All the soda is clear no matter what the flavor is and contains no artificial colors unlike almost all other sodas. There are zero calories and zero grams of sugar per can/serving due to the presence of stevia, erythritol and monk fruit extract all of which are natural sweeteners.
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Erythritol, Reb A (Stevia Extract), Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Monk Fruit Extract
Stevia is extracted from the stevia plant while Monk Fruit extract comes from a gourd that looks more like a small, green melon. Both are considered safe by the FDA and have been studied to not have an impact on glucose levels in the body, making them safe for diabetics. Erythritol comes from algae or lichens and also has no impact on glucose.
A note on carbs: each label will say that it contains zero calories but also has 4 grams of carbs which seems like it would be impossible. However, those carbs come from erythritol, a sugar alcohol.
It also does not contain phosphoric acid, a common ingredient in soda to make them more acidic. Unfortunately, it also has negative side effects for your bones, kidneys and liver
Product Features Zevia Zero Sodas:
- Zero Calories
- Sweetened with Stevia and Monk Fruit
- 24 total cans per pack
- Each can is 12 oz
- 2 cans of each flavor – Cola, Ginger Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Cream Soda, Grape, Black Cherry, Lemon Lime Twist, Orange, Mountain Zevia, Dr. Zevia, Caffeine Free Cola and Grapefruit Citrus
- Certified Gluten Free
- Vegan and Kosher
- No artificial colorings, all sodas are clear
What People are Saying
The reviews for the Zevia Zero sodas were somewhat of a mixed bag. While there were over 500 positive ratings (out of 747), there were 107 1-star reviews.
One reviewer summed up the issue of weighing the nutritional benefits against the taste by saying: “I can finally have my soda and not feel like I’m being poisoned every time I drink it. Is it as good as regular soda? Of course not… but it’s cleaner and healthier and still satisfies my soda cravings.”
Many felt the flavors were not strong enough or flatout declared the taste “awful” with some having issues with aftertaste and bitterness from the monk fruit and/or stevia.
This is one of those products you are likely going to have to try to see if you, personally, like it then decide if the taste and nutritional value is good enough to keep buying.
Many reviewers are impressed with the nutritional concerns the soda takes into consideration such as allergies, GMOs and artificial sweeteners. “…they have recently taken away the caramel color and have certified them to be GMO free. I consider this to be the best calorie restricted soda on the market.”