Soda Shaq – is it a slam dunk?

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We couldn’t wait to try out these new Soda Shaqs by Arizona, and were very grateful and excited when they sent them to us to try out. They come in 4 flavors; blueberry cream, orange cream, strawberry cream, and vanilla cream. All made with natural ingredients, and no corn syrup. We were extra happy to try these out, as we try to stay away from anything sweetened with corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners. They are instead sweetened with cane sugar. They are all very low in sodium, fat free, and have no artificial flavors or preservatives.

Each can is 23.5 fl. oz. & contains 3 servings, at 90 calories each. Which is far less than most are drinking when reaching for their favorite soda, juice, or mid-day snack. This seems to help with your sweet cravings a bit, so perhaps it will stop you from reaching for that sugary & calorie filled snack.  Though we expected more of a kick in fruity flavor, it was refreshing & light, with just the right amount of sweetness. The blueberry for instance seemed to be stronger in vanilla flavor than blueberry itself, which was kind of a let down. We hope they enhance the flavors on these in the future. More fruit juice please, and perhaps even less sugar would be needed.

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Recently Shaq has been criticized for having his face on these drinks. Stating that he should be a role model for nutrition and not promoting sugary drinks. In my opinion, I don’t find it to be a bad product to promote. At least, not as bad as they’re trying to make it out to be. It’s All Natural, Corn Syrup free, and only 90 calories per serving. If you can’t teach your kids to only have a serving size, and not the whole can, then that’s not Shaqs fault, or Arizonas fault, its your own. It is actually healthier than the sweetened cereals most kids eat for breakfast, or the candy bar you may let them have at the check out. If you’re not drinking it every day, all day, it’s actually not so bad. Let us know your opinion! We’d love to know what you think.

You can buy Soda Shaq at your local 7-Eleven stores for 99 cents.

Bonus: Each can contains a Shaq fact!

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