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Can You Guess Sparkling Ice’s New Limited Edition Mystery Flavor?

Around this time last year, Sparkling Ice launched a NEW limited edition mystery fruit flavor and contest. Thousands of you entered with your flavor guesses for a chance to win over $45,000 in prizes. Sadly, we didn’t correctly guess the mystery flavor as Passion Fruit Punch, but hopefully, this year is different. That’s right, Sparkling Ice welcomes a New Limited Edition mystery flavor and another chance to win. The grand prize for this year’s Sparkling Ice What the Flavor contest, like the new mystery flavor, is tropical. Fans can enter to win an all-expense paid, 7-Day Holland America Line Caribbean cruise for two with roundtrip airfare, in addition to 500 other pool-themed prizes.

Like all of Sparkling Ice’s flavors, the new flavor has zero calories, zero sugar and made with antioxidants and vitamins.  The new flavor is inspired by the scents and flavors of an exotic tropical getaway; it is a clear carbonated beverage balanced with just the right amount of fizz.  The bottle is wrapped in a distinct blue packaging with tropical leaf accents and a signature toucan. Sparkling Ice Mystery Flavor is available in retailers nationwide beginning in May through the end of July 2019. The contest is up now and goes until July 31st. All fans who guess the flavor via the instructions will be entered for a chance to win.

“Our sweepstakes were a huge success last summer. We witnessed record-breaking sales as a result of our Mystery Flavor offering and, as such, wanted to create a second iteration of a limited-edition flavor for this summer as well,” said CEO of Sparkling Ice, Chris Hall. “Beyond our sales success, we also saw a direct boost of engagement on social media through our What the Flavor sweepstakes.  Our whole team is looking forward to seeing the creative guesses our Sparkling Ice fans come up with for the new Mystery Flavor this year.”

To participate in the What the Flavor sweepstakes, just enter your flavor guesses via the entry form on the sparkling ice website, through Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #WhatTheFlavorSweeps. Your guess may give you the chance to win over 500 unique prizes. These prizes include Yeti Cooler, JBL Bluetooth portable speaker, Ultimate beach chair with built-in cooler, Spikeball game set, fun inflatable float, and a beach bag with summer must-haves.

The mystery flavor will be revealed on August 1st.  Do you think you have what it takes to guess this year’s new flavor?

 

Hydration Helper: Drink More Water Deliciously with True Lemon

The struggle to drink more water is still very much an active battle. Although we do triumph here and there, we admit consistency is an issue. We all know staying hydrated is a key factor in being healthy; but how do you make something drink something that has no flavor, no taste, no anything? We’ve tried adding things to our water, like ginger or lemon but the urge to turn it into sweetened beverage is strong. Plus after drinking glass after glass of water, we sometimes feel nauseous. But there is a solution, and one that’s been helping us for the past two weeks, True Lemon Mixes.

Available in water enhancers, energy mixes, tea mixes, and lemonade and limeade mixes, we’ve been happily keeping ourselves hydrated with True Lemon. The low-calorie, powdered mixes are made from real citrus fruits (other True Citrus fruits are also available). They boast zero and ten calories (depending on the mix) and are available in sweetened and unsweetened varieties with no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. The range of True Citrus mixes is also non-GMO, sodium-free, and gluten-free.

We started out with the True Lemon Energy Wild Blackberry Pomegranate because we still needed the sweetness aspect; but after about a week, we started alternating to the True Lemon Crystallized Lemon with no issues. We have even started drinking plain water more. Of course, we still enjoy the above flavors when we need a bit more from our water. Each zero-calorie True Lemon crystallized packet equals the taste of one lemon wedge, which makes it great for recipes that call for lemon. It’s real lemon without the mess.

If you struggle to drink water or need help staying hydrated without the sugary drinks, try these water enhancers and beverage mixes. You too may find yourself changing your healthy hydration habits for the better. To purchase True Lemon and True Citrus, visit www.truelemonstore.com and www.amazon.com.

Sparkling Ice Limited Edition Mystery Flavor - Passion Fruit Punch

Sparkling Ice Mystery Flavor Revealed! Did you Guess Correctly?

After months of speculation, Sparkling Ice has finally announced what we’ve been waiting in anticipation for – the Sparkling Ice Mystery Flavor Revealed!

As part of the Mystery Fruit Flavor launch back in June, Sparkling Ice challenged fans to taste, debate and ultimately cast their flavor votes. Fans entered via social media using the hashtag #WhatTheFlavorSweeps for their chance to win over $45,000 worth of prizes. These prizes included a Bose Sound System, Sonos Wireless Speakers, iTunes gift cards, a year of FREE Spotify and more. Fans across the country cast their votes and winners were announced on a weekly basis from May 15th – August 7th.

We were not even close to guessing correctly. 

Sparkling Ice Limited Edition Mystery Flavor - Passion Fruit Punch

Sparkling Ice is excited to reveal the flavor of its limited-edition Mystery Flavor is Passion Fruit Punch! That’s right, the Sparkling Ice Mystery Flavor Revealed is tropical. We knew it would be something tropical, but that’s about it. How did you guys do? Did any of you vote correctly?

“At Sparkling Ice, we’re excited to share that the Mystery Fruit Flavor our consumers have been drinking all summer long has been revealed as Passionfruit Punch,” said VP of Community and Customer Relations of Talking Rain Beverage Co., Nina Morrison.  “In fact, our fans and followers have been enjoying the flavor so much that they’ve made it one of our top selling Sparkling Ice products of the summer.”

Passion fruit, most popular in the Caribbean, Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, is a semi-tart fruit that’s low in calories but very high in nutrients. We grew up drinking passion fruit juice and today it still remains a favorite. Which is why we can’t believe how far off we were with our flavor guess. It may be time to reset our palate. We can take solace in the fact that we were not the only ones that were wrong.

“As a company, we’ve been anticipating the big reveal for months,” added Nina Morrison. “Over 245K fans and followers participated in the social media contest, making it one of our most successful promotions to date. We had guesses ranging from Blueberry Lemonade to Watermelon, Fruit Punch and more. Even I guessed wrong!”

In addition to the weekly contest winners, Sparkling Ice also announced a grand prize winner on August 8th. This winner won an all-expense paid VIP trip to California to attend a major music festival in April 2019. 

So now that we have shared the Sparkling Ice Mystery Flavor Revealed, what are your thoughts on the new flavor?

 

Cascade Ice: A Soda Alternative

I’ve been trying to be a bit healthier by drinking more water, cutting back on the cocktails at events (you can’t imagine how difficult this is when servers are circling around you every five minutes) and drinking less soda. So far I’m winning at two of my goals – drinking more water and less soda – thanks to one products….Cascade Ice Sparkling Water.

If you’re trying to drink less soda, Cascade Ice is a great and delicious alternative that lets you enjoy and experience guilt-free taste. This wonderful sparkling water has ZERO CALORIES, is also Sodium Free, Caffeine Free and Gluten Free. It is available in three categories (Sparkling Organic, Sparkling Essence, and Sparkling Mixers) and thirty-one great tasting flavor varieties. The Sparkling Mixers are amazing for creating low calorie cocktails, which at least helps me when I’m doing cocktails at home. With Cascade Ice, there is no one favorite, the possibilities are endless in delicious drinks. So whether you’re mixing cocktails or want to reduce your soda intake, grab a bottle of Cascade Ice.

And just in time for fall, Cascade Ice has taken the delicious flavor of pumpkin pie and bottled it in the Pumpkin Pie Cascade Ice. This fall-themed flavor is yummy, like the others it also has zero-calories, is sugar-free, sodium-free, gluten-free and caffeine-free. A great way to make one of Cascade Ice’s delicious cocktails like this one:

Pumpkin Pie Float

Pour 6oz of Pumpkin Pie Cascade Ice into a tall glass filling it up halfway and add one scoop of vanilla ice cream. Garnish the float by crumbling a graham cracker and adding a dollop of whipped cream.

Heatwave Hydration | More Than Just Water

With high temperature days like we recently had during last week’s heatwave, I find that not only am I extremely hot and uncomfortable but I move slower, my energy is drained and I definitely don’t eat as I should (since eating heavy meals make you sluggish, adding drained energy to the equation doesn’t help). So the result is lack of proper hydration and nutrients. Yes, drinking water is excellent for the body, especially during a heatwave – we all need the hydration but plain water doesn’t keep you comfortable or give you all the vitamins and nutrients you need from food and of course, it does get boring when the water is bland. But all that was changed when I added the following waters to my daily routine. I found three waters that refreshed and kept me cool from the inside out, gave me the necessary vitamins I was lacking and liven up the boring taste of water.

 Metromint Water

Metromint is pure water infused with real mint leaf that refreshes in every sip. Mint’s benefits include reducing stress and anxiety, aids digestion, and freshens your breath. We’ve all had mints and you’re all acquainted with how eating a mint gives you a slight chill – well imagine that chill all over your body. I was literally cool from the inside out. It has no calories, sweeteners or preservatives and is 100 percent all natural. Metromint comes in 7 refreshing flavors – Peppermint, Spearmint, Orangemint, Lemonmint, Chocolatemint, Cherrymint and Goodberrymint. (I am addicted to the Goodberrymint and Chocolatemint). These deliciously cooling beverages are available in 16.9oz. bottles and are a must this summer.

Fruit2O

For those of you who require a delicious flavor to your water, Fruit2O’s crystal clear water has a tasty twist with a little more flavor than plain water.  It is made with natural fruit essence with zero sugar, zero calories, zero carbs, zero artificial flavors, is gluten-free and caffeine-free. With Fruit2O you’ll be enjoying a delicious drink without all the ingredients that make all those sugary drinks bad for you. Fruit2O’s has 10 delightful, natural fruit flavors which includes Cucumber Lemon (new!), Watermelon (new!), Strawberry, Grape, Tropical Fruit, Raspberry, Peach, Orange, Lemon and Cherry. A 6-pack of Fruit2O retails for around $6.99.

ACTIVATE Drinks

ACTIVATE Drinks is a nutrient-enhanced water with a fresh dose of vitamins that keep people healthy during their busy lifestyle. Research shows that several vitamins (vitamins A, B, C and E) lose their potency sitting in water. Pioneers of the twist cap technology, ACTIVATE developed an innovative cap that stores the nutrients/vitamins in its cap that won’t be released until you are ready to drink your water. ACTIVATE has 10 different flavors tailored to different body needs such as, supporting immunity, skin cell support, renewed energy support, rehydration support and overall health. A 16.9oz  bottle of ACTIVATE retails for $1.99. The flavors and their vitamin benefits include:

ACTIVATE Balance (Lulu Pear and Fruit Punch): With Overall Health and Maintenance Support
ACTIVATE Defend (Raspberry Citrus and Orange): With a Healthy Boost of Immunity Support
ACTIVATE Rebound (Passion Fruit and Pink Grapefruit): With Rehydration Support
ACTIVATE Beauty (Exotic Berry): With Overall Health and Skin Cell Support
ACTIVATE Defy (Blueberry Pom): With Support against Free Radicals for Healthier Cells
ACTIVATE Charged (Grape and Lemon Lime): With Renewed Energy Support

Have you tried any of these waters? What did you think?