Coming Soon: Pepsi Next sweetened with Stevia in Canada


Pepsi Next in Canada

The launch of Pepsi Next in Canada features a product sweetened with “real sugar” & stevia, vs. the U.S. version which uses HFCS, Ace-K, & sucralose.

Trademarks on Tap: Pepsi True, Caleb’s Kola, Coca-Cola Life, Monster Energy Green Light, Peace Love Tea, and more!


Trademarks on Tap - January 2014

We look at trademark filings for Caleb’s Kola, Pepsi Smart Fountain, Pepsi True, Sierra Mist Twst, Sierra Mist Sparkling, Sierra Mist Infusions, Sierra Mist Next, Mtn Dew Next, Aquafina FlavorSplash, Coca-Cola Life, Monster Energy Green Light, Peace Love Tea, and Peace Lemonade.

Review: Natural Jones Soda – Green Apple, Lemon Lime, Cherry, & Orange Mango


Natural Jones Soda - Green Apple, Lemon Lime, Cherry, & Orange Mango

Sweetened with pure cane sugar, organic agave syrup, erythritol, and stevia, the low-calorie Natural Jones line promises unique flavors, but fails to deliver on taste.

This Just In: Natural Jones Soda – Green Apple, Lemon Lime, Cherry, & Orange Mango


Natural Jones Soda

Natural Jones is a low-calorie “natural” product line from Jones Soda, sweetened with pure cane sugar, organic agave syrup, erythritol, and stevia.  Available in Green Apple, Lemon Lime, Cherry, & Orange Mango flavors.

Review: Fanta Select (Version 2)


Fanta Select (Version 2)

A second test-marketed version of Fanta Select with 1/3 fewer calories (vs. 1/2 in Version 1). Sweetened with both stevia and sugar, taste improved over Version 1, but still chemically-influenced.

Review: Sprite Select (Version 2)


Sprite Select (Version 2)

A second test-marketed version of Sprite Select with 1/3 fewer calories (vs. 1/2 in Version 1). Sweetened with both stevia and sugar, taste is excellent, but is the calorie reduction enough?

Review: Fanta Select (Version 1)


Fanta Select

An orange soda sweetened with both stevia and sugar, this test-marketed drink is quite bitter. While it’s mid-calorie, it’s also not very good.

Review: Sprite Select (Version 1)


Sprite Select

Sweetened with both stevia and sugar, this test-marketed lemon lime is excellent. While not as good as the original, it’s a great mid-calorie alternative.

Review: Hubert’s Lemonade


Hubert's Lemonade

One of the good ones, Hubert’s is an excellent lighter lemonade, sweetened with both cane sugar and stevia. Recommended!

Review: Agua Con Flavored Water – Horchata, Lima y Limon (Lemon Lime), Guayava (Guava), & Pina y Coco (Pineapple & Coconut)


Agua Con Flavored Water

Surprisingly great tasting stevia-sweetened water with distinctive Latino-targeted flavors. No sugar, but refreshing tastes!