Thursday, September 23, 2010

Zevia Soda Review and Giveaway - CLOSED

This giveaway has ended.

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! 



Please leave a separate comment for each entry, along with your email so I can contact you if you win!  
 
Mandatory Entry: Visit Zevia's website and tell me something you learned that is not mentioned in this review.


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This giveaway runs from September 23rd to October 7th. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. A winner will be chosen using random.org. Make sure to include your email address with your comment so I can contact you once the giveaway has ended. Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. I was given sample products for review purposes and was not compensated in any other way for this review. These opinions are my own. The prize will be shipped by Stevia and not by this blog.

58 comments:

  1. Stevia is used in Zevia, it is an herb native to South and Central America used for centuries to sweeten food. Stevia is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar and has no effect on blood sugar levels, wow!

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  6. voted for you vote #129
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  7. it is packaged in aluminumn cans instead of glass bottles because the cans are better on the enviornment!


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  8. I follow you through google friend connect!

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  10. Zevia is both gluten and dairy free.
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  11. I am following you via GFC.
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  12. I learned that Stevia is a hundred times sweeter than sugar. I also used their store locator and found I can buy it at the grocery store closest to my home! I had no idea it was available there.
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  16. I found out that they make a ginger rootbeer!

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  20. I learned that Zevia® is kosher,gluten free and dairy free!

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  27. It has no effect on blood sugar levels which is great if you're diabetic like I am. barb g. directorylanesuperstore(AT)gmail.com

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  28. I entered your $35 CSN Stores giveaway too! barb g. email above, profile I love CSN!

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  30. Crystal (thebabycarel at gmail dot com)September 26, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    We found out it's dairy free and gluten free! And also it doesn't raise your blood sugar!!!

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  31. zevia does not cause tooth decay.
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  34. Most tooth decay is caused by the fermentation of sugar in the presence of bacteria. Because zevia doesn't have sugar, it doesn't cause tooth decay.

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  35. Something not mentioned is that Zevia LLC is based in Seattle, Washington.

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  36. I like that it's Gluten free, my son has autism and loves pop/juice but they keep saying he shouldn't have gluten.
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  37. I can buy Zevia at my local Whole Foods
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  38. I follow Zevia on Twitter as pmernick1
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  42. Zevia®, the world's only truly all natural zero calorie soda
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  43. I like Zevia on Facebook
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  44. I Like Frugal For My Friends on Facebook.
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  45. I voted for you #173.
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  46. Follower GFC.
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  47. I learned the ZEVIA is made with all natural ingredients.
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  54. I learned it doesn't cause tooth decay
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