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Aura Bora

Water Spotlight: Aura Bora Lauches a line of Sparkling Water Products

 

Herbal Beverage Brand Launches and Expands Distribution, from the Land to Your Hand, With Over 300 Natural Retailers

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you imagine drinking a cactus or a freshly picked bouquet? How about sipping on the most aromatic herbs and plants on the planet? An herbal sparkling water is finally here, bringing clean labels, good feelings, and delightful tastes to consumers across the country. Meet Aura Bora, a craft sparkling water made from real herbs, fruits, and flowers, rejecting the conventional flavors of mainstream seltzers.

The San Francisco-based brand was created by sparkling water fanatics, Paul and Madeleine Voge. In their search for soda alternatives, they realized the market was filled with mediocre flavors, tired branding, and artificial ingredients. So, they began experimenting with a home carbonator and some crushed herbs to create truly unique flavors.

"It all started when my wife, Madeleine, and I were just messing around with our SodaStream," said Paul, now CEO and Co-Founder of Aura Bora. "We happened to have all these herbs and botanicals in our pantry. One thing led to another, and Aura Bora was born. It turns out when you combine real herbal extracts and sparkling water you get vivid flavors, floral aromas, and a more natural taste. Finally, consumers can enjoy beverages tailor-made to their palates. Sparkling water aficionados find solace in an escape from the norm."

The brand's pairing of herbs and fruits sets Aura Bora apart from other sparkling waters. The first five varieties are Cactus Rose, Lavender Cucumber, Peppermint Watermelon, Basil Berry, and Lemongrass Coconut. On top of the glorious tastes, Aura Bora is sugar-free, calorie-free, and sodium-free. Each plant-based variety is made with Non-GMO ingredients for an elevated sparkling water experience.

In addition to the appeal of innovative flavors, Aura Bora's branding has been a massive draw for consumers. Aura Bora partnered with Boulder-based creative agency Moxie Sozo to craft their unique look. Co-Founder and Creative Director, Madeleine Voge, drew inspiration from the Earth's natural wonders for their breathtaking packaging. Each can features whimsical illustrations including owls, crocodiles, porcupines, sloths, and chameleons to emphasize the earth-inspired ingredients and playful brand personality. "Having worked in the creative field for years, I knew our cans could be tributes to the ingredients inside them. The colors, landscapes, and cheeky haikus on each can help Aura Bora jump off the shelves the first time, and the taste sells the product each time thereafter."

Since its launch in January 2020, the brand has expanded to over 300 natural retailers across the country. The brand is sold via local DSDs in Colorado and Northern California, as well as national distributors, KeHE and UNFI. "We're blown away by how much Aura Bora has grown just in its first six months," said Paul. "As we expand into other retailers, we know Aura Bora will continue to stand out in new markets, even in this competitive arena."

Aura Bora's five varieties, Cactus Rose, Lavender Cucumber, Peppermint Watermelon, Basil Berry, and Lemongrass Coconut are available at select retailers and range in price per location from $1.99 to $2.29 per 12 fl oz can. Aura Bora 12-count single flavor and variety packs are also available for $30 with free shipping through their website.

About Aura Bora
From the land to your hand, meet Aura Bora. Aura Bora is a line of sparkling waters made from real herbs, fruits, and flowers for earthly tastes and heavenly feelings. All five varieties are sugar-free, calorie-free, and sodium-free. Using all-natural ingredients, the products are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. To learn more about Aura Bora, visit ww.aurabora.com.

 

 

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Sanzo Sparkling Water

 

 

 

Traditional Asian flavors. Modern taste.
The 1st Asian-inspired sparkling water, Sanzo uses real fruit + no added sugars to deliver refreshing taste. Whether these flavors are a taste of home or a source of discovery, we’re excited to bring you authentic flavors in the most delicious way we know how.

 

 

Calamansi (LIME)

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The “golden lime” from the Philippines, calamansi is the perfect balance of tart lime with hints of tangerine.
The perfect go-to refreshment, it’s what New York Magazine dubbed “the cure for seltzer fatigue”.

 

 

LYCHEE (Berry)

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Is it a raspberry? A grape? A sweet flower? Kind of all three.
Lychee are floral, fragrant and just the right amount of sweet.
If you've previously found lychee too sweet or syrup-y, you'll be refreshed by our lightness.

 

 

MANGO (ALPHONSO)

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Dubbed the “king of mangoes”, the Indian alphonso mangoes are often considered the best on Earth.
Radiant orange, sweeter and less fibrous than its counterparts, you'll taste Southeast Asia in one sip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company: Sanzo
Brand: Sanzo
Origin: USA
Category: Water
Packaging: 12fl oz (355ml)
Claims: Made with Real Fruit, No Added Sugar
Price: $8.99 (6 pack)
Where to buy: Buy Online
Website: drinksanzo.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Company Spotlight: Phocus – Caffeinated Sparkling Water

 

 

Naturally energizing, caffeinated, sparkling water. The best of nature, made better by science. Nothing bad so you can Phocus on the good.
Aiming to discover a natural means of improving alertness, mental acuity and physical performance, we combined tea-extracted caffeine with the amino acid L-Theanine in purely refreshing water.

The result is a sparking synergy of hydration and the smooth-release of pure, Phocused energy.

 

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Keep 'as cool as' with the soothing flavor of Cucumber, rejuvenating caffeine from natural green tea and reverse osmosis water.

 

 

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Exhilaratingly exotic natural Yuzu & Lime flavor to keep your mind sharp.

 

 

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Our Natural sparkling variant is made with purely refreshing water. Uplifting and perfectly carbonated, it provides unparalleled hydration.

 

 

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Invigorating refreshment from natural Blood Orange. Get your day started and keep it going.

 

 

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The perfect balance of sweet and sour with natural Grapefruit flavor to keep you refreshed, hydrated and energized throughout the day.

 

 

Company: Phocus
Brand: Phocus
Slogan: Naturally Energizing
Origin: USA
Category: Water
Packaging: 11.5 fl oz (340 ml)
Claims: Zero Sugar. Caffeine Free. Non GMO. Zero Calories. Gluten Free. Vegan
Variants: View Product Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Finder
Website: www.drinkphocus.com

 

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Company Spotlight: Waterloo Sparkling Water

 

 

A natural clean and crisp flavor

Lively mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation; NO mineral aftertaste.

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Zesty grapefruit aromatics

A great balance of grapefruit juice and its natural oils; crisp and dry finish, no lingering sweetness.

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Fresh-squeezed lime and zesty aromas

Full but light mouthfeel, with plenty of complex lime flavors at play; short but prevalent citrus and creamy finish.

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A fresh lemon snap

Tartness and savoriness paired with a bright zest and natural lemon sweetness; shape and clean finish with fresh lemon staying power.

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The pure essence of fresh muddled cherries

It's rich, crisp taste brightens the taste buds with perfect balance of sweet and tart; snappy finish that does not linger.

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Sweet and summery aromatics

A balanced heart of the watermelon taste with a touch of lime in the background; real fruit finish that creates a very sessionable product.

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Immediate smell of a fresh cut coconut

Rich succulent coconut shines through - tastes like you're eating a coconut on the beach; soft and comforting finish.

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True authentic mango taste

An explosion of tropical zest leaps out of the can.

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Company: WATERLOO SPARKLING WATER CORP.
Brand: Waterloo Sparkling Water
Slogan: Legendary Taste
Origin: USA
Category: Water
Packaging: 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Claims: BPA Free. Gluten Free. Non GMO
Variants: View Product Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Websitewww.drinkwaterloo.com

 

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Industry News: Are Sparkling Water Beverages Really the Best Alternative to Sugary Sodas?

 

 

With the rapid rise of sparkling water beverages in the global market, it’s normal for consumers to ask if they actually are the best alternative to sugary sodas. Sparkling water beverages are often marketed as an awesome, healthy substitute to sodas, but is the healthy part really true?

Regular consumers may think that the difference between the two is not that much because both are carbonated beverages but the truth is their other contents set them apart from one another. In order for us to find out whether or not sparkling water drinks are the best alternative to sugary sodas, let’s go into detail and identify which of this beverage type’s attributes are really better than the average soda and which ones are harmful.

Typically, carbonated water is one of the primary contents of sodas. It is the ingredient that’s mainly responsible for giving popular sodas like Coca-Cola or Pepsi their fizzy goodness, but a host of other ingredients, such as sugar and caffeine, are also added into the carbonated water to give the soda a flavorful, stimulating taste.

Sparkling water is basically just carbonated water that’s derived from a natural source that usually contains small traces of natural minerals. Most sparkling water brands do their best to be completely natural, but there are also some brands that add in a few artificial ingredients to improve the taste and quality of their products. Similar to soft drinks, sparkling water beverages are also bubbly and fizzy due to them being carbonated.

While carbonated water is the common ingredient between sparkling water and soft drinks, their other contents are the ones setting them apart from each other. For example, LaCroix, a leading sparkling water brand that can be ordered from a LaCroix distributor, is completely free of calories, sweeteners, and sodium. On the other hand, original Coca-Cola contains 140 calories, 40mg of sodium, 39g of sugars, and 14% carbohydrates.

By basing on main ingredients alone, you can clearly tell that sparkling water has the edge in the ‘healthy’ department. But is that enough to determine that sparkling water drinks are the best alternative to sodas?

Remember carbonated water? Yes, carbonated water – the common ingredient of sodas and sparkling water drinks. Carbonated water is acidic, which is why both beverages have bubbles that feel good in the mouth. The usual pH of carbonated water is between 3 and 4, making it acidic enough to potentially harm your teeth and bones. Not only that, but carbonated water can also make you fatter because it contains carbon dioxide, a compound that usually triggers a ‘hunger hormone’ that will make you eat more than you should.

While it’s true that carbonated water’s properties have the potential to be harmful, there’s no hard evidence suggesting that sparkling water is bad for consumers. In fact, carbonated water may even be beneficial to your health since it can reduce constipation and improve swallowing ability. Whereas with sugary sodas, there are numerous studies linking the beverage to a number of major health risks.

So yes, sparkling water beverages are definitely the ideal alternative to soft drinks such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Not only are they healthier and more natural, but they are also arguably as equally flavorful as their sugary counterparts.

 

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Product Launch: Zevia Introduces Zero-Calorie, Naturally Sweetened Energy and Sparkling Water Product Lines

 

 
Adding to Zevia's 15-flavor natural diet soda line, the brand will offer seven new zero-calorie natural flavors of Energy and Sparkling Water

 
LOS ANGELES,  August 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zevia, the leading zero-calorie, naturally sweetened soda brand, has announced its evolution from a soda company to a beverage company with the addition of two new product lines to its portfolio: Energy and Sparkling Water.  The new lines will complement the brand's existing 90-percent share of the natural zero-calorie soda market in the United States*.

Reducing sugar is one of the largest dietary shifts occurring in the U.S., and Zevia sees familiar beverage categories as an easy place to start.  Both product lines present an opportunity for the company to offer new beverage alternatives as consumers around the world are becoming increasingly aware of the health risks associated with excess sugar consumption.

Energy: "We all love the boost we get from caffeine, but current energy drinks on the market are loaded with either sugar or artificial sweeteners, as well as a bunch of exotic supplements," said Paddy Spence, CEO of Zevia. "We created a line with zero calories, 120mg of caffeine from coffee extract, sweetened with stevia, and no additional supplementation. It's a better-for-you option in a category that has not been known for healthy ingredients."

Sparkling Water: "Flavored sparkling water has become very popular, but for many of us, these unsweetened products just don't deliver from a taste perspective," added Spence. "A little sweetness, from stevia, along with zero calories, no sugar, and Non-GMO Project Verified flavors, makes sparkling water come to life."

Zevia Energy will feature single-serve, 12-ounce slim cans with 120 mg of natural caffeine, with a suggested retail price of $1.99 per can. Zevia Energy will be available in three flavors: Mango Ginger, Raspberry Lime and Grapefruit.  Zevia Sparkling Water, to be sold in eight packs with a suggested retail price of $5.99, will include four flavors: Lime, Blackberry, Cucumber Lemon and Mandarin Orange.  Both lines are Non-GMO Project Verified, zero calories and sweetened with stevia.

Zevia Energy and Zevia Sparking Water will be available in the United States in Sprouts Farmers Markets, Amazon.com, Puget Natural Markets in Seattle, and Woodman's Foods in Wisconsin.

"Our experience building the first mainstream zero-calorie, naturally sweetened soda brand has been that consumers are looking for better-for-you versions across the beverage category," said Spence.  "We're looking to address obvious consumer needs as we expand natural diet beverage options – energy with clean ingredients and flavored sparkling water with a bit of sweetness were a good next step."

In addition to their new product lines, Zevia is celebrating its role as the first soda sponsor of the Reebok CrossFit Games, to be held at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles from July 22-24.  The brand is also in its third year as the only natural diet soda in Major League Baseball, with its sponsorship of the Oakland A's.

About Zevia
Zevia is the first beverage brand exclusively focused on offering naturally sweetened, zero-calorie beverages.  With formulas that are Non-GMO Project Verified, and certified Vegan, Kosher and Gluten Free, Zevia is sold at more than 35,000 grocery, natural and specialty food stores in the United States and Canada, including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Markets, Safeway, Kroger, and Target.  Please visit www.ZEVIA.com to learn more about Zevia.  Follow Zevia on Twitter http://twitter.com/ZEVIA, Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ZEVIA and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ZEVIA.

*According to SPINS/IRI Total US Food data for the 12 weeks ending 5/15/16.

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Giggle Sparkling Water

 

 
Soul Fizz is proud to be launching the greatest organic drink ever.

Giggle is a healthier alternative to soda. An innovative organic sparkling water that the whole family can enjoy. Giggle currently comes in Lemon and Orange.

Giggle is an Awesome Fizz that is breaking new ground with a delicious taste with nothing artificial that is:
•Certified Organic (USDA)
•Certified Kosher (Orthodox Union)
•Non-GMO
•Naturally Sweetened
•No Artificial Sweeteners
•No Artificial Flavors
•Low Calorie
•Enhanced with Vitamins
•Vegan

 

 
A note from the founders

We love keeping our kids and ourselves happy and healthy. When it’s time for something special, we want to give them a drink that’s refreshing, yummy and fun – like soda – but without the sugar or artificial ingredients.

We searched all over the world for a natural sparkling beverage that’s better for you and tastes great too. Guess what? It didn’t exist. So, we decided to create it ourselves. (Yes, we love a challenge!)

Our family spent weeks in the kitchen, experimenting and playing (our favorite thing) with fresh fruity flavors and fizzy water, determined to make an awesome fizz to thrill the taste buds of kids of all ages around the globe.

Finally, we created our first two flavors that the whole family loves, especially the toughest taste testers around, our kids. The final ingredients: love and laughter, with a twist of fun – for a drink that’s real, organic and tastes giggliciously good!

Our family loves a good Giggle. We can’t wait to share our Giggles and great times with you!

– Elle, Adrian & Kids

 

 

 

 

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Lemonlicious Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Erythritol, Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Lemon Extract, Citric Acid, Organic Fruit Juice (Color), Natural Flavors, Organic Reb A (Stevia Extract), Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Vitamin C [ascorbic acid], Vitamin A palmitate, Folic Acid), Fair Trade Organic Vanilla Extract.

 

 

 

 

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Orangerrific Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, Organic Erythritol, Organic Orange Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Fruit and Vegetable Juice (Color), Citric Acid, Organic Reb A (Stevia Extract), Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Vitamin C [ascorbic acid], Vitamin A palmitate, Folic Acid), Fair Trade Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Lemon Extract.

 

 

 

 

Company: Soul Fizz
Brand:  Giggle
Slogan:  Awesome Fizz
Origin: USA
Category: Water
Packaging:  8.4fl oz (250ml)
Claims:  Organic, Kosher, Low Calorie, Naturally Sweetened
Variants: Lemonlicious, Orangerrific
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: USA
Website: drinkgiggle.com

 

 

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Kaya Lemon Lime Sparkling Water

 

 

Our Lemon, Lime and Ginger Kaya sparkling water is a bubbly treat filled with wholesome goodness for your body that has just the right amount of kick to get you going. Combining sparkling water with a splash of fruit juice, sweetening it with love and a bit of agave nectar, we came up with the perfect solution. With only 40 calories in the entire bottle it doesn’t get better than this. Completely all-natural and preservative free, no high-fructose corn syrup, non-GMO, gluten free, no aspartame, no sucralose, no sodium benzoate, no caffeine, absolutely no nastiness!

 

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About the company:

You must be wondering what is Kaya?  Well, the name Kaya is derived from one of the 8 components of Ayurvedic medicine, ‘kayachikitsa’, which deals with various purification and detoxification methods. Inspired by the herbal remedies of Ayurveda, we strived to create a beverage that aspired to its ideals of purity and wholesomeness. We only used all natural ingredients, no preservatives, no artificial sweetners, and nothing loaded with sugar to create something that tasted refreshing and yummy.

Combining sparkling water with some fruit juice, sweetening it with love and a bit of agave nectar, we came up with the perfect solution. Preservative free, guilt free!

 

 

Company: Kaya
Brand: Kaya
Origin: USA
Category: Water
Packaging: 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Claims: Non-GMO, natural ingredients, no preservatives, no artificial sweetners
Variants: Kaya Lemonlime, Kaya Pomberry, Kaya Tropical
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: www.kayabev.com

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Kaya Tropical Sparkling Water

 

 

Our Tropical Kaya sparkling water is a bubbly treat  filled with wholesome goodness for your body that has just the right amount of crisp sweetness that makes you feel like you’re in paradise. Combining sparkling water with a splash of fresh fruit juice, sweetening it with love & a bit of agave nectar, we came up with the perfect solution. With only 45 calories in the entire bottle it doesn’t get better than this. Completely all-natural and preservative free, no high-fructose corn syrup, non-GMO, gluten free, no aspartame, no sucralose, no sodium benzoate, no caffeine, absolutely no nastiness!

 

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About the company:

You must be wondering what is Kaya?  Well, the name Kaya is derived from one of the 8 components of Ayurvedic medicine, ‘kayachikitsa’, which deals with various purification and detoxification methods. Inspired by the herbal remedies of Ayurveda, we strived to create a beverage that aspired to its ideals of purity and wholesomeness. We only used all natural ingredients, no preservatives, no artificial sweetners, and nothing loaded with sugar to create something that tasted refreshing and yummy.

Combining sparkling water with some fruit juice, sweetening it with love and a bit of agave nectar, we came up with the perfect solution. Preservative free, guilt free!

 

 

Company: Kaya
Brand: Kaya
Origin: USA
Category: Water
Packaging: 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Claims: Non-GMO, natural ingredients, no preservatives, no artificial sweetners
Variants: Kaya Lemonlime, Kaya Pomberry, Kaya Tropical
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: www.kayabev.com

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Kaya Pomberry Sparkling Water

 

 

Our Pomberry Kaya sparkling water is a bubbly treat filled with wholesome goodness for your body that has the perfect blend of tart and tanginess to get you into a state of nirvana (oh yeah!).  Combining sparkling water with a splash of fruit juice, sweetening it with love and a bit of agave nectar, we came up with the perfect solution.  With only 45 calories in the entire bottle it doesn’t get better than this.  Completely all-natural and preservative free, no high-fructose corn syrup, non-GMO, gluten free, no aspartame, no sucralose, no sodium benzoate, no caffeine, absolutely no nastiness!

 

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About the company:

You must be wondering what is Kaya?  Well, the name Kaya is derived from one of the 8 components of Ayurvedic medicine, ‘kayachikitsa’, which deals with various purification and detoxification methods. Inspired by the herbal remedies of Ayurveda, we strived to create a beverage that aspired to its ideals of purity and wholesomeness. We only used all natural ingredients, no preservatives, no artificial sweetners, and nothing loaded with sugar to create something that tasted refreshing and yummy.

Combining sparkling water with some fruit juice, sweetening it with love and a bit of agave nectar, we came up with the perfect solution. Preservative free, guilt free!

 

 

Company: Kaya
Brand: Kaya
Slogan: Your Soul with Pomberry
Origin: USA
Category: Water
Packaging: 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Claims: Non-GMO, natural ingredients, no preservatives, no artificial sweetners
Variants: Kaya Lemonlime, Kaya Pomberry, Kaya Tropical
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: www.kayabev.com

 

 

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