While Cape Town may be experiencing some winter rain, the city still has very strict water usage rules in place – and thankfully, more Cape Townians have adopted water saving practices. Bottled water’s value has certainly seen an increase here, and with this increased demand, Seltzer, the bottled water brand that first introduced us to flavoured water, has added even more flavours to its range; this time through the Essence range – available in three enticing natural flavours: Pink Grapefruit & Strawberry, Green Apple & Mint, and Watermelon & Mixed Berry.

The Essence range contains absolutely no sugar or preservatives, but is extremely tasty (I would even say it better than the current range owing to the subtle and fresh taste that is not overpoweringly sweet).

“Seltzer water itself is known and loved as a healthy and delicious alternative to plain water,” says Kieran Treacy, Founder of Seltzer. “This new range adds a taste profile that we believe our loyal customers will love, and that will win many more followers in search of an honest and natural water option. We are really proud of this no-sugar, no-preservatives, guilt-free, healthy alternative drink.”

The three Seltzer flavours were carefully selected for those with a taste for refreshing goodness, with each label telling a novel story:

Watermelon & Mixed Berry says no to sugar and preservatives, but a fresh and delicious yes to the refreshingly delicate sparklingly taste of watermelon and mixed berry.

Pink Grapefruit & Strawberry is guaranteed to tickle taste buds pink with the sparkling combination of pink grapefruit and strawberry. No sugar, no preservatives – this one is certainly berry nice and refreshingly fruity!

Green Apple & Mint is wickedly refreshing, sparkling with freshness and just enough fruity taste to delight. No sugar, no preservatives. A bottle a day is sure to keep unhappy away!

The price depends on where it is being bought, but it is between R7.99 and R9.99 at selected Pick n Pay, Spar stores and Engen, Caltex, Shell and Total garages.