Tags: soda

28 Oct 2011, Comments (5)

Maine Root Pumpkin Pie Soda

Author: Healthnuttxo

Pumpkin Pie Soda. Say whaaaaaat?!

I saw this in Whole Foods, and KNEW I had to try it. Really? Pumpkin Pie soda? How can that even be?!

It came in a 6 pack, or individual. I thought it would be best to try one, and then if I (hopefully!!) liked it, go back and buy the 6 pack of these sodas. I mean, how on earth could Pumpkin Pie Soda taste bad, given the fact I LOVE pumpkin, LOVE pumpkin pie, and well, not going to lie, soda is yummy too!!

I opened up the top and poured some out. It certainly screamed pumpkin with the color, and it even smelled like pumpkin. We were headed off to a good start.

Eagerly, I took a sip.

🙁 Gross.

In fact, it turned my stomach a bit. It was nasty. It really was not good at all. Upon first taste, ALL I tasted was sugar. It had this syrupy, sugary taste to it. Almost like a artificially flavored pumpkin lollipop would taste if it was melted down and carbonated.

It had somewhat of a vanilla creme flavor too, but it was not good. BLECH. I only took two sips and poured the rest out.

OVERALL, my first 1/2 star rating. I would never buy or drink this again. And I’m really disappointed because I really wanted to like this!!!!!

Here’s the nutritional facts, which also aren’t pretty. And no wonder it was so sweet, look at all that sugar!!

13 Aug 2010, Comments (1)

Hansen’s Natural Cane Soda The Grove

Author: Healthnuttxo

I’ll be honest, I’m not a big soda drinker. I prefer water/flavored water, juices or milk for my beverages, but every now and then I DO get a craving for and iced cold soda.

 So, I was excited when I was given some soda from Hansen’s, like the Hansen’s Natural Cane Soda in The Grove flavor. According to the can, this has “no caffeine, no preservatives, no caffeine, no sodium” and has “all natural flavors”. Sounds like my kind of soda! 🙂

First of all, I really liked the design of the can. It was very almost tropical looking, with leaves, and bright colors like pink, yellow and green. I’ll be honest- it was quite pretty!

So I opened up the can, and took a sip. At first I was a bit surprised, I actually expected it to be sweeter than it was, which actually I didn’t mind. It was very light and fruity tasting, with lemon-lime and strawberry flavors. I think it’s a really good soda for the summer because it is very light and refreshing. Overall, I’m giving it 3 1/2 stars. Although it’s not something I would drink everyday, I think it was a refreshing and very nice tropical tasting treat. 🙂

1 can is 140 calories, 0 grams of fat, 35 grams of carbohydrates, 34 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

Pure Triple Filtered Carbonated Water, Sugar, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors with Extracts of California And/Or Florida Limes and Lemons, U.S. Strawberries and Yumberries.

11 Feb 2010, Comments (7)

Dr. Zevia all Natural Soda

Author: healthnuttxo

* New Flavor Alert * !

You know me- Always on the hunt for the newest flavors, snacks & goodies for me to eat and for you to read about. Which is why I contacted Zevia, the all natural soda sweetened with Stevia, and asked them to try their new flavor, Dr. Zevia. They generously sent me their new flavor to try, and I was super excited. I have already reviewed (and loved!) their other flavors, you can check that out here.

Now, onto the taste.
Honestly- I did remind me A LOT of Dr. Pepper. This was good in my eyes, because growing up, I always liked Dr. Pepper, but it wasn’t a very popular flavor. It was always a treat when I got one, and I especially always remember drinking it while going out to eat with my mom at our local pizza place. So, this soda brought me back some memories too! 🙂

The flavor is a mixture of cola and cherry flavors, with a slight spice aftertaste. It sort of reminded me of clove or nutmeg, one of those spices you make pumpkin pie with. It isn’t very sweet, but more of a “savory” flavor. Like I said- it would go perfect with a piping hot slice of cheesy pizza or Amy’s Non Dairy Pot Pie (we love you, Amy’s!).

This one, by itself, also gets 4 stars. How awesome is a soda with zero calories, zero sugar, no artificial flavors/preservatives and has awesome taste? 😀  Zevia’s Dr. Zevia, Black Cherry, and Root Beer flavors are my favorite of Zevia‘s line. Which ones do you guys like?

1 soda is 0 calories, 0 fat, 15 carbohydrates (from Erythritol), 0 sugars, 0 fiber and 0 protein.

*According to Zevia, “Erythritol carbs have no calories or effect on blood sugar”.*

Triple Filtered Carbonated Water, Erythritol, Caramel Color, Tartaric Acid, Stevia Leaf, Fumaric Acid, 33mg Caffeine (from coffee), Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Citrus Oils, Nutmeg Oil, Clove Leaf Oil, Botanical Oil, Cassia Oil, Cherry Essence.

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