I try to avoid soda – or you can call it pop, depending on where you live – because of its high sugar content. I also don’t care for beverages containing artificial sweeteners. So when I saw Aldi offering unsweetened flavored sparkling water as a Special Buy, I thought it might be a fun, different thing to try and picked up a case.
This Pur Aqua Fizzy Fruit Unsweetened Blackberry Sparkling Water came in a cardboard carrying case with four 12-ounce glass bottles. The metal lids screw off but can be rough on the hands, so I used a kitchen towel to cushion my grip.
The water contains zero calories, and the ingredients list is straightforward and simple: carbonated water and natural flavor.
I was looking forward to sampling this sparkling water, but it ended up having only a hint of fruit flavor and tasted slightly bitter. I was done after one bottle, but interestingly, one of my young daughters enjoyed it. I don’t typically drink sparkling water, so I’m unsure if what we tried is typical. I probably won’t be buying it again, though.
Pur Aqua Fizzy Fruit Unsweetened Blackberry Sparkling Water has plenty of carbonation and contains no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, but it has very little fruit flavor.