By Rebecca Barnes
It seems everyone I know is raving about “Sparkling ICE” a fruit flavored beverage that all the cool kids seem to drink. As an avid diet soda fan, other than coffee, I rarely drink anything else. However, since these drinks are zero calories, I thought I would give it a try.
I have tried many flavored waters before and they were either too carbonated or the flavor tasted chemically. Sparkling Ice surprised me – the flavors are amazing and no overpowering carbonation. There are thirteen flavors, including the following that I sampled:
Orange Mango – Not too orange and the Mango adds the right amount of freshness. Beats the heck out of a Sunkist orange soda!
Black Raspberry- My favorite. One word: Yummy.
Pomegranate Blueberry- I am not a big Pomegranate fan, but the blueberry makes it the perfect combination of sweet and tart.
Peach Nectarine- The peach and nectarine flavors compliment each other with just a bit of tangy goodnes.s
Pink Grapefruit- The zing of grapefruit with none of the tart. Sweet and light. If you like pink grapefruit, you will love this.
If you drink fruit sodas, (orange, grape, lemon lime) consider this the adult version. Great for when I want “diet” without caffeine.
About Sparkling ICE® Beverages
Sparkling ICE has made a great tasting, refreshing, zero-calorie beverage Perfectly Possible™. Combining naturally flavored mountain spring water, fruit juice, vitamins and antioxidants, Sparkling ICE offers a bold flavored, lightly-carbonated beverage that appeals to all age groups. Available in eleven refreshing flavors: Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Kiwi Strawberry, Coconut Pineapple, Pomegranate Blueberry, Peach Nectarine, Lemon Lime, Crisp Apple and new in 2014 Cherry Limeade and Strawberry Watermelon. Sparkling ICE Lemonades®, launched in 2013, are available in six refreshing flavors: Classic Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Lemonade with Tea and new in 2014, Peach Lemonade and Mango Lemonade. Sparkling ICE can be found in retailers nationwide. Sparkling ICE is part of the TalkingRain family of beverages, and retails for $1.19-$1.29. To locate Sparking ICE visit www.sparklingice.com