EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Cascade Ice

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cascade Ice

One of the healthiest recommendations to add to a diet is to drink lots of water. For me, this is easy. For my husband...not so much. He doesn't like the taste of plain water, but the flavored packets usually aren't the best alternative when healthy is the goal. We heard about Cascade Ice sparkling water from a friend of ours and decided to contact them to try their product. Turns out, their sparkling water comes in 21 flavors and is sold in 47 states at major retailers like Wal-Mart, Safeway and Albertson's. I have no idea how I've never noticed them before.

We tried five different flavors: Lemonade, Coconut, and Pink Grapefruit, along with two cocktail mixers-Margarita and Cosmopolitan, which Cascade Ice sent as a surprise.

Before we tried them, we wanted to know a little more about them. Apparently Cascade Ice sparkling waters have no sugar, no caffeine, no sodium, no gluten, and no carbs. That's exactly what we want to see when we're drinking water! Now, on to the flavors..

Both the Lemonade and Pink Grapefruit flavors were just as sweet as I like my drinks to be. If I had to choose, the Lemonade would be my favorite, hands down. My husband found the Pink Grapefruit to be a little too sweet for an entire glass, but liked it in smaller portions. The Coconut flavor is interesting. The idea of coconut water was a little strange to me, but for something different, I actually liked it. I think it would be the kind of thing I would want to drink really cold on a hot day at the pool or beach. 

We weren't expecting to receive cocktail mixers, but were happy to try them. Cascade Ice even sent suggested recipes. We like the idea of making a margarita or cosmopolitan with mixers that are already sugar free, among other things. These mixers gave us an excuse to invite a few friends over and experiment. We paired the cosmo with skinnny vodka to cut calories even further. Everyone agreed it was delicious! My husband handled the margarita making and while we couldn't find a "skinny" tequila, we were happy to know the mixer was already a help. We had our friends vote between the two drinks and margarita was the winner by smidge. It made for a fun night!

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Disclaimer: As always, our reviews are our own, honest opinions and may differ from yours. We are appreciative to Cascade Ice for allowing us to review their products. No monetary compensation was given.