I admit that I drink too much diet soda. I weened myself off the caffeinated versions last year, giving me limited — and often boring — options of both sugar-free and caffeine-free drinks.
But I’m a new fan of Hansen’s Sugar Free Natural Valencia Orange beverage, which I picked up at my local grocery today. Hansen’s doesn’t seem to be marketing this as a soda, per se, but it fills that niche for me.
Based on the ingredient list, it’s marketed as triple filtered sparkling water with natural fruit flavors, etc.. Hansen’s is sweetened with Sucralose (Splenda) rather than Aspartame (NutraSweet), which for me lessens that uber-sweet, chemical taste often found in many sugar-free drinks. Hansen’s is light and refreshing…and isn’t that the whole point of this category of beverages?
Now I’m not saying that Sucralose is the perfect sweetener (it’s not), but I’m happy to have a new sugar/caffeine-free choice on the grocery aisle. And because the Valencia Orange also contains ascorbic acid, it has an added bonus of Vitamin C.
Nutritional Facts: Serving Size 1 can. Calories 0 Calories from Fat 0g Total Fat 0g/0% Sodium 0mg/0% Total Carbohydrate 0g/0% Sugars 0g Protein 0g/0% Vitamin C 100%