Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kiva Organic Stevia All Natural Sweetener Review + Giveaway 11/8 US/CAN

I've tried Kiva's Organic Cacao Powder before and I love it. Recently, I was given another chance to try their Organic Stevia All Natural Sweetener and since I like trying out healthier alternatives to products I usually use (like sugar), I was excited to try it.

Before we head on to my review, let me share with you something about Kiva and their Organic Stevia.

Kiva Organic Stevia is a multi-purpose tabletop sweetener made from Non-GMO stevia plants grown in the USA and is a perfect substitute for sugar and artificial sweeteners. Our organic stevia has zero-calories, no bitter aftertaste, and a low glycemic index, making it ideal for those managing calories and blood sugar. 
We blend our high purity stevia extract with erythritol (e-ryth-ri-tol), a naturally-occurring sugar alcohol found in fruits and vegetables to create a delicious blend that's easy to serve. Enjoy!

About Kiva: At Kiva, we strive to provide you with innovative food from around the world that is great tasting, healthy and of the highest quality. We are committed to using only ingredients that are sourced directly from local farmers that practice sustainable and eco-friendly methods.
Conversion: Sugar to Kiva Organic Stevia
1 Tsp (sugar) = 1/8 Tsp (Kiva Organic Stevia)
1 Tbsp (sugar) = 1/3 Tsp (Kiva Organic Stevia)
1/4 cup (sugar) = 1/2 Tbsp (Kiva Organic Stevia)
1/2 cup (sugar) = 1 Tbsp (Kiva Organic Stevia)
1 cup (sugar) = 2 Tbsp (Kiva Organic Stevia)

I've tried several natural sweeteners before and I noticed they taste different than regular sugar. Yes, it's sweet, but there's a bitter after-taste which I can't seem to get used to.

The Kiva Organic Stevia All Natural Sweetener came in a white and green jar. It's sealed inside for added protection. The sweetener looks like finely grounded granulated sugar. Using the Kiva Organic Stevia, I only needed a small amount of the Stevia compared to what I need to use with a regular granulated sugar.

I tried the Kiva Organic Stevia on my oatmeal and it tasted nice. To be honest, I tasted a bit of an aftertaste but I'm sure that it's because I have sensitive taste buds. How do I know? I gave my daughters their oatmeal sweetened with Stevia and they didn't complain about the oatmeal's taste.

I also tried this as a sweetener for my coffee and it tasted fine to me. Just a little amount of the Stevia made my coffee really sweet so, it's true that a little goes a long way.

The jar contains 8 oz. of Stevia Sweetener and since I only need a little amount of the Stevia Sweetener, this jar would last me a long time.

I'll try to substitute our sugar with the Kiva Stevia little by little. Since my daughters didn't really notice the change, I'll start with our oatmeal. Once I've grown accustomed to the after-taste, I'll move on to use this as a baking ingredient too. :)


Would you like to win a jar of Kiva Organic Stevia? :) Well, you're in luck because Kiva has offered a giveaway for jar of their Organic Stevia! Just head on over to the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good Luck! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
GIVEAWAY: 1 Winner will receive a Kiva Organic Stevia All Natural Sweetener (8 oz.). Giveaway will start October 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end November 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST. This will be open to US and CAN residents only. The prize cannot be shipped to a P.O. box address. Winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Mygreatfinds is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. I like stevia better than sugar and I would love to try this.

  2. CONNIE SOWARDS commenting: I've tried several sweeteners in the past and right now the only one that tastes very good to me is Truvia. I'm interested to see how Kiva tastes. I like that it's organic.

  3. I have never tried this sweetener yet, I use the type in the pink packets most of the time-

  4. We use Truvia alot in our house. I really look forward to trying this.

  5. I've tried aspartame before, but I avoid it now, I've heard too many bad things about it. I'd love to try this, though, it's important that I avoid sugar as I'm diabetic, so this would be perfect!

  6. I have used stevia before. I have not yet tried this brand.

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  7. I've tried TruVia before, which I like to use in coffee. I'd love to try Kiva! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  8. I have not tried a substitute sweetener before. And I think Kiva Organic Stevia is a good product!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

  9. I have tried other sweeteners before but not Kiva yet. Cheryl Abdelnour