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Favorite Flavor of a Great Soda Alternative

  • Sep 29, 2011

Sparkling ICE Spring Water, Pink Grapefruit

I was pleasantly surprised when a co-worker let me taste a new flavored water drink he had discovered. I expected it to be overly sweet with and artificial flavor and aftertaste. Instead, it tasted like the real thing, wasn't too sweet, had a mild carbonation, had mostly natural ingredients and vitamins, and no calories or carbs. There is even some green tea extract! Since then I've tried the other flavors, but go back to the Pink Grapefruit as my favorite.

Too good to be true? Almost. Ice includes Sucralose, an artificial sweetener with questionable effects on the body. If they could use an natural sweetener like Stevia and keep it from making the drink bitter, then I'd be totally sold. Another factor that leads me to take away a star is that they use artificial colors. Not a deal breaker, but I'd rather they didn't. However, if you want a healthier (and even slightly nutritious) alternative to sweet sodas and something a bit more flavorful that water, Sparking Ice might be the drink for you.

Comes in 17oz. and 33.8oz. bottles.

~ Kort
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November 19, 2011
I've never seen this in my area, but I probably wouldn't like it as I don't like Sucralose - I had a bad experience with artificial sweetener and have avoided it since. If I could find this in WV, I would give it a shot though!
September 29, 2011
I feel the same way you do about the ingredients. I'd still give it a shot and it sounds like something I would drink over soda any day :)
September 29, 2011
Yeah. I still drink mainly water and tea, but if you want something lightly sweet and slightly carbonated, it is worth at least trying. Drink it cold!
September 30, 2011
I mostly drink water. My doctor told me to try to avoid caffeine and alcohol. But if I must drink a flavored drink, it's hot or iced green or chai tea, unsweetened :)
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