Value-added waters offer hydration with something extra.
Colin McCabe, co-founder of Chopt Creative Salad Co., launched Free Rain, a line of enhanced sparkling waters. The beverages contain no added sugars and are available in three flavors, each containing a different adaptogen to improve mental and physical function throughout the day:
Energy contains Siberian ginseng, cherry and lime.
Focus contains ashwagandha, blood orange and warming ginger.
Calm contains passionflower and blackberry.
Treo Brands LLC’s Fruit & Birch Water is sourced from silver birch trees in New York and Vermont. Other ingredients used in the formulation include sugar, xylitol and flavors.
Treo Fruit & Beverage is available in seven flavors, including peach mango, blueberry, strawberry, kiwi watermelon, raspberry lemonade, coconut pineapple and orange apricot. The beverage is packaged in 16-oz aseptic bottles and sold in single flavor 12-packs and multi-packs consisting of the peach mango, raspberry lemonade and blueberry flavors.
The Kraft Heinz Co. debuted Creative Roots, a line of plant-based beverages made with natural ingredients. The child-friendly flavored coconut waters are sweetened with stevia and contains 12 calories and 1 gram of sugar per 8.5-oz serving. Flavors include watermelon, lemonade, peach mango, orange, pineapple and mixed berry.
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. launched CarryOn through its Lighthouse Innovation Incubator. The new line of CBD sparkling waters is available in two blends, each containing vitamins C and E, no added sugar and 10 calories per 11.5-oz can.
Elevate is a sparkling grapefruit flavor that blends choline for energy and focus with 10 mg of CBD.
Descend is a sparkling blueberry flavor that was designed for relaxation. It contains L-Theanine for calmness and 20 mg of CBD.
CBD sparkling water startup Infuzed Brands offers Infuzed Thirst, a line of sugar-free, zero calorie sparkling waters. The beverages contain 10 mg of hemp complex per 12-oz can and are available in lime, mango peach, berry and grapefruit flavors.