Lately I've been reading more and more about the benefits of agave nectar, so when I saw these boxes of Stash Tea's Organic Agave Nectar Sticks at Marshalls recently I decided to give them a try. Surprisingly, this was one of those rare times when the Marshalls price wasn't that great a bargain: $3.99 instead of the $4.95 on the Stash website. (At least I saved on shipping, I told myself.)
According to Stash, "A natural sweetener made from the juice of the agave plant, agave nectar is sweeter than sugar so less is needed. It has a low glycemic index and is a vegan friendly honey substitute with a consistency similar to honey."
When I opened the first stick, I sipped a few drops "straight" just to see what it would taste like before going in my iced tea. It tastes just like a simple sugar syrup, the kind you get by boiling a cup of water and a cup of sugar. I don't sweeten my iced tea much anymore now that I have plenty of mint to flavor it, but the agave nectar provided a slight amount of sweetness which I noticed more at the bottom of the glass. Have any of you tried these Agave Nectar Sticks, or simply agave nectar? I would enjoy hearing other reviews and/or uses of this product!