Friday, February 8, 2013

The Healthy Soda: Zevia

I love trying new food...but usually those foods aren't exactly healthy for me. In fact, they're usually packed with fat, calories, and all those artificial things that really shouldn't belong in food. So I was delighted when I found Zevia

Zevia is an all natural soda, with no sugar, and zero calories. Not to mention, a GREAT flavor!


The Zevia website has this to say about their sodas:
"In our opinion, natural means nothing fake, phony or artificial. No artificial sweeteners, colors, junk. Only the good soda stuff. None of the bad. We use only the best ingredients to make our beverages. So you can drink this diet soda knowing it’s been made with love and care."
You can find Zevia on FacebookZevia Blog,  Twitter, Their Website, as well as a store near you!  I managed to find them in the Hy-Vee near us, and stocked up! Here's a run down of the flavors I received, and my thoughts on them.

Lime Cola - I enjoyed the taste! I thought it would be like Sprite, but it was something completely new to me. Not only was it a dark soda (and not clear like I thought it would be), but it had a unique flavor all its own. It was still light and bubbly, but with a tang.

Black Cherry - This has to be my favorite of the flavors! It was so yummy and smooth, and not harsh at all like some Black Cherry flavors can be.

Dr. Zevia - I normally HATE the taste of anything that resembles Dr. Pepper, but this soda was so much tastier! It had a bold flavor, but not too bold. It was a perfect mixture!

Grapefruit Citrus - This has to be my second favorite, behind the Black Cherry. Normally I find Grapefruit anything totally disgusting, but this was really just a light and refreshing drink. Not too much grapefruit.

Ginger Root Beer - Wow...despite my everlasting HATE of Root Beer, this was my third favorite! It was a dark, flavorful drink, and it tasted just as good in the can, as it did in a glass of ice.

Cream Soda - The hubby loved this one! Cream Soda somehow makes my Crohn's act up, so I let my boyfriend  drink this one. He drank the entire can, and even went to see if there were more of this flavor in the fridge. He  usually only drinks half a can, and calls it quits, so he must have found something in this one that made it better than the rest!

If you're looking for a soda that is both ood for you, and doesn't taste like cardboard, this is the soda to try!

Love and Lightning Bugs,
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22 comments:

Amber Trievel said...

I loved Zevia.. I normally hate grapefruit too, but I agree it was actually really good! Shame you couldn't try the cream soda it is one of my top faves!

Anonymous said...

I have never tried their soda, I would love to try the Grapefruit Citrus, unlike you, I love Grapefruit anything so if you liked it, I know I will. So glad it is carried at the store I am going to tomorrow.

Jessi Timmermans said...

I would love to try the black cherry! Cherry flavored soft drinks are a weakness of mine, but this being all natural I would feel so much better about drinking this than other brands.

Mary Walker said...

I haven't tried their soda yet but Black Cherry does sound awesome and I'm sure it would be my favorite.

Jen Temcio said...

I want to try the Grapefruit Citrus!! I am going to check the stores for Zevia today while I am out and about. Thanks for letting me know about it.

Ninja Wifey said...

I had these and did not like any of them. There were a couple that were digestible, but the rest I couldn't even choke down. I'm glad that you liked some of them, I'm sure it is just a preference thing...since I'm addicted to my sugary pepsi. :-)

Rita Light said...

They have several flavors that I would love! Cream Soda, Black Cherry...mmmmm

Erin Slocum said...

Black Cherry and Grapefruit Citrus are my favorites too! I also like their strawberry(it's brand new) very yummy! These are the only sodas I drink in our house.

Cinny Bbs said...

never tried it before but it sounds lke it's pretty good

Oo La La Savings said...

I love Zevia! My favorite is the black cherry!

Katrina said...

I have never tried this but it sounds really good! I am hooked on soda and could really use a healthier version.

Gluten Free for Jen said...

I loved the black cherry as well! It was my favorite! The cream soda was a close second though!

Hobbies on a Budget said...

I'd def be willing to try this. I don't like traditional sodas because of the sugar so this would be a great thing to try.

Couponing for Freebies said...

I LOVE Zevia drinks they ROCK!!

Julia Potvin said...

I don't think I have ever had Zevia, but I love root beer, so if a non- root beer drinker liked it I would probably love it! Not a fan of drinking from a can though I have to have a straw or glass w/ ice....fussy huh!

Kelly Stilwell said...

I can't wait to try this! Thank you!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I am really thirsty right now and this post is somewhat like torture, lol. I REALLY want to try Black Cherry!

Dawn

sandra said...

I've tried them thanks to my sister and my favorites are Root Beer and Cream Soda. I wish they'd make Cherry Vanilla though.

If you like Cherry Vanilla, take some cherry juice and add it to the Cream Soda. Tastes good! :)

Kelly said...

I have tried a few of the Zevia flavors and love them all. I'll have to find the other flavors... I love cherry in most things and that is one I haven't found yet.

Char said...

I've heard of Zevia before and would love to try the Cream Soda.

Heidi Gray said...

Black Cherry is my favorite!!

Mer said...

Natural soda sounds good...and the grapefruit citrus sounds like a flavor I'd really like (I love grapefruit). I'll have to keep an eye out for this next time I go grocery shopping.