New in the Market: Icelandic Glacial Water and DRY Sparkling Beverages

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on August 1, 2017 · 0 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. 

Icelandic Glacial Water is sourced from the naturally replenishing Olfus Spring which was formed in Iceland during a volcanic eruption over 5,000 years ago. Since Olfus is one of the world’s largest natural springs, Icelandic Glacial sources less than 0.1% of the water that naturally flows to the surface running a sustainable, automated, hands-free bottling facility.

The water, available still or sparkling, is low in minerals with a natural alkaline pH. It comes in glass or BPA-free bottles in sizes from 11.1 ounces to 50.7 ounces and is kosher certified (OU). The water truly had a crisp fresh taste. Sparkling was our favorite.

DRY Sparkling is described by the brand as a lightly sweet, culinary-inspired soda. This is not your traditional soda. It is clear, with no added colors, gently sweet, and the flavors are an interesting surprise of tastes, none of which is overpowering. Every flavor is sodium free, certified gluten free, NonGMO Project Verified and kosher certified (OU).

We tasted 7 of DRY’s 9 flavors.

Ginger which is newly packaged in a 12-ounce can has 65 calories and 16 grams of sugar.

All the following flavors came in 12-ounce glass bottles.

Blood Orange (also available in cans) has 50 calories and 14 grams of sugar.

Cucumber (also available in cans) has 45 calories and 11 grams of sugar. It was our favorite flavor.

Fuji Apple has 65 calories and 16 grams of sugar.

Juniper has 55 calories and 15 grams of sugar.

Lavender has 70 calories and 19 grams of sugar. It is one of the most popular flavors for the brand.

Rhubarb has 60 calories and 16 grams of sugar.

Watermelon has 50 calories and 12 grams of sugar. It is the newest flavor for the brand.

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