OLIPOP Soda Review

Published on June 21, 2021
Last modified on July 8, 2021

This OLIPOP soda review contains affiliate links and we were given a sample.  If you make a purchase we may be compensated.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

OLIPOP Soda

OLIPOP is a sparkling tonic filled with prebiotics, plant fiber, and botanical extracts to support your digestive health.  Each can is Non-GMO, gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly and is free from artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colors, and flavors.

OLIPOP comes in 7 fun soda-style flavors, like Root Beer and Vintage Cola, and each can includes 1/3 of your recommended daily dose of fiber.  And unlike regular soda and kombucha, there is less sugar and no vinegar taste.  Get 15% OFF with code MEALFINDS15 >>

What We Like

  • Packed with prebiotics & fiber
  • No artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colors, flavors, or ingredients
  • 7 fun soda-style flavors; Unlike kombucha, OLIPOP gives you digestive benefits from added fiber and prebiotics without the vinegar taste

What We Don’t Like

  • Some flavors, for some people, have an aftertaste (from the plant-based sweetener stevia)
  • Not super bubbly
  • Expensive (compared to similar grocery store products with fiber and prebiotics, but inline with high-end kombucha found online)
  • Needs to be refrigerated

How much does OLIPOP soda cost?

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The cost of OLIPOP soda is between $30.59 – $41.99 for a pack of 12 cans.  This works out to $2.55 – $3.49 per can of fiber-filled goodness.

  • Variety 12 Pack: One-Time $41.99; Subscribe & Save $35.69
  • Single Flavor 12 Pack:  One-Time $35.99; Subscribe & Save $30.59
  • Two Flavor 12 Pack: One-Time $41.99; Subscribe & Save $35.69
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OLIPOP vs KOMBUCHA:  Since this isn’t your average chemical-filled soda, we compared the price of OLIPOP to other drinks that contain prebiotics and fiber and are good for digestion, like kombucha.  We found that the price of OLIPOP is similar to high-end kombucha drinks sold online but more expensive than some kombucha drinks found in the grocery store.  And unlike kombucha, OLIPOP comes in fun soda-like flavors and do not have a vinegar taste!   Get 15% OFF with code MEALFINDS15 >>

OLIPOP Soda Review

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The natural ingredients used in OLIPOP, including plant fiber, prebiotics, and botanicals, were selected based on scientific research and have a proven track record of fueling the microbiome in our gut and improving digestive health.

For our OLIPOP soda review, we received two variety packs.  Each of which contained two cans of 6 OLIPOP soda flavors (Vintage Cola, Classic Root Beer, Cherry Vanilla, Orange Squeeze, Ginger Lemon, Strawberry Vanilla).  In addition to these six flavors, OLIPOP soda also comes in the limited edition Orange Cream.

These fun soda-style flavors make getting more fiber easy and delicious. Get 15% OFF with code MEALFINDS15 >>

Olipop Soda Unboxing by MealFinds

OLIPOP comes in 12 oz cans that can be purchased in packs of 12.  Each can contains 9g of dietary fiber, which is around 1/3 of the amount of daily fiber recommended by the FDA, and combined with the added prebiotics help to improve digestive health.

In addition, each can of OLIPOP has 5g or less of sugar and under 50 calories thanks to the natural sweeteners used including Stevia, natural sugars from fruits, and natural cassava syrup which add sweetness without adding a lot of calories or sugars. 

These digestive tonics are also free from artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colors, and flavors and are Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, and Keto-friendly.

TIP:  OLIPOP recommends refrigerating your cans upon arrival as they taste best when refrigerated and, if left unrefrigerated for an extended period of time, the prebiotic fibers may start to break down and become less effective.  Get 15% OFF with code MEALFINDS15 >>

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We brought in several taste testers for this review as I have a sensitivity to stevia and wanted to get the opinions of those who don’t.  Stevia is used a lot these days as it is a plant-based sweetener that has zero calories and is great for those who are watching their daily sugar, carb, and/or calorie intake.

After tasting six of the OLIPOP soda flavors there were several things that stood out.

  • We couldn’t agree on a unanimous favorite, but personally, I like the Root Beer the best as it didn’t leave an aftertaste for me and tasted the most like the original Root Beer soda.
  • Several reviewers liked the Vintage Cola, the only OLIPOP with 50mg of green tea caffeine, and said that it reminded them of a diet cola soda.
  • The Orange Squeeze, Cherry Vanilla, and Strawberry Vanilla were all at the top of our reviewers’ lists for a more juice-like taste.
  • The Ginger Lemon was a love-it-or-hate flavor for our group.  If you like the taste of ginger you will probably like this flavor, but if you don’t then you probably won’t.
  • Unlike kombucha, OLIPOP gives you the digestive benefits from added fiber and prebiotics without the vinegar taste.
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You might be wondering how OLIPOP soda makes you feel?  With all that fiber and prebiotics I was a little worried about how my stomach would react.  The good news is that none of the reviewers had any sort of stomach troubles after drinking OLIPOP 🙂

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All of the reviewers commented on the lack of bubbles that one comes to expect from a soda-like product.  As we talked about it, we came up with the idea of using several OLIPOP flavors for mixers in adult beverages, sort of like a digestif.

Here are our favorites:

  • OLIPOP Vintage Cola + Rum
  • OLIPOP Ginger Lemon + Tequilla
  • OLIPOP Orange Sqeeze + Prosecco (we also liked the OLIPOP Strawberry Vanilla/Cherry Vanilla and Prosecco)

 

We agreed that OLIPOP’s soda-like flavors make for great mixers!  With these adult beverages you don’t miss the bubbles and they rarely have an aftertaste.  I’m not sure how the alcohol is mixing with the prebiotics, but you are still getting a fiber-packed drink that is lower in calories than most mixed drinks.  Get 15% OFF with code MEALFINDS15 >>ake 15% OFF with code MEALFINDS15 >>

OLIPOP Soda Review:  Where can I buy OLIPOP?

OLIPOP can be purchased online as well as in select stores across the United States including Whole Foods, Mom’s Organic Market, Giant Food Stores, Earth Fare, Wegmans, and more. Get 15% OFF with code MEALFINDS15 >>

OLIPOP Soda Review: Bottom Line

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OLIPOP is a sparkling tonic filled with prebiotics, plant fiber, and botanical extracts to support your digestive health.  Each can is Non-GMO, gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly.

We love that OLIPOP comes in 7 fun soda-style flavors and is free from artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colors, and flavors, but with far less sugar than regular soda and no vinegar taste like with kombucha.  We also like that OLIPOP is packed with prebiotics and about 1/3 of the recommended daily dose of fiber to support our gut health.

And while we love the gut support OLIPOP is providing, some flavors did leave an aftertaste and all reviewers commented on the lack of bubbles.  In addition, when we compared OLIPOP to grocery store products with prebiotics and fiber we found it to be expensive, but in line with high-end kombucha found online.

We would recommend OLIPOP to anyone looking for a tasty way to up their fiber intake and support their gut health, for those who have tried kombucha and don’t like the vinegar taste, and any soda-lover looking for a soda-like drink with fewer calories and no artificial ingredients. Get 15% OFF with code MEALFINDS15 >>

Enjoy!

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This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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