That’s What I Think (TWIT) Review
Today I give you a review on a new soda that has been recently released here in Canada, Zevia. This soda is sweetened with stevia so it is both natural and zero calories.
So what is stevia, it is a plant native to South America. The stevia leaf is 200 times sweeter than sugar but has zero calories. Kind of a miracle plant, don’t you think? It has been deemed safe by the American Pregnancy Association and the American Diabetes Association.
Zevia has many benefits:
-zero glycemic, so it is smart for diabetics
-no artificial sweetners
-no fructose corn syrup
-no net carbs
Okay now for the best part. How does Zevia taste? For my family we are big soda drinkers, mainly Ken and Amber. The first one I tried was the orange and I did find it a bit vitamin C tasting but still refreshing. Ken had a cola and loved it. Amber has had all the flavors and really really loves it and likes that it is calorie free. I love that it doesn’t have artificial sweetners.
I wanted to try a cocktail with it. I have had Cuba Libre’s on my brain for awhile now. Not sure why but it used to be my drink of choice but I developed a caffeine sensitivity so I stopped drinking them. I wanted to make a Cuba Libre again so I tried one of the caffeine free colas and really liked it. Then I thought wow what would it be like with Ginger Root Beer and there I nailed it!! What a great refreshing drink, full of flavor and the lime went so well with it too!!
- 1 oz. light rum
- Zevia Ginger Root Beer
- Pour the white rum over ice in a glass and top with the root beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Zevia is now available at Canada’s top retailers including Loblaw’s, Safeway, Metro, Sobey’s, Whole Food Markets and Choices. Zevia is available in 11 flavors including Cola, Ginger Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Cream Soda, Grape, Cherry Cola, Dr. Zevia, Black Cherry, Caffeine Free Cola, Lemon Lime Twist and Orange. The suggested retail price is $6.99.