First things first I don’t naturally say the word ‘soda’. It might just be a Canadianism but I would only call it pop. Don’t take that to mean I don’t like ‘soda’ because carbonated drinks are my absolute weakness. I enjoy them WAY too much and I feel guilty about enjoying them…..until I tried Zevia Zero Calorie Soda. Zevia is the new smart way to enjoy drinking pop without the guilt!
What is Zevia???
Zevia is a zero calorie, naturally sweetened drink. It is clear and doesn’t contain any caramel color or chemically processed artificial substitutes like aspartame or Splenda. Stevia, which is a little green plant from the sunflower family is up to 200x sweeter than sugar but has no caloric value or effect on blood sugar levels. How sweet is that?
There are 11 flavours available here in Canada, including Cola, Black Cherry, Ginger Ale, Ginger Root Beer, and Cream Soda. We tried an assortment of flavours and we had some clear winners for our family! For me the Ginger Ale, which is more of a classic ginger beer flavour than most conventional ginger ales on the store shelves was an instant favourite! I also really liked the Ginger Root Beer–I guess I have a thing for ginger!!! I was most excited to try the Cola and it just wasn’t what I was expecting…but just because it wasn’t for me doesn’t mean it won’t be your fave!
Straight out of the can the first thing you will notice is that every flavour is clear. It seems strange at first after years of drinking the big two’s fare, but it should really be the other way around. Does cream soda need to be nuclear pink??? I can tell you it tastes great with no added colour so why is it even there?
Buy it at Safeway, Loblaw’s, Bulk Barn, Shoppers, London Drug, Real Canadian Super Store, Sobeys, Whole Foods Market and many other grocery and natural food stores.
What flavour would you try first?
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own