I was recently approached by Green Cola and asked would I be willing to give their innovative product a try. I myself don’t usually drink carbonated drinks, but my children are huge fans, and with no sugar I felt this could be a healthier alternative treat for them.
So what is Green Cola?
Green Cola is new to the UK, brought to you by Green Room Brands, a small business seeking to make a big difference. Green Cola has already created its own customer loyalty base in Greece and is available to buy here in the UK in from Amazon and Ocado.
Green Cola is the new proposal for Cola, addressed to all, even to those with special dietary habits (eg diabetics). It is said to be ‘a product with minimal caloric cost, without sacrificing the taste result’.
How is Green Cola different from other brands?
- No sugar – Green Cola uses Stevia (a natural sweetener) instead of sugar, this reduces energy intake, contributing positively to the effort to control weight.
- No aspartame – which is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener, used as a sugar substitute in some foods and beverages.
- No preservatives
- No phosphoric acid – Studies suggest that excessive phosphorus intake can put you at risk for osteoporosis and heart disease
- Natural caffeine from green coffee beans
Green Cola is gluten free, dairy free, nut free and allergen free, and is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
Carbonated Water, Colour (Caramel E150d), Acids (Citric Acid and Malic Acid), Sweeteners (Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides), Natural Flavouring, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Natural Caffeine
|Typical Values||per 100ml||per 330ml can||%RI* per 330ml|
|Energy:||3 kJ / 0.6 kcal||10 kJ / 2 kcal||0%|
|Total Fat:||0 g||0 g||0%|
|of which saturates:||0 g||0 g||0%|
|Carbohydrate:||0.1 g||0.2 g||0%|
|of which sugars:||0 g||0 g||0%|
|Protein:||0 g||0 g||0%|
|Salt:||0.04 g||0.12 g||2%|
|*% RI (Reference Intake) of an average adult (8400 KJ / 2000 kcal)|
What we thought of Green Cola
Green cola comes in 330ml cans, the packaging is a great design, clearly showing brand name and all nutritional information.
We opened the Cola and we were greeted with the familiar hiss you would expect with carbonated drinks, and on poring there was a lot of fizz, so far nothing that would suggest that Green Cola was any different to other brands on the market.
The flavour seemed authentic, with none of the usual chemical aftertastes which I normally associate with artificial sweeteners.
I did feel it was too sweet for my liking, but I personally rarely drink ‘fizzy pop’.
My children who are more the experts, seemed to enjoy the taste and when I asked them if it was different to what they have tasted before, they said NO.
If I was to see Green Cola on my local supermarket shelves I think I would certainly purchase as a treat, especially so, if it became available in large bottle pack sizes.
Green cola is priced at £3.59 for 6 x 330ml cans, which is somewhat more expensive than other leading brands but as a healthier alternative I feel that its worth the extra cost.
Disclaimer: I was sent the product free to try, no payment was received for this review, and all opinions are my own