8 Bottled Waters We Found at the Restaurant Show

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The wide range of attendees—from convenience-store retailers to upscale, full-service eateries—to the National Restaurant Association Show provides a natural audience for a wide range of bottled-water companies. And this year’s show certainly satisfied with big-name brands and little-heard-of imported drinks that date back to the 1800s.

Click through for eight bottled waters that stood out at the show held May 19-22 in Chicago.

1. Coca-Cola Co.

topo chico

Coca-Cola North America acquired Mexico’s Topo Chico in October, adding the sparkling mineral water to its Venturing and Emerging Brands portfolio. The beverage maker has now added the imported bottled water to its distributor partners and is looking to expand its reach across the United States. The drink is available in plain, grapefruit and lime flavors.

2. Vichy Catalan

vichy catalan

Font d'Or, Mondariz and Vichy Catalan are three bottled waters imported from Spain by Vichy Catalan USA. All three just recently hit store shelves in the United States in Standard Market and are looking to expand. Font d'Or is the budget brand available in PET bottles. Mondariz dates back to 1873, when mineral water was sold for medicinal purposes. And namesake Vichy Catalan, first sold in 1881, is still marketed for helping “lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.”

3. Petal Sparkling Water

petal water

Launched the week of the trade show, Petal Sparkling Water is a line of “botanical blends” that offer “a hint of rose petal” in every sip, according to the company. The organic drinks come in 12-ounce slim cans in three flavors: Original Rose, Mint Rose and Lychee Rose.

4. PepsiCo

life wtr

PepsiCo launched Lifewtr in early 2017, adding its name to a growing list of premium bottled waters on the market. It was an unexpected success in c-stores and beyond, growing to become the No. 11 most-purchased water brand in c-stores in its first year, according to IRI data.

5. Steaz

steaz cactus water

Steaz has rebranded its Cactus Water drinks as Prickly Pear Water to underscore its natural ingredients. Steaz Prickly Pear Water is available in three flavors: Green Tea, Cucumber and Star Fruit.

6. Talking Rain

talking rain water

Talking Rain featured the newest flavor of its Sparkling Ice bottled water: Ginger Lime. It also featured its namesake Talking Rain Sparking Waters, mainstays in the Pacific Northwest, in a renewed effort to reach new markets. The drinks come in three canned flavors: Original, Lemon Lime and Peach Nectarine.

7. Karma Wellness Water

karma probiotics

The Karma Wellness Water line of enhanced bottled waters has added five flavors of a shelf-stable probiotics beverage said to improve digestive health. The drinks, with 2 billion cultures and 20 calories per 18-ounce bottle, are available in Kiwi Melon, Strawberry Lemonade, Blueberry Lemonade, Tropical Coconut and Berry Cherry.

8. Spindrift

sprindrift tea lemon

Spindrift has added a half-tea and half-lemon flavor to its line of unsweetened sparkling waters.