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Cheers to Zevia!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Zevia - naturally sweetened zero-calorie soda

Of all the things I want to limit in my diet, sugar is at the top. Unfortunately, it is also the one thing I just can't seem to avoid. What can I say? I have a sweet tooth. Last year, I made a choice to cut back sugar in my coffee to one teaspoon instead of two. At home, I like to use organic cane sugar but I have also tried using Stevia. While I have become used to less sugar in my coffee, I can't quite get used to the Stevia. The only beverage sweetened with Stevia that I genuinely enjoy is Zevia. Unlike conventional sodas, Zevia does not contain any chemically processed artificial substitutes as can be found in diet sodas. Instead, it uses a natural alternative that is derived from the stevia leaf and has no caloric value or effect on blood sugar levels.

This spells good news for soda lovers such as myself. As Healthy Shopper experts Andrea Donsky, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and Randy Boyer will agree, Zevia solves the soda dilemma. Not only is it naturally sweetened, it is also non-GMO and contains no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours. For a number of years, our family has purchased Zevia as an alternative to conventional soda. My personal favourite has always been their Cola flavour but my husband prefers their Ginger Ale. 

Recently, we had a chance to try out their additional flavours as well as their new clear varieties. When I first tried Zevia Cola several years ago, it took me a while to get used to the after taste but now I love it. I didn't think I would like the other flavours as much as Cola but I do, especially the Cream Soda and the Ginger Root Beer. I even like the Black Cherry, which I always avoided for no good reason. I'm glad I was able to try some new flavours because sticking to one flavour gets boring for me. And while their new clear Cola tastes different than their original Cola, I still like it. Personally, I prefer how it tasted with the caramel colour. 

If you'd like to try Zevia, it is available at several locations such as Loblaw's, Bulk Barn, Shoppers, Real Canadian Super Store, Whole Foods Market and natural food stores at $5.99 for a six pack. Visit Zevia.com for more information.

Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. I have tried the lemon flavoured Zevia which I purchase from Nutter's and I find it very refreshing.

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  2. The lemon-lime twist is my fave:) Love the black cherry too with lots of ice.

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  3. I love Zevia. Although there are some flavours that I prefer over others, I think they taste great. Although, they can be an acquired taste as I know some friends who just can't drink it which I say " more for me" LOL.

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  4. I've only tried the black cherry flavour and loved it. It really helps to curb my soda and sweet cravings so I like to stock up!

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  5. Unfortunately I can't use Stevia, it makes me sick to my stomach :( So I stick to sugar but limited my intake. (Judy Cowan)

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  6. I have not tried Zevia before. I like that there are not artificial sweeteners.

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  7. I've never tried Zevia but I think I'd love their Cream Soda!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  8. I tried the Black Cherry and it was nice

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  9. I don't like carbonated beverages, but I did pick up some Zevia for my spouse who enjoys soda, as a healthier alternative. He really liked it and would like to see it in 2L bottles as well.

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  10. I haven't tried Zevia yet, but I'm trying to avoid aspartame, and stevia is my sweetener of choice, so it's only a matter of time. The Ginger Root Beer sounds yummy.

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  11. I tried for the first time last week and was surprised how much I liked it

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  12. I haven't yet tried Zevia, but I probably should!

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  13. I too do not like the taste of any artificial sweetener.
    jan

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  14. I haven't tried Zevia yet but I like the idea of no calories and it doesn't affect blood sugar levels.That's
    pretty amazing and a good reason to try it.

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  15. I have yet to try this - but I really have to. My diet coke addiction can not be healthy

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  16. We have been using Stevia for 10 years in our coffee, every brand tastes different- Will try this

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  17. I've seen it but haven't tried it yet, will have to pick some up soon!

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  18. I have tried this but i found it wayto sweet

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  19. I have tried this but i found it wayto sweet

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  20. I have a huge diet cola problem...lol...I know it's not good for me but I crave it so. This Zevia is a great alternative for me and it's a happy find!

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  21. I have a huge diet cola problem...lol...I know it's not good for me but I crave it so. This Zevia is a great alternative for me and it's a happy find!

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  22. My hubby is a HUGE Zevia fan. He loves the cream soda the most.

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  23. I find I have a reaction to Stevia, but Zevia sounds interesting. Will have to look into that

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  24. I tried this brand for the first time at the National Women's Show last year and I loved it!

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  25. I always very reluctant to try new brands of pop but I did try it this weekend as a healthier alternative. I was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for passing this information forward : )

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  26. Thanks for this post I have been curious about Zevia but afraid to try to make the switch. Definitely being used to all the sugar makes it hard to tolerate healthier stuff (taste wise).

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