Last Sunday was gearing up to be a hot one. With little relief from the heat at our house, we decided to escape to the great outdoors and explore a local park that we hadn’t visited before. This was likely our last outing as a family of three, as our newest addition is due very soon.
Being heavily pregnant and having gestational diabetes, I need to be very careful of my sugar intake. I avoid artificial sweeteners as much as I can. Not only do they taste horrible, I worry about putting them into my body, especially now I am growing a baby.
An opportunity to try naturally sweetened Pepsi Next seemed to come at just the right time. It was a nice treat on a stinking hot day to have a cold soft drink that I knew wasn’t going to send my blood sugars sky rocketing and didn’t contain any nasty artificial sweeteners. I packed our new picnic basket with morning tea, refreshments and loaded up the car ready for a morning of family fun.
Pepsi Next has 30% less sugar than regular cola drinks. What’s great for me is that Pepsi Next has been able to do this naturally, thanks to using Stevia. Pepsi Next is the first Cola in Australia to use Stevia. (FAQ about Pepsi Next and Stevia).
The taste of Pepsi Next isn’t sickly sweet. I found that it wasn’t overly carbonated either which meant no public burping from the pregnant lady! There was no bitter taste of phenylalanine which is a big plus. I drank half a can which kept my sugars on track.
While soft drink is not something that we have in our fridge regularly, in future when I am purchasing it, I will be buying Pepsi Next instead of full sugar or artificially sweetened cola options.
It’s always fun chasing Dora around the park. She skipped the fancy new play equipment and headed straight to the big climbing web and rocks. Her dad got to scale the rocks to get her down. It was a lovely morning.
As always, all opinions expressed are my own. I received a Pepsi Next pack to taste and review.
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