Drink plenty of fluids people because the brutal heat wave is going to roast you if you are on the east coast this week! The heat index is expected to be over 100 degrees. For me, I stopped by Seven Eleven and grabbed a Sparkling ICE drink to start the day. Sparkling ICE is a product of Talking Rain Beverage Company and it’s a refreshing blend of mountain spring water, fruit juice with right amount of carbonation. Also, it enhanced with essential vitamins and antioxidants. Currently, it’s available in six delicious flavors.
Upon busting the cap, there’s a refreshing Kiwi Strawberry aroma coming out from this tall 17 FL Oz bottle and you could really sense both Kiwi and Strawberry scents where other drinks you could only recognize one dominate aroma. The color of this drink leans toward the kiwi color and the texture was same as other fruit flavored carbonated drinks with exception of a bit more carbonation. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted fruity and it was difficult to recognize exactly which fruit flavor showed up. Also, the taste wasn’t totally crisp, but gave you the feeling of real fruit juice in the drink. After couple more sips, the kiwi flavor started to show up and tasted very pleasant. The sweet taste wasn’t overly sweetened and with the carbonation in the drink, it makes more fun to drink this Sparkling Ice. The strawberry flavor wasn’t obvious to identify in the taste, but rather a subtle taste at the end after you swallow down the sip. The sweet and tart tastes were balanced pretty well too. There’s no aftertaste for this flavor.
The ingredients for this Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry include: Carbonated Mountain Spring Water, Natural Flavors, Golden Kiwi Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Benzoate (To ensure Freshness), Green Teat Extract, Sucralose, Biotin 1% TRIT. (Maltodextrin), Niacinamide (B3), D-Calcium Pantothenate (B5), Vitamin B12 0.1% (Mannitol), Vitamin D3, Pyridoxine HCI (B6), Yellow #5, Ester GUM, Blue #1. Also, it has zero calories, zero carbs and zero sodium.
Overall, I love this Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry because of the taste and if you like kiwi then you might want to try out this drink. It comes with vitamin Bs and it has no calories.