October 25, 2009

Esteban's Rootbeer by Oogavé

Trademarked "The original agave soda", Oogavé Sodas out of Denver, CO says, "Oogavé may increase your desire to stop drinking other beverages". I must admit, my first drink (at my cousin's house last weekend) was amazing. It caused me to head to Whole Foods and buy myself some more. It's great stuff. At only 102 calories in a 12 ounce glass bottle, this smooth drinking root beer is a hit in my book. Natural, organic, and delicious. I used to make fun of the organic stuff, calling it the foods for hairy women and hippies, and other un-showered folks. But as I get older and fatter, I am beginning to look for healthier options. My love for sodas has caused me to seek out alternatives to the stuff made with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). HFCS has been linked to weight gain and poor digestion, as I've talked about in past posts. This agave nectar sweetened root beer gives me an option with only 2/3 the calories of the other guys and a natural sweetening ingredient that is easier for my body to digest. Made with organic agave nectar instead of cane sugar or HFCS (the evil sweetner), or the artificial sweeteners like aspartame or saccharin, Oogavé's root beer doesn't leave any diet aftertaste either. In fact, I wouldn't know it as a healthier option from the taste. It is a great root beer. So go check it out. I enjoyed mine today with homemade nachos.