flavoring water and baked items, I just can't see where they are getting flavor. I tried the grape and pineapple and the taste just isn't there. Wonderful smell as you put the glass to your mouth but then "no taste". And yes, I used lots and lots of drops, finally just giving up on trying to gain a taste from either flavor. Certainly money wasted. There are other oils that are a better choice for baking. As for flavored water w/out any sweetner, does it even exist??
This review is specific to Flavlet for Water, Concord Grape
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. :-)
I have tried almost every flavor - some are fine, some are good, chemically tasting..some are odd tasting...my favorite by far is sugar cookie - I add it to everything including when I bake! The maple syrup is ok when added to Nature's Hollow syrup to give it a kick.
This review is specific to Flavor Drops, Sugar Cookie