The shocking list of toxic chemicals that lurk in organic brands of sparkling water that are hidden within the “natural flavors” ingredient.
One of the most frustrating responses a consumer can receive when inquiring about the specific ingredients within “natural flavors” on a food label is that it’s “proprietary”.
Lack of transparency is a big red flag that I don’t ignore when it comes to food producers.
If a company won’t tell me exactly what is in its product right down to the specific ingredients in the ubiquitous “natural flavors”, I take my business elsewhere.
Organic Sparkling Water Fakery
In a very awesome turn of events, consumers and independent small business owners are starting to fight back against the lack of corporate transparency by having products tested themselves!
One product known for its clever use of natural flavors are brands of organic sparkling water.
So what’s actually in there anyway?
You would think because it is organically certified, the natural flavors would be harmless, right?
This is what manufacturers want you to think. They want you to assume that everything is on the up and up…when it is most certainly NOT.
Check out the video below of the tenacious woman who had organic sparkling water brands tested on her own dime to find out what was in there after being denied the information by the companies themselves.
The shocking list of toxins she found lurking is a real eye-opener for all of us who try to source the best quality products for our families.
This whole scenario is reminiscent of the cat-and-mouse ploy of food manufacturers to hide MSG within processed foods. This game has been going on for decades. Dozens of MSG aliases on the ingredients label continue to confuse consumers to this day!
If you have been buying organic sparkling water as a healthier alternative to sodas, please note that you are likely consuming carcinogenic solvent residues.
Here is the shockingly long list of solvents in a brand of lime-flavored organic sparkling water. A third-party independent lab produced the results.
- Acetone (nail polish remover)
- Amul alcohols
- Ethyl Acetate
- Ethyl Butyrate
- Ethyl Octanoate
- Isoamyl Acetate
- Isobutyl Acetate
If you prefer the convenience of cans, I recommend this brand of sparkling water flavored with real botanicals and never fake “natural flavors”. Note: I only recommend the non-CBD infused flavors.
Tip: Once you realize that the “natural flavors” are not safe in a product as simple as organic sparkling water, it is a baby step to understanding that any product that lists “natural flavors” in the ingredients is best avoided!