We no longer drink soda in my house. At least not the mainstream sodas that most people think about when the word soda comes up.
Traditional sodas are filled with high fructose corn syrup, phosphoric acid, artificial sweeteners and sodium benzoate, all of which have been shown to have negative effects on our bodies and our health.
There aren’t a lot of options out there, however, when it comes to natural sodas, especially certified organic soda, which is a high priority in our lives. But the options are growing, and a company called Oogave stands out as a great option for those of us who have hopped off the traditional soda bandwagon.
Looking for a natural soda? Look no further. But why stop there? If you care enough to go natural, go all the way and drink only organic soda. It’s the only way to ensure you are getting the purest, best-for-you soda without chemicals or GMO products. Oogavé is the soda you’re looking for! Our sodas are certified organic and contain only the highest quality ingredients.
To create fun, healthier, more thoughtful alternatives to traditional sodas. To share delicious sodas made from the amazing agave plant. To show the world that there are better-for-you beverage choices that are organic, natural, and made with socially and environmentally forward-thinking choices.
We were given the opportunity to try Oogave and their 8 great flavors.
- Watermelon Cream
- Strawberry Rhubarb
- Vanilla Cream
- Mandarin Key Lime
- Ginger Ale
- Root Beer
Some of our favorite things about Oogave:
- Glass bottles: Recyclable, perfect shape, I love how soda tastes from a glass bottle.
- Flavors: There is no shortage of great flavors with Oogave. My favorite was the Strawberry Rhubarb, my son’s favorite was Mandarin Key Lime. All the flavors were great and it’s fantastic to have a different flavor to suit any mood.
- Certified Organic label: It’s important for my family that I give them only the best.
- 100 calories per 12 oz. bottle: Calories count and I count calories. Knowing Oogave fits easily into my weekly plan makes it a guilt-less, guilty pleasure.
- Nothing artificial: simple, real, natural ingredients.
There is a lot of controversy about sugar. Any kind of sugar. Studies show that no matter what, your body responds to all forms of sugar in the same way. Oogave uses agave nectar to sweeten their soda. Take a look at what Oogave says about why agave is a better sweetener (from their website):
The biggest advantage to using agave nectar is how slowly it is processed in the body. Because it is absorbed more slowly than corn syrup or cane sugar, you don’t get the sugar high/crash associated with traditional soft drinks. Agave is also better at triggering insulin response than high fructose corn syrup; this is the biological function that tells your body when you are full. You can’t pound down a quart of oogavé like many people can with mainstream sodas. Additionally, agave nectar contains a healthy mix of trace minerals and even a small amount of inulin fiber. And because agave plants thrive with very little cultivation, it makes them ideal candidates for organic certification. You can rest assured that no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides came in contact with our agave nectar. Because the agave plant has been cherished by Mexicans since antiquity, you know they would find any attempt to genetically modify it abhorrent. Lastly, because agave nectar has such a high level of fructose, it is far sweeter to the taste than cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup. This is why oogavé all natural soda has only two-thirds the sugar of other sodas.
We follow a fairly strict diet in my house, but we also believe in enjoying what we eat and drink. Without products like Oogave, it would be so much harder to satisfy sweet cravings. Oogave is proof that you can have your soda and drink it too!
Note: we received samples in order to facilitate our review.