We have done tons of amazing one day road trips this Fall, all throughout the Eastern Sierras. We even crossed the state line and headed in to Nevada for some shopping. The heat broke and the crisp autumn air is perfect for hiking, sightseeing, picnicking and leaf viewing.
All that time in the car (things are not close together in this part of California) leads to road trip drinks and car snacks, which don’t tend to be on the healthy side. That’s where Cascade Ice Sparkling Water comes in. It’s no secret that I love flavored waters, but I only like the no sweetener kind which seem to be getting harder and harder to find. I was absolutely delighted when Cascade Ice asked if I would like to try some samples of their Organic Sparkling Water.
Cascade Ice sent over the whole organic line and holy cow are the waters delicious. There may have been discussions over who got to try which flavors and more than a few bottles were stolen and finished off by the five year old.
Cascade Ice is such a great option for a beverage and a delicious alternative to soda, sports drinks and other sweetened drinks. It is “no sweetener added” not just zero calories or nothing artificial. The waters are also gluten free and sodium free. My husband and I don’t have that many overlapping beverage options because he is allergic to aspartame and dislikes Splenda. I don’t like Stevia or iced tea, so we aren’t left with that many things besides water that we can share. Well, beer, but that is a whole different post.
The flavors are all refreshingly fantastic, but if I were forced to pick a favorite, I think it would have to be the Organic Grapefruit. So delicious! And grapefruit flavors can be hard to get right, but this really did taste like water with a twist of grapefruit.
My one caveat about drinking Cascade Ice in the car is, as with any sparkling beverage, you need to be careful when opening it, especially when traveling to a higher altitude. When we went up to Bodie (a rise of 4,000 feet), I waited until we got to the State Park to open one. Just in case. Or do the open, recap, open, recap method. And speaking as someone who as exploded quite a few car beverages all of my lap, I would much rather have a water get everywhere than a dark, sticky soda.
I was doing some poking around on the website and Cascade Ice has a variety of products – a non-organic line of waters, cocktail mixers and seltzer. The whole website makes me thirsty. There’s also a handy location finder to see which products are available near you. Some are also available on amazon, but be wary of similarly named products.
I was provide product to review for this post, but was not otherwise compensated.