When I saw Zevia hit the market I was excited to see a soda that was made with stevia and curious as to how it would taste compared to my beloved Diet Coke, (which I don't even really think tastes all that good any more). Zevia is sweetened with stevia and erithrytol. From what I understand, erithrytol is a sugar alcohol created from a fermentation process, but also occurs naturally in certain foods. My thoughts are that if I want a soda, it's a healthier choice than aspartame, but I don't really know enough about erithrytol to give an educated opinion. Read up on it and make your own decision.
Zevia states that their ingredients are all natural. If you are concerned about any of the ingredients, you can read more about them here and here. If you still have questions you can contact Zevia at zevia.com. I have found that most companies are happy to discuss their products with you.
Now, how does Zevia taste? While the flavors have their own spin on versions from other big name brand colas, as well as a few originals, I think they taste great! Dr. Zevia, Ginger Root Beer, Orange, and Black Cherry are just a few of Zevia's flavors. I've tried many of them and have liked them all, but I especially love Cola. It taste like Diet Coke without that artificial aftertaste.
Zevia would be perfect to pack in the cooler for the beach or lake. Or as a cool treat during these hot summer days-- put them in the freezer just long enough to make them a slushy treat. Yum! (Warning: don't leave them too long or you will have a big mess to clean up.)
And as a bonus, I wanted to share a new recipe that my family absolutely loves! Silky Smooth Bean Fudge from Whole New Mom is awesome! I've been making it with carob because of Griffin's chocolate allergy, and we really can't taste the difference. It is super easy to make (no bake), and it's so healthy! If you have picky eaters you may not want to make it in front of them. It has a "hidden" ingredient that might make them turn up their noses before they've tasted it. We've tried it from the fridge and the freezer and love it both ways!
Hope everyone's summer is off to a wonderful start!