Talking Rain, maker of Sparkling Ice, launched Talking Rain Essentials Hydration Water, an alkaline water. Crafted with a 9.5 pH level and minerals and electrolytes for taste, Talking Rain Essentials is packaged in 1-liter bottles. Talking Rain also is partnering with Waterboys, an initiative that provides clean, accessible drinking water to communities in need, to donate $0.20 for every Talking Rain Essentials Hydration 12-pack case purchased to support the charity. Initially available in select retailers and foodservice channels in Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest, Talking Rain Essentials Hydration will expand to wider markets in 2021.

Talking Rain Beverage Co., Preston, Wash.
Distribution: Select markets