Aspartame free diet soft drink in Canada?
August 21, 2014 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Other than Diet Crush (orange), is there any other aspartame free diet soft drink available in Canada? (Nova Scotia to be more precise.)
posted by aroberge to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Do you guys have Diet Rite? It uses splenda (sucralose), which is not aspartame.
posted by bensherman at 10:58 AM on August 21, 2014

I'm on the other side of Canada (BC) but I've found Zevia in most grocery stores.
posted by makonan at 11:01 AM on August 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Zevia's there.
posted by michaelh at 11:17 AM on August 21, 2014

michaelh: where would I find Zevia? (Sobey's or Atlantic SuperStore or ...?)
posted by aroberge at 11:20 AM on August 21, 2014

Soda Stream makes flavored syrups which you can mix with club soda or seltzer to make soda. I believe all of their diet flavors are aspartame free.
It's not ready made soda, but it works really well, and it's cheap. You don't have to buy a Soda Stream machine to use it- just add a little flavor syrup to regular club soda.
They appear to be pretty widely available in Halifax- here's a store finder.
posted by Adridne at 11:22 AM on August 21, 2014

I like in NB, Zevia is in both SuperStore and Sobey's where I live, as well as in Bulk Barn.
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 11:29 AM on August 21, 2014

Does it need to be sugar-substitute diet soda or just lower calorie diet soda? I'm a big fan of Dry Soda (which is very lightly sweetened with only cane sugar--so it's not sugar free but it's much lower calorie than soda pop) and their store finder shows a retailer in Nova Scotia.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:48 AM on August 21, 2014

Stevia might be a helpful search term.
posted by oceanjesse at 12:46 PM on August 21, 2014

Can you get Tab there? Wikipedia says Tab now has "a small amount of aspartame", which seems to be backed up by aspartame being last on the list of ingredients.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 3:02 PM on August 21, 2014

Found some Zevia ... it's at least 3 times the price of main stream diet soft drink unfortunately. (I will taste the cola tomorrow.) No sign of Diet Rite nor Dry Soda (the store finder does not show any in Nova Scotia - it would be at least a 7 hour drive to get to the nearest store in the U.S.). I may have to look into Soda Stream. Until then, it's Diet Orange Crush for me...
posted by aroberge at 4:34 PM on August 21, 2014

Contact Zevia and they'll give you coupons. They are also really cool about sponsoring events if you are a member of a club/organization.
posted by michaelh at 3:50 PM on August 23, 2014

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