I'm just going to come out and say it, I'm addicted to Diet Coke. It's not like I haven't tried to kick the habit folks, I've gone through three pregnancies and several liturgical seasons where I purposefully gave up soda because I know how bad it is for me. Then, after the birth of my third darling, my gestational high blood pressure was no longer gestational...just high blood pressure. I knew that I had to start taking better care of myself. Giving up diet soda was going to have to happen.
I'm gonna be honest, I made it a few weeks without pop. But then, the being up all night and trying to take care of my three babes during the day was catching up with me. I didn't even necesarilly miss the caffeine, but the crisp sound of a can opening and the fizzy carbonation were calling me over to the dark side. I decided that I needed to be a big girl and put on my big girl pants, so I started looking for other options. There has to be a healthy soda, right? Right?
Well my dears, that is how I found Zevia. Zevia is made of all natural ingredients AND is diet! They use the natural sweetener stevia, and no artificial flavors and colors. Zevia is the only truly all natural zero calorie soda on the market. Aha, this is what I was looking for. Thrilled as I was when Zevia agreed to do a review and giveaway I was more than skeptical. Could they really replace the sweet though deadly nectar of the gods?
Well friends, they do deliver! I tried six of their seven flavors, and they are all pretty yummy. They do have a different taste than regular diet soda, but it is the taste of sweet life, not artificial sweeteners dragging your one foot into the grave. (Yes, I may exaggerate a little.) Anyway, it took me a few times to get used to the taste, but I really do like all of their flavors. My all time favorite is their Ginger Root Beer. It is soooo good, it has the bite of ginger and the yummy richness of root beer, and it hands down my new favorite root beer.
Zevia comes in Cola which is caffienated, and Dr. Zevia, Ginger Ale, Black Cherry, Orange, Twist, and Ginger Root Beer which are not caffienated.
And c'mon even Oprah endorses Zevia. In the September issue of O Magazine Oprah says, "You may try this Stevia-sweetened soda because it contains no calories, no sugar, no aftertaste, no artificial anything, but you'll stick with it because it's delicious." If you can't trust Oprah's opinion, really who can you trust?
Thanks to Zevia, I get to offer one of you a mixed six pack to try Zevia for yourselves!
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