For all those who don’t fancy the taste of plain water and are therefore not hydrated enough, sparkling water is your next best option. Carbonated water or sparkling water kind of gives you the best of both worlds: you can stay hydrated and healthy all while enjoying the refreshing taste of this fizzy refreshment. Besides, unlike carbonated soft drinks that contain a significant amount of sugar and artificial flavors, sparkling water is sugar-free and hence is a better alternative in terms of calorie content. These days, with a majority turning towards healthier alternatives, a range of brands have been trying to capitalize on this trend. We explored this wide market of sparkling water and have shortlisted for you, six best sparkling water brands, in no particular order.
LaCroix has been a best-seller in the market for quite some time and it is no surprise that they are a household name now. A great cocktail mixer and refreshment, LaCroix seltzer water (carbonated water sans added minerals) is smooth and tends to froth in the mouth and is an ideal choice for all occasions. Their 12-ounce cans contain vitamins enriched water with zero calories, zero sweeteners, and zero sodium. Additionally, LaCroix sparkling water ticks all the right boxes - it is vegan, gluten-free, made from purified, triple-filtered water and is non-GMO and Whole30 approved. They are available in a number of flavors such as raspberry, berry, peach, Pamplemousse (grapefruit) and many more.
In 2018, beverage giant PepsiCo, introduced their line of flavored sparkling water, Bubly. They initially started with 8 flavors including apple, cherry, grapefruit, lemon, mango, orange, and strawberry all packaged in fun, eye-catching 12-ounce cans. This year, Bubly’s four new fruit flavors hit the shelves - peach, cranberry, raspberry, and blackberry. This zero-calorie drink does not contain any added sweeteners.
Imported from Italy, S.Pellegrino’s sparkling mineral water is naturally enriched with, magnesium, mineral salts, and calcium to give a crisp, clean taste. They contain no added flavors or artificial colors and is a zero-calorie, low-sodium drink. Packaged in their signature green, the 33.8 ounces (1 liter) bottles are made of BPA free plastic.
Spindrift's sparkling water, available in 12-ounce cans (17calories per can), has a slightly pulpy taste when compared to the other available carbonated water since it contains 10% fruit juice. They are gluten-free, unsweetened (no-added-sugar), kosher and non-GMO. According to popular reviews, Spindrift seltzer water is more refreshing than sparkling water from other makers and is a common choice for those who prefer seltzer.
Perrier comes in 16.9-ounce plastic bottles that are perfect for toting anywhere and fits all refrigerators. It is bubbly but not as fizzy and is a great choice for mixing cocktails. With their slender-necked green bottles, they are visually similar to S.Pellegrino but taste-wise, Perrier is fizzier than Pellegrino.
Sparkling Ice’s carbonated water is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins and comes in 17-ounce bottles. Their zero-sugar, zero-calories water is colorfully distinct from the rest of flavored waters. In fact, their colorful content is frankly, quite tempting. Moreover, the sleek and slender bottle can be carried around effortlessly. Their sparkling water is excellent for those who like a distinct sparkle with mild bubbles.