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Jul 19 2012

Review: Dry Soda

There is something about carbonation in a drink that makes me giddy.  At times I even find myself craving that carbonation.  I quit drinking diet soda a while back because the artificial sweeteners and additives didn’t agree with my stomach.  To satisfy my carbonation cravings now, I usually turn to seltzer or even a Classic Coke on occasion.  A few weeks back I learned about Dry Soda.  Dry Soda “a less sweet, all natural soda made with just four ingredients, including a little bit of pure cane sugar.”


A little more about Dry Soda:

Seattle-based DRY Soda Co. has re-imagined what soda can be: better tasting and better for you. DRY Soda uses only four, all natural ingredients and keeps the pure cane sugar to a minimum. Each twelve-ounce bottle of DRY contains just 45 – 70 calories and 11 – 19 grams of sugar. The result is a less sweet soda that allows its fruit, flower and herbal flavors to shine through. DRY Soda is available in seven distinctive flavors – Wild Lime, Lavender, Blood Orange,Rhubarb, Juniper Berry, Vanilla Bean and Cucumber – each with a unique flavor profile that makes it refreshing to sip on its own, pair with a great meal or mix into the perfect drink.

When I first heard about Dry Soda, it was the Vanilla Bean version that caught my eye.  When I spotted it yesterday at Earth Fare, it was the Lavender.  I picked up a 4-pack and couldn’t wait to get home to sample my new treat!  Earth Fare just happened to have a coupon out for $1.00 off a 4-pack, so it brought the price down to $4.99.  I immediately put the soda into the refrigerator so that it would be sufficiently chilled for a late-afternoon pick-me-up. 


What an amazingly unique and delightful treat this was!  I loved the subtle sweetness and undertones of lavender.  I was curious where the name “Dry Soda” came from, so I did some digging on the website.  Here is what I found:

Q: What does “DRY” mean?
A: As used in wine vernacular, DRY refers to “less sweet.”

Pretty cool, huh?  Dry Soda is gluten-free and says so right on the bottle. 


Now I am on the hunt for the other varieties of Dry Soda.  Earth Fare was only carrying the Lavender variety.  To see where you can find Dry Soda close to you, check the store locator page.  Dry Soda is also sold online

Have you tried any of the Dry Soda varieties?  If so, which ones?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!


  1. I’ve never heard of dry soda, but it sounds like I need to keep my eyes open! I can’t stand the sweetness of regular soda, and the evil sweeteners in diet sodas turn me off. I’d love to try this!

  2. Marilyn says:

    If there is a Kroger or Target near you, you might want to try the La Croix sparkling waters. No calories, no additives & it comes in lemon, lime, grapefruit, plain & coconut flavors. Lots of bubbles, no bad stuff!

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