April 02, 2016

Our national crusade against sugar-laden sodas and bubbly drinks has increased the demand for and popularity of soda replacements that are just as fizzy but nowhere near as bad for us (or our teeth, or at least we thought). Popular sparkling water brands like La Croix, Sanpellegrino, and DRY Sparkling have seized on America's thirst for bubbly beverages with great gusto.

Dry Sparkling's zippy flavors have a fraction of the calories and sugar of standard sodas. Their older flavors, which include lavender, cucumber, and blood orange, have a big following among beverage connoisseurs, but it's their newest introduction that has us super stoked for some sippin'. Fuji Apple, the newest release, has all the delightful sweetness you want from a bit of an apple with a tangy pop of tartness. We gave a bottle of the new brew to our taste testers. Here's what they had to say:

"Ooooh delightful! It's not super sweet or overpowering!"

"This is just perfect in every way."

"It tastes like a fizzy Jolly Rancher—but in a watered-down sort of way. I give it 1 1/2 thumbs up."

"Super sweet, but it's refreshing and crisp. You could use this as a mixer, but I want to down a bottle on a really hot day."

NutritionServing size: 1 bottle: 65 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 16g carb, 16g sugar.

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