What is ‘Sugar Free’ in Drinks? 

What is ‘Sugar Free’ in Drinks? 

Humans are hardwired for sugar. And, for the moment, sugar is amazing.

So what is Sugar Free in Drinks and will it satisfy the ‘Sugar is amazing’ effect?

Sugar Free technically means - artificially sweetened versions of carbonated beverages with few or no calories.

Pretty much means that there are less than 0.5grams of sugars, both natural and added in the drinks. 

With the rise of premixed Non Alcoholic drinks and Healthy Tonics - we have looked further into the definition of ‘ Sugar Free’.


Erythritol -  Is a natural sweetener.
It is made by fermenting the sweet, natural starches in fruits and vegetables.
Yes - fermenting. Similar to the process of yoghurt, wine and beer. 

Stevia - Is plant based , part of the sunflower family. 

The plant is an original native to Paraguay and Brazil, but is now also grown in Japan and China.

It is used as a healthful alternative for non-nutritive sweetener and herbal supplements.

Stevia containers little to no calories. Which is great! 

So, what are the Pros on Cons of Erythritol and Stevia? 





Only 70% as sweet as sugar

Which is Sweeter than Sugar? 

200 - 300 times Sweeter

Only 10% breakdown

Does it breakdown through your body?

Yes! 100% straight through your bowels

Yes, Just a tad.Bitter sweet

After taste?


Yes. Slightly.


Just like Sugar, but the Good Alternative


Blood Sugar - remains neutral

Insulin response - remains neutral

No Nasties

Health Benefits?


Blood Sugar - remains neutral

Insulin response - remains neutral

No Nasties


So, rest assured, Sip & Enjoy has done some homework and have selected wisely on a healthy conscience.

We have a variety of Premixed Drinks and Healthy Tonics that are Sugar Free & Low Calorie Drinks:

Naked Life - 4pk from $14.99

Main Ingredients: 
Sparkling Water, Natural Sweetener (Erythritol, Stevia), Citric Acid, Natural Flavour, Natural Botanical Distillates & Extracts.

Yes You Can - 4pk $16.90

Main Ingredients: 
Note - Sugar between 4.5 - 5.5g per 100ml.
Carbonated Water, Sugar, Natural Flavour, Preservative (202), Antioxidant (300), Colour (110, 129)

Etch Sparkling - 4pk from $17.99

Main Ingredients:
Carbonated Water, Natural Flavour, Food acid (citric acid), Natural Colour (150d) Monk fruit extract.

O Sun Sparkling - 4pk from $21.00

Main Ingredients:
Sugar Free. Botanically Infused. Positively Charged.

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