There are many drink options available that are alternatives to Pepsi.
You have a lot of options here. Iced Teas, lemonades, juices, and some sports drinks like Gatorade are all non-soda sugar-free soft drink alternatives to Pepsi.
There are a variety of iced tea options that are sugar-free. Iced tea is a good option because it’s also something you can make at home.
Here are some options for sugar-free iced teas you can buy.
This is a sugar-free iced tea that you can get in a variety of flavors from regular lemon to cranberry-raspberry. All Snapple products are made from natural ingredients, and as a bonus, with the “Real Fact” that comes on every Snapple lid, you’ll even learn some trivia while enjoying your tea.
Diet Arizona Tea
Arizona makes many flavors of its zero-calorie Arizona teas. Some of the flavors you can get with no sugar include peach iced tea, mucho mango, peach green tea, and lemon tea.
Ginseng has a lot of benefits like boosting the immune system and providing antioxidants that might reduce inflammation.
Gold Peak Tea
Gold Peak Tea is freshly brewed with real tea leaves and pure water. They have a diet version that is sugar-free and has no calories. With Gold Peak Tea, you can trust that you are getting quality ingredients.
Like iced tea, you also have a lot of sugar-free lemonade options.
And, like iced tea, you can also make lemonade at home.
Squeeze some fresh lemons into a pitcher of water, and add the no-calorie sweetener of your choice, and you’ve got yourself sugar-free lemonade. Here are some options that you can purchase.
Crystal Light Lemonade
Crystal Light makes a lot of sugar-free options. They all are good alternatives to Pepsi. For example, the lemonade is sugar-free.
Crystal Light is also available in other flavors like fruit punch, and all Crystal Light is calorie-free.
Tropicana makes a sugar-free lemonade that is available for purchase in 2-Liter bottles. It does have small amounts of Vitamin-C in each serving, making it a somewhat healthier alternative than Pepsi.
Minute Maid Light Lemonade
Minute Maid has a light version of their lemonade, with only 5 calories per serving.
You can get up to 80% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C in just one serving of these drinks, making this a great source of Vitamin C.
While some juices certainly can have a lot of sugar, and calories, some options are sugar-free. Juices have the benefit of usually having vitamins and other nutrients in them that make them healthy options, at least healthier than soda.
Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry juice
Not only does Ocean Spray offer a sugar-free cranberry juice, but they also have it in many flavors. You can get regular cranberry juice, as well as cranberry grape juice, cranberry black cherry juice, etc.
For example, Walmart makes a “Great Value” version of cranberry juice that is similar in taste to Ocean Spray but costs less.
Diet V8 Splash Berry Blend
V8 has an option in the sugar-free market as well. Drinking this juice will allow you to still consume the vitamins and nutrients in the juice, without consuming the added sugar that comes in many fruit juices.
Sports drinks now have calorie-free options. Sports drinks are good to replenish electrolytes, potassium, and sodium after hard workouts in which you might sweat out a lot of those nutrients.
Gatorade zero offers all the benefits of Gatorade without the calories. If you’re still looking to replenish electrolytes after a hard workout, but keep the sugar out, Gatorade Zero is a good option, and it’s also available in a variety of flavors.
Like Gatorade, Powerade now has a sugar-free option. You can get all the benefits of a sports drink without the sugar.
Vitamin Water Zero
This can be a great option, especially now that it’s available sugar-free. Depending on which vitamin water flavor you select, you will be getting lots of different vitamins in your drink, all with no added sugar.
There are sugar-free soda alternatives to Pepsi. If you’re looking to stick with soda but to stay away from Pepsi, you have some different options.
Coca-Cola offers several sugar-free options. They used to only offer Diet Coke, but now they have some additional products that might taste better than the original Diet Coke.
Coke Zero is cola with zero calories. If you are looking for the taste of cola without sugar, this is the choice to make. Coke Zero tastes more like regular Coke than Diet Coke does, as Diet Coke can leave you with a bit of an aftertaste.
Similar to Coke, this is the sugar-free version of Sprite. If you are looking for a lemon-lime soda with no sugar, Sprite Zero is a good choice. Sprite Zero tastes very similar to regular Sprite, it just doesn’t have any sugar in it. You can also find similar tasting lemon-lime no-calorie sodas in some other brands.
Grocery store brands
Almost all grocery stores make their own brands of soda. Usually, they have sugar-free options in their selection. Each store will have different products, but here are a few examples.
Wegmans has their own brand of soda, and they have a few unique sugar-free options like their version of Diet Ginger Ale and Diet Root Beer.
Walmart’s Store brand is marked “Great Value,” and you can find sugar-free options like Diet Dr. Thunder, which is similar to Dr. Pepper, and Diet caffeine free Orange soda.
Walmart brand soda is also typically some of the cheapest soda on the market.
Publix versions of sodas are nice because their no-sugar options are all made without aspartame. Sometimes, aspartame can leave an aftertaste in your mouth.
Their diet sodas, like cola, orange, and ginger ale, are all made with Splenda, not aspartame.
Sparkling water is a great option if you are looking for something bubbly and flavorful to sip on while avoiding the calories and sugars that come with a lot of soft drinks.
If you’re at a party where friends are drinking alcohol, drinking some fizzy water can be a great way to drink something fun without the calories or side effects of alcohol
One of the first brands to offer sparkling water, San Pellegrino has a variety of flavors to choose from, and you really feel like you are drinking some and exotic!
You can choose from tastes including lemon, cherry, and pomegranate, clementine and peach, tangerine and wild strawberry, etc.
La Croix became popular with the rise in diets and lifestyle changes like Whole30 that mandate you don’t consume anything with added sugars or sweeteners. La Croix is a fun sparkling water that tastes good without having any added sweeteners.
Perrier was probably the original sparkling water.