SweetLeaf® Sweet Drops™ Caramel flavor, Wisdom of the Ancients® Organic Yerba Maté Hibiscus take first, third prizes

GILBERT, AZ (July 24, 2018) – SweetLeaf® Sweet Drops™ Caramel Flavored Stevia Sweetener won first prize and Wisdom of the Ancients Organic Yerba Maté Hibiscus tea won third prize at the Stevia Tasteful Awards at the World Stevia Organization’s 8th World Convention on Stevia in Berlin. SweetLeaf, the world’s most trusted stevia brand™, has won 31 international awards for taste and innovation, more than all other low- and no-calorie sweeteners combined.

“SweetLeaf Sweet Drops and our many stevia sweeteners bring consumers exactly what they are looking for today, delicious taste with no calories, artificial ingredients and no added sugars,” said Carol May, CEO of Wisdom Natural Brands®, maker of SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener and Wisdom of the Ancients teas. “Using the highest standards of quality and taste, Wisdom of the Ancients creates herbal blends that are a favorite among consumers seeking beverages with benefits in harmony with nature.”

Caramel Sweet Drops and Organic Yerba Maté Hibiscus tea were judged based on sensory analysis including general taste, first-impression taste, absence of aftertaste, odor, appearance and other organoleptic criteria. The award also considers elements that are important to consumers such as clear information on the ingredients, packaging, and directions for use. Judges included tea and coffee tasters, oenologists, gastronomic experts, cooks, food and beverage experts and convention attendees.

In addition to Caramel, Sweet Drops flavors in convenient, BPA-free 50ml squeezable bottles include Chocolate, Vanilla, Coconut, and SteviaClear. With 50 servings each, Sweet Drops continue the tradition of delicious, sugar-free, better-for-you sweetener products.

“Reducing or eliminating sugars is important to consumers today,” May said, “and SweetLeaf prides itself on helping families do just that with our award-winning products. Sweet Drops are just one more step toward our mission to ‘make the world a sweeter place’ in a way that’s much better for the body.”

Use Sweet Drops to add delicious flavor to oatmeal or chocolate milk at the kitchen table with the kids and to that much-needed cup of coffee or tea at the office. Consumers can toss the unbreakable Sweet Drops bottle in a purse, backpack, lunchbox, or briefcase for convenient portability. Sweet Drops also comes in 2oz bottles in 16 flavors offering a variety of fun, delicious flavors with no sugars, no artificial ingredients, zero calories/carbs They too are great for foods, beverages, and recipes.

Wisdom of the Ancients herbal blends include six delicious flavors, including an organic, unsweetened blend made from yerba maté leaves. Offerings feature five organic yerba maté blends and an herbal blend made from the inner bark of the Pau D’Arco tree.

The hibiscus flower provides powerful nutrition to our yerba maté tea. Our proprietary blend of hibiscus, yerba maté and stevia brings more than 400 nutrients to nourish the body. Our herbal blend is USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project verified, and Kosher. Organic Yerba Maté Hibiscus tea boosts energy, increases alertness, and improves your mood.*

As a dietary supplement, the herbal beverage can be made with water or milk and served hot or iced.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

For more information about SweetLeaf, visit SweetLeaf.com. For more information about Wisdom of the Ancients, visit WisdomofAncients.com.

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. For 35 years now, Wisdom has been the leading stevia expert and industry pioneer. SweetLeaf is the stevia sweetener with zero calories, a non-glycemic response, no sugars, and no artificial ingredients. The only stevia brand to be named a Top Wellness Company and to receive 32 global awards for taste and innovation, SweetLeaf is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets, shaker jars for easy home use, and SweetLeaf SteviaTabs®, dissolvable tablets, for on-the-go use. Offering consumers additional high-quality choices, SweetLeaf Organics are sold in 35- and 70-count packet boxes and a shaker jar. SweetLeaf SugarLeaf® bonds SweetLeaf Stevia® and cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative that is perfect for baking and cooking with 2/3 fewer calories than sugar. SweetLeaf 2-oz Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™ add flavor, without calories, carbohydrates, or artificial ingredients, to foods and beverages. SweetLeaf Water Drops™ add delicious flavor to still or sparkling water.

Additionally, Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas, from energizing Yerba Maté Royale® to calming Sympacho®, are available in tea bags and loose tea and come in a variety of beneficial flavors. SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products can be purchased at natural, online and grocery retailers.