Monday, October 3, 2011

Bubbles And Good Health

I found something new on the market that is so delicious it has replaced soda in our home.  Soda was always a treat, but we seemed to have been treating the kids more often.  So when I saw these I bought some.
They are Ocean Spray Sparkling Juices. Since I love cranberry I bought that flavor. YUM-ME.

The best part about them is that they are much healthier than soda, but just as bubbly. I like what I drink to have carbonation or in this case sparkling water.

The ingredients on the one we bought are : grape juice from concentrate, sparkling water, cranberry juice from concentrate, natural flavors, furmaric acid and vitamin C. The sugars in it are naturally occurring. No fructose or corn syrup.  It says "all natural ingredients" on the can so I looked up fumaric acid because it didn't look too "all natural" to me.  It is. YAY!

Here is it's description:

A Naturally Occurring Acid with Unique Advantages

Fumaric acid is an organic acid widely found in nature. In humans and other mammals, Fumaric acid is a key intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle for organic acid biosynthesis (the KREBS cycle). Fumaric acid is also an essential ingredient in plant life. 

One can has 90 calories, 0 g of fat, 35 g of sodium [yay me!] and 50 mg of potassium 

I hope y'all have a great Monday and it is as sparkly as mine is going to be.  See ya' on the flipside.

Disclaimer:  Blah, blah, blah - no I was not contacted by Ocean Spray, nor given any compensation for writing this post. I am just excited about them and they are so good.


Jeannie said...

Funny - I see the commercial ALL THE TIME. Gary loves his "pop" but I don't drink so much of it. He drinks the diet stuff but I'm wary of the chemicals. Like you, I prefer my flavours and calories to be naturally sourced. I would buy a can of this as a treat.

Sally said...

I have seen this on the shelves at the store and I was wondering if it was any good! Now that I know it is good, maybe I'll buy some to take in my lunch.

Redhead said...

Hey, this sounds like a good alternative for the coke we usually have, even if not a complete substitute. Sometimes I think coke is one of the 5 food groups, along with ketchup!

Southhamsdarling said...

Hi Skippy! Great post. I haven't seen those over here, but I shall keep an eye out for them, especially as the ingredients look so good, and all natural. Great stuff, and thanks for the recommendation! Hugs.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sounds good, or at least worth a try.

Teresa said...

they are very good! i've bought it a couple of times to bring to work.

Lyndylou said...

I think I am gonna get me some of that! It might just pep me up a bit :)

Celia said...

I have wanted to try it. I'll have to get some.

Yum Yucky said...

ha! Love the disclaimer. This would be perfect for Greedy Kid #1. She loves the cranberry but I keep catching her with sodas from the mall, too. Gonna buy her these and she can pack it when she goes to her mall job. Problem solved!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a great drink...well spotted!
I don't drink much bubbly drinks/sodas, but this seems really good though. :-)
Enjoy your Monday!

Hugs x

Anonymous said...

I've not seen those before - could you let me know how many carbs in a can??

I love sparkly anything too!

Happy Monday!

CWMartin said...

Hmmm... looks interesting...

Juli said...

Is it sad that I bought these becasue I like the "not so smart" guy in the commercials.

You know? The one who shakes the can then opens it?

*snicker, snicker, snort*

Rudee said...

Studying Krebs Cycle in my various physiology classes made my eyes bleed. I did not click on your link because I didn't want to repeat those events of my distant past. While I appreciate the energy cycle on a cellular level, I would much rather take it for granted.

The carbonation levels of a cold drink is what makes them perfect.