We all love our Pellegrino and the various fancy and non-fancy bubbly waters in between, but what are we actually drinking? Turns out there are marked differences in the various waters con gas we have available to us in these glorious times
Let’s start with the most basic: seltzer. Seltzer is just plain ol’ water, carbonated with added carbon dioxide. This is the bubbly stuff that’s most likely to come flavored, since it’s such a neutral canvas; it’s the base for your LaCroix and Polar which we've newly stocked.
Club soda is also carbonated with carbon dioxide, but unlike seltzer, it has the addition of potassium bicarbonate and potassium sulfate in the water. These minerals give it a slightly saltier taste than seltzer, which makes it a bartender fav for mixed drinks.
Sparkling mineral water is made with natural spring which means it has naturally occurring minerals in it. These minerals sometimes give the water a natural carbonation; other times, carbon dioxide is added for extra oomph.
And tonic water's in an entirely different category. It's sweetened and then flavored with quinine, which gives it a little bitterness.
Introducing Polar Seltzers from the USA! Naturally calorie-free, made with nothing but water, bubbles and natural fruit essence. Family made since 1882, Polar Seltzer now crafts over 19 different varietals. No sugars, no sweeteners, no sodium, no carbs. Gluten-free, vegan & kosher.