Last Updated: May 4, 2023 @ 1:05 pm.

What is the best strawberry syrup? To find out, we tried 9 different brands in a blind taste test. Which ones were best for tea? Lemonade? Frozen popsicles? Here are the winners.

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Strawberry Fields: Finding the Best Strawberry Syrup!

Strawberry syrup is great for tea, lemonade, cocktails and much more, including delicious frozen treats. To find the best bets, we sampled strawberry syrup from several famous brands and did a blind taste test.

Why a blind test? That way we aren’t influenced by brand names or packaging. We looked for overall flavor and balanced taste.

Before we get to the winners, here is a recipe for Strawberry Kiwi Soda.

Recipe: Strawberry Kiwi Soda

Best Strawberry Syrup recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Strawberry Syrup
  • 1 tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Kiwi Syrup
  • 1 cup (8oz) sparkling water or club soda
  • ice

INSTRUCTIONS

Pour sparkling water into tall glass filled with ice. Add syrups and stir well.

Recipe and photo credit: Torani

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Best For Italian Sodas

Finding the Best Strawberry Syrup!
We loved the burst of strawberry flavor in this syrup—most yummy! Also great for energy drinks.
$5.53 ($0.44 / Fl Oz)

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Best for iced Tea

Wonderful aroma
This strawberry syrup wasn't as sweet as others we tried—and that worked well in iced tea, with just the right balance of strawberry and sweet.
$19.99 ($0.59 / Fl Oz)

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Best Sugar Free

Blends nicely
Sweetened with sucralose, this syrup tasted like wild strawberries—and perfect for lemonade, without adding additional calories.
$16.99 ($0.67 / Fl Oz)

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Best Tried & True Brand

Made in the USA
This well-known brand has done well in our other taste tests and this syrup lived up to their reputation—excellent flavor and taste.
$14.99 ($0.59 / Fl Oz)

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Denise & Alan Fields are consumer advocates and best-selling authors. The Fields have authored 12 books with three million copies in print, including the best-selling guide to baby gear, Baby Bargains.

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