Are you tired of drinking the same old sugary, carbonated drinks that leave you feeling bloated and unsatisfied? Look no further than Poppi, the innovative brand that’s shaking up the beverage industry with its prebiotic sodas.
Started by a husband and wife duo in Dallas, Poppi uses fresh fruits and apple cider vinegar to create a unique taste experience that’s both refreshing and healthy. While it’s not as sweet as other options, it’s a decent alternative to diet sodas. Plus, it’s perfect for mixing into other beverages like cocktails, mocktails, and juices.
With flavors like watermelon, raspberry rose, and ginger lime, Poppi offers a range of options for those looking to switch up their beverage game. But how do they taste? In this blog post, I’ll take you through my journey of tasting all nine flavors and give you my honest opinion on which ones you should try first.
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1. Doc Pop
As a lover of soda, I was intrigued when I stumbled upon Doc Pop at my local supermarket. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Out of all the flavors, Doc Pop is hands down my favorite. This prebiotic soda has a unique blend of flavors that is reminiscent of Dr Pepper, but with its own twist. It has a creamy vanilla note and aftertaste that is simply delicious.
What I love most about Doc Pop is that it fulfills my craving for a bubbly, carbonated drink without all the junk that comes with the original. It’s a healthier alternative that doesn’t compromise on taste. Plus, with a small amount of caffeine from natural green tea, it’s the perfect pick-me-up for when I need a little extra energy.
At 2.99 a can, Doc Pop is more expensive than many sodas—but it’s worth the extra cost because this bubbly treat never makes me feel bloated or gassy from carbonation.
2. Raspberry Rose
I recently tried the Raspberry Rose flavor of Poppi and it quickly became my second favorite. I first heard about this flavor from a girl on TikTok, so I decided to buy some cans and see what all the fuss was about. I’m so glad that I did because this drink is delicious!
The drink has a subtle, distinct flavor that is similar to Sprite—but better. The balance of the raspberry and rose gives it a light and refreshing taste that is perfect for a hot summer day or as an alternative to sugary drinks.
One thing I appreciated about Poppi is that it doesn’t have a heavy carbonation, making it a refreshing change from other sodas. The small hint of ACV taste in each can didn’t interfere with the overall flavor and actually added a nice touch of sourness. However, as the drink starts to lose its coldness, the vinegar taste becomes more noticeable. So, it’s best to enjoy it cold.
I also love the can’s design. It looks great as part of any drink display. However, I do wish they were a bit more affordable as they cost $2.99 per can. On the other hand, if you purchase the multi-pack (which comes with 12 cans), you can save roughly 20%—making it a better deal than buying single cans at most grocers.
All in all, Raspberry Rose is a delicious and unique beverage—just be sure to drink it cold!
When I first tried it in the grocery store, I was immediately struck by its incredible aroma. The sweet scent of fresh watermelon filled my nose as soon as I cracked open the can, and the taste—a perfect balance between sweetness and tartness—made me feel like summer had come again.
It tasted just like a jolly rancher, with a hint of apple cider at the end. The watermelon flavor was so strong that it covered up any vinegar aftertaste, which was a pleasant surprise.
However, I recently noticed that Poppi changed the recipe for this flavor. The package color changed, as did the formula. Unfortunately, the new formula tastes more like bubble gum and is much sweeter than the original. I miss the tartness it used to have, but it still curbs my candy cravings without all the junk sugar.
Despite the changes, I still think “Watermelon” is the perfect refreshing drink for a hot summer day, and it’s good for you too. My kids love it as well. I just wish it was a bit more carbonated – I expected it to be way more fizzy.
I also really enjoy the can design, which is very colorful and unique. Overall, Poppi’s “Watermelon” prebiotic soda is definitely worth a try if you’re looking for a tasty and healthy alternative to traditional sodas.
I recently tried Poppi’s orange flavor, and I have to say, it definitely lives up to the hype. After seeing the product on Shark Tank and being intrigued by its potential, I decided to give it a shot.
First off, the flavor was spot on. It had a subtle hint of orange without being too overpowering or artificial tasting. It has a similar flavor to Fanta, but with less sweetness which I found to be a refreshing change. The best part? It only has 20 calories, which makes it a guilt-free option for those looking to watch their calorie intake.
The light, refreshing taste of this beverage makes it perfect for use as a mixer in drinks. I usually have one every morning with breakfast and noticed that within a week of drinking it regularly my tummy issues seemed to improve.
One thing to note is that there is a slight stevia aftertaste, but it didn’t bother me too much. In fact, I found it to be a great alternative to drinks with artificial sweeteners.
The drink reminds me of Squirt, a grapefruit-flavored beverage I enjoy drinking as a kid. I think that adding a grape flavor to their current line would be exciting—and it’ll be interesting to see what new flavors this company comes up with next!
Update: Poppi now comes in a grape flavor.
5. Cherry Limeade
I recently had the pleasure of trying Cherry Limeade, and I have to say, it’s one of the best flavors in their fruit lineup.
The flavor of this soda is absolutely amazing. It’s a perfect blend of sweet and tart, with a strong cherry and lime taste that doesn’t overpower the other. The cherry flavor is sweet and fruity, while the lime adds a refreshing tartness that complements the sweetness perfectly.
This soda tastes like Sonic’s cherry limeade, but without all the added sugar and red dye. It has fewer calories than other soft drinks—like Mtn Dew Code Red—so I don’t feel bad indulging in one on a hot day!
The only downside to this soda is the price. It’s a bit on the expensive side, but I think it’s worth it for the quality of the ingredients and the health benefits it provides. As someone who suffers from IBS, I’ve noticed that drinking one of these before dinner really helps calm my stomach and reduce heartburn at night.
This soda has more bubbles than other prebiotic sodas like Olipop, making it the perfect pop alternative. The carbonation gives the soda a refreshing feel that’s perfect for hot summer days or as a pick-me-up anytime.
It was previously available only at Target, but I’m pleased to see that it is now being sold by other retailers.
6. Classic Cola
As someone who loves classic sodas, I was excited to try the Classic Cola flavor. So I bought one at Publix. And let me tell you, it’s definitely one of the best in their classic flavors lineup.
The flavor profile is unique and reminds me of vintage-style colas, with a twist. It’s not quite like Coca-Cola or Pepsi, but it’s still very pleasant. In fact, it reminded me of vanilla Dr. Pepper, which I love. It’s slightly tangy, which I assume comes from the apple cider vinegar, but it’s not overpowering. Instead, it adds a nice complexity to the flavor that keeps me coming back for more.
One thing to note is that it does have a strange syrup licorice-like taste that I couldn’t quite get used to. However, it didn’t detract too much from the overall taste and experience.
In summary, if you’re looking for a vintage-style cola with a unique flavor profile and the added bonus of prebiotics, give this flavor a try. While it may not be a Coca-Cola replica, it’s a pleasant and thirst-quenching alternative that’s worth exploring.
7. Ginger Lime
As someone who appreciates a more subtle, less sweet beverage, I couldn’t wait to try Poppi’s Ginger Lime, especially after hearing about it in The Dallas Morning Newspaper. I was prepared for a flavor experience that deviated from the typical overly sweet sodas that line the shelves, and I was not let down.
Upon tasting it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had a light, almost Sprite or Ginger Ale-like taste. With a bright tartness from the lime and that unmistakable ginger kick, it was the perfect drink to cool me down on a steamy-hot day.
The best part about this prebiotic soda is that the flavor is authentic and refreshing – there’s no hint of anything artificial here. I was initially concerned that the vinegar in the soda would overpower the other flavors, but I was pleased to find that it was virtually undetectable. It blended seamlessly into the overall profile, providing the added health benefits without being intrusive.
The carbonation was not too aggressive, allowing the ginger and lime to take center stage, while still providing that satisfying fizziness that one craves from a soda.
One thing that sets this flavor apart is its charming packaging, making it a cute addition to my fridge. However, I must admit that it’s been a bit challenging to find this gem in stores. I’d love to see wider availability so more people can experience and enjoy this delightful beverage.
8. Root Beer
I’m always on the lookout for new and unique beverages, so when I stumbled across Poppi’s “Root Beer” on TikTok, I knew I had to give it a try. The idea of combining classic root beer taste with prebiotic benefits instantly piqued my interest.
Upon tasting it for the first time, I found that Poppi’s “Root Beer” did a fairly good job of mimicking the actual root beer soft drink. However, the flavor profile leaned more towards cream soda territory. As a fan of cream soda myself, I didn’t mind this variation, but if you’re a die-hard root beer enthusiast, it may not hit the mark for you.
Comparing Poppi’s root beer to other classic root beer flavors, I must admit that it wasn’t my favorite. It could be a tiny bit sweeter, in my opinion, but it was still decent enough to enjoy.
One big plus was that it didn’t cause any stomach upset – a concern for someone like me with a sensitive stomach. In fact, it was quite refreshing, making it the perfect beverage to enjoy while taking in a breathtaking mountain-top view.
I was initially unable to find this product in local stores but was pleased to discover that I could buy a 12-pack online. The only downside is that it’s not sold in as many locations, so those with real cravings for root beer may have trouble finding it!
9. Strawberry Lemon
I was so excited to try this flavor after hearing about it from Olivia Munn on Instagram. But the reality of drinking it didn’t match my expectations at all—it ended up being incredibly sweet and a little too rich for my taste.
Upon opening the can, I was instantly reminded of the strawberry açaí refreshers from Starbucks. The aroma was a blend of sweet strawberries and zesty lemons, just like the popular coffee chain’s carbonated beverage. However, when I took my first drink—unlike with Starbucks’ original recipe—I noticed that there were less bubbles to tickle my nose.
I decided to chill the can to enhance its refreshment factor. Once properly cooled, I took my first sip, only to be met with a wave of tartness that I found overwhelming. The strawberry lemon flavor, while initially pleasant, proved to be too intense for my palate, leaving me with a sharp, lingering tang.
The can’s design was appealing and, interestingly, slightly squishable, setting it apart from the usual rigid soda cans. However, this unique characteristic was not enough to make up for the cloying sweetness accompanied by an artificial aftertaste of Stevia. Although I had hoped the Stevia wouldn’t be too overpowering, it unfortunately dominated the flavor profile and left me disappointed.
Although the idea of a lemon-flavored soda sweetened with stevia was intriguing, this particular flavor proved to be too tart for my liking. I’m sure there are plenty of people who would enjoy it—it’s just not for me!
To wrap it up…
In conclusion, my journey through the world of Poppi’s prebiotic sodas has been nothing short of a delightful adventure. With nine unique flavors to choose from, each offering its distinct twist, there’s undoubtedly a Poppi soda to suit every palate. The flavor profiles are meticulously crafted, striking a perfect balance between sweetness, tartness, and depth.
In the end, Poppi’s prebiotic sodas have earned my loyalty as a fan. Not only do these sodas provide a plethora of flavors to choose from, but they also deliver on their promise of offering a healthier, gut-friendly alternative to traditional sodas. If you haven’t tried Poppi’s prebiotic sodas yet, I highly recommend embarking on your own flavor journey and discovering your personal favorite. Cheers to a delicious and health-conscious soda experience!