Every few months beverage companies like Polar Seltzer and the ridiculously trendy, LaCroix come out with new flavors to match the season, that make everyone swoon. They flock to the shelves to stock up on the newest flavors. Are they tasty? Sure. Do they have fun flavors? Oh yeah! Are they good for you? Well, that’s debatable. Water, yes, but the ingredients that they use are derived from natural ingredients. Meaning, they’re not actually natural. From flavors ranging from Raspberry Mojito and Pomegranate Sangria to Watermelon Lemonade and Granny Smith Apple, how can they be?
That said, there is one sparkling beverage company out there that’s using real ingredients. It’s called Spindrift. Based just outside of Boston, Spindrift is changing the way people view sparkling water. Using only fresh ingredients to add flavor to their sparkling beverages, they’re doing things a bit differently. Here’s their story…
The newest flavor to launch is Strawberry. It hit stands just a couple weeks ago, and is already a fan favorite. Think, right-off-the-vine strawberries: a little tart, not too sweet, but packed with flavor!
That’s the case with all of Spindrift’s flavors, by the way. Don’t expect them to be super sweet like some other sparkling companies. Given that chemical sweeteners are added into most foods, Bill says that in a way, it has sort of trained our taste buds to assume that all fruits are incredibly sweet. So, when you taste something with fruit in it that’s not that sweet (Spindrift), it can be a little bit of a shock for some people.
Given all the amazing flavors that Spindrift offers, I asked Bill his favorite. He couldn’t pick just one. He says he likes them all! In fact, he says he drinks about 8-10 cans a day (hey, why not?). Starting with the more citrus-y flavors in the morning (Grapefruit, Orange/Mango), then moving into the super drinkable flavors that he can sip on all day (Lemon), and at night, he goes for one of the more specialty flavors (Blackberry).
My personal fave? The Raspberry Lime. It’s both sweet and a bit sour, bursting with flavor! The combination of the sweet, juicy raspberries and the tart lime – its just perfection.
Thirsty? Here are a few major retail partners that carry Spindrift:
- Trader Joe’s
- Panera Bread (select locations)
- …the list goes on!
To find a store near you, click here. Happy sipping!