SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Napa-Valley based Crystal Geyser Water Company's signature Sparkling Mineral Water was recently named by San Francisco Chronicle's "Taster's Choice" (November 11, 2012) panel the top sparkling water in a taste test of 14 domestic and imported sparkling water brands. Points were given for taste and texture, and Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water earned an overall score of 83 out of a possible 100 points. The judging panel included culinary directors, chefs, food writers, consultants and cookbook authors from the greater San Francisco region.
"Our Napa Valley heritage and focus on great tasting, all natural products has made our sparkling waters a consumer favorite for more than 35 years," said Doug MacLean, CEO Crystal Geyser Water Company. "We're honored that the Chronicle's taste experts have chosen our sparkling water as their favored brand."
The newspaper also noted that because of the exceptionally high score earned by Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water, it landed in its Taster's Choice Hall of Fame, reserved for products that score 80 or more out of a possible 100 points. Tasters noted that the water was "pleasantly fizzy" and had "clean taste" that was "bright on the palate," and had "large bubbles that last," adding "some depth" to the flavor and texture.* Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water is available in five flavors – Original, Lemon, Lime, Orange and Very Berry – and comes in three sizes 18 ounce, 1.25 liter and 2 liter PET bottles.
An industry innovator, Crystal Geyser Water Company (CGWC) pioneered flavored sparkling mineral water, whose popularity continues to grow as consumers seek natural alternatives to sugared or artificially sweetened soft drinks. CGWC also produces Juice Squeeze®, a refreshing line of lightly carbonated juice beverages that contains a full serving of fruit and is made with 70 percent real fruit juice and no added sugars or preservatives, and Tejava®, the world's only 100 percent all natural, microbrewed iced tea made entirely from handpicked tea leaves from the island of Java. Tejava has been recognized for the past consecutive two years as the North American Tea Champion in the unsweetened iced tea category.
About Crystal Geyser Water Company
Crystal Geyser Water Company (CGWC), based in Calistoga, CA, is a natural beverage company founded in the Napa Valley. For more than 35 years, the company has been committed to creating premium quality, wholesome and delicious natural beverages. CGWC products can be found at grocery, natural foods, drug/mass merchant, club stores, and food service outlets throughout the Western United States. For more information, please visit http://www.crystalgeyser.com
*Hu, J. (2012, November 11). Crystal Geyser sparkles its way to the top. The San Francisco Chronicle.
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