As consumers avidly are awaiting the summer season, their thirst for premium bottled water remains high. In the Readers’ Choice: New Product poll for April, Beverage Industry readers’ selected Poland Spring ORIGIN bottled water as their favorite new product release.
With 39 percent of the vote, Poland Spring ORIGIN, a brand of Nestlé Waters North America, is 100 percent natural spring water that has been filtered by 10,000-year old glacial sands, the company says. It contains no additives and includes naturally occurring electrolytes, it adds. The 900-ml bottles are made from 100 percent recycled plastic (rPET) and are nationally available on Amazon.com, as well as through delivery from Nestlé’s ReadyRefresh.
The second place winner for the April poll is Mighty Swell Spiked Spritzer: Cherry Lime. The 5 percent alcohol-by-volume spritzer joins the brand’s lineup, which includes Watermelon Mint, Grapefruit and Peach. Each flavor contains 110 calories and 4 grams of sugar. Mighty Swell beverages are available in 12-ounce cans across the brand’s 15 market distribution footprint. Mighty Swell offers individual flavors sold in six-packs for the suggested retail price of $9.99. In addition, the variety 12-pack features all four flavors for $15.99.
And rounding out the Top 3 for April was a tie between Sunshine Bottle Works Yerba Mate and Ice Age Glacial Water. Sunshine Bottle Works Yerba Mate is available in four flavors: Peach, Mint, Berry and Unsweetened. It also is brewed with Fair Trade organic yerba mate tea and combined with organic yerba extract and four antioxidants including sea buckthorn, goji berry, beet root and barely grass, the company says. Packaged in 16-ounce glass bottles, Sunshine Bottle Works Yerba Mate beverages are available in select markets for a suggested retail price of $2.99.
Ice Age Glacial Water is sourced from glaciers untouched since the last Ice Age, the company says. It is sodium, fluoride, chlorine and nitrate free, it adds. Also available is Ice Age 9.5, which is infused with electrolytes for a pH of 9.5. Available in 350-, 500- and 750-ml, and 1-liter bottles, Ice Age Glacial Water is available in select markets for a suggested retail price range of $1.79-$1.99.
There are never a shortage of new product releases, so be sure to check back June 5 for the launch of the Readers’ Choice: New Product poll for April. Voting will end at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 24.