The Best Natural Sodas: Our Taste Test Results
America's health-conscious crusade against soda has made it crystal clear that we're not supposed to drink the stuff -- it's bad for us, period. But it's important to note that not all sodas are the enemy; mostly just the type laden with high-fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients. So when you're craving something sweet and sparkly, what to do?
The KitchenDaily editors gathered 16 different brands of all-natural sodas to find the best in a blind taste test. Not a single one of these brands contains high-fructose corn syrup -- most are flavored with cane syrup, agave nectar, or other noted natural sweeteners. With a few exceptions, we were pleasantly surprised by the whole pack of contenders -- and we were happy to find that the two winners (there was a tie!) were unknown to all of us. We're excited to help you discover some new favorites, too!
Comments: "Amazing. So fresh and different. Tastes homey." "The flavors are great, and maybe a little dessert-like." "Spiced apple tasted like apple pie. Yum!" "The Premium Ginger Ale tasted like pumpkin pie spices, and the ginger beer … !!!"
Notable flavors: Premium Ginger Ale, Spiced Apple, Ginger Beer