Grown Up Soda

by CK

GUS Ginger Ale

One of the best contributions I’ve made to our foodie household was the day I first stumbled upon Grown Up Soda at our local Whole Foods. Since then a few bottles have been a mainstay in our refrigerator.

Grown Up Soda, or “Gus” for short, is a beverage for those looking for a taste that isn’t as sweet as conventional sodas, but have more flavor than seltzer waters. Gus beverages are also 100% natural, each lightly sweetened with natural cane sugar. While this means there’s no explicit diet option, it also means they’re less calorie laden than their traditional counterparts, weighing in at 90-98 calories per serving.

Gus comes in a wide range of flavors, including Dry Cola, Dry Cranberry Lime, Dry Valencia Orange, and our personal favorite, Extra Dry Ginger Ale. They can be enjoyed on their own right out of the bottle, or in a more “grown up” manner as part of one of the featured cocktail recipes found on their site.

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1 Hänni October 26, 2009 at 11:42 am

I hadn’t heard of these before, but after checking out the cocktail list, I think I might pick up a few bottles. The Gus-Driver, Gus-mopolitan, and Gus-sied Up have my name written all over them.


2 AJ October 28, 2009 at 2:46 am

Is this purchasble in grocery stores?


3 Erin October 28, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Absolutely! There’s a complete listing on the website, but we usually find it at our local Whole Foods.


4 Abbey October 31, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Iiiiinteresting! I’ll have to pick some up next time I’m at Whole Foods.


5 Margaret December 4, 2009 at 6:48 pm

You may be interested in Zevia natural diet soda if you are cutting calories and trying to avoid artificial diet foods. Zevia has no calories and has no artificial sweeteners like aspartame or Splenda. Its a delicious no-guilt treat in 6 flavors: Black Cherry, Cola, Twist (lemon), Orange, Ginger Ale and Root Beer. I work for the company and we can send samples to bloggers who would like to review Zevia. Hit me up at margaret at zevia dot com.


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