Stevia is an all natural sweetener that is gaining more and more attention from people who are looking for a substitute for sugar. Although stevia has been around for hundreds of years and as a plant for thousands the recognition is just now gaining significant traction for consumers and for different industries. Coke manufactures are constantly looking for new flavors to add to their list and when they se that one particular product is gaining momentum is is likely that they will make use of the publicity and push for an alternative all natural sweetener to coke. In comes Zevia, the all naturally sweetened coke, what is it sweetened with? Well with Stevia of course! Below is a list of the coke producers flavors that contain stevia as the sweetener.
Stevia Zevia branded coke flavors list:
Ginger Root Beer
Caffeine Free Cola
Lemon Lime Twist
Some claim that this product could indeed be healthier for you than regular coke and might be a better alternative for a healthier lifestyle because it uses stevia as one of the ingredients.
Dr. Pepper claims that there are 23 flavors in the cola brand! But what are these flavors?
Dr. Pepper will not reveal any of the “secret” flavors and ingredients that are mixed to create the blend of 23 flavors. However, in the FAQ of the official Dr. Pepper drink site they specifically note that prune juice is not one of the secret ingredients!
So there you have it! That is one ingredient less to have to choose from, maybe if you email Dr. Pepper with another question about the ingredients eventually we will discover all of the flavors! Just go down a list… for example…”does Dr. Pepper contain cheery?”
Sprite is a soft drink known for its lemon flavor – it is similar to 7-UP, and one of it’s competitors in the lemon-flavored soft-drink market. It is one of the few cola’s that are caffeine-free (no need to buy a separate caffeine-free version). Sprite has a refreshing lemon flavor that makes it particularly popular in summer.
What are the 23 Flavors of Dr Pepper? According to the Dr. Pepper webiste, “Dr. Pepper is a unique blend of 23 flavors. The formula for Dr. Pepper is proprietary information.” It is true that the twenty-three ingredients found in the soda are a closely guarded secret, and has been since the cola’s introduction in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Noone knows for sure what the flavors are, however there are some guesses floating around the internet…the most common guess at the flavors I’ve found include: Amaretto, Almond, Blackberry, Black Licorice, Caramel, Carrot, Clove, Cherry, Raspberry, and Vanilla, among other flavors.
The flavor of Dr. Pepper is hard to describe – some people think that amaretto mixed with club soda, or amaretto mixed with cola taste exactly like Dr. Pepper; others claim that Dr. Pepper tastes slightly similar to cherry-flavored root beer. There are even rumors that Dr. Pepper contains prune juice – however, this is the one flavor that the cola’s website does address – Dr. Pepper officially says in it’s FAQs “Dr Pepper is a unique blend of natural and artificial flavors, it does not contain prune juice.”
Recipe for Hot Dr. Pepper
According to the Dr Pepper website – one winter flavor you do not want to miss is Hot Dr Pepper. The directions to make according to the company website: heat Dr. Pepper to 180 degrees, then pour the hot Dr. Pepper over a slice of lemon in a coffee mug.