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Fun Summer Sparkling Water Review: R.W. Knudsen Family Sparkling Essence

Posted Jun 26 2009 4:51pm

I've been trying to drink more water because I know water is a way to remove daily toxins from my body. Problem is, I get bored with water and forget to drink enough. That was before I tried samples of a new sparkling water from R.W. Knudsen Family, Sparkling Essence. I like the name, it makes water feel like a fun, healing, soothing tonic!
I chilled the cans the day they came in the mail (yes I was sent samples). My son couldn't wait and tried the blueberry. Mistake #1, chill before drinking for best taste.

What makes this "water" special?

First - Zero Calories! I've been working on eating real food for maintaining my weight loss so it's a plus to learn there are healthy yummy drinks with no sugar, carbs or calories.

As Americans consume more calories than ever before, it is important to understand that beverages are the leading culprit. Recent research from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that cutting down on liquid calories had a stronger effect on weight loss than reducing calories from solid foods.

Sparkling Essence is:

A simple combination of sparkling spring water infused with organic ingredients

Available in Organic Lemon, Organic Cucumber, Organic Blueberry and Organic Mint

The organic ingredients are brewed in fresh spring water. Then the fruit is extracted leaving only the subtle flavor of the fruit without the sugar or calories.

When I opened the cucumber I could smell cucumber (the same with all the flavors) and I kind of expected the taste to be overwhelming. I was pleasantly surprised. I could taste the cucumber but it was very mild and didn't overpower the water at all. It was wonderful and very refreshing.
My favorite was the cucumber ( could you tell yet!!!) even my 11-year-old son liked it. The lemon was also very good. I was surprised that I liked the lemon because I don't like lemons in any form or fashion. I can drink the mint but it was not one I would buy regularly. The blueberry was a bust for me. I did not like it.

I will keep a supply of the cucumber and lemon waters.

Sample ingredient list:

Essences are packaged in 10.5-ounce slim cans, sold individually and in 4-pack carriers and will be available in grocers nationwide starting in June.

The SRP is $3.79- $3.99 per 4-pack. They are available at Whole Foods Markets and will be added to many other Grocers.

Check R.W. Knudsen Family for stores in your area that have the Sparkling Essence water.

Note: This is my personal review based on my use of the Sparkling Essence Water. I am not a rep for the company or paid, I did receive samples of the product.

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