'Kick Your Soda Habit' and a SweetLeaf Giveaway

Update:  Congrats to Sharon K, the winner of our SweetLeaf giveaway.  Still want to try the soda flavors? iHerb has a SweetLeaf soda sampler pack for $7.28. First time users can use coupon code KEP382 making it $2.28 plus $4 shipping worldwide. 

Check out our yummy Cherry-Lemon Fizz Soda recipe below! 
This giveaway is inspired by SweetLeaf's "Kick the Soda Habit" Campaign.  I know this will interest many of you as the most popular post on my blog is....drum roll......Homemade Stevia Pop!  I can proudly say that I haven't had a conventional soda since January 15th, 2012 and SweetLeaf has played a big role in that.  How?

When I decided to give up sugar, I also gave up artificial sweeteners.  While I wasn't a big pop drinker, I found it really hard to give up Crystal Light.  Thankfully, it was winter, and I mostly drank tea.  But when summer hit, that's when the cravings started.  All I wanted was something cold, sweet and fizzy to drink.  It's a good thing SweetLeaf came to the rescue!

I began by adding SweetLeaf's SteviaClear to my Iced Teas.  After purchasing my SodaStream, I experimented with fizzy drinks too.  I added SteviaClear to my fizzy lemon-limeade and to my homemade ginger-ale.   As you can tell, I like using ingredients in my drinks that detoxify the body, and adding a few drops of SweetLeaf SteviaClear makes any beverage a yummy treat!

I'm always experimenting with SteviaClear and different ingredients.  My new favorite drink came about just last week when I spiked my fizzy water with hubby's tart cherry juice concentrate (Sh! Don't tell him!).

Cherry-Lemon Fizz 
(Has a total of 5 grams of sugar)

 500 ml Fizzy Water
Juice from 1/2 lemon (or one Lemon juice ice cube)
SteviaClear to taste (15 drops)

This year, I managed to successfully reverse my pre-diabetes, but I will always be concerned with how much sugar and carbs I consume.  Think about this:  One can of soda has over 32 grams of sugar.  That's 8 teaspoons of sugar per can!!!  Drinking conventional soda is just not worth it when I can make my own fizzy drinks.  So, what if you're struggling with a soda habit?  SweetLeaf also makes flavored SweetDrops in all sorts of great soda flavors like Cola.   Why not give it a try!

To help you get on your way, we're giving away one prize pack consisting of:

  • One 2-oz. bottle of Cola Sweet Drops, to curb your cola cravings AND
  • One 2-oz. bottle of SteviaClear Sweet Drops, for you to come up with your own beverage concoctions!

Now here's the bad news :(  My wonderful fellow Canadians and non-US readers can not enter this giveaway.  If you're interested in trying SweetLeaf products, iherb does ship worldwide (their shipping is cheap and it's where I get all my SweetLeaf products).  All first-time customers get $5 off their first order using coupon code KEP382.  That's five dollars off a bottle of SweetLeaf!  Here's a link to the Cola flavor. (Shipping within the US is free!)

The Rules

1.  This giveaway is for US residents ONLY. 
2.  You must be over 18 years of age.
3.  Only one entry method per household. (Some entries are per day)
4.  Giveaway ends June 15, 2014 at 11:59pm.
5.  Winner will be notified by email, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.  If not, another winner will be chosen.
6.  Once I confirm your contact information, SweetLeaf will ship you your prize.

***Bonus:  After you enter here, head on over to SweetLeaf's facebook page and enter their Cola SweetDrops giveaway too.  Don't forget to tell them Less Sugar Naturally sent you.


  1. the cherry flavor looks awesome!

  2. I'd have to try the cola!

  3. I am addicted to coffee and I like it sweet so I use a lot of creamer. I would really like to try the Chocolate and English Toffee to try to replace the ID Heath creamer I use.

  4. I'd like to try the Rootbeer.

  5. I love coconut for my coffee with vanilla

  6. I think the rootbeer would make the best drink.

  7. Since it is summer, peppermint or lemon or maybe a combination of the two sound refreshing.

  8. maybe the root beer sweet drops

  9. I'd like to try apricot nectar and cherry and maybe peppermint.

  10. I think the vanilla creme drops would make the best drink.

  11. My body has been screaming at me to stop my soda and sugar habit, so this would be a Godsend to try...I've never even heard of it before, so I am very excited to try it! Thank you!

  12. The apricot nectar would make the best drink followed by col and root beer Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

  13. Definately watermelon for me this time of year, yum.

  14. I would definitely like to try the lemon drop flavor!

  15. I want to try the cola and the cherry or both together

  16. I like the Apricot Nectar.

  17. cola and the vanilla creme would make the best drink together

  18. I want to try the Root Beer to make the best drink.

  19. watermelon for me

  20. I think the strawberry & lemon would be great..aka strawberry lemonade lol

    Thanks for the chance to win! I really like your blog!

    Joey J.

  21. I would like to try the coming soon Strawberry Flavor.

  22. The peppermint mocha, would be awesome in come coffee.

  23. i love root beer so i would like to try the root beer drops i think
    - maya hu

  24. I think the Lemon Drop would make the best drinks.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com


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