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October 18, 2021 6:17 pm

Olipop Review: It’s Healthy, But Do I Like It? (Find Out!)

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Welcome to my Olipop (honest) review, where I show you how healthy it is and if I actually like it.

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Fit Healthy Momma Rating: 8.8/10 ⭐

Olipop offers a new kind of soda, and as a registered dietitian, I am here for it. Liquid calories add up quickly, and can be especially detrimental when they contain additives and junk like a can of soda does. Olipop is reminiscent of the sweet, sticky soda pop you grew up enjoying, but with the added benefits and support of microbiome and digestive health properties. Not only did Olipop make soda healthier, but they managed to flavor it similar to that of your favorite pop brands. You’ll definitely tell the difference between Olipop and traditional soda, but as soon as you see and feel the benefits, you won’t care!

As an RD, I am constantly getting questions from people about what foods to eat to _____ (insert any goal). The problem with this question is that it doesn’t take into consideration the enjoyment factor. I believe strongly that if you don’t enjoy it, you won’t stick with it, so why bother?

So when I review new brands and products, I always keep this in the back of my mind as I want to provide an objective review on the nutritional information and health content, but I also want to be clear that, even if something is “healthy,” it might not be a good fit for you.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get to the topic at hand, Olipop Prebiotic soda! I was recently asked to try and review Olipop so that I can bring you my review based on my education and personal experience.

Yes, Olipop is a healthy alternative to soda, but is it good? Did I enjoy it? Is it worth it? Let’s explore!

Quick Summary of OLIPOP Soda Review

Name:

OLIPOP Soda

Founder:

Ben Goodwin

Website:

Slogan:

"A New Kind Of Soda."

Avg Customer Rating:

4.4/5 ⭐ (800+ reviews at amazon)

FHM Rating:

8.8/10 ⭐

Best place to buy:

Official website (where they offer discounts)

Current Deal:

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review of olipop quick summary

What’s Olipop?

Olipop is a sparkling tonic drink that’s formulated with prebiotics, fiber, and botanical extracts from eight plant-based sources to support your gut health and quench your soda cravings all at once. With six different soda-style flavors to choose from, you’re sure to find one that tickles your taste buds.

olipop - what is it?

Olipop was founded by Ben and David, who both shared a vision for creating a healthier, tastier “soda” that could give regular soda a run for its money. Instead of marketing a drink that’s full of sugar and chemicals, the guys formulated Olipop with wholesome, hardworking ingredients that actually promote a fitter, healthier life, something that we promote daily here at FHM 😉

Brand Mission

As a brand with an important mission, we feel strongly about working with other brands that have strong missions. When it comes to Olipop, their mission is certainly something that we can get on board with.

olipop brand logo and mission

Feed Life (Microbiome)

Olipop explains that we are all large life-forms composed of small life forms. If we respect and care for the life within us, aka our microbiome, it will do the same for us.

microbiome olipop shirt

Use Science to Adapt and Improve

The human microbiome has only just begun to be discovered over the course of the last decade. Olipop plans to continue to learn, grow, and adapt its products to keep up with the latest scientific advances.

Enjoy!

Yes, soda tastes good, but it provides zero nutritional value. OLIPOP, on the other hand, provides not just a delicious experience, but one that can actually provide legitimate value to your overall health.

How Does Olipop Promote Digestive Health?

Olipop sodas include a variety of clinically-tested prebiotics to give your friendly or good gut bacteria the nutrients it needs to keep you feeling healthy. But let’s back up and explain prebiotics and probiotics a bit so you get the full picture.

digestive health and olipop

Probiotics are live bacteria that live inside our bodies and provide us with numerous health benefits. Our digestive tract hosts many different kinds of good bacteria, but they, too, need nutrients to get their jobs done. This is where prebiotics come into play, they are essentially the food for your good bacteria.

Our bodies are unable to break down prebiotics, so they pass through our digestive tract into our large intestine where the majority of our good bacteria lives, and they are then fermented and broken down into useful compounds. Amazing how complex and wonderful our bodies are, right?

What Flavors Are Available?

Here’s the fun part; exploring all of the available flavors! Olipop delivers classic soda flavors, but make them healthy. Let’s take a look at each of the six classic soda flavors offered by Olipop Soda.

olipop soda flavors

Classic Grape

Made from real concord grapes, Classic Grape Olipop soda is a nice mix of sweet and tart.

olipop classic grape

Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, OLISMART (Cassava Root Fiber, Chicory Root Inulin, Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin, Nopal Cactus*, Calendula Flower*, Kudzu Root*, Marshmallow Root*, Slippery Elm Bark*), Concord Grape Juice Concentrate, Lime Juice, Apple Juice Concentrate, Cassava Root Syrup, Tartaric Acid, Stevia Leaf*, Himalayan Pink Salt, Natural Grape Flavor* *Extract

Orange Cream

Sweet, tangy tangerine mixed with creamy vanilla delivers a tasty orange punch.

olipop orange cream

Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, OLISMART (Cassava Root Fiber, Chicory Root Inulin, Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin, Nopal Cactus*, Calendula Flower*, Kudzu Root*, Marshmallow Root*, Slippery Elm Bark*), Clementine Juice Concentrate, Cassava Root Syrup, Mandarin Juice Concentrate, Apple Juice Concentrate, Lemon Juice, Stevia Leaf*, Himalayan Pink Salt, Natural Dark Vanilla Flavor*, Natural Orange Flavor*

Vintage Cola

The same crave-worthy taste of your favorite cola, but healthy. Smooth, delicious notes of cinnamon, caramel, and vanilla make Vintage Cola a hit.

vintage cola by olipop

Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, OLISMART (Cassava Root Fiber, Chicory Root Inulin, Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin, Nopal Cactus*, Calendula Flower*, Kudzu Root*, Marshmallow Root*, Slippery Elm Bark*), Cassava Root Syrup, Apple Juice Concentrate, Lime Juice, Organic Natural Cola Flavor, Alpha Galangal Root*, Stevia Leaf*, Himalayan Pink Salt, Green Tea Caffeine*, Natural Vanilla Flavor*, Natural Caramel Flavor*, Cinnamon*

*Extract

Classic Root Beer

That classic root beer bite mixed with that creamy sweetness, rootbeer fans know what I’m talking about! Classic Root Beer by Olipop is naturally sweet and creamy and it truly hits the spot.

classic root beer vanilla by olipop

Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, OLISMART (Cassava Root Fiber, Chicory Root Inulin, Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin, Nopal Cactus*, Calendula Flower*, Kudzu Root*, Marshmallow Root*, Slippery Elm Bark*), Cassava Root Syrup, Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Natural Root Beer Flavor, Lemon Juice, Burdock Root*, Stevia Leaf*, Himalayan Pink Salt, Natural Vanilla Flavor*, Sweet Birch*

*Extract

Strawberry Vanilla

This is Olipop’s modern take on a classic can of cream soda. Sweetened with real strawberries and fresh lemon, it’s all the sweet and refreshing taste you’re looking for.

strawberry vanilla by olipop

Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, OLISMART (Cassava Root Fiber, Chicory Root Inulin, Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin, Nopal Cactus*, Calendula Flower*, Kudzu Root*, Marshmallow Root*, Slippery Elm Bark*), Strawberry Juice Concentrate, Cassava Root Syrup, Apple Juice Concentrate, Lemon Juice, Stevia Leaf*, Himalayan Pink Salt, Natural Vanilla Flavor*, Natural Strawberry Flavor*

*Extract

Cherry Vanilla

Cherry pie, anyone? Tart morello cherries + tangy rainier cherries + vanilla bean = one smooth soda with a pop of big flavor.

cherry vanilla by olipop

Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, OLISMART (Cassava Root Fiber, Chicory Root Inulin, Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin, Nopal Cactus*, Calendula Flower*, Kudzu Root*, Marshmallow Root*, Slippery Elm Bark*), Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate, Cassava Root Syrup, Apple Juice Concentrate, Lime Juice, Stevia Leaf*, Himalayan Pink Salt, Natural White Cherry Flavor*, Natural Vanilla Flavor*

*Extract

Orange Squeeze

Who loves orange soda? This nostalgic classic is full of citrus, vitamin C, and a blend of natural ingredients that create a healthier version of your sweet and tangy favorite.

orange squeeze by olipop

Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, OLISMART (Cassava Root Fiber, Chicory Root Inulin, Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin, Nopal Cactus*, Calendula Flower*, Kudzu Root*, Marshmallow Root*, Slippery Elm Bark*), Lemon Juice, Apple Juice Concentrate, Mandarin Juice Concentrate, Cassava Root Syrup, Clementine Juice Concentrate, Rose Hip*, Acerola Cherry*, Stevia Leaf*, Himalayan Pink Salt, Natural Orange Flavor*

*Extract

Ginger Lemon

Caribbean and European mulling spices collide to create a complex flavor profile that gives a delightful kick with every sip.

ginger lemon by olipop

Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, OLISMART (Cassava Root Fiber, Chicory Root Inulin, Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin, Nopal Cactus*, Calendula Flower*, Kudzu Root*, Marshmallow Root*, Slippery Elm Bark*), Ginger Juice, Lemon Juice, Cassava Root Syrup, Apple Juice Concentrate, Ginger*, Himalayan Pink Salt, Stevia Leaf*, Organic Natural Mulling Spice Flavor, Cinnamon*

*Extract

Nutritional Facts

Each can of Olipop soda is:

  • Gluten-free
  • Low in sugar (2-5g)
  • Plant-powered
  • Paleo
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • High in fiber (9g)
  • Low calories (45 or less)

Official Olipop Taste Test Review

I tried all the flavors (six flavors) of Olipop’s signature gluten free paleo drinks. And, good news, I enjoyed them all! However, some flavors were better than other, in my opinion, so let me review each Olipop soda flavor here for you and rank them from my favorite to least favorite.

taste testing olipop sodas

1. Root Beer

Root Beer earned my vote as the best Olipop Soda. I love a good, crisp rootbeer, and this option for Olipop did not disappoint.

2. Strawberry Vanilla

The Strawberry Vanilla flavor is delicious! Honestly, I questioned this one before taking a sip but was pleasantly surprised by the sweetness of the strawberry flavor and the mellowness of the vanilla bean flavor. Smooth, creamy, and super satisfying.

3. Classic Grape

I love grape soda, so the Classic Grape Olipop was one of the first ones I tried. The taste is sweet but not overpowering, overall, it was very enjoyable.

4. Cherry Vanilla

Cherry Vanilla is very similar to Strawberry Vanilla, which I really enjoyed. The cherry vanilla flavor is a little more tart than sweet, so if you like a little bit, you’ll love the natural sweetness of the cherries.

5. Vintage Cola

The Vintage Cola flavor is great, but it tastes more like cinnamon cola than regular cola if that makes sense? This is also the one Olipop soda that has a small amount of caffeine (green tea caffeine), which I enjoyed as I always need a little afternoon pick me up and this one feels good because it’s free of all the artificial sweeteners ingredients, and junk.

6. Orange Squeeze

If you like orange soda, Orange Squeeze will be a favorite drink of yours. Personally, I don’t lean towards orange-flavored drinks, but the taste is really good nonetheless. Sweet and tart, but not overly so.

How Much Does Olipop Cost?

The cost of Olipop ranges between $30.59-$41.99 for a 12-can case. This works out to be around $2.55-$3.49 per can of healthy, keto friendly soda that’s good for your gut and overall health.

Yes, these cost more than regular soda, but shouldn’t they? There’s so much more value and nutrition in these drinks when compared to soda.

cost of olipop sodas

So, Is Olipop Healthy?

Yes, Olipop is a very healthy alternative to traditional soda, and this registered dietician is proud to put her name behind that. I feel confident in this brand’s mission as well as in the ingredients on the back of each can. Olipop soda has plenty of dietary fiber that comes from healthy plant fiber sources to help your digestive tract stay healthy and moving if you know what I mean.

olipop healthy alternative to regular soda

Does It Really Taste Like Regular Soda?

No, of course not. Does it have a similar taste? Yes, absolutely! But without all the sugar and artificial ingredients, the flavors are definitely not the same. I would describe it like this: the first sip will give you the nostalgic flavors you’re looking for, but there is definitely a notable aftertaste that reminds you that you’re consuming something healthy. I would liken the taste to that of kombucha. 

Final Verdict: Is Olipop Good? Worth It?

Ok, if you made it this far, God bless you. This was a long Olipop review, but I wanted to give you some value and credence here because deciding to invest in anything requires a good amount of research of the facts as well as on user reviews.

Here’s the deal, I absolutely love the mission of this brand, the nostalgic vibe they have going with their cans, and the dedication to making their drinks taste similar to that of regular cola. Personally, I prefer some flavors over the others, which is why I am glad I ordered the variety pack to start so that I could get to know each one of the flavors and then decide which I prefer. If you want my opinion, go for the Root Beer! 

Drinking Olipop instead of soda is a great way to improve your health and it’s an easy swap to make. Will you notice a taste difference? Of course! But when you realize that the beverage is packed with botanical extracts, plant fiber, and other ingredients that support your digestive health and gut health, I think making the switch will feel like a great decision and one that’s 100% worth it.

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About the author 

Courtney D'Angelo

Courtney D'Angelo is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist at Morrison Healthcare. She earned her Masters Degree in Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia. Her passion is to spend time with her 3 children, cook healthy meals and help other women and moms live a happier, healthier life.

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