Brand Guide: Soda With Cane Sugar

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If you’re trying to avoid high fructose corn syrup and other artificial sweeteners, but still want an occasional sweet carbonated treat, check out these brands that make soda with cane sugar.

Soda with Cane Sugar Brands


Boylan’s is widely available in grocery stores, as well as online. Their classic flavors made with cane sugar come in glass bottles.

Boylan’s makes Creme Soda, Black Cherry, Root Beer, Birch Beer, Grape, Orange, Creamy Red Birch Beer, Ginger Ale, and Cane Cola.


Made in small batches without the preservatives, artificial colors, or GMO-sourced ingredients, Virgil’s makes Root Beer, Vanilla Cream, Orange Cream, and Black Cherry sodas. They also have a zero sugar line sold in cans.


Created in Vancouver, BC in 1995, Jones Soda is made with pure cane sugar and features unique labels submitted by customers.

Jones makes Root Beer, Orange & Cream, Green Apple, Fufu Berry, Blue Bubblegum, Berry Lemonade, Cream, and Pineapple Cream sodas, along with some seasonal specialities.


Stubborn Soda uses no artificial sweeteners and flavors, no corn syrup, and fair trade certified cane sugar.

Stubborn’s flavors include some unique combinations like Black Cherry Tarragon, Agave Vanilla Cream Soda, Classic Root Beer, Pineapple Cream Soda, Citrus Hibiscus Orange, Draft Cola, and Lemon Berry Açaí.


Gus, which stands for Grown Up Soda, are only slightly sweet, use real juice and natural extracts and are only 90-95 calories per 12 ounce bottle. They also have mixer beverages.

Flavors include Pomegranate, Cranberry Lime, Blackberry, Meyer Lemon, Valencia Orange, Ruby Grapefruit, Cola, Dry Ginger Ale, and Root Beer.


Since the 1970s, Hansen’s has sold natural sodas, and in 2008, the brand switched to a real cane sugar recipe for their original soda flavors. These flavors include Cherry Vanilla, Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Grapefruit, Key Lime Twist, Kiwi Strawberry, Orange, Mandarin Lime, Original Cola, Pomegranate, Vanilla Cola. Hansen’s also makes diet soda sweetened with Splenda and Acesulfame Potassium.

Blue Sky

Sweetened with pure cane sugar and always free of caffeine, Blue Sky makes classic sugar cane sodas, along with zero sugar versions, since 1971.

Flavors include Ginger Ale, Cola, Cherry Vanilla, Root Beer, Dr Becker, Cream Soda, Lemon Lime, and Black Cherry.

Maine Root

Maine Root uses 100% organic Fair Trade sugar cane from Brazil. Maine Root also supports these farmers by visiting them often and investing in building hospitals and schools in their communities in Brazil. Flavors include Root Beer, Mexicane Cola, Sarsaparilla, Ginger Brew, Blueberry, Lemon Lime, and Mandarin Orange.


Reed’s uses real ginger and an authentic Jamaican Ginger Beer recipe to craft small batch ginger beer made with cane sugar and other natural ingredients since 1987. Because ginger can be very strong, the Ginger Beer is sold in three strengths: Ginger Beer Soda in Original, Extra and Strongest.

Wild Bill’s

Veteran-owned and operated, Wild Bill’s sodas harken back to a different time. Flavors include Black Cherry, Vanilla Cream, Root Beer, Orange Cream, Sarsaparilla, Grape, Butterscotch, Birch Beer, Ginger Ale, Dr. Bill’s, Strawberry Cream, Blackberry, Rocket Pop, and Mojito Soda.


IBC doesn’t brand themselves as a health food drink company like others on this list, but their Cream Soda, Root Beer, Black Cherry, and Cherry Limeade sodas are all made with cane sugar.


Though Poppi has cane sugar as an ingredient, they also use stevia as a sweetener, and aren’t as sweet as classic cane sugar sodas. Poppi is also a probiotic soda with billions of live active cultures in each can.

Flavors include Classic Cola, Strawberry Lemon, Cherry Limeade, Raspberry Rose, Ginger Lime, Orange, Watermelon, Root Beer, Grapefruit, and Doc Pop.


Revive is another probiotic soda made with 5 grams of organic cane sugar and billions of probiotics. Revive soda’s are organic and made with allulose and stevia as well as cane sugar.

Flavors include Probiotic Root Beer and Cherry Cola.

HEB Pure Cane Sugar Soda

If you’re in Texas, check out HEB brand pure cane sugar soda that comes in Root Beer, Cola, Dr, B Soda, Twist, Orange Burst, and Wild Red. Not sold online.

365 by Whole Foods Market

Finally, if you’re near a Whole Foods, you’re never far from sugar cane soda. The 365 by Whole Foods Market has their own Cola and Root Beer.

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