Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sponsored Post by Moms Meet- Veri Soda

Posted by Heather at Saturday, March 28, 2015
**Disclaimer-I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

Recently, I had the opportunity to sample and review Veri Soda for Moms Meet

We're not super huge soda drinkers, but it is nice for an occasional treat. Plus, I will admit that I almost ALWAYS want Sprite when my throat is scratchy. When we (Hubs and I) taste-tested Veri Soda straight from the can, we were really, really pleasantly surprised! Veri Soda tasted good! It was sweet (but not too sweet). It didn't taste artificial, it didn't taste too much like plain seltzer water and it didn't have a funny after-taste (like so many low-calorie, better-for-you sodas do). Hubby tried orange and I tried lemon lime. Both were very good- refreshing, even! I like that Veri Soda is naturally sweetened and uses real juice in it's ingredients. Plus, with only 60 calories ad can and no caffeine, it's not terrible as an occasional indulgence every once in a while.

Lemon Lime Veri Soda

Here's a little more information about Veri Soda, from their website, "The team at Veri is committed to crafting the world’s finest organic, low-calorie, soft drinks. They spent years crafting a line of soda that is made with the best organic ingredients, and is low in calories but also tastes like the real deal- how soda used to taste back in the good old days. Veri Soda has no harsh sweetness or overpowering carbonation; just delicious refreshing taste, and with only 60 calories per can and no artificial ingredients, it is a soda the whole family can enjoy. Try Veri Cola, Orange, Ginger Ale, or Lemon Lime."

Just the facts
• Veri Soda uses only the best quality organic, non-GMO ingredients in their line of USDA NOP-certified organic soda.
• Veri is sweetened with organic fruit juice, organic cane sugar, and organic stevia to deliver a refreshing soft drink with only 60 calories per can. The drinks are lightly carbonated, allowing you to really taste the flavor. Plus, there’s no harsh sweetness or lingering after-taste like most zero-calorie sodas.
• Veri Sodas have a “low glycemic load,” meaning you won’t have a sugar spike (or the dreaded crash after!).
• All Veri Sodas are caffeine free.
• Veri Soda is available in four flavors: Veri Cola, Veri Lemon Lime, Veri Orange, and Veri Ginger Ale.
• Veri Soda is available at select stores nationwide, with a suggested retail price of $4.99 for a four-pack.

About the flavors
• Veri Cola delivers the subtle taste of cola with hints of cinnamon and real lemon juice.
• Veri Orange is made with 12% real orange juice from oranges grown in Mexico and Turkey.
• Veri Lemon Lime is created with real juice from organic lemons and limes to deliver a truly refreshing taste.
• Veri Ginger Ale harnesses the flavor of Asian ginger and finds the perfect balance of spice, sweetness, and light carbonation.

As part of our review, we were asked to get "Veri Creative" and come up with a creative recipe that included Veri Soda. So, being in the South, I decided to do a tried and true Soda Pop Cake (otherwise known as Coca-Cola Cake). This was the perfect way to try out Veri Soda!

Here's the recipe that I used:

Veri Soda Cola Cake Ingredients 
(Not pictured, marshmallows. Oil is only shown because I used it to grease the pan.)

Veri Soda Cola Cake
Cake Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 Cola flavored Veri Soda
1 1/2 T cocoa powder
3/4 cups mini marshmallows
1 egg
1/4 milk
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 vanilla extract

Cake Boss ;-P

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour (I just use a bit of cocoa powder to flour, since it's a chocolate cake) a 9" diameter cake pan (or, square).
Mix together the flour and sugar.
In a saucepan, combine the Veri Soda, cocoa powder, marshmallows and butter. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and whisk in the flour mixture.

"Whisk it- whisk it good!"

In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, baking soda and vanilla.
Then, mix together with the Veri Soda mixture.
Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes.

While the cake is baking, make the frosting.
Frosting Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
3 T Veri Soda
1/2 T cocoa powder
1/2 lb. powdered sugar

To make the frosting, bring the butter, Veri Soda and cocoa powder to boil over medium heat. Stir in powdered sugar and mix well. Pour over the cake while both the cake and frosting are still warm. Let cool before cutting and serving.

Veri Soda Cola Cake

Lil' Miss got in on the baking action and was an eager helper. Of course, she was my official "taste tester" and she gave our Veri Soda Cola Cake a big thumbs up!

Veri Soda Cola Cake gets a big thumbs up from Lil' Miss!

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