A new product called Spärkel is out to disrupt the homebrew carbonation market, with its super-affordable d.i.y beverage maker.
Some of the largest beverage manufacturers in the nation have seen a dip in retail sales during the past few years. Pepsi’s namesake drink, for example, saw a 9% decrease in sales from 2012 – 2018. But the truth is, thirsty consumers aren’t abandoning carbonated drinks altogether. Instead, there’s been an upward trend in carbonated water, fruit drinks, and other healthy alternatives.
Spärkel is designed to create carbonated drinks with real ingredients, sans the artificial syrups or the use of a CO2 tank.
The company says “unlike other devices that use CO2 tanks, Spärkel carbonates drinks with specially blended granulation of citric acid and sodium bicarbonate. When this gas is cycled under pressure into the systems’ drinks bottle, the real flavor of the ingredients placed inside is infused into the water to create entirely original drinks. Sparkling sensations can be created in seconds.”
Whether you want a simple strawberry and lemon infusion, or a more exotic blend with herbs and spices, Spärkel will add the fizz to your juice, tea, cocktails, wine, or water.