Monday, May 10, 2010
Oogave Soda: Esteban's Root Beer
About the only soda I drink is root beer, and that rarely happens because soda and I aren't very compatible. In traditional brands, the syrup makes everything taste extra sweet and the syrup leaves a terrible aftertaste. Never mind what the acid does to my innards. I actually find this amazing because when I was younger, I used to be a Dr. Pepper addict. I could drink two Circle K Thirstbusters (44oz each) a day, easy. I can probably still remember the words to one of the Circle K marketing songs.
The 44 ouncer, the 44 ouncer. Twelve whole ounces bigger, it's a much much bigger swigger! And refills only cost 99 cents. Go Figger!
Seriously brilliant marketing if I can remember the song still today. Of course, I now believe no one should be drinking that much soda even in a month. I know, I'm no fun.
Anyway, I often have company over and they enjoy soda, and well, every once in a rare while I want a soda too. And I'd prefer my soda as healthy as possible. So I decided to give Oogavé a try, particularly Esteban's Rootbeer. All of the Oogavé sodas are sweetened with agave nectar instead of high fructose corn syrup or sugar.
I hear Oogavé Esteban's Cola and the Watermelon Cream are awesome. Some other flavors: Mandarin Key Lime, Ginger Ale, and Grapefruit. I've also tried the Grapefruit at one of those taste-testing stands at Sprouts and I enjoyed it for sure.
Oogavé Esteban's Rootbeer
***** awesome! Highly recommended.
**** hey, this is pretty dang good.
*** not bad at all.
* bad. Keep looking for alternatives.
[Oogavé can be found in bottle form at Green, Sprouts, and Whole Foods; and in fountain form at Nourish.]