Blake’s Hard Cider releases its first nonalcoholic beverage, ‘Sorta Pop’

The low-calorie drink with probiotics is supposed to be better for you and your gut

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click to enlarge Sorta Pop is low calorie, low sugar, and alcohol free. - Courtesy photo
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Sorta Pop is low calorie, low sugar, and alcohol free.

Blake’s Hard Cider has entered the nonalcoholic beverage chat with its latest release, called “Sorta Pop.”

Instead of soda pop (Who even says that anyway? This is Michigan, come on.), Sorta Pop is low calorie, low sugar, gluten free, caffeine free, and packed with probiotics.

Ingredients for the carbonated drink sound similar to kombucha minus the fermentation and include green tea extract, bacillus probiotics, fruit juice, monk fruit sweetener, and apple cider vinegar.

It comes in three flavors: tangerine, strawberry-watermelon-cucumber, and lemon lime. Each can clocks in around 25 calories or less.

“Coming from Blake’s 77 years’ experience growing, picking, and pressing our harvest, exploring a healthy, alternative beverage made with real fruit is a natural extension for us,” Chelsea Cox, director of marketing and product development at Blake’s Hard Cider, said in a news release. “As consumers become more selective and educated in their beverage choices, that shift makes way for a better-for-you beverage like Sorta Pop that delivers great flavor, bubbles, plus health benefits.”

Sorta Pop comes in 12-packs and individual 12-ounce cans and is set to hit independent retailers in mid-January, with chain grocers following in March.

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Randiah Camille Green

After living in Japan and traveling across Asia, Randiah Camille Green realized Detroit will always be home. And when she says Detroit, she's talking about the hood, not the suburbs. She has bylines in Planet Detroit News , Bridge Detroit , BLAC magazine, and Model D . Her favorite pastimes are meditating...
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