I am a HUGE fan of flavored sparkling waters. You see, I am able to trick my taste buds with them. For over 10 years, I drank OVER a 2 liter of regular soda every single day. I cringe just thinking about it! Seriously, that is a TON of sugar and empty calories that did absolutely nothing for me other than help pack on added weight. I no longer drink regular soda at all, although I will enjoy a diet soda on occasion. More often than not, I am drinking flavored sparkling waters. They have great flavor, usually no calories or added sugars, and they have the fizz that I grew to love when I was a total soda-junkie. Having the carbonation made me think I wasn't giving anything up, and it allowed me to get off of the soda once and for all! This has been one of the best decisions I've made, since 30lbs literally fell off within a few months of making the switch to sparkling waters.
That's why I was excited to try the great sparkling water beverages from Sparkling ICE. This was a brand I had not tried before, and I was eager to see what flavors they had to offer. I received a mixed case of their tasty waters to review. It came at the absolute perfect time, since I was able to take them to enjoy on our 8 hour drive to Cleveland, Ohio over the Thanksgiving holiday. That was awesome, since it took away the temptation to stop for a quick soda at one of the many rest stops we encountered along the way.
Sparkling ICE beverages are a product made by the Talking Rain company. The Talking Rain Beverage Company is located east of Seattle, at Preston, Washington, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. They have been dedicated to producing healthier, refreshing beverages for over twenty years. They pride themselves on creating beverage products of exceptional quality and value for families. The source water for products produced in Preston is from their own deep, pristine, Artesian Spring originating in the Cascade Mountains. Other sources of their production are carefully selected to provide the lowest carbon footprint and the highest quality. I love a company that practices social responsibility!
What makes Sparkling ICE different? Well, it's what's inside! Sparkling ICE is an excellent source of B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. B-Vitamins are known to play an important role in helping your body obtain energy from food. They may also be important for normal appetite, healthy skin, good vision, a healthy nervous system and red blood cell formation. Vitamin D is widely known to play a significant role in overall health – in particular bone strength. Sparkling Ice also contains Green Tea Extract, which is known to have powerful levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that protect your body’s cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. Free radicals are a by-product of your body’s normal processes, and are also thought to be caused by pollutants and other environmental exposure. Sparkling ICE also contains zero Calories, is gluten and caffeine Free, and is sweetened with Splenda.
I got to try quite a few flavors of Sparkling ICE. My favorites were the Kiwi Strawberry, Lemon Lime, and the Black Raspberry! They were light, refreshing, and had fantastic flavor without that artificial aftertaste that you find in a lot of sparking water products. Other flavors include Pink Grapefruit, Orange Mango, and Pomegranate Berry. I have to admit, I am not a fan of grapefruit in any form, so I let Kyle, my 11 year old, have these all to himself. He really liked them!
But what I liked best about Sparkling ICE is of a more adult nature. With the Holiday season in full swing, I really enjoy relaxing with family and friends over a nice cocktail...or 3....but who's counting? Sparkling ICE goes GREAT in cocktails, especially for those, like me, who want to watch their calorie intake to prevent winter weight gain. They even have some fantastic cocktail recipes on their website! My favorite has got to be the Black Raspberry ICE Hurricane! I love me some good rum, and this drink is delicious! I also really like the Sailor's Delight!
Overall, I was thrilled with the crisp, refreshing flavors of the Sparkling ICE beverages I got to sample. These drinks are definitely tasty, and very versatile as well. (Sparkling ICE popsicles, anyone?) I love the fact that these are sweetened with Splenda, and they don't taste artificial at all. My family really enjoyed these, and yours will, too!
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can check out the awesomeness that is Sparkling ICE on their website. Use their handy retail locator to find Sparkling ICE near you!
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One very lucky follower will receive a mixed case of Sparkling ICE to enjoy for themselves! How cool is that?!
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This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ and will be open until 12:01AM EST on 12/12/2011. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure: I received compensation and/or product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
11/28/2011 02:31:44 am
11/28/2011 03:13:49 am
Black Raspberry is my favorite flavor!
9/10/2012 12:28:52 pm
Just found out about this while visting my daughter in Rocky Mt, NC ...liked it so well I came to the Walmart in Roxboro and they acted as if it was a joke to ask for this product somebody please send a representive to this store they are in desparate need of supervision..this is a great product and they should stock it instead of acting like it was a joke .
11/28/2011 07:36:53 am
My favorite flavor would be Lemon Lime. I wonder how it would pair with vodka?
11/28/2011 08:15:11 am
Orange Mango sounds great!
11/28/2011 08:49:20 am
Black Raspberry sounds great!! firstname.lastname@example.org
11/28/2011 09:10:38 am
Kiwi Strawberry is so delicious
7/17/2014 04:33:21 am
My favorites are Coconut Pineapple and Kiwi Strawberry..:)
11/28/2011 09:50:29 am
11/28/2011 01:49:34 pm
I like Black Raspberry! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
11/28/2011 01:51:45 pm
11/28/2011 04:38:30 pm
11/28/2011 08:49:34 pm
I would like the Pink Grapefruit.
11/28/2011 11:18:29 pm
The Kiwi Strawberry flavor sounds great!
11/28/2011 11:54:52 pm
11/29/2011 12:15:25 am
11/29/2011 12:48:56 am
I have never had any so I would love
11/29/2011 02:17:16 am
11/29/2011 01:19:27 pm
11/29/2011 02:36:28 pm
11/30/2011 08:24:16 am
The pomegranate berry sounds delicious!
12/1/2011 07:00:52 am
Stefanie Elysse Hurtado
12/1/2011 08:03:54 pm
I want to try the Pink Grapefruit flavor!
12/2/2011 12:08:26 am
I'd love to try the pomegrante/berry, YUM! maybe these can help with my ice tea addiction lol
12/3/2011 03:24:22 am
Kiwi Strawberry sound great
12/3/2011 09:18:12 am
12/6/2011 08:34:47 am
12/7/2011 08:52:00 am
I've never tried Sparkling ICE, but I think I'd like the Orange Mango flavor!
12/7/2011 05:35:32 pm
12/7/2011 09:05:28 pm
I love the black raspberry and the pomegranate!
12/8/2011 12:28:06 am
Lemon lime is my fave!
12/8/2011 06:31:01 am
I would love the black raspberry for sure as my favorite but they all sound great!
12/8/2011 11:25:58 am
12/8/2011 07:16:26 pm
12/9/2011 09:20:19 am
I like the Pomegranate Berry flavor.
12/9/2011 11:57:18 am
I'd love to try their Kiwi Strawberry flavor.
12/9/2011 06:52:50 pm
I love the pink grapefruit
12/9/2011 11:34:19 pm
Black Raspberry would be my fav i think
12/10/2011 03:03:40 am
12/10/2011 03:10:38 am
Orange Mango for me!
12/10/2011 04:37:22 am
i want to try the rasbarry flavot
12/10/2011 04:44:27 am
Black Raspberry is my favorite flavor!
12/10/2011 06:29:34 am
12/10/2011 07:12:49 am
Orange Mango would be my flavor of choice!
12/10/2011 09:58:22 am
The lemon lime would be my first pick.
12/10/2011 10:50:29 am
I would like the Pink Grapefruit flavor
12/10/2011 11:11:38 am
My favorite is the Coconut Pineapple.
12/10/2011 11:29:33 am
12/10/2011 12:26:19 pm
I'd like to try Kiwi-Strawberry.
12/10/2011 02:13:41 pm
Ann Marie Walker
12/10/2011 02:15:13 pm
I like the Kiwi Strawberry flavor
12/10/2011 11:19:47 pm
I would definitely like to try the Kiwi Strawberry!
Valerie Taylor Mabrey
12/11/2011 12:24:38 am
Kiwi Strawberry sounds yummy
12/11/2011 12:44:20 am
I like raspberry.
12/11/2011 03:18:43 am
My favorite is orange mango
12/11/2011 03:38:19 am
12/11/2011 03:47:05 am
i like the Coconut Pineapple
12/11/2011 04:01:41 am
I think Black Raspberry would be my favorite.
12/11/2011 05:26:10 am
I would like to try Black Raspberry
12/11/2011 06:42:05 am
I have never seen the Coconut Pineapple flavor in local stores, but I'd really love to try it!
12/11/2011 08:41:49 am
I would like to try the kiwi strawberry.
12/11/2011 10:48:42 am
I want to try the Orange Mango flavor most.
12/11/2011 12:19:05 pm
I would most love to try the Orange Mango Sparkling Ice Flavor!
1/25/2013 07:02:25 am
I was introduced to Sparkling Ice at a friends home, I enjoyed it so much sought out a variety pack for purchase. Each flavour I tried was thoroughly enjoyed . I will be recommending this to our curling club to have available as an alternative thirst quencher. This aids in everyone succeeding in achieving dietary counts without cheating or feeling guilt. Hats off finding a way to deliver a tasty product.
7/24/2013 03:25:53 am
Came across your water by chance ... Fabulous flavors with Kiwi Strawberry being the diamond in the rough... Walmarts initially rolled to floors with this product in 12 packs then 6 packs..Now you can't find it their stores , oh sure they 'll sell as single unit for a dollar a pop , but they are pitiful at shelf restock , display support or days of supply expansion on the shelves... They're clowns... If it doesn't say SAMs choice , they could care less because it' s all about profit and not customer access or service ...thankfully many large format chains are starting to carry these brands ...I'm curious of the sugar value in a single serving , because I drink this water like , well water....looks like the kiwi strawberry has been fine tuned a bit , color and clarity change.. But it's by the pool and In the golf cart religiously ...Maybe a little more " sparkling" addition to give that " bam" feature ...or not ..
8/10/2013 10:18:31 am
I could not get my wife to drink regular bottled water like Dasani. I ran across TalkingRain Sparkling Ice water in a Tropical 18 pack which had Kiwi Strawberry, Pink Grapefruit and Coconut Pineapple in it. She loves the water. She will drink a whole 17 ounce bottle herself. Amazing. I cannot find it any more. What a shame.
9/9/2013 04:01:01 am
PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE do not drink this!!. It leaves a horrific aftertaste and its not good for us either as it as artificial sweetener Sucralose. I wish they made it just with sugar. WE NEED NATURAL ingredients.
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