Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fit For Fall: ZEVIA All Natural Diet Soda Review and Giveaway

ZEVIA is the first all natural zero calorie soda made with only pure ingredients. It uses all-natural sugars such as Stevia and Erythritol (natural sugar alcohol) as well as pure ingredients like natural caramel, natural tartaric acid, citric acid, kola nut extract, natural caffeine, annatto, and ginger root. ZEVIA contains no calories, no carcinogens, no carbohydrates, no fat and little or no sodium (depending on flavor).DRZEVIA

ZEVIA sent me six cans of their natural soda to sample. Dr.Pepper is my favorite regular  soda so my first ZEVIA to try was the Dr. ZEVIA. It was very similar in flavor with the perfect blend of sweet goodness. There was nothing “diet” about Dr. ZEVIA. It was smooth, refreshing and delicious all the way to the last drop.

Next up was ZEVIA Ginger Ale. This natural soda is very light, crisp and refreshing. It reminds me of the popular old fashioned Ginger Ale with a delicious hint of ginger with every taste. Like all of the Ginger Ale’s that I know of, ZEVIA’S Ginger Ale is also caffeine free. This is the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day or to help calm and sooth and upset stomach.

Personally, I have never liked Black Cherry Soda. ZEVIA’s Black Cherry was actually one that I enjoyed. It seemed to be very mild with just the right amount of carbonation. It too was smooth and less acidic than other Black Cherry sodas. This one was a huge hit with my toddler.

ZEVIA Ginger Root Beer and ZEVIA Lemon-Lime twist were my husband’s favorites. He loved that the root beer tastes so much like the his favorite brand of old fashioned root beer. Lemon Lime Twist had a great citrus taste, bursting with cool lemon and lime flavors.

The last ZEVIA soda we fought over sampled was ZEVIA Cola. Less acid than most coke and cola’s this is the perfect alternative for the sugary coke addict. The flavor slightly differs from regular coke with a light citrusy taste. Personally, I prefer ZEVIA Cola to the real thing because not only is it better for me, but it does not leave a burning, acidic feeling. ZEVIA Cola is smooth, refreshing and one of our family’s favorites.

aboutSteviaHead Stevia, the sugar used in ZEVIA, has been proven to have no  affect on blood glucose levels. This is a desirable trait for many, especially people living with diabetes or other endocrine disorders, including my family. My husband has been battling a terrible leg infection. After no improvement, we sought the attention of a new physician. After a full physical, we learned my husband is diabetic. I have been living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine syndrome that causes an increase in blood sugar levels. It is so nice to know that despite our medical  conditions, we can still enjoy the great taste of soda, without the high sugar content. Additionally, medical research has also shown possible benefits of stevia in treating obesity and high blood pressure. ZEVIA is a great tasting, healthy alternative to sugary sodas!

ZEVIA stevia soda is available in seven delicious varieties: ZEVIA Cola, ZEVIA Ginger Root Beer, ZEVIA Lemon Lime Twist, ZEVIA Orange, ZEVIA Black Cherry, ZEVIA Ginger Ale, and Dr. ZEVIA. Purchase ZEVIA online for $23.99/case of 24 or find a store near you. Available in United States and Canada.

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Giveaway begins on August 21, 2010 and ends on September 3, 2010 at 11:59 cst. Winner will be chosen using Random.org. Giveaway open to US only .

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*Disclaimer: A sample product was provided to me in exchange for my honest review. The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review or host a giveaway.

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115 comments:

  1. i would like to try the orange!! :)

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  2. I'd like to try the Ginger Root Beer.

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  13. I'd like to try the ginger ale ....Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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  22. Saw this at whole foods yesterday and would love to try it. I gave up Diet Mt dew 3 months ago because of aspartame and would live to try something sweetened with stevia. All their flavors sound good but I would choose orange - I miss sunkist:)

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  35. I would like to try the Dr. Zevia, since I usually drink Dr. Pepper.

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  37. I'd like to try the Ginger Root Beer.
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  79. I would love to try Black Cherry!

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  88. Hi, I'd most like to try the Ginger Root Beer.

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  96. I would like to try the Dr. Zevia flavor!
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