How We Sweeten Our Beverages

Honest specializes in offering beverages that range from unsweetened and zero grams of sugar to ones that are "Just a Tad Sweet." Our teas, juice drinks, and sodas use a variety of organic sweeteners.

Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar

Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar

The Fair Trade, organic cane sugar we use in some of our products, as indicated on the label, comes from Paraguay. Fair Trade premiums help to fund community development projects that have included a local school, industrial farming equipment, and a new ambulance.

Organic Honey

Organic Honey

We source organic honey from the Brazilian rainforest. Local beekeepers place hives in a forage area and return several weeks later, carrying out the hives and transferring them to organic honey consolidators for extraction.

Organic Fruit Juice

Organic Fruit Juice

In 2013, we removed the organic cane sugar from all Honest Kids varieties. We found a way to deliver the same great taste by sweetening the juice drinks ONLY with fruit juice.

Stevia

Stevia

Stevia is a plant originally from South America that has been used as a sugar substitute for hundreds of years. The leaves provide sweetness with zero calories.

Erythritol

Erythritol

Erythritol (pronounced ‘eh-RITH-ri-tol’) is a natural sugar alcohol that has virtually no calories and does not affect blood glucose or insulin levels.

Organic Maple Syrup

Organic Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is produced by boiling the sap of the maple tree. We source our maple syrup from the USA.

Organic Agave Syrup

Organic Agave Syrup

Agave syrup is derived from a sweet sap that occurs naturally in the stem of the agave plant. The species is native to Mexico and South America.