Chances are, if you are reading this, you already know there are major problems with soda made with sugar and some really big problems with anything sweetened with aspartame. You know that stevia is considered a safe alternative to aspartame and you know that, unlike aspartame, it doesn't make you fat through some unknown mechanism. Great.
So what you want to know is what does soda made with stevia taste like. The answer is, it tastes good. Better than aspartame, in fact.
I've tried each of the flavors and they are all great. The best is the caffeine free cola. It's actually superior to diet coke and diet pepsi. By that I mean, it has a strong, natural cola taste. If you've ever actually tasted pure cola syrup, you know what I mean.
It's the same for many of the other flavors, especially the creme soda which has one of the strongest and most pure vanilla taste of any creme soda and is probably the best available anywhere.
You won't be disappointed by any of the flavors of this product. Each is made with QUALITY ingredients and natural flavors. I actually think the Dr Zevia and Mountain Zevia clones are better than the originals.
I'm sort of on the fence about the cost. It's roughly double what soda costs in the supermarket when it's on sale. I buy it in lots of 16 six packs (and it goes quick). That's about a dollar a can. Cheaper than from a soda machine or when eating out. Considering the rather extreme health issues involved with sugar or aspartame drinks, it's a bargain.
I tried the black cherry flavor. It is excellent. No aftertaste at all. It's a little sweeter than I like, so, I dilute it with an equal part of seltzer. Cuts the cost by half and stretches the quantity.
This review is specific to Natural Zero Calorie Soda, Black Cherry, 12 fl oz.
June 13, 2010 Reviewer: A customer in North Carolina
OMG I LOVE these sodas!! I have tried every flavor and yes, I have my favorites but they are all delicious! I had looked high and low in 2 states for the Dr. Zevia flavor and was very pleased to see it here on Netrition! I have just placed an order for both Dr. Zevia and Cola - they work well for serving cocktails! I had a Dr. Zevia with coconut rum last night and was in heaven! I look forward to a cuba libre when I receive the cola flavor and using the new Capt. Morgan Lime! Woo Hoo summer!
This review is specific to Natural Zero Calorie Soda, Dr. Zevia, 12 fl oz.