Soda brand DRY Sparkling launches watermelon flavour in US


US-based craft soda maker DRY Sparkling has added a Watermelon flavour to its core line.

The flavour was unveiled at Natural Products Expo West earlier this year and is now distributed at retailers across the country. Merchants include select outlets in Costco’s Midwest and San Diego regions, Kroger, Lolli and Pops, Bartell Drugs, and several regional chains. The drink has a suggested retail price of $6.99/4-pack.

Watermelon DRY Sparkling has only 50 calories and 12g of sugar per 12oz.

It is made with four ingredients and a touch of cane sugar.

Its juicy, smooth notes compliment summer favourites such as grilled shrimp and prosciutto and potato salad, and can also be mixed into gin, rum or rosé cocktails.

"Watermelon DRY Sparkling has only 50 calories and 12g of sugar per 12oz."

DRY Sparkling founder/CEO Sharelle Klaus said: “Last summer we launched Watermelon DRY Sparkling as a seasonal offering. The goal was to celebrate this nostalgic summer fruit and perfectly capture its juicy essence in a beautiful package.

“Watermelon DRY was monumentally successful – it sold through quickly and our consumers and retailers were very vocal about their affinity for this flavour."

DRY Sparkling drinks was founded in Seattle, Washington, US, in 2005.

The brand’s line includes Ginger, Fuji Apple, Lavender, Blood Orange, Rhubarb, Vanilla Bean, Juniper, Rainier Cherry, Cucumber, and Cranberry (seasonal).