Zevia : (Stevia Based) Cola Review
If you are like me, and have been searching for ZERO CALORIE soda that is NOT sweetened with synthetic sweeteners like aspartame, I have just the drink for you! ..I had no idea that there was a soda on the market that was sweetened with Stevia (as well as very small amounts of the natural sweetener Erythritol). When I found out about Zeiva, I jumped at the chance to try out their entire line of soda. – My oh my, these are GOOD! Read on, and I’ll tell you which flavors I liked best!
Spreading The Good Soda Word.
Zevia Cola: Zevia Cola was every bit as good as any of the name brand colas. The color, and carbonation is very comparable, and the Cola has only very slightly different taste from the other big named sodas. – I loved this!
Zevia Lemon Lime Twist: Zevia Lemon Lime Twist tasted wonderful. The perfect blend of lemon and lime that made my taste buds go WOW! The Lemon Lime Twist was not overly sweet, or tangy, it was JUST right.
Zevia Orange: Zevia Orange tasted just as it should, like orange soda! I REALLY enjoyed the Zevia Orange soda, it has become runner up to my favorite flavor!
Zevia Black Cherry: Zevia Black Cherry had a nice and subtle flavor of cherry, and I did not find the cherry flavor to be overpowering. I like cherry so Zevia Black Cherry was very yummy and it was not too sweet. My fiancee thought is was “just alright.”
Zevia Grape: MMMMMM…Zevia Grape soda is yummy. Zevia Grape soda has a subtle taste of grape, and it is NOT over powering like almost all other brands. I mean that, it is nicely subtle. Zevia Grape pop is also clear, so it doesn’t look purple.
Zevia Ginger Ale: Zevia Ginger Ale was not bad. I only wished there would have been more of a ginger taste to it. I also found that the soda was a little flat and did not have the carbonated “pop” to it that I had hoped for.
Zevia Cream Soda: Zevia Cream Soda tasted pretty much like the name brand cream soda, just not as sweet, and not with the pink color added. I like Zevia’s cream soda and would defiantly drink it again.
Zevia Ginger Root Beer: Oh yeah, who’s your daddy? This IS the absolute “bomb” when it comes to Root Beer drinks! Zevia Ginger Root Beer tastes absolutely AMAZING! I think I’m in love with this drink. Ginger Root Beer tastes better than any name brand root beer I’ve ever tasted, and is the overall WINNER! In fact, I have never really liked Root Beer before, but thanks to Zevia, my mind has now changed. The Zevia Root Beer was the BEST of the bunch! I have gone out and bought many a six-pack of these since reviewing these. 😉
The Z team is made up of soda-loving people. We grew up drinking classic soda flavors, and turned away from them for health reasons. So making naturally delicious, healthy versions of the familiar favorites we grew up with, without sugar, is our top priority. We make soda the way it should always have been.
For me, the Zevia story started with my conversion from a “sugar junkie” to a Stevia fan. About 11 years ago, I quit sugar cold turkey in an effort to upgrade my health. I thought I was a health-conscious person – I exercised frequently, consumed meat in moderation, and consumed natural and organic products whenever possible. But when I really looked at my diet, I found I was consuming up to 250 grams of sugar per day, between protein shakes, energy bars, juice-based spritzers and other foods and beverages. That’s about 1,000 calories a day, just from sugars.
My wife and I decided we needed to make a change. We began using Stevia as a sweetener, and to this day, my family uses only Stevia in our household. Stevia has given us an alternative without negative side effects, and has kept us from feeling deprived in our sugar-free lifestyle. It’s had a tremendous impact on how we feel every day, and I’m confident it’s benefiting our long-term health.
What is in Zevia?
At Zevia, we feel it’s not just our business, it’s our responsibility to tell people that there’s a better way. We’re passionate about stevia, and if we can make the soda category– and the world – better with our product, that’s a very meaningful contribution.
Stevia is a small shrub that is a member of Asteraceae family of plants, more commonly referred to as the “sunflower family.” The scientific name for stevia is stevia rebaudiana.
The stevia leaf contains a number of very similar compounds or steviol glycosides that are all sweet. The best tasting of these is rebaudioside A. In its highly purified form, it has sweetness between 250 to 350 times that of an equal weight of sugar.
I would like thank Zevia for giving me the opportunity to review their pops.
If you are interested in checking out Zevia’s pop further, I have included their website and facebook links below for you. It pays to “like” Zevia on facebook, they often have coupons and specials posted!
Zevia Cola: http://www.zevia.com/cola
Zevia Lemon Lime Twist: http://www.zevia.com/lemonlimetwist
Zevia Orange: http://www.zevia.com/orange
Zevia Ginger Root Beer: http://www.zevia.com/rootbeer
Zevia Black Cherry: http://www.zevia.com/blackcherry
Zevia Grape: http://www.zevia.com/grape
Zevia Ginger Ale: http://www.zevia.com/gingerale
Zevia Cream Soda: http://www.zevia.com/creamsoda
Zevia’s Website: http://www.zevia.com
Zevia’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ZEVIA
Zevia’s Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/zevia
Zevia’s Blog: http://blog.zevia.com
Zevia’s Youtube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/Zevia
Disclaimer: Zevia provided me with free samples of their products to review, I was under no obligation to review them. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free products. The opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.