Frequently Asked Questions


Looking for answers to your most pressing soda questions? Look no further! Lots of Zevia info below. Need an answer you don’t see here? Don’t fret! We are happy to help. Drop us a line at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can (between giant gulps, of course).

  • What is Zevia?
    Soda. Plain and simple, Zevia is soda but smarter. Zevia was created with the miracle ingredient, stevia, which makes it all natural and zero calories. Never any sugar or artificial sweeteners mean it’s a healthier soda for you and those that you love.
  • What Is Stevia?
    A miracle plant. We think so anyway. Stevia is a little green plant from the sunflower family and originally native to South America. The stevia leaf is up to 200x sweeter than sugar but has no caloric value or effect on blood sugar levels. Natural and zero calories? Yep! Smarter sweetener? You betcha. Worthy of a trophy? We think so. For more info on stevia click here.
  • What is Monk Fruit?
    Monk fruit is a round, green fruit grown exclusively on lush vines in small farms in the sub-tropical climate of Asian hillsides, where temperate conditions and elevation are ideal. The fruit is harvested by hand, then crushed and infused with hot water to release its natural sweetness. Monk Fruit is 200-300x sweeter than sugar but contains no calories or effect on blood glucose levels making it a great part of SweetSmart, Zevia’s sweetening system.
  • What is Erythritol?
    While only 3% percent of the sweetness you taste in Zevia is from Erythritol, this natural sweetener plays an important role in SweetSmart, our next generation sweetening system. Erythritol is one of those ingredients that we love but shouldn't judge by its overly scientific sounding name. A natural component of fruits, vegetables and grains, Erythritol is classified as a sugar alcohol, even though it is neither sugar nor alcohol. It is derived from fruits and vegetables through a natural fermentation process, much like that of yogurt and has absolutely no calories and no effect on blood glucose levels. For more info on SweetSmart click here!
  • What is Natural?
    In our opinion, natural means nothing fake, phony or artificial. No artificial sweeteners, colors, junk. Only the good soda stuff. None of the bad. We use only the best ingredients to make our beverages. So you can drink this diet soda knowing it’s been made with love and care.
  • How the heck do I read that code?
    In the code, the first letter represents the month of canning or bottling. A is January, B is February, C is March, and so on. The next number is a “13” or “14” which indicates the year: 2013, 2014, etc.. The next two numbers are the day of the month. The next letter or two, maybe an "N" or an "A" is top secret. Kidding! Well, actually, it is kind of a secret code that helps us know exactly where each can was made. The last set of numbers indicates the time of day. We bet you feel super smart now!
  • Does Zevia contain GMOs?
  • Is Zevia Kosher?
    We are proud to say that all Zevia products are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union.
  • Is Zevia Vegan?
    We take great care in choosing ingredients that are the smartest choice for our consumers. So we are thrilled to share that we are officially certified vegan through Vegan Action. Follow the link for more.
  • Do the Zevia cans contain BPA?
    The FDA approved liner in our cans contains a trace amount of bisphenol A. But what does that mean? That level is 2,000 times lower than the FDA acceptable level. Also, experts say bisphenol A is released at high temperatures. Unlike canned vegetables, for example, our production process does not involve heat.
  • How many flavors do you have?
    15. And we love each one equally.
  • Do your sodas contain caffeine?
    We all need a little boost, now don't we? We chose to make 4 of our delicious flavors, the ones that you would most expect, with caffeine. Zevia Cola, Dr. Zevia, Mountain Zevia, and Cherry Cola all contain caffeine naturally derived from coffee.
  • Do your sodas contain sodium?
    We love a salty snack, but try hard to keep the sodium down on our sodas. In fact, all 15 Zevia flavors qualify as zero or very low sodium products. A better diet soda? We think so.
  • Do your sodas contain phosphoric acid?
    Zip. Zilch. Nada! Zevia uses no Phosphoric Acid, making this an ideal soda option for anyone on dialysis! Need more specific info about this, calcium or potassium levels? Email us at
  • What are your natural flavors?
    One might say this is the “secret sauce”. But don’t worry, it’s not scary! You might have noticed that Zevia has always listed “natural flavors” in ingredient panels. Because of proprietary reasons we cannot list all the delicious flavors we put in our sodas. However, if there is a particular ingredient you are trying to avoid, we are absolutely able to confirm whether or not these sodas will be safe for you. We respect food allergies! We can confirm 100% that Zevia does not contain any MSG.
  • Is Zevia Gluten Free?
    Yes. All Zevia products are certified gluten free. We take great care in choosing ingredients that are the healthiest for all of our consumers, especially those who have special diets.
  • Does Zevia have MSG?
    No way! While monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a naturally occurring non-essential amino acid, and is commonly used as a flavor enhancer, we do NOT use MSG in the production of any of our sodas. (And our customers think our sodas are amazing already.)
  • I'm thirsty! Where can I buy Zevia?
    Zevia is available at leading retailers throughout the US and Canada, including Whole Foods, Safeway, Kroger, Super Target and loads of natural food and grocery stores. Check out our store locator for a retailer near you! And if you don't want to get up from your chair, you can always order online through Amazon!
  • I've only seen a few flavors on the shelf. Why can't I find them all?
    While Zevia is available in a variety of thirst-quenching flavors, not every retailer carries them all. Bummer right? But wait, you have the power! If you want more flavors, you might be surprised at what you can do. Check out the request form at the bottom of the store locator! Sometimes your store manager just needs a little guidance from smarter soda lovers, like you.
  • I'm a retailer and want to carry Zevia!
    Email us at or give us a call at 855.GO.ZEVIA. We are always here to help you spread the good soda word.
  • I live in Canada. Where can I find Zevia?
    We love Canada. Check out oodles of good stuff for our friends in the North right here.
  • Who are the people behind Zevia?
    We’re soda lovers but we are also conscious consumers and concerned parents. Integrity and honesty matter. Click here for a little more on what drives us to make the tastiest soda alternative.