In case you didn’t know, sparkling water does not have any form of diamond nor glitter. Rather it’s water infused with carbon dioxide, artificially and naturally. Which gives it a sudden fizz or flavor in some cases.

In most cases, companies artificially infuse carbon dioxide in water and then they add natural or artificial flavors for an added kick.

Sparkling water is also the best soda alternative because it has lower sugar levels, aids indigestion/dyspepsia, rich in health-promoting minerals, and calms motion sickness. It is also safer to drink than tap water.

Which is why sparkling water’s popularity increased in the recent years. And, there are tons of sparkling brands to choose from. Without further ado here are the best sparkling water brands of 2018:

San Pellegrino

One of the most prestigious sparkling water brands is San Pellegrino. It has gotten so huge that it has been mentioned in various song lyrics.

San Pellegrino is an Italian sparkling water brand which is crafted in Bergamo, Italy. Since 1990, the company has been owned by Nestle.

I highly recommend that you try the Blood Orange flavor. But, nothing beats the original flavor for its simple, crisp, and refreshing taste.


Found in essentially every corner of the world, Perrier. Thanks to its teardrop-shaped dark mosque green glass bottle which distinguishes the brand from its competitors.

Did you know that a Perrier bottle contains fifty million bubbles – now that’s a lot of bubbles!

Perrier sparkling water is exclusively sourced in France and it is sugar-free, caffeine-free, and it’s readily accessible in a lot of restaurants all over the world.

La Croix Sparkling Water

Regardless of its French brand name; La Croix meaning “the cross” is the most popular American sparkling water brand. Thanks to its colorful packaging and a wide range of fun flavors to try and choose from. Personally, I love Cerise Limon and Passionfruit flavors.

Voss Sparkling

This company not only offer high-quality artisanal mineral water, recently they launched their array of sparkling water which is sourced a natural aquifer in Norway.

It’s also packaged with Voss signature Scandinavian designed bottle. Plus, this sparkling water does not contain calories, sugar, and artificial flavoring or sweeteners. Which is awesome!

They offer a variety of flavors but my favorite flavor will definitely be the Tangerine Lemongrass and Lime Mint Flavored ones.

Sparkling Ice

The American sparkling water brand which was launched in 1992. They are known for infusing green tea into their sparkling water for an added caffeine boost and produce fun and unique flavors which you can choose from.

This sparkling water is loaded with vitamins and nutrients thanks to natural fruit and green tea extracts, but they are also free from calories, sugar, and artificial flavoring.

Personally, I am in love with their Peach Nectarine, Ginger Lime, and Grape Raspberry sparkling water.


This Boston-based company which was found in 2010. This brand showcases a new flair and flavor on their sparkling water. And, the awesome thing is that they do not use artificial fruit flavors instead they really use natural fruit extracts.

This is a win-win situation because you do not only have the benefits of drinking sparkling water but you will also enjoy the added vitamins and nutrients from the fruit extract. My personal favorite will probably their Raspberry Lime and Cucumber flavored sparkling water.

Fun Fact: The word spindrift means the sudden mist from an ocean when the wind blows.


This Austin-based fizzy water company which is a direct competitor of La Croix.

They are also known for their colorful cans and a wide variety of sparkling water flavors to choose from. The company prides themselves on producing flavored sparkling water which has true-to-fruit flavors without sugar, calories, and sodium.

And I recommend that you try their Black Cherry and Watermelon flavored sparkling water.


Owned by Pepsi Co. This brand is known for their trendy and colorful packaging.

“No calories. No sweeteners. All smiles.” is the brand’s tagline. And honestly, it’s quite true. I mean have you seen their can’s tab? It has its own greeting and its signature smile on the can.

I love their Cherry, Strawberry, and Grapefruit flavored sparkling water.


Founded in 1882 by Dennis Crowley. The company is based in Massachusetts and it is still owned and ran by the Crowley family.

This seltzer has three main ingredients which are water, zillions of sparkling bubbles, and fruit flavoring. The company claims that nothing much has changed on crafting their famous seltzer, except for the additional flavors and high-tech machinery.

Personally, I love their Vanilla, Orange Vanilla, and Triple Berry flavored seltzer and you must also try it!

Topo Chico

This Mexican sparkling water company founded in Monterrey, Mexico in 1895. It’s sourced from Monterrey Valley. In 2017, the company was acquired by Coke. And, it is very reminiscent of the vintage colorful can of Mexican Coca-Cola

I haven’t tried this brand but I’ve heard good things about it. Unfortunately, they are only available in Mexico and the United States.

There are tons of beverages which you can choose from, but we must be mindful of how it affects our body. Water is one of our basic needs, but it’s rather bland and boring for other people.

Instead of drinking soda, which is high in sugar, let’s try and replace it with sparkling water. It’s safer, healthier, and it tastes so good.