Sunday, March 14, 2010

ZEVIA - All Natural Soda Giveaway


CLOSED- Winners are Jade, cdziuba and Jamie. All have been notified.
Thank you all who entered. More Giveaways coming soon.
I stopped drinking most soda years ago unless it was home made. Home made being Larry and I buying carbonated water and adding it to juice. Usually grape. Larry is hypoglycemic and he really has to be careful with anything he puts in his mouth.
I did buy the occasional ginger ale for mixing purposes or lemon lime if ginger ale was not available.

And diet soda? Forgetaboudit....I have never met a diet soda I liked or ingredients in one I could agree with.
That is until NOW.
NOW I have met and drank ZEVIA..oh yeah baby...It's sweetened with Stevia. ZEVIA is what all the cool kids are drinking. And hey, I'm cool....right? I'm still cool?....*crickets chirping*

Anyway, Zevia is a "diet" soda I guess, but to me it's just smart thirst quenching.
I mean come on peeps, we all know the high fructose corn syrup ain't cutting it. And sugar comes in many guises....that we are all trying to step back from, especially in drinks as there can be so much in them. Plus I really am one who reads labels, and if I can't pronounce something or I don't know what something is, I do not ingest it. (please do your research on ALL artificial sweeteners before thinking about using them).

The kind generous people over at ZEVIA sent me a great selection of all their flavors. And I like every one of them. I tell you, I do not drink cola any longer. When I was a kid, cola had a lot of flavor and over the years, it just lost any appeal to me, plus all the stuff I mentioned above happened, so I just do not drink it.
So when I opened a ZEVIA Cola I was apprehensive. I poured it into a glass of ice and had it with a plate of nachos. Oh my Gosh, I actually enjoyed it. I yelled out to Larry that I had a cola one and it was good.
I had a "Twist" in a mixed drink and that was really good too. I had a "Dr. Zevia" today and that is my favorite. Larry likes the Root Beer the best.
These guys have hit on the perfect formula.

Zevia has an interesting website. Read about the history of their company, their struggle to get Zevia marketed as "soda", a blog, and locations where you can get your Zevia.

Also here's some great news they received earlier this month : "We received big news. In the natural food channel, ZEVIA® Cola is now the #1 selling beverage item in the United States!
The rankings come from SPINS, which collects and reports actual retail purchase data from natural food stores across the country. Spins® to natural food products is like Nielson® to television, or Arbitron® to radio." (taken from the Zevia Blog.)

All in all, I just like this company. I like their spunk. I like that when they ran into road blocks they stood their ground because they knew they had a great healthy product. I like that they recognize that their customers make them what they are in the retail world. And I like that Larry has a soda he can drink. Thanks Guys, you've done a good thing. Oh and I like that they have a frog as one of their logo's.

And now you can try Zevia and taste what all my kuddos are about.

WIN IT!

One lucky commenter will be known as the Grand Prize Winner and have a whole case of ZEVIA delivered right to your door. Yep, a whole mixed case.
BUT WAIT! thats not all!
Two more winners will each get a mixed 6-pack delivered to them. YAY!

Mandatory entry:
Go to Zevia and tell me the most interesting thing you found on their site, their blog, or a link that you followed from there to another site.

Extra Entries:
  • Go to Zevia and tell me what flavor you think your kids or yourself would like. 1 extra
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link. 2 extra per day that you tweet.
  • Follow this blog 3 extra
  • Blog about this giveaway on your blog and leave me the link. 5 extra
  • Make a 1 minute video on youtube about my blog and this giveaway and leave the link 15 extra (no one has ever done this on my blog...be the first!)

Ends March 24th at midnight.
Winners will be notified by email.
Winners have 48 hours to get back to me with shipping info.
Zevia will be sending prizes to winners.

(I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did receive a case of ZEVIA to try out. I like it. So I wrote about it.)

99 comments:

  1. WOW - that is really interesting! I'm always looking for a healthier way to eat 'unhealthy' : ) They should sell in in Trader Joes...are you familiar with them?

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  2. I am and never have been a big soda drinker--never been big on Carbonated beverages, BUT every once in a while i get very strong cravings for either root beer, birch beer, Creme soda or lemon lime...and when that happens, I MUST drink it over ice and I am in that craving for at least a week. Hubby and daughter like colas and the "dr." soda's Son is a big mountain dew person.

    anyway...I found the most Interesting thing on there website was the different comments about STEVIA...especially that it has antioxidents and helps prevent DNA damage.

    I LOVE the frog image and would would SOOO wear a T-shirt or sweat shirt with that advertisement on it!!

    I am already a follower. I would add you to my blog, but quite frankly, I'd like to win this as Ron is a diabetic. so to me the less people to know about the giveaway the better my odds of winning, LOL!
    Susan

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  3. I can't wait to try this! I'm pretty sure that it's not in Canada yet, but I'll be in the US next weeek, and pick some up (I'll be in Ann Arbor, MI)I'm also surprised that it isn't in Trader Joes. Because that will be one of my big stops!

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  4. orange or Ginger Rootbeer!
    Carla
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  5. What I found interesting is that it has zero calories! I have tried out Zevia before. They sell it at my local health food store and I really like it...especially since I don't have to feel guilty about drinking my calories!

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  6. I would like the rootbeer flavor.

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  17. The most interesting thing I learned was that Zevia® has NO effect blood sugar levels!

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  18. As for flavors, I'd probably stick with the regular "cola" flavor, perhaps "black cherry."

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  22. most interesting thing: a lot of the people who work for zevia like orange although that is my least favorite flavor. i like all the other ones though. i've been on the stevia bandwagon for awhile, being from seattle. :-)

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  23. i've already tasted all the flavors aside form the new one, dr. zevia. i think i will like it! i hope so.

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  26. cdziuba@aol.com I learned this: What effect does Zevia® have on blood sugar levels?

    None. Zevia® contains no sugar, and has no effect on blood sugar levels. Zevia® contains erythritol, a natural sugar alcohol found in fruits and vegetables. Neither erythritol nor stevia affect blood sugar levels.

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  29. root beer appeals to me the most

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  30. Zevia is gluten free. Zevia is also dairy free

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  31. I found out that Stevia is--
    A natural herb from the rainforest known as "sweet leaf".

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  32. I think ginger ale or orange would be good...

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  35. I learned that Stevia is an herb native to South and Central America!

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  36. My family would be most excited to try the ginger ale and black cherry.

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  42. I think I would love root beer

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  43. I learned and love that this has no GI value
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  45. I blogged
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  46. I blogged
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  50. I learned that Zevia is now at my local Whole Foods!

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  51. My family would most be excited to try the Ginger Ale since we are huge ginger fans

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  52. Don Thrasher was the first person to think of a stevia soda

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  53. I was surprised to learn that the black cherry flavor is possible in a natural soda!

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  55. It's kosher. :)

    Thank you! I've wanted to try Zevia so this is perfect.

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  56. Root Beer is my personal favorite soda so I would love to try it first.

    Thank you again.

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  59. I want the Black Cherry!! yum!

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  60. I found out that Zevia cola is the #1 selling beverage in National Food Stores! :)

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  61. I learned that most diet colas artificially produce caffeine but Zevia's caffeine is natural.
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  62. I'd love the ginger ale flavor!
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  66. maybe i'm a little late on the uptake, but i had no idea that stevia was an herb!

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  69. I think I'm going to LOVE Dr. Zevia as a reformed diet soda drinker, I haven't had a diet Dr. Pepper in several years. I cannot wait til they carry it (i've tried two stores so far, neither has it)

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  74. "The natural caffeine in Zevia Natural Cola stevia soda comes from coffee, tea, and the kola nut." *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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