The Best Natural Sodas: Our Taste Test Results
Joseph Erdos, AOL
America's health-conscious crusade against soda has made it crystal clear that we're not supposed to drink the stuff -- it's bad for us, period. But it's important to note that not all sodas are the enemy; mostly just the type laden with high-fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients. So when you're craving something sweet and sparkly, what to do?
The KitchenDaily editors gathered 16 different brands of all-natural sodas to find the best in a blind taste test. Not a single one of these brands contains high-fructose corn syrup -- most are flavored with cane syrup, agave nectar, or other noted natural sweeteners. With a few exceptions, we were pleasantly surprised by the whole pack of contenders -- and we were happy to find that the two winners (there was a tie!) were unknown to all of us. We're excited to help you discover some new favorites, too!
Scroll through our slideshow below for the results
See brand links in the slideshow below to find out where you can buy these sodas near you.
Natural Sodas: Taste Test Results
- Tied for 1st place: Reed's Ginger Brews
- Tied for 1st place: Spindrift
- 2nd place: Boylan's
- 3rd place: Ginseng Up
- 4th place: 365 Everyday Value
- 5th place: Hansen's Natural
- 6th place: Fizzy Lizzy
- Tied for 7th place: Steaz Sparkling Green Tea
- Tied for 7th place: Dry Soda
- 8th place: Izze
- 9th place: Jones Soda Co.
- 10th place: Gus (Grown-Up-Soda)
- 11th place: Hot Lips
- 12th place: Oogave
- 13th place: Maine Root
- 14th place: Zevia (With Stevia)