When Bill Creelman became aware of his deepening diet soda addiction he decided to find an alternative beverage to satisfy his cravings. However, he soon realized that the available substitutes, which contained artificial flavorings, aspartame or corn syrup, would be just as unhealthy. Rather than giving in to these mass-produced sugary brews, Creelman created a solution himself: Sprindrift Sparkling Sodas.
This self-proclaimed “fresh take on soda” starts off with fresh squeezed fruit and crushed berries. In fact, you will know exactly how much fruit each bottle contains because they are labeled with what could be smoothie recipes, such as “Made with a ¼ of a fresh squeezed grapefruit and fresh squeezed lemon juice” or “Made with a ¼ of a crushed mango and fresh squeezed orange juice.” These unprocessed natural extractions are combined with triple-filtered sparkling water and a dash of cane juice to create Spindrift’s light and refreshing soda.
Like many of Smucker Farms’ producers, Spindrift is an extension of its founder’s personal values. Raised in a household where no artificial or mass-produced food or beverages were allowed, Creelman grew up raising chickens, churning butter and drinking milk so fresh it was still warm. Now raising his own children, Creelman is ever mindful of setting a healthy example as well as educating them on making nutritious decisions. While he is aware that consuming large amounts of diet soda daily was contradictory to his teachings, Creelman has since knocked the habit and Spindrift is now the sparkling beverage of choice in his home.
Unlike all other products at Smucker Farms, which come from Pennsylvania or the DC area, Spindrift is produced in Massachusetts. In order to provide an alternative to the unhealthy big-name sodas for our customers, we had to take a step out of Smucker Farms’ typical geographic boundaries. When we began our search for this healthier option we ran into the same issue Creelman encountered when looking for an alternative: there are only a handful of companies in the country that produce soda that is flavored with fresh fruit juices, not concentrates or artificial flavorings. Fortunately for us and our customers Spindrift is now part of this group.
At Smucker Farms we offer Spindrift’s Sparkling Grapefruit and Sparkling Orange Mango sodas. They are easy to spot in the coolers because of their bright colors, which are a result of the fresh squeezed fruit juices!