Zevia is a company that was started by a family looking to eliminate sugar from their diets without feeling deprived. Zevia is an all-natural soa that is sweetened with Stevia, a botanical sweetener that has been used for hundreds of years. It has zero calories, some are caffeine free and gluten-free.
This is what the CEO has to say about their journey, “For me, the Zevia story started with my conversion from a “sugar junkie” to a stevia fan. About 11 years ago, I quit sugar cold turkey in an effort to upgrade my health. I thought I was a health-conscious person – I exercised frequently, consumed meat in moderation, and consumed natural and organic products whenever possible. But when I really looked at my diet, I found I was consuming up to 250 grams of sugar per day, between protein shakes, energy bars, juice-based spritzers and other foods and beverages. That’s about 1,000 calories a day, just from sugars.”
When you look at it that way it is astounding that we consume so much sugar, even someone eating what they thought was a healthy organic diet.
I had the opportunity to be sent the following flavors: Cream Soda, Black Cherry, Caffeine Free Cola, Grapefruit Citrus, Mountain Zevia and Grape. They are all in brightly colored cans and the kids quickly claimed their favorite colors. We had previously tried Orange, Cola and Lemon Lime Twist. They have excellent flavors! Austin immediately picked the Cream Soda to try and said it smelled like Ice Cream. Both of the children loved this flavor. Most of their sodas do not have coloring, so they are just clear (which I love). The Cola and Cream Soda still do have carmel coloring which I personally wish would be left out but I feel so much better allowing my children to drink Zevia over a regular sugar packed soda!
I have to say that giving up my Coca-Cola has been the hardest change for me switching to eating oganically. I know all the harms and bad things it contains and Zevia Cola is a great alternative! The cola flavor hits the spot without all the bad side affects that come with drinking regular soda!
If you haven’t yet tried Zevia Soda, what are you waiting for? Don’t be hesitant to think this is another diet soda as it doesn’t contain any of the artificial sweeteners that are packed in diet soda. I think of their many flavors they offer, you will find one you love!
Would you like to give Zevia Soda a try? They have kindly offered a case to one Frugal Greenish Mama reader! Simply enter your information in the form below. Once you do, head over to Gluten Freely Frugal to enter for another chnce to win!
The giveaway will end on Wedesday, 5/16/12 at 9 p.m. Valid for U.S. addresses only. One entry per household. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen via Randomizer.org and contacted via email. If winner does not respond to email within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be chosen. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited by law.
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Disclosure: I was provided with the above Zevia Soda to review at no charge. All opinions expressed are those of myself or my family.