SweetLeaf Wins Kid Kritics Seal of Approval for Taste
Meets outstanding criteria of great sweet taste with zero calories, carbs

GILBERT, AZ (June 11, 2015) – SweetLeaf® Stevia came out a winner in a taste test conducted with one of the most discerning audiences…kids. Zero-calorie, zero-carb SweetLeaf® was used to create a healthier version of lemonade, and kids aged 5-12 gave the beverage a 98% approval rating in a product test sponsored by Kid Kritics Approved (KKA).

Forty-nine kids tested lemonade made simply with fresh squeezed lemons, ice water and SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener. The lemonade was judged on how it looked, smelled, tasted and if the kids would want to drink it at home. With zero calories, zero carbohydrates, non-glycemic response and great taste, SweetLeaf can be used to sweeten a variety of food and beverages without the health concerns often associated with sugar or artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose. SweetLeaf has NO artificial ingredients such as aspartame and sucralose, zero methanol, zero sugar alcohols, such as erythritol, and zero dextrose.

SweetLeaf Lemonade received the Kid Kritics Seal of Approval. Some of the comments the young taste testers made include:

“I loved the lemonade! Best ever.”
“So good! Tasted so fresh and so yummy!”
“I think it was super yummy.”

Kid Kritics Approved Taste Tests are blind tests intended to research healthier food options. Products must meet specific criteria prior to being taste tested, including being a natural food source from the ground, water, earth and air and having no artificial additives. Healthier products approved by kids are then marketed to consumers via nutritional education, motivational programs and more.

“We are so honored to have received the Kid Kritics Seal of Approval for SweetLeaf,” said Carol May, President of Wisdom Natural Brands®, parent company of SweetLeaf. “Kids tend to be very straightforward about what they like and what they don’t, especially when it comes to better-for-you food and drink choices. So we are very excited that SweetLeaf won their overwhelming approval!”

SweetLeaf is available in packets or a convenient shaker jar. SweetLeaf® Organic Stevia Sweetener, certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), offers an organic option for families. Packets come in 35- or 70-count boxes for both Original Natural and Organic.

For more information about SweetLeaf, visit SweetLeaf.com. For interviews with company leadership, please contact the names listed at the bottom of the release.

About Wisdom Natural Brands®
Gilbert, Arizona-based Wisdom Natural Brands® is the parent company of two highly respected and award-winning consumer brands: SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener and Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas. SweetLeaf® is the natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, non-glycemic response and NO artificial ingredients. The only stevia brand to be named a Top Wellness Company and to consistently win numerous global awards for taste and innovation, SweetLeaf is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets, as well as in SweetLeaf Stevia® Shaker jars for easy home use and SweetLeaf SteviaTabs™ Dissolvable Tablets for on-the-go use. SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is available in both natural and QAI certified organic. Offering consumers additional high-quality choices, SweetLeaf Organics are sold in 35 and 70 count packet boxes and shaker jars. SugarLeaf®, also by Wisdom, bonds SweetLeaf Stevia® and cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative that is perfect for baking and cooking. SugarLeaf has 2/3 fewer calories than sugar. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™ add flavor without calories or carbohydrates to favorite foods and beverages. Sweet Drops™ also have NO artificial ingredients. SweetLeaf® Water Drops™ add delicious natural flavor to plain or sparkling water. For more information about SweetLeaf products, recipes, the new SweetLeaf cookbook, Cooking with SweetLeaf Stevia®, and more, visit ShopSweetLeaf.com.

Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas, from energizing Yerba Maté Royale® to calming Rooibos and Sympacho®, are available in tea bags and come in a variety of refreshing flavors. Select varieties are also available with a touch of calorie-free stevia sweetener.

Wisdom of the Ancients also produces Cream of Coco™, a natural, sustainable bar soap derived from Mbocaya, an edible nut grown on the Paraguayan coco tree. Cream of Coco is great for all skin types and is ideal as a face and body wash. It’s even gentle enough for hand washing delicate fabrics.

SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products can be purchased online at ShopSweetLeaf.com or at grocery and health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.


BBQ Sauce

1 cup minced onion
Extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon spicy mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
Dash dried basil
Dash dried oregano
1 six-ounce can tomato paste
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon SweetLeaf® Organic Stevia Sweetener
1 cup water

Simmer minced onion in extra virgin olive oil.
Whisk in sea salt, garlic, spicy mustard, chili powder, dried basil and oregano, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, SweetLeaf Organics and water.
Bring all of this to a low boil, cover and let simmer over low heat for 20 to 30 minutes. Let cool and jar. Voila, you are now a condiment connoisseur!


Mojito Cocktail (150 calories & serves 1)

-2 oz. club soda
-2 oz. lime juice
-1 packet SweetLeaf Stevia®
-4 mint leaves
-1 sprig of mint
-2 oz rum

Combine the SweetLeaf, lime juice, and mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Muddle lightly. Add ice and rum then club soda. Quick stir to combine and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Mojito Mocktail (15 calories & serves 1)

-4 oz. club soda
-2 oz. lime juice
-1 packet SweetLeaf Stevia®
-4 mint leaves
-1 sprig of mint

Combine the SweetLeaf, lime juice, and mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Muddle lightly. Add ice and club soda. Quick stir to combine and garnish with a sprig of mint.