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Carbonated Drinks without Aspartame?


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Do they exist? And I want a carbonated drink with flavor... not just sparkling plain water... Every single item I've looked at that is carbonated (coke zero, diet coke, sparkling flavored water, etc) has Aspartame...

I'm trying to avoid aspartame as much as I can...

Thanks for any help!

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You can get sparkling flavored water like Perrier Lemon or Lime with no sweetner at all.

Original Post by trhawley:

You can get sparkling flavored water like Perrier Lemon or Lime with no sweetner at all.

 ^^ this. My all time favorite drink.

Zevia is sweetened with stevia (kind of expensive, though): http://www.zevia.com/

If it's just aspartame you're avoiding and you're ok with splenda there's Diet Rite and Hansen's Diet soda.

i know that many people here avoid all of the "unnatural" sweeteners, but i'm very comfortable with splenda. both coke & pepsi make a diet cola sweetened with splenda, although they can be difficult to find (especially the pepsi one). my favorite though is diet rite. they have other flavors besides cola, but can be even more difficult to find. it seems to me that more products are using splenda (or off brand splenda), but you have to read the labels well; some times they do include aspartame as well as the splenda.

lacroix has lots of different flavors.  My favorite flavor of perrier is grapefruit.

I am (at the moment) absolutely fine with splenda. I'm just trying to avoid aspartame.

I didn't know pepsi or coke made soda products with splenda!!!! DOH! I will be going to target to find Diet Rite!!!!

Thank you!

Also, TR - I will look for the sparkling water with lemon/lime flavor.

Thank you all SO much! you have just made my day!

Original Post by lcuconley:

lacroix has lots of different flavors.  My favorite flavor of perrier is grapefruit.

mmm I absolutely love everything grapefruit!!!

I will have to look for that!

I really like flavored seltzer water -- especially lime. Some others have mentioned Perrier, which is really good but also quite a bit more expensive than something like Poland Springs or store brand, which most grocery stores sell.

Just be careful you're not getting the sparkling water with the artificial sweeteners. They oftentimes put the two right next to each other! Yes, the artificially sweetened drinks have more flavor, but I've found that they actually make me sort of thirsty and have a weird after taste.

Zevia is awesome. Their root beer and lemon-lime flavours are so good.

If I want a fizzy drink, I'll take some San Pellegrino, mix it with some citrus (usually lime or lemon juice), add a little agave and some herbs or berries. Any combination of raspberries + mint leaves + lemon + lime works great.

Check out the "Jones" brand sodas (Black Cherry) - I don't have one in front of me right now (unfortunately), but I believe they are chemical free.  They stock them in Starbucks as well as some grocery stores.  I also like the flavored sparkling waters... with a splash of pomegranate juice and/or pineapple juice.  Really good.

Original Post by givemethoserubyslippers:

Check out the "Jones" brand sodas (Black Cherry) - I don't have one in front of me right now (unfortunately), but I believe they are chemical free.  They stock them in Starbucks as well as some grocery stores.  I also like the flavored sparkling waters... with a splash of pomegranate juice and/or pineapple juice.  Really good.

Nothing is chemical free!  If it contains water, then it contains a chemical :p  Chemicals are not evil.  /end rant

But I agree--Jones sodas are yummy.  And I don't think they're sweetened with aspartame. 

Also, Hansen's diet sodas are sweetened with sucralose, not aspartame.

Original Post by _adrienne_:

But I agree--Jones sodas are yummy.  And I don't think they're sweetened with aspartame. 

 Regular Jones sodas are sweetened with cane sugar. Their "sugar free" line is sweetened with Splenda.

Point taken  No rant necessary Kiss

It is a step up from the regular "diet" guys.  And for me, that is a step in the right direction. 

Baby steps........

Original Post by givemethoserubyslippers:

Point taken  No rant necessary

It is a step up from the regular "diet" guys.  And for me, that is a step in the right direction. 

Baby steps........

Oh, I agree.  :)

My comment wasn't meant to be taken that seriously.  My point was just that nearly everything in this world is a chemical or is made up of chemicals (water, sucrose, proteins, DNA, etc.)  As a chemistry student, I find it humorous when people say "this contains NO chemicals."

I was really just arguing semantics.    Sorry if my point came across wrong. 

Virgil's Diet Root Beer, Cream Soda and Real Cola!!! Sweetened with Stevia and ABSOLUTELY delicious! :)

Original Post by giasbash6260:

Virgil's Diet Root Beer, Cream Soda and Real Cola!!! Sweetened with Stevia and ABSOLUTELY delicious! :)

Where do you find things like this? Like Zevia and Virgils? I've never heard of them before... i wonder if it depends on location... hmm...

*off to google*

Original Post by roxysparkles:

Original Post by giasbash6260:

Virgil's Diet Root Beer, Cream Soda and Real Cola!!! Sweetened with Stevia and ABSOLUTELY delicious! :)

Where do you find things like this? Like Zevia and Virgils? I've never heard of them before... i wonder if it depends on location... hmm...

*off to google*

 I find them at local natural food stores so you'd probably find it at Whole Foods.

Original Post by roxysparkles:

Original Post by giasbash6260:

Virgil's Diet Root Beer, Cream Soda and Real Cola!!! Sweetened with Stevia and ABSOLUTELY delicious! :)

Where do you find things like this? Like Zevia and Virgils? I've never heard of them before... i wonder if it depends on location... hmm...

*off to google*

Whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage, Trader Joe's even your local Krogers/King Soopers/Ralphs!! OR if all else fails... the internet!

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