R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Beverages

While not soda per se, the R.W. Knudsen sparkling juice line has fizzy drinks made largely from organic fruit and it’s non-alcoholic, so it’s getting a small review.

Company is from the 1960’s. Looks like it’s made in California. There are several flavors available in this line … we’ve tried the apple, blueberry, and pear. These drinks come in champagne-style bottles, and are a perfect alternative for celebrations involving young children or people with modified drinking requirements.

The ingredient list is simple … 100% juice and a touch of ascorbic acid. Size is 24 oz, and it’ll pack on about 360 calories if you down one without sharing. All three flavors were really sweet … not a lot of bite but you can definitely tell you’re not drinking plain juice. Best when chilled within an inch of freezing.

Apple flavor was pretty good. Blueberry was a bit fruitier. Pear SMELLED more like pear than it tasted like pear … would’ve been the favorite if it only had a bit more flavor to it.

If you’re in the mood for SOMETHING, but you’re not sure what you want (soda, juice, wine?), these R.W. Knudsen Sparkling juice beverages are perfect.