...soda loving people had a revelation. They knew soda could be made smarter. The best ingredients with a guilt free sweetener seemed like an impossible dream. And yet, it wasn’t!
In 2007, amidst the rainy backdrop of Seattle, Zevia Zero Calorie Soda was born. Sharing our first flavors, naturally sweetened Cola, Lemon Lime Twist and Orange soda with the world became our mission, and we were welcomed with open arms; the good soda love was spreading as people made it clear they were ready for smarter choices.
Zevia was embraced by people all around the world but none we knew better than our fans in the Pacific Northwest, as it was home. However, cold soda & hot sun seemed like a perfect fit so we up and moved to Los Angeles! Southern California became our new home, but a big part of our heart is still in Seattle. Our family of soda loving people has grown right along with the world’s passion for Zevia. So what to do when you have more Z team members? Make more soda, of course!
While our team has almost doubled in the last year, so has our commitment to our incredibly loyal and vocal customers. For us, this means listening to the most important people to our company – you! In early 2013, we heard you loud and clear, and the call for glass bottles was answered with great enthusiasm! Cherry Cola, Cola, Cream Soda, Ginger Ale, Grape and Ginger Root Beer can now be enjoyed in a classic glass bottle, in addition to cans.
Our momentum hasn’t slowed. In fact, 2013 has been our biggest year yet! In the second quarter of 2013, we broke our own records, selling an astonishing 17 million cans throughout April, May and June! That’s a lot of soda, and tons of sugar grams avoided! What’s more, we were ranked 17th amongst 20 diet soda brands and were the only independent brand among them! You might say 17 is our new lucky number!
With a commitment to continuous improvement and natural sweetener innovation, we have now “cracked the code” on something truly special! We've added Monk Fruit to our sodas to make them even better tasting! We call this winning combination of natural sweeteners, SweetSmart. While Stevia still provides most of the sweetness you taste in Zevia, the addition of Monk Fruit to our existing formulas complements our Stevia and enhances our soda’s overall sweetness while reducing any of that Stevia aftertaste you may have noticed before. Still zero calories and zero glycemic index, just a little smarter! Make the jump to read more about SweetSmart, you smarty pants...
Our little family of 15 flavors has grown as time has flown by. So what’s next? As more and more soda drinkers smarten up to the dangers of artificial sweeteners and sugar, Zevia becomes increasingly sought after. Stay tuned as the wave of good soda love makes its way to Europe, Central and South America, Australia and beyond!