- Joined: 10/2/2008
- Location: Pasadena, CA
Seltzer-bubbly water and flavors
Fri, 04/10/09 12:41 AM
With the increased awareness of the neccesity of drinking water over the last several years I have seen the growth of bubbly, carbonated water and seltzer. Companies such as Arrowhead, Calistoga, Canada Dry and "generic market" brand not only have seltzer and carbonated water, but have them in various flavors without sugar of other additives keeping them calories free.
I have never been much of a plain water consumer.always preferrng bubby waters, even club soda, so going back to the 1970s I always added my own flavoring to the water, I'd squeeze a lemon, orange or lime and squirt some into the seltzer. I also would add extracts to create varieties, cherry, vanilla, pineapple, coconut, strawberry or chocolate, always natural pure extracts like Watkins or other specialty brands. I would also create blends like vanilla and cherry, vanilla and orange-tastes like a creamsicle, chocolate and cherry or pineapple and coconut, pina colada. Since I don't add sugar they remain calorie free and very tasty while getting my 8 glasses of water a day
We raised our 2 children on these beverages as well as squeezing juices and honey into kool aid mixes rather than using sugar, now they do the same for their children, our grand children. I also use my juicers to make the best sparkling lemonade ever, fresh lemon with the peel, juiced with granny smith apples and then add some sparkling water. bubbly water or seltzer, perfect for summer.
Like the old TV ad from the 70s used to say, try it-you'll like it