But first, what is Zevia and how did they come to be a sponsor? Well, Zevia is a soda brand that uses no refined sugars, but sweetens with stevia instead. Stevia is a plant and the sweetness garnered from it's leaves does not affect blood glucose levels or insulin levels. This soda has 0 calories and is shown to be safe for diabetics without containing yucky chemical sweeteners made in a lab.
I was curious about Zevia when I saw it at a Target store about a year ago. I confess, I am a soda lover. When I was a kid I often had sore throats and the fizziness of a Coke would help my throat feel better. As an adult I became a die-hard Dr Pepper fan and since our family has changed our eating habits, we typically only indulge in soda that has been made with pure cane sugar every once in a great while.
Last month, I attended the WOW Summit through Mom's Meet in Philadelphia. (You can read about it HERE) There was a super-fun room for all the Mom-Ambassadors that had lots of sponsors with samples and coupons and information. The girls from Zevia were one of my favorite booths! They were so much fun I had to give up my reluctance and taste the soda. I took a couple cans back to my room and though I only "liked" my can, the kids were ga-ga over it! Everytime I went back down to the Summit, they would hound me for more. Over the course of the Summit I did end up finding a couple flavors I really do like a lot, my favorite so far is Ginger Root Beer. The kids love Grape and Orange and Cherry Cola and...oh, they have loved every flavor they've tried! We are ALL looking forward to finding and trying out Strawberry.
|Yummy mixed drink made with Zevia at the Summit|
I took a class with the Zevia girls about blogging with brands and later shot an email out to see if Zevia would marry my blog and VOILA! Here we are! Being on the road, sometimes the best part of our week is getting something fabulous in the mail (who am I kidding, I was a mail spazz before I was on the road!) and Kipling over at Zevia surprised us with a multi-flavor 6 pack when we finally got back to Kansas. It was one of the highlights of day for the kids (recall that was the day of the autism assessment) to find the box of colorful cans and then talk half the day about which one they would drink while they watched their movie.
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