“I’m feeling exhausted and have a flight to catch followed by this packed Chennai itinerary lined up”, said me in bewilderment to my bff who is an expert in nutrition and healthy eating. She very calmly smiled on the other side of the phone, telling me to dial up my local Kirana store and ask for Aquafina Vitamin Splash. “Well, what’s that? Are you talking about the bottled Aquafina water?”, I asked. And that’s when I was introduced to the Aquafina Vitamin Splash range which is not just your ordinary drinking water or a sugar laced refreshing drink, but much better and more than that! It’s a produce of Aquafina under the parent company PepsiCo.
Mr. Vipul Prakash, Senior Vice President, Beverage Category, PepsiCo; shared insights on the research that goes into producing the right concoction that guarantees wellness of Vitamins and Minerals as stated and the protocol that goes into deciding what flavours work best for the Indian palette.
Being a constant traveller, I really do need to keep a check on my health, with especially staying hydrated throughout. But sometimes, just a bottle of regular water is not enough to meet body requirements. A bottle of water can surely keep our body content with hydration, but cannot replace the electrolyte content lost along with many other vitamins and minerals that are a necessity on a daily basis. And this is where the Aquafina Vitamin Splash comes to the rescue! These travel friendly bottled up concoctions aren’t just pretty to look at, but taste extremely good too! But don’t take me for the sort who goes by how good something looks! This good looking duo flavoured range is extremely healthy too. Tried and tested on my 1.5 week long escapade to Chennai-Pondicherry! Even when I was being a beach bum and felt extremely derated because of the sun and the salty breeze of the sea, just a few sips of this wonder potion had me sorted!
The Aquafina Vitamin Splash comes in two wonderfully delectable flavours: the Raspberry Mint & Kiwi Lime! Both of these have brilliantly classic flavour combinations and are an awesome mixture of some essential nutrients that prove to be really healthy for your body! I’m not going to deny the fact that their were times when I was two minded about my personal favourite flavour among the two. Why? Well, because both the flavours have been well curated, catering to the Indian taste palette.
If my expression is not enough, here’s a brief on both the flavours and what you can expect upon consumption :
For us Indians, Raspberry still calls out as some exotic fruit that needs to be explored! If the exotic-ness of it was not enough, imagine the tangy sweetness of the raspberry with the freshness of mint! Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Not only that, the Raspberry Mint flavour also has nutrients like Vitamin A, C, E and Selenium that acts as antioxidants and help improve health to a great extent.
Close your eyes and imagine the beautiful emerald of the Kiwi sitting on a plate along with the wonderfully sunshine yellow of lime! Don’t you think it looks tempting? Now multiply that beauty by 10 and convert into how good that would taste! That is exactly how the Kiwi Lime flavour tastes; like sweet sunshine! Apart from its taste, it too has antioxidants like Vit A, Vit C and Zinc, all holding great properties that do your body a whole lotta good!
Both these divine cordials are something that one definitely doesn’t want to miss out on. Grab a bottle or two of Aquafina Vitamin Splash the next time you take a trip to the beach with your girlies, or a jet-lagging work trip or simply a day out doing #ootd shoots or slogging in your office cubicle. These are readily available at every local mart, or you can order them online or on e-grocery stories like Nature’s Basket.
So which one is your favourite? Kiwi Lime or Raspberry Mint?