Sparkling ICE Named "Best Sparkling Beverage" at InterBev Awards 2012

TalkingRain's Zero-Calorie, Coconut Pineapple Flavored Sparkling Water Awarded for Innovation

Oct 22, 2012, 09:00 ET from Sparkling ICE

SEATTLE, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sparkling ICE®, part of the TalkingRain® portfolio of beverages, is proud to announce the brand's selection as the InterBev Awards 2012 Winner in the "Best Sparkling Beverage" category for its Coconut Pineapple flavor.

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North America's premier beverage industry event, with nearly 200 exhibitors and over 2,000 attendees, InterBev provides one place to access the entire beverage market. A highlight of the InterBev trade show, organized by Nuremberg Messe North America and supported by the American Beverage Association, the InterBev Awards recognize the most innovative players in the industry, with winners announced October 17 at a special gala dinner at the Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas, NV.

Recognized earlier this year as a "Rising Star" in the SymphonyIRI Group's New Product Pacesetters report, an industry-recognized benchmark analysis of exceptional first-year CPG sales success for newly launched products, Sparkling ICE is proud to continue setting industry standards by claiming the "Best Sparkling Beverage" award for Sparkling ICE Coconut Pineapple.

A refreshing coconut and tangy pineapple combination flavor launched by TalkingRain, a Northwest-based beverage company dedicated to producing refreshing beverages for over 25 years, Sparkling ICE has made a great tasting, refreshing, zero calorie beverage "Perfectly Possible." The beverage combines naturally flavored sparkling mountain spring water, vitamins and antioxidants and natural fruit juices for a bold, lightly-carbonated flavor that appeals to all age groups.

"This year has been one of impressive growth for the Sparkling ICE brand, and it is an honor to be recognized by our peers at InterBev, the benchmark for the beverage industry," said Kevin Klock, President of TalkingRain Beverage Co. "We have dedicated extensive time and resources to consumer research, product and flavor development as well as branding surrounding Sparkling ICE, so the honor of 'Best Sparkling Beverage' is tremendously rewarding for our entire team."

The InterBev Awards 2012 attracted more than 170 entries from 15 countries in 30 categories, demonstrating creativity, innovation and best practice from packaging and environmental responsibility to flavor, functionality and marketing.

FoodBev Media supported the InterBev Awards 2012 through its industry leading magazines, Beverage Innovation and Food & Beverage International, as well as the fastest growing website in the global food and beverage industry, Together these media outlets reward innovation and excellence across 25 awards, from soft drinks and alcohol to ingredients, packaging and marketing.

About Sparkling ICE®

Sparkling ICE has made a great tasting, refreshing, zero calorie beverage Perfectly Possible. Combining naturally flavored sparkling mountain spring water, vitamins and antioxidants and natural fruit juices, Sparkling ICE offers a bold, lightly-carbonated beverage that appeals to all age groups. Available in eight refreshing flavors: Coconut Pineapple, Lemon Lime, Kiwi Strawberry, Lemonade, Orange Mango, Pomegranate Blueberry, Pink Grapefruit and Black Raspberry, Sparkling ICE can be found in retailers nationwide. A great alternative to soft drinks, Sparkling ICE is caffeine free and sweetened with Splenda.

Sparkling ICE is part of the TalkingRain® family of beverages, and retails for $1.19-$1.29. To locate Sparking ICE visit

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