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Food Review: Zevia Soda

The FDA might consider stevia an "unapproved food additive," but you can find it sweetening the zero calorie diet soda Zevia ($5.99 for a six pack).

Zevia's tag line is "Nature's answer to diet soda." Wait, I thought water was nature's answer to soda? Anyway, I must admit up front that I am not really a big fan of diet soda, but I like the idea of this underdog of a sweetener making its way into the big time with its own line of diet soda. Zevia comes in four flavors: Orange, Cola, Lemon Lime and Ginger Root Beer. Since I don't really drink diet soda, I shared my samples with friends and family who do. They all gave the soda mixed reviews – some thumbs up and some thumbs down – but the case was gone in two days. This is a sure sign that people were drinking it and going back for seconds.

To see what I thought of Zevia, just

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To me, the sodas taste like all diet sodas with weird sweetness and an aftertaste that somehow tastes artificial even though stevia is "natural." My favorite flavor by far is the Ginger Root Beer. It is a pleasant mix of flavors and tastes of Ginger Ale and Root Beer; my husband thought it was better than any other diet root beer. The drinks are carbonated, but not too bubbly, and they are calorie free.

If you are interested in expanding your diet soda options you should definitely try some. You can order Zevia online directly here or find a store near you with this store locator.

If you have tried Zevia, let me know if you liked it in the comments section below.

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leatherbustiere leatherbustiere 7 years
I was really excited about Zevia, so I ordered it through our local buying club. I tried it...and I started getting a headache from it just like I do with aspartame and sometimes sorbital, so I checked the ingredients and it has natural erythritol in it, which is a sugar alcohol. I'm guessing that's what gave me the headache. What a bummer!
bchill bchill 7 years
Aside from the price, I love Zevia. I really love Cola, but until Stevia, there was no natural low-sugar or no-sugar alternative to Coke/Pepsi/etc - all made with phosphoric acid, aspartame/ace-K/sucralose, and sodium/potassium benzoate - total chemistry, so I rarely drank any. Finally, Zevia Cola. Yeh!
health-concious health-concious 8 years
SWEET CACTUS FARMS is where I get my Agave Nectar does NOT change the taste of anything HOT OR COLD !!! THIS IS FOR DIABETICS AND VEGAN TOO !!! GO TO THE SWEET CACTUS FARMS WEB SITE AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES Good Health
health-concious health-concious 8 years
SWEET CACTUS FARMS is where I get my Agave Nectar It comes from the same cactus that the tequlia is made from it too. VERY natural no additives AND does NOT change the taste of anything HOT OR COLD !!! I love it !! Using it for years now ...you can go to the web site or buy in stores, cheaper on the web site than most health food stores. THIS IS FOR DIABETICS AND VEGAN TOO !!! GO TO THE SWEET CACTUS FARMS WEB SITE AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES Good Health
health-concious health-concious 8 years
SWEET CACTUS FARMS is where I get my Agave Nectar It comes from the same cactus that the tequlia is made from it too. VERY natural no additives AND does NOT change the taste of anything HOT OR COLD !!! I love it !! Using it for years now ...you can go to the web site or buy in stores, cheaper on the web site than most health food stores. TRY IT YOU WONT BE DISSAPOINTED !! It melts instantly into cold drinks and I take it everywhere. Good health to all
Peter-Kardis Peter-Kardis 8 years
Zevia sounds great. I guess it is only fitting that they sold out to Cargill. www.truvia.com
foxie foxie 8 years
Ah, naturally. The FDA is so dumb. =P
MikeHartman MikeHartman 8 years
"I'm a big fan of Stevia. How did they swing this drink though? I thought the FDA prohibited products with Stevia added to them as a sweetener?" Zevia is not a "drink." It is a dietary supplement.
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't know if I'd like this.
kia kia 8 years
"Wait, I thought water was nature's answer to soda?" LOL!
foxie foxie 8 years
I'm a big fan of Stevia. How did they swing this drink though? I thought the FDA prohibited products with Stevia added to them as a sweetener?
MindayH MindayH 8 years
I love Stevia...and have the tendency to go for a diet soda in the moment of weakness...so I am all for this
MikeHartman MikeHartman 8 years
From what I understand Zevia doesn't have any sodium.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
I drink sugar-free energy drinks in the morning, but no other soda, diet or otherwise, during the day. I'd be all bloated from the salt.
MikeHartman MikeHartman 8 years
I have been drinking Zevia Twist and the natural Cola for about 3 months. I order it online and am looking forward to it becoming available at a store near me. I was addicted to diet sodas and wanted something different that was healthy. Zevia is awesome. I am so happy that someone came out with a healthy alternative. I encourage everyone to try it!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
no thanks...
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