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Kal Pure Stevia Extract Powder -- 3.5 oz
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Size: 3.5 oz
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Top Customer Reviews
Then came stevia and Kal Stevia to be more specific. Calorie Free AND Side Effect free, score one for the home team! It took some time but I soon got used to it as it was a tad bit different taste than sugar and sweeteners and then eventually it became the only sweetener I used for my drinks, and even baking.
Then this happened. Kal added the exact type of ingredient that I was specifically trying to avoid by using their product in the first place!
I guess the word "pure" is as loosely used as the word "natural" now-a-days - its a meaningless marketing tool used by companies to promote their brands. Either that or Kal is seriously breaking the rules because unlike their old pure stevia powder, the powder I am holding in my hand is anything but pure.
The other reviewers are spot on when they state that the KAL Pure Stevia Powder that we used to love, now comes with an extra not so special ingredient, conveniently mentioned in small print on the back side of the label. The culprits name is Maltodextrin, an artificial sugar used as a sugar substitute and an additive to the once truly "pure" Kal stevia powder.
Shame on you Kal. I've already switched brands and starting using one which is actually pure stevia extract - not a stevia blend or even a powder; the actual extract of the stevia leaf!Read more ›
Many feel that Stevia is healthy because its glycemic index is about zero. That puts it at the bottom of the chart. If you look all the way to the top of the glycemic chart, you'll find maltodextrine. Yes, it's the highest substance you'll find on a glycemic index chart.
On the old bottle:
Other Ingredients: None.
KAL Guarantees that NO ingredients other than those listed on this label have been added to this product.
The new bottle :
Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin.
<The Guarantee of NO other ingredients has been deleted.>
If there was a zero star rating, Kal "Pure-cut" would get it. Spread the word so a dishonest company that obviously does not care about its customers feel a pinch and perhaps reflect on their actions as a company and the image they have tarnished.
With that said let's remember about ethics of a company in food and label lies etc. If you've been successful for YEARS selling a product that is basically the LIFEBLOOD of many people, for example diabetics; you just don't NINJA change the ingredients. AT LEAST out of respect for them. Unless of course said customers mean nothing to you except $$.
I've added pictures of the new labels as proof (I bought it from VITAMINLIFE) where is shows that the new added ingredient to a "PURE stevia" is MALTODEXTRIN. Please google it, I beg you and learn for yourself from different sources the problem this is in this type of product. But a quick overview it's produced from starch, probably Chinese rice since this is made in china now. Basically what these people did would be the equivalent of stevia being the children in a classroom and maltodextrin being the live grenade. Certainly don't mix does it?
Also now the paragraph that used to come in the label under other ingredients that said "KAL GUARANTEES that NO ingredient other than those listed on this label have been added to this product." is... of course.... now missing, so no longer there, sip, nada.
In other words this could even contain dead rat powder, dead Asian finger or who knows what and they legally back off.
Really this is disturbing as for reasons mentioned.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been buying Kal Stevia since 2010. I started using it because it had no added ingredients. Now I find they've been adding maltodextrin for several years without alerting... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Frank E. McManus
Although this stevia came well reviewed, I still hate the taste.Published 6 days ago by Older Wiser
Disclaimer: I WAS NOT compensated in any fashion for my fair and honest opinion, which I believe is the ONLY way to fairly and honestly review a product. Read morePublished 11 days ago by R. King