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After missing soda for a long time...

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Created January 30, 2013 at 12:23 PM

I ran into something called "Zevia". And actually looks Paleo... enough. Lol. What do you guys think? Is there possibly any way to concoct a "Paleo soda"? Thanks.

Zevia ingredients: Paleo...enough or not even close? http://www.zevia.com/cola

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on February 23, 2013
at 12:02 AM

I stand corrected. I was going off something I read when I first discovered the stuff, but that turns out to be wrong. It's probably a little healthier than other diet sodas, but yeah, not enough to make a big difference.

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on February 07, 2013
at 07:16 AM

Zevias first ingredient is carbonated water, then erythritol. Then is caramel color, tartaric acid, and final Reb A. So still just carbonated water and sugar alcohols. With a single compound extracted from stevia. So not even complete stevia really.

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on February 04, 2013
at 09:48 PM

I was talking about Zevia, not Truvia.

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on February 03, 2013
at 05:20 PM

As far as I am aware they have to list ingredients in order of the amount the product contains in things made for human consumption. Ingredients: Erythritol, stevia leaf extract, natural flavors Take from: http://www.truvia.com/about So yes, mostly erythritol.

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on February 03, 2013
at 04:03 AM

It's mostly stevia with enough erythritol to balance the flavor (to give it the mouthfeel of sugar, basically). The amount of erythritol is rather low, and erythritol is not all that bad.

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on February 02, 2013
at 01:45 PM

Second the soda stresm. I was a previous Cola head. Never crave it anymore. Rarely add sweatener to anything anymore.

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on February 01, 2013
at 03:58 PM

It took a long time. I have yet to kick coffee.

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on January 31, 2013
at 09:51 PM

Is Zevia the best thing in the world to drink? No. But it's also not the worst thing you could possibly drink, either. If you really, really want a soda every now and then and don't get the satisfaction you're looking for from, say, seltzer water with a splash of real, fresh-squeezed lemon, lime, or orange juice, I don't think a Zevia every now and then is gonna kill ya. Think of all the people here who do the 80/20 thing -- eat very well as often as you can and if you want a "treat" now and then, let yourself be human. I wouldn't start drinking 6-packs all the time, but once in a while? OK.

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on January 31, 2013
at 01:56 PM

Good for you. .

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on January 30, 2013
at 06:23 PM

At Homebrewing stores, you can cet different flavour extracts. Like Root Beer.

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on January 30, 2013
at 12:57 PM

Cannot tell if sarcastic...

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on January 30, 2013
at 12:27 PM

Nothing says paleo like natural flavors.

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on January 31, 2013
at 03:24 PM

Have you had it? It has a very strong artificially sweet flavor that lingers, seemingly more so than conventional diet sodas. I can't stand it, paleo or not.

I'd also suggest making your own drinks with sparkling water and whatever you want to add.

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on January 30, 2013
at 01:33 PM

I think Kefir is probably your best option. I bought some grains from Amazon a few weeks ago, and it's working out fairly well. It's not as sweet as pop, but the fizzyness is nice. I haven't been doing it long enough to boast of the great health benefits of probiotics, but a lot of other people do. Kefir does use sugar, but supposedly, the bacteria/yeast eat pretty much all of it.

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on January 30, 2013
at 12:54 PM

Club soda + liquid stevia + vanilla extract

Or lemon extract, orange extract, etc...

Yummy

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on January 30, 2013
at 06:23 PM

At Homebrewing stores, you can cet different flavour extracts. Like Root Beer.

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on February 03, 2013
at 04:04 AM

I don't like the cola flavor, but the ginger root beer they make is pretty good. I don't see a problem with the occasional drink (but I'd be alright with an occasional diet coke, as well).

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:30 PM

Don't buy that stuff, I've tried it. After a gulp of the orange one I had this strange feel/taste of chemicals in my breath. Very strange and unpleasant. P.S. this was before I went paleo, so it's not like I was hyper-sensitive to that sort of thing.

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on February 02, 2013
at 05:18 AM

I have had Zevia a few times, trying different flavours and to me it actually tastes more chemical than Diet Coke! There is a really strong aftertaste that doesn't go away easily. Not my pick. Soda water, lemon or lime juice or even some muddled berries with a drop or two of liquid stevia - Yum!

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on January 31, 2013
at 03:15 PM

Don't drink that shit. It has Reb A, which is a stevia extract. There are studies that showed that Stevia had some benefits. When these studies were reproduced but on Reb A, the benefits didn't occur. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence/internet comments that Reb A might trigger very bad symptoms, from panic attacks to serious gut issues.

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on January 31, 2013
at 07:47 AM

After a longtime diet coke addiction, and the occasional zevia, I finally quit the soda thing entirely. Don't miss it at ALL.

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

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on February 01, 2013
at 03:58 PM

It took a long time. I have yet to kick coffee.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 31, 2013
at 01:56 PM

Good for you. .

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on January 30, 2013
at 06:06 PM

Sparkly mineral water has actual benefits, like trace minerals and stuff. You can always add lemon, lime, and maybe stevia if you really want it sweet.

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on February 02, 2013
at 10:15 PM

I concluded that Coca Cola tastes great in 8oz servings with ice cube during a hot summer. Delicious and refreshing. Any more than 8oz and the popular flavors of sodas made by Pepsico and the Coca Cola Company begin to taste like the poisonous brew of chemicals they are.

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on February 02, 2013
at 05:42 PM

I occasionally have a soda water, I like it plain or I will add squeezed lemon or lime... it's like a 7-up to me. Doesn't need a sweetener.

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on February 02, 2013
at 02:31 AM

I agree with the other posters that Zevia is not the best choice. It's also not paleo, but I like a brand called DRY soda. If you're a mostly healthy person, drinking one once in awhile won't kill you. It also tastes great because it is very lightly sweetened and has a mineral bite, so it isn't sickeningly sweet like a lot of sodas would be to my palate now. It is sweetened with cane sugar, but since there is relatively little of it and at least it isn't an artificial sweetener, it's okay once in a while. Plus, the flavors are great (lavender is my favorite).

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on February 02, 2013
at 12:00 AM

Most "stevia" isn't necessarily stevia. For instance, Truvia is sweetened mostly with sugar alcohols. As is Zevia. It's kind of like the mayonnaise with the olive oil. It is mayonnaise, and it contains olive oil. Just enough so they can put olive oil on the label.

So basically, it is mostly sweetened with an artificial sweetener, with a compound added in that is extracted from stevia. It is all just to cash in on the hate against artificial sweetners. You are just as well off drinking Zevia as you would be Coke Zero.

387d7b7c6cac49a03aad10d7b6cada7b

on February 03, 2013
at 05:20 PM

As far as I am aware they have to list ingredients in order of the amount the product contains in things made for human consumption. Ingredients: Erythritol, stevia leaf extract, natural flavors Take from: http://www.truvia.com/about So yes, mostly erythritol.

Cfe88f41d0f90c6355a58eddbe78c9f8

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on February 04, 2013
at 09:48 PM

I was talking about Zevia, not Truvia.

Cfe88f41d0f90c6355a58eddbe78c9f8

(868)

on February 03, 2013
at 04:03 AM

It's mostly stevia with enough erythritol to balance the flavor (to give it the mouthfeel of sugar, basically). The amount of erythritol is rather low, and erythritol is not all that bad.

387d7b7c6cac49a03aad10d7b6cada7b

on February 07, 2013
at 07:16 AM

Zevias first ingredient is carbonated water, then erythritol. Then is caramel color, tartaric acid, and final Reb A. So still just carbonated water and sugar alcohols. With a single compound extracted from stevia. So not even complete stevia really.

Cfe88f41d0f90c6355a58eddbe78c9f8

(868)

on February 23, 2013
at 12:02 AM

I stand corrected. I was going off something I read when I first discovered the stuff, but that turns out to be wrong. It's probably a little healthier than other diet sodas, but yeah, not enough to make a big difference.

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on January 30, 2013
at 12:45 PM

Yeah there is (a way to make 'paleo soda', it's called a 'soda stream'. Or brew some kefir. Might be about as close to what you really want as you're gonna get ;)

Anyway, that might not have sugar but I'm under the impression that stevia acts similarly insofar as it helps to reinforce craving for sweetness.

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(188)

on February 02, 2013
at 01:45 PM

Second the soda stresm. I was a previous Cola head. Never crave it anymore. Rarely add sweatener to anything anymore.

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