Growth of carbonated packaged water in the United States is projected to grow 12% this year, according to Canadean.
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, this year expanded its Dasani brand with a line of zero-calorie carbonated water beverages. In lime, lemon, berry and apple varieties, Dasani Sparkling is unsweetened, lightly carbonated and infused with natural flavors.
Dr Pepper Snapple recently added a peach mango flavor to its Canada Dry sparkling seltzer waters, which also include and is expanding the line into new markets, as well as launching a line of Schweppes sparkling waters nationwide in such flavors as raspberry, black cherry, lemon lime and orange.
Jones Soda Co., Seattle, recently entered the category with a new line of flavored sparkling waters in berry lemonade, berry, green apple, and strawberry lime varieties. The products contain no added sweeteners, colors or artificial preservatives. The company said it created Jones Sparkling Water “in response to increased consumer demand for healthier products.”
LaCroix, a business unit of National Beverage Corp., this summer added apricot, mango and passionfruit varieties to its lineup of zero-calorie sparkling waters. The company positions the products as sugar-free mixers for cocktails and mocktails.
Leading the market of carbonated packaged water in the United States is Crystal Geyser by Otsuka Group, which ranks as the 12th most consumed brand in the category globally and offers original, lime, lemon, berry and orange flavors.
Nestle recently expanded its Poland Spring line of sparkling water with acai blueberry, cucumber melon, ruby red grapefruit and coconut pineapple flavors.