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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. (Between giant gulps of course.)
What is Zevia?
Soda. Pretty plain and simply, Zevia is soda but better. 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 300x sweeter than sugar but has no caloric value or effect on blood sugar levels. Super safe? Yes. Sweet? Yes. Worthy of a trophy? We think so. For more info on stevia 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.
What is Erythritol?
While 97 percent of the sweetness you taste in Zevia is from Stevia, we do use an additional sweetener, Erythritol, to perfect the recipe. Erythritol is one of those ingredients that we love but shouldn't judge by its overly scientific sounding name. Erythritol is a natural component of fruits and vegetables and 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 sugar. In fact, unlike its sugar alcohol cousins, Xylitol and Sorbitol, Erythritol is not known to cause digestive issues. So why use it? Sugar has a specific weight, while a high-intensity sweetener like stevia is much lighter and thus hits our tastebuds differently. So we partner stevia with erythritol to create the great soda taste and sweetness you would expect. Leading non-carbonated brands such as VitaminWater Zero and SoBe Lifewater also use Erythritol with Stevia. Want more info? We are happy to help! Email us at email@example.com and we'll do our best.
How long is Zevia good?
All Zevia products are best within one year of manufacturing. You can read the code on the bottom of your can to determine your soda’s birthdate.
How the heck do I read that date code?
In the code, the first letter represents the month of canning. A is January so D means April. The next number is a "9" or a "10 "which indicates the year: 2009 or 2010. The next two numbers are the day of the month. The "G" or "A" is an inside joke (kidding) and the last set of numbers indicates the time of day. We bet you feel super smart now!
Does Zevia contain GMOs?
Nope. We are thrilled to say that all Zevia ingredients are Non-GMO.
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: http://vegan.org/certify/companies-and-websites/
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. Find your flavor.
Do your sodas contain caffeine?
We all need a little boost, now and then. We chose to make 5 of our delicious flavors, the ones that you would most expect, with caffeine. Zevia Cola, Dr. Zevia, Mountain Zevia, Lime Cola and Cherry Cola all contain caffeine naturally derived from coffee.
Cola – 45mg / 12oz can
Dr. Zevia – 42mg / 12oz can
Mountain Zevia – 55mg / 12oz can
Cherry Cola – 38mg / 12oz can
Lime Cola – 38mg / 12oz can
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are your natural flavors?
The secret sauce you could say. 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!
Why aluminum cans? Why not glass or plastic bottles?
We are excited to say, we recently launched glass bottles for six of our flavors! You'll now find Cherry Cola, Cola, Cream Soda, Ginger Ale, Grape, and Ginger Root Beer in glass and cans!
Did you know aluminum cans are over 2x more likely to get recycled? Fascinating, we know! Despite promotion of plastic recycling programs, plastic production has outpaced actual recycling by five times over the past decade and we knew we didn’t want to add to that.
Is Zevia Gluten Free?
In short, yes! 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?
Zevia is all about the safe ingredients and transparency. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a naturally occurring non-essential amino acid, and is commonly used as a flavor enhancer but we do not use monosodium glutamate in the production of any of our sodas. And our customers think our sodas are amazing already.
Can I get a Zevia coupon?
Soda + Savings = AWESOME! We are always happy to offer our customers a coupon for Zevia. In fact, there are quite a few out there in the world! Click here to check out our Coupon page for more info.
I’m thirsty! Where can I get some?
Zevia is available at leading retailers throughout the US and Canada, including Whole Foods, Kroger, Super Target, loads of natural food stores, health food stores, other great grocers and select Safeway and Walgreen’s locations. And if you don't want to get up from your chair, you can always order online through one of our great e-tailers. Find a retailer in your area here!
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. If you want more flavors, you might be surprised at what you can do. Print this handy dandy letter and make the formal request. Sometimes your store manager needs your help.
I am a retailer and can’t wait to bring Zevia to my consumers. Help!
Email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 310.202.7000. We are always here to help you spread the good soda word.
I live in Canada. Where can I find Zevia?
Check out our Canadian store locator here and for more info on Zevia products in Canada click here.
Is Canadian Zevia different than US Zevia?
Slightly different ingredient mix, same great taste! In Canada, the use of stevia requires us to be a natural health product. To meet all regulatory requirements we added Vitamin C to our sodas. For more info on Zevia products in Canada click here.
Who are the people behind Zevia?
Soda-loving people to say the least. Some love food. Some love the outdoors. All have a passion for changing the world to a healthier place one can at a time. Click here for a little more on what drives us to make the tastiest soda alternative. Click here for some info on the original creator of Zevia.
I am totally and completely obsessed with Zevia soda. What’s next?
Step one, crack open a can. No need to get parched. Step two, help us spread the good soda word! Share your favorite flavor, sign up for our Zevia Leaf newsletter, check out our blog, follow us on Twitter, friend us on Facebook, and check out our rad playlist. Don’t hesitate to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, as we love to hear from you!