It is always hard for me to write a review of soda, organic or not. I don’t believe in soda, unless it is part of cocktail. Water is the best beverage for hydration. Soda is just empty calories.
That being said, my family was very excited to try Oogave. This 95+% organic, kosher, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, agave soda comes in many unusual flavors. From watermelon to rhubarb, your taste buds will be happy. There are also classic flavors like ginger ale and root beer. I tried the root beer, and it tasted just as it should.
The idea for Oogavé organic sodas first came to Esteban Anson while running his small natural foods restaurant in downtown Denver. As a fanatic of quality, and a devotee of delicious and wholesome handcrafted foods, Esteban used only the best natural ingredients in his restaurant. From the fresh baked breads to the home-made salad dressings, nothing artificial or commercial made it past Esteban. And that’s what his customers kept coming back for.
But when it came time to order sodas, Esteban and his customers were still frustrated by the lack of quality and choice in the world of soft drinks. Wanting to offer a variety of fountain sodas, Esteban was dismayed at the treatment and options available through the traditional “evil empire” soda companies. He didn’t want to sign his life away in iron-handed contracts, and he especially didn’t want to serve his customers anything made with processed sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup. What to do? Esteban thought, “Why not make my own organic soda that is all natural?”
I still prefer water (except with cocktails), but for a treat, this is a great option for my children. It may have less calories than juice, but juice has more nutrition, especially if freshly made from garden fruits and vegetables.
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Stephen "Esteban" Anson says
I appreciate your comments. And you are right; our soda is not for hydration. Its a treat, an accompaniment to a meal. Or, as we say around the office, it is a reward for a life well lived.
However, be careful with what the USDA allows to be labeled ‘juice.” As you so correctly pointed out, fresh squeezed is always better for nutrition. However, many products labeled as juice are devoid of nutrition. Many o the heavily processed “juices” available in supermarkets have to add back vitamins, flavors, or even color, because of how processed they are. Our biggest competitor whose name rhymes with Tizzy, you will see that while they are technically juice, they have added flavors, added colors, added vitamins. why would you have to do that if it is juice? The answer may surprise you.
Jennifer Lance says
Thank you for commenting! Yes, my idea of juice is different than what you buy in the store. Your sodas are a treat!