Bye, Bye Sugar
Local drinks that deliver flavor, without the fake stuff.
ALTA PALLA - Mill Valley
The makers of Hi-Ball energy drinks rolled out Alta Palla — “high ball” in Italian — in 2016. Made from organic and fair trade ingredients, the sparkling juices contain less sugar than most other similar product brands, but the real breakthrough came this year with the company’s launch of zero-calorie Alta Palla organic sparkling waters.
FRED WATER - Sausalito
The makers of Fred Water had a simple mission — to make it hip and easy for people to drink more water and less of the other junk. To make that appealing they put the water in easily recognizable flask-shaped bottles that oh-soconveniently fit in purses and pockets. Also, unlike other companies’ versions, the bottles are designed to be both refillable and recyclable.
HINT - Ross
Hint, both in its Water and Fizz form, is big on numbers, one number to be specific — the goose egg. The beverages have zero sugar, zero diet sweeteners, zero stevia, zero preservatives, zero calories and zero GMOs. The company promotes a policy of zero fake, only adding natural fruit oils and essences to its drinks.
RACEFUELZ - San Rafael
RaceFuelZ, a sports hydration and wellness drink, contains more than seven times the electrolytes of many leading energy drinks. On top of that, it also has no artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives — just vitamins and minerals to fuel your body.