Natvia Natural Sweetener

product trial4.1 out of 5 – Kidspot mums were pleased with Natvia Natural Sweetener.

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Baking is a fun way to get the kids helping out in the kitchen, and most of us have found ourselves whipping together a batch of cookies or cupcakes for a shared lunch one of the littlies forgot to mention until the night before.

Baked goods are the best, but with all the added sugars that going into making a delicious batch of cookies, they aren’t always the healthiest option as a treat at home or in the lunchbox.

Sugar-free baking just got easier with Natvia, the leading 100% natural sweetener.

Sweet in taste, with no sugar added, Natvia is virtually calorie free and has zero impact on blood sugar-levels, making it diabetic friendly. Natvia was crafted for baking, but it also works perfectly as a sugar substitute in a cup of coffee or tea.

We gave 40 registered trialists the chance to trial and review Natvia.

Each selected reviewer will receive:

  • 1x Canister of Natvia

Bake these delicious goodies using Natvia

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279 Comments

  1. Doug Ashley-Miller 21/02/2018 at 10:51 pm

    We also were very fortunate to be given an opportunity to review this product.

    I first tried a taste test of the raw product and found it to be very sweet, with a slight after-taste but nothing too displeasing.

    The next trial was in a coffee. Again, less Natvia is needed than sugar (although I usually don’t have sugar in coffee anyway). The after-taste was still present, but even less intrusive.

    Finally, I tried using it in some baking. Here there was no sign of an after-taste. I would have sworn that I had used regular sugar, as per usual, going by the taste.

    In conclusion, I would recommend this product if you were trying to quite sugar as it is a close analogue and I think you would quickly get used to its slight variance in taste.

  2. Vicbic 21/02/2018 at 8:26 pm

    What an amazing product. With 3 kids 1 at school it is great to give the kids some healthy but sweet baking for lunch. We used nativa as a sugar replacement and we could not taste the difference in our baking of chocolate muffins. Also used in coffees and went die a treat with hubby. I would def recommend for those with a sweet tooth such a great replacement for sugar. Thanks guys for letting me and my family try this product was thoroughly enjoyed by all in our house

  3. SarahBlair 21/02/2018 at 4:59 pm

    I was please to be able to try this, I love the idea of a sugar replacement, especially with a natural product!

    I baked chocolate chip cookies and used it in my coffee and after each use I was left with a rather nasty taste in my mouth.

    I found it to be a lot sweeter than normal sugar so recipes would need to be adjusted to take that into account.

    I looked at this product in the supermarket and was surprised at the price, over $10 for 300g? (and 100 of that is free so not the regular sized container) I cannot fit that into my budget.

    Im glad that most of the other people on the trial enjoyed it, I unfortunately won’t be purchasing it.

  4. cherylgreer1 21/02/2018 at 2:00 pm

    It was great to be chosen to try this product. We have tried two of the recipes from the web page and both were eaten without any comment about the taste. It is great to be able to do home baking knowing that it is healthier for my family.

  5. jessiecressie 21/02/2018 at 1:08 pm

    This was delicious! So good knowing its a natural sweetener when the kids pile it on their cereal! Thanks!

  6. Keki23 21/02/2018 at 11:30 am

    We were lucky enough to trial the Natvia sweetener. This was a huge hit with my kids who are over hearing mum say “no can’t have that, to much sugar!”. They loved the baking and having a little sprinkle on their cereal. On the other hand I wasn’t a huge fan, especially not with my morning coffee. I went to my local supermarket and checked out the price. Pretty pricey if you are on a budget but I would probably purchase again just for the kids.

  7. Marissavincent22 21/02/2018 at 11:11 am

    I’ve only recently been told I’m intolerant to Sugar, so this was a perfect product to trial. I used it to make gluten free and “sugar free” peanut butter cookies, it was a great alternative and really didn’t notice a difference, which to me was great! It’s really hard to find Refined Sugar Free options so being able to make them myself is fantastic.

  8. Loloslunch 19/02/2018 at 11:56 am

    Since becoming a Mum, I’ve been really keen to reduce my families sugar consumption. That’s why I was really excited to get Natvia to try out. The packaging was great- the tube was really stylish, and really easy to reach for in thr cupboard. On my first inspection, the product itself wasn’t what I expected at all, as it was really similar looking to caster sugar. It flowed well and could easily be added to recipes (I had expected more of a powder form which would have been much harder to use).

    I have to confess that I did try it straight out of the packet (just dipped my finger in), and it wasn’t really much different to sugar. There was a slightly different aftertaste, but nothing much to write home about. In recipes I found that the direct switch between sugar and Natvia was really easy. It substituted really well in all of the savoury recipes I would normally have to add sugar to to sweeten up. I even used it to bake sponge cake, where I found it really easy to beat into the other ingredients and the resulting cake looked great. Neither my hubby nor my daughter even realised they had been produced without sugar, so this was a huge plus!

    Overall, Natvia is a great product. Used in baking, both savoury and sweet, it has been excellent, providing just as much sweetness as ‘normal’ sugar. I think this will be a great product to have on hand for just about any purpose, and will be recommending it to people I know.

  9. Wgtnness 19/02/2018 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for choosing us to try Natvia. We wanted to try it as we do a lot of home baking so would be a good substitute.
    The first canister arrived and was damaged. the canister had burst open, Natvia everywhere.
    The second canister was in perfect condition, easy to open etc.
    before using we looked to see how we substitute the Natvia. Was it equal amounts of natvia instead of sugar? nothing to tell us. Looked on the website. lots of recipes but couldn’t find anything to tell me.
    We decided to try chocolate cupcakes and just use equal amounts. cupcakes turned out as normal and kids didn’t notice any difference. Will check pricing at supermarket next time we are there . if not too expensive it could be a good substitute. would need a bigger container though as the canister doesn’t is almost used up after one lot of baking.
    Apart from that we found it to be great

  10. Moongurl 18/02/2018 at 1:45 pm

    Natvia is awesome! It’s sugar with zero guilt whatsoever. I used this product to do some baking for my family and you wouldn’t ever be able to tell the difference. Same thing with my husband’s sugar in his coffee, I subbed out his usual 1tsp and replaced it with Natvia and he couldn’t even tell the difference. In the future as long as funds permit, I’ll be buying this instead of normal sugar.

  11. BJW 16/02/2018 at 2:17 pm

    Unfortunately all of the contents have been lost in transit and the package arrived with only the smashed up box inside the package. The package wasn’t sealed properly and all was lost.

    BUT I went to a friends place today and she had some Natvia which I tried in my coffee and didn’t notice any difference. I haven’t seen this in the shops, but will look for it and buy some to keep as it is a great sugar substitute in a cup of coffee as it has no sugar added. I have tried another artificial sweetener which tasted so false & had a horrible after taste. My mother is also keen to try as I chatted to her about the Natvia so would recommend it to family and friends.

  12. kisshart 13/02/2018 at 10:55 pm

    I have been using the Natvia sweetener for 2 weeks now, i used to take 2 teaspoons of sugar in my drinks but i found that half a level teaspoon of Natvia more than sufficient, and it is good for me as i am pre diabetic! thanks so much.

  13. adelyn84 13/02/2018 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this trial. I’ve been actively reducing the amount of processed sugar in my everyday food and this is a great option! Easy to use packaging that encourages it’s use instead of regular sugar. I like the range of recipes suggested but would like to see more.

  14. neeshadlima 13/02/2018 at 6:20 pm

    Thank you very much for choosing our family to trial this product. Having two school going girls it’s very handy to have Natvia instead of sugar. The amount of sugar we use in baking makes Natvia the perfect solution for us and I know for a fact this is a healthy alternative to sugar. Was extremely pleased with the product and would definitely recommend this to family and friends. A more healthier alternative is always better than sugar.

  15. Mary Josette Ponce 13/02/2018 at 9:29 am

    Thank you very much for picking our family for the trial. Our family uses a lot of sugar and having a natural sweetener in the pantry makes our food healthier, especially for my 20 months old baby. I love the packaging it is easy storage and less spill for a clumsy mum like me. I checked the price at the grocery it was a little expensive I would buy again if probably on sale. Will I recommend it? Yes, if you have a budget why not it’s a great alternative and tastes great.

  16. MuddledUpMolly 12/02/2018 at 2:01 pm

    We were one of the lucky chosen ones for this trial product. Our main reason for wanting to participate was that I do a lot of baking and cooking with our son and I wanted to have a healthier option as opposed to all the sugar that is in so many recipes out there. We decided when we received Natvia that we would just use the Natvia recipes as we found it difficult to figure out how much to substitute sugar for Natvia. Kidspot shared a few amazing recipes which we tried out. I couldn’t compare the recipes as we have not done them with regular sugar before but we were happy with what we made. I was surprised at how much Natvia still went into the recipes (a cup for one of them) and when I saw the price in the supermarket I’m not sure baking would be very affordable using Natvia long term. We were still pleased to try it out though 🙂

  17. Crystalwinter 12/02/2018 at 1:33 pm

    While I liked the cute little mess free container this came in unfortunately that’s where to good stuff ended for us.
    This was much sweeter than sugar. I’d usually use raw sugar and I felt like this changed the taste of my tea and coffee more than I had expected.

    Based on price, taste/after taste and the texture I wouldn’t recommend nor would I buy again.

  18. PKC 11/02/2018 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you very much for the trial of this product. We use sugar in our household mostly in baking so I was very keen to try it. Firstly on opening I thought the smell was lovely. The container didn’t have any information on whether you substitute it with sugar using equal amounts so I did a google search and decided to substitute with equal amounts. I made banana choc chip muffins which turned out ok but the texture was different to usual and they stuck to the pan like they never have before (yes the pan was greased). On my supermarket shop I saw it on the shelf and was rather surprised at the price. Due to how expensive it is unfortunately we could never afford to use this product in baking. Overall it might be nice to keep in the pantry to use as a substitute for the odd spoonful of sugar.

  19. juliereidnz 11/02/2018 at 3:12 pm

    As a parent I am always worried about the amount of sugar I am giving my kids and normally when I bake I reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. So I was pretty keen to try natvia for some home baking to see if the kids noticed and if the recipes were a success.

    I did struggle to find on the packaging whether or not you substituted sugar for natvia tsp to tsp so I just guessed in the end. The container it came in was a good size to pop into the cupboard and I liked that the top was easy to take on and off.

    I tried muffins first (chocolate zucchini). Although the kids didn’t notice a difference I got an aftertaste in my mouth after eating these. Maybe I used too much in the recipe??

    Next was chocolate chip cookies. These turned out well, good texture and did everything that sugar would do in the recipe. Not such a noticeable aftertaste with these.

    Lastly was a banana cake and again it was just like using sugar. Not such a noticeable aftertaste with this but maybe the banana overtook the natvia in this recipe.

    Overall I was far more comfortable using natvia in recipes when I am doing baking for the kids as it is a good way to reduce the amount of sugar in their life.

    I was going to try a recipe from the natvia website but there was so many it was but overwhelming. I might give one a try next if I can wade through them all and find one that suits. At least if it is a recipe from their website I know exactly how much natvia to use which takes the guess work out.

    Thanks for the opportunity trial this product.

  20. lottieg 11/02/2018 at 10:59 am

    I was very excited to trial our canister of Natvia as the whole family has a sweet tooth and I’m very keen to reduce the amount of refined sugar consumed. I’ve tried making sugar-free recipes but most have been rejected by the kids, so have given up a bit.

    The Natvia canister is attractive and easy to open, but with a good sealing lid to avoid spillage if tipped over. Master 5 has decided he wants to keep the canister for craft purposes once it is finished 🙂

    First we decided to hit the Natvia website to get some inspiration. I was surprised by how many recipes that were on offer, although I will also admit that I was a bit overwhelmed by the website. I was unable to locate a search button to search for a specific recipe or type of product eg biscuits, cakes and so spent a considerable time going through page after page to find something I wanted to trial. You were also only able to press a button to move to the next page rather than page numbers, so it made it difficult to go back to something previously seen.

    While browsing the website, the thing that probably concerned me a little with purchasing Natvia for myself was how many recipes that required a cup (or more) of Natvia. When the kids and I measured out the canister we found it to contain about 1 & 3/4 cups of Nativa. So you could be using up almost a whole canister for some of the recipes which would be some rather expensive baking. When I was chosen for the trail I was hoping that the sweetness would be stronger than refined sugar and that you would only need a tiny amount in comparison with refined sugar – although I was wondering how this would work for things such as biscuits that are basically only solid due to the sugar holding is together. Also I have yet been unable to find a conversion table so as I can use Natvia to replace sugar for recipes I’m already making at home.

    But anyway, the kids chose Anzac biscuits from the Natvia website for us to make first. I’m not sure however if I did something wrong, but as the kids were quick to point out they did not look or taste at all like Anzac biscuits. They did not spread out at all and were rather dry and crumbly in taste and texture. The kids were unfortunately rather disappointed with their first baking experience with Natvia. I am however keen to try using it again in a cake or muffin recipe. So far the reviews seem to be good for muffins.

    So the verdict is not fully out yet. Yes, a rather disappointing first baking attempt, but we will try again. I am still however a bit concerned by how quickly you would get through a canister if using it for baking, considering the cost of it. I’m not a hot drink drinker, but I could see that Natvia would be great for those who use refined sugar every day in their hot drinks or on Weetbix etc and want to cut back without losing the sweetness. I’m just unsure of the affordability of using it for baking at this stage.

  21. KarliePlusFour 11/02/2018 at 10:38 am

    We were chosen to review Natvia sweeter, and as a family with so many dietary restriction on already I was excited to try out a sugar replacement that actually worked and tasted good. First test was coffee! I made my usual coffee and added 1/2 the amount of sweetner I usually use. It tasted the exact same! So not only was I not consuming sugar, the amount was less so more cost effective. Next we baked some allergy friendly cookies. Again I used just over half the amount of sweetner the recipe recommended. They turned out delicious! The Natvia creamed up nicely with the butter replacement, and the cookies are sweet but not too sweet. The kids are raving about how good they are, and me and daddy are pleased that they are sugar free! I love this product and plan to make it a regular on the shopping list!

  22. hookk 10/02/2018 at 7:15 pm

    As a family that bake a lot to ensure we know what is going into our kids’ food, we were thrilled to trial Natvia Sweenter. We all had a go at the finger test first – dip finger in and taste! The kids (4&6) were pretty happy to eat ‘sugar’ and hubby and I could not fault the taste at all. Honestly, we have never baked anything with a sweetner so needless to say, I watched the oven like a hawk when the banana muffins went in, waiting to see if they would sink, bubble over or completely toast on top. To my surprise, they were perfect in every sense. Light and fluffy and better yet, had the same taste as the regular muffins we make. The muffins were of course, instantly kid approved. We have also sprinkled a bit over the breakfast weetbix and again, noticed no difference in taste to regular sugar. I would be more than happy to swap out our normal sugar for Natvia for sprinkling on breakfast and the occasional baked goods because at the cost of $10.99 (Countdown) I would prefer to keep this product to use in baked goods that require a lot of sugar to keep the sugar content down and keep using regular sugar for the small baking.

  23. nwoodford 09/02/2018 at 7:21 pm

    Also my husband has just had a cup of tea with Nativa instead of sugar and says he can’t tell the difference at all – so that’s a win too!

  24. nwoodford 09/02/2018 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to trial this. My main reason for wanting to trial is that sugar seems to make my 4 year year old go crazy. We used to do a lot of baking together but I have been reluctant to do so due to him wanting to try what he bakes – and fair enough! Have just trialed Natvia by baking some chocolate muffins with the help of both my 4 year old and his little brother. The Nativa was tasted straight – yum says Mr 4 and it tasted fairly sugar-like to me. The canister looked good and was very easy to pour in the measuring cup from. Also small enough and easily accessible if you were using it in hot drinks often to have next to the tea and coffee. For baking purposes I probably wouldn’t buy the canister as our 12 muffins used about 3/4 of the tin! (1 cup), but perfect size for teaspoon at a time use.
    The muffins tasted pretty good! Everyone happily scoffed theirs and wanted more. Kids were happy. I couldn’t tell by taste that it wasn’t sugar in the muffins and the muffins looked pretty standard too.
    And the real plus … my 4 year old hasn’t gone crazy! – just his usual rascal self!
    I did find it a little difficult to figure out if I should use direct substitution in my recipe or a different ratio – I ended up looking on the Nativa website which said taste wise yes but for baking maybe not due to texture/properties- which wasn’t so helpful. My recipe called for caster sugar for which I did a direct substitute as it seems to be ok. I also had to hunt for a recipe that didn’t call for brown sugar – however from my Internet searching I think you could make a brown sugar substitute with Natvia and molasses or maple extract etc?
    So overall I would certainly recommend Natvia from what I have seen so far and would almost certainly buy this to have for family baking to prevent 4 year old craziness!

  25. ShonaRussell 09/02/2018 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you for giving me the chance to review this product. I normally have two sugars in my coffee, but have started using Natvia and find I only have to use one teaspoon and it tastes great.
    Have done some baking with Mr 7 (banana cake) and it tastes great. Mr 7 said he can’t taste the difference.
    He has also started having a sprinkle of Nativa on his weetbix in the morning for breakfast instead of brown sugar and he loves it.

  26. AmandaB 09/02/2018 at 6:35 am

    Loved baking with Natvia! Great taste, and so nice to have a treat for the whole family withou worrying about the sugar content. We made afghans and banana muffins and it was brilliant!

  27. Joys 08/02/2018 at 8:36 pm

    I am thrilled with the Natvia , made an apple crumble tonight , cooked the apples first with a little NatVia then added the crumble with Natvia in it and we loved it , could not taste any difference than using sugar . Have uploaded a photo. Thanks so much for the opportunity

  28. BJW 08/02/2018 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you for this product to review which arrived today – Thursday 8 February.

    Unfortunately the contents have been lost in transit. The package was damaged and all the contents have spilled out as the package was not sealed properly & the top had been popped.

  29. Michelle 08/02/2018 at 9:22 am

    My daughters both decided they wanted to do some baking so I though this was an excellent opportunity to try Natvia, the 100% natural sweetener. One daughter make cupcakes and the other made a chocolate brownie and I used Natvia in both mixes. The tub it comes in is easy to pour out for measuring. It passed the taste test with both girls and neither could tell it wasn’t the ‘usual’ sugar we use. I could taste a slight difference as the baking wasn’t quite as sweet but there was no bitter taste you get with some artificial sweeteners. I would definitely recommend it and I will continue to use it for our next baking missions!

  30. Joys 07/02/2018 at 7:53 pm

    I have made a batch of pikelets today substituting the sugar for Natvia. I took them to a meeting this afternoon and they were eaten with nobody noticing a difference in taste. The product arrived in good order and I found it easy to open and well sealed with the foil.
    This evening I sprinkled some Natvia over fresh berries instead of using icing sugar and it was very satisfactory .
    Thank you for the opportunity to trial the natvia , I am going to use it when I stew up some plums , and tomorrow night I will make an apple crumble .
    I have loaded a photo of the pikelets but unsure if it has worked

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