I’ve averaged about 30 ounces of soda pop consumption a day over the last several years. I’ve been looking to improve my diet and move away from soda pop into other beverages. The main focus in my diet is on low fat/cholesterol but I also go for low sugar, sodium, and caffeine. Here is Pepsi’s stats, per 12 ounces:
Sodium: 35 mg (1% of Daily Recommended Intake)
Sugars: 41 g (14% of Daily Recommended)
Caffeine: 5th ingredient
The diet sodas would help me, but I’ve never liked the taste. I’ve tried juices, but they are mostly high in sugar as well.
I drink Kool Aid + Splenda fairly often, but the taste is a bit bland and it hasn’t become my staple drink.
While shopping for soda recently, I came across 7 Up Plus. I noticed it contained Splenda, which is a synonym for Good or Better.
Here’s what 7 Up Plus Offers…
Sodium: 25 mg
7 Up Plus is essentially a diet soda, but it tastes quite good. Not as good as the sharp sweetness of Pepsi or the smooth sweet Coke or any of their derivatives, but considerably better than the Kool Aid/Splenda combo. Its Carbonated which helps, and comes in at least three flavors (Cherry, Mixed Berry, and Island Fruit). I’m trying my first Mixed Berry now…
I’ll rate the flavors as Mixed Berry first, then Cherry, then Island Fruit.
I like 7-Up Plus but two things stopped me from buying it anymore:
Ad campaign aimed at women made me somewhat embarrassed to buy it.
No caffeine. I understand some people are trying to avoid caffeine, but such a high percentage of diet drinks are caffeine free now that I’m having to seriously consider coffee as a regular way to get what I need. Sugar free and caffeine free do not need to be linked in every drink.
no. in the USA, most fizzy drinks (including beer) are sold in 12 ounce aluminium cans. 12 ounces = 355mL. I believe that everywhere else in the world, the standard serving size for fizzy drinks is 330mL.
I like propel myself. Gatorade has too much sugar, but propel is like 10 calories per serving, its chocked full of things your body needs, and its flavored. You can get a case of 24 for around 11 bucks at sam’s. my drink of choice for the past few months.