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kind holidays: nine kinder sodas for memorial day weekend

If you’re attending or hosting a Memorial Day BBQ this weekend, you’re likely going to have guests who want soda. I’m not a soda drinker myself, but it’s good to have a go to list of naturally sweetened, vegan alternatives in situations where soda is called for. Here are a few brands to try:




  1. R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Essence – organic and sweetened with fruit juice
  2. Santa Cruz Organic Sparkling Beverages – organic sweetened with evaporated cane juice (watch out for the sugar!)
  3. Steaz – organic, fair trade and sweetened with evaporated cane juice…sugar alert!



Natural (but not organic)

  1. Fizzy Lizzy – sweetened with fruit juice
  2. Solixir – sweetened with fruit juice
  3. Zevia – sweetened with stevia
  4. Izze Sparkling Juice – sweetened with fruit juice. This is my favorite, especially the apple and clementine flavors. Yum!



These three have sugar, so beware:

  1. Whole Earth – sweetened with agave
  2. Maine Root – sweetened with evaporated cane juice
  3. Oogave – sweetened with agave

What beverages will you be drinking this weekend?

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