Our mission, should we choose to accept it, was a challenge from Collective Bias to swap out all of our usual crap drinks with Clear American Sparkling Water from Walmart. It’s HOT in Galveston this time of year and we consume a lot of liquids and we don’t always choose the most healthy alternatives. So did we accept this challenge? Of course we did!
The big boys went fishing, the girls and I, with Bubby in tow of course, put on our best twirly dresses and headed for Walmart! Why waste time? I should do this and I should do this now! So we loaded up the PT Cruiser and off we went, list in hand, with Clear American at the top!
I’ve purchased this water before. I like love this water! It was the only beverage I’d drink while pregnant (yes, that was a lot of times, you don’t have to remind me). I know that it tastes good, better for you than sodas, and I often buy it as a bubbly treat for my husband’s lunches. But swap out our drinks completely? Even the kids? Honestly this hadn’t even crossed my mind! They don’t like water! But until I went on a true mission (I’d made up my mind, we were doing this) to swap out our drinks, I’d never paid enough attention to how many flavors were actually available!
Seriously, so many flavors like White Grape, Honey Dew Melon, Strawberry Kiwi, Tangerine Lime, and Raspberry Apple just to name a very few! And at truly affordable prices in a variety of sizes. For more details on all of the flavors and a complete look into our shopping experience, feel free to watch my picture story below! We had a sparkling good time!
But enough of that! Let’s talk about the swap! The big boys were fishing in the hot island summer sun! They would be thirsty for sure! So the girls, Bubby, and I decided to enjoy the beautiful day and deliver some sparkly refreshments!
A beautiful drive down the seawall to the 37th Street Pier followed by a lovely stroll skip to the end of the pier, Clear American Strawberry in hand for all of them!
B and Bubby both enjoyed their refreshing drinks (and since B had been out there for quite some time, he had 2). Oh and did you notice that? My little boy…the one that HATES water? He loves it! How fabulous is that?
We stayed and fished for a little while (OK, we watched, we were wearing our best twirly dresses after all) but we had to get home to put our groceries up. We skipped down the pier back to the car and headed for home!
I literally poured out the old crap drinks that were in the refrigerator when we got home (there wasn’t much, I don’t waste) after reading the labels and replaced it with all of our Clear American choices! You see I’m a Diet Coke kind of gal. I drink WAY too much of it. There are a lot of zeros on the label but there are also a lot of additives that I know are bad for me. The Dr. Pepper that was in there for the kids is NOT good for them! They love it and it’s OK as a treat but not for every day consumption. I had never noticed that not only does Clear American have all of the same zeros as my Diet Coke, but there is NO SODIUM. None. Not a lick! Even my Diet Coke has 35 mg of sodium and we have to watch sodium in our house! And that little added bonus of no caffeine? Fabulous!
I’m glad we made the swap! We plan on sticking with this! Throughout the rest of the summer, I plan on trying even more flavors (because you know in my family we have favorites, and we each have to find our own) and I plan on figuring out new ways on a weekly basis to keep this swap fun and exciting! Stay tuned!
Have you tried Clear American Sparkling Water yet? Do you have a favorite? Have you made the swap? If the answer to any of these questions is no, I think you ought to visit Walmart today and give it a try! Mark my ever sparkly words, you’ll be skipping in no time!
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study forCollective Bias, which is a vendor for Colt Beverages Inc., the manufacturer of Clear American® brand beverages.All opinions, ideas, and photos are entirely my own.
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 26 to 7. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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