The cranberry-obsessed staff at Ocean Spray’s corporate HQ in Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass., are heavily touting their latest product, the confusingly and boringly named PACt (“A better water for a better you”).
They’re using a lot of fancy language and science-sounding terms to describe bottles of flavored water. Such as: “PACt cranberry extract water is a new water from Ocean Spray that helps cleanse and purify your body better than water alone. (It) contains PACs, or proanthocyanidins — powerful elements found deep inside cranberries.”
The water comes in four flavors: cranberry-blood orange, cranberry-raspberry, cranberry-pomegranate and cranberry-mango-passionfruit.
The promos go on: “PACt (is available) in stores throughout California and Nevada and online, with a national launch starting in spring 2015.” It costs about $2 per 16-ounce bottle.
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We tasted all four flavors and liked them a whole lot. We found them refreshing, hydrating and thirst-quenching, with well-balanced flavors and clean finishes. We agreed they’re a fine substitute for sugary sodas.
If you can’t find PACt in stores, you can order online here.
Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.