I found your article interesting and I applaud you choice of glass over plastic for the container.
As for my purchase, I really wouldn't do it again. I am not a soft drink consumer and typically take a reused glass bottle filled with water for my take along refreshment. The flavor is interesting but not my choice to sip on and rather expensive.
Traditional sodas are too sweet for my taste and too high calorie. We try to avoid high fructose corn syrup and anything artificial. These sodas come in interesting varieties that r flavorful enough to appeal to our kids but light enough that we don’t feel sugar shocked. They make great mixers for cocktails!