“Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle”. Was it Marilyn or Audrey that said that?
In this case, I’m talking about beverages. If you’re like me, I enjoy my bubbly. Not champagne, although I enjoy that too.
When you think of carbonated, fizzy drinks, automatically the word ‘sugar’ tends to pop up.
I have made it a goal this year to eliminate all those horrid sugary beverages from me and every member of my households diet.
I love the taste and feeling of carbonated drinks, but I needed to have less of the bad stuff, and more of the good stuff.
I’m going to admit it: I am not a fan of water.
There. I said it.
Don’t get me wrong. I drink it, I know it’s (very) important for our bodies, and I encourage my kids to drink it as often as possible. However, if I had the choice of drinking water to something with, uh, I don’t know, taste? I’d always go with the latter.
Guilty. And I know I’m not alone.
So I knew I had to do something about it. Water is an essential source of life for our health and well-being.
Enter Bonne O.
Deriving its name from the French phrase “bonne eau,” meaning “good water,” Bonne O is an at-home sparkling beverage system. The innovative system sparkles everything from water to juice, tea to wine and cocktails, and infuses fresh ingredients like fruit and herbs right in the bottle.
Since you can use real ingredients found right in the kitchen, it’s easier than ever make to healthier beverage choices. Plus, Bonne O carbonates without the use of bulky CO2 tanks, and produces zero solid waste once the cycle is complete. In fact, Bonne O’s carbonation technology is the world’s first tank-free home sparkling system.
Bonne O is truly shining above its competitors (and I’ve owned and tried others!). I love that you can use whatever you have in your kitchen, pop them right into the bottle and watch the magic happen. And not having to worry about purchasing or refilling tanks (which can get costly) and knowing how eco-friendly this system is, is a big plus in my books.
Bonne O’s technology allows infusion to take place right in the bottle, so you can add real ingredients like fruit, herbs, spices, and teas to your beverages, and skip the artificial sweeteners, artificial flavours, artificial colors, and preservatives. Because nobody likes anything artificial… food, designer bags, flowers, people.
It’s easy to set up and use too! Simply plug in, pop in a carbonator, add your ingredients and cold water to the bottle and with the push of a button, in 4 minutes you’ll have your refreshing and tasty sparkly beverage!
For first time use, you will need to warm it up by pumping a few extra times but once that’s done, it’s good to go and you’ll never have to worry about doing that again.
The bottle makes enough for one drink so that was probably my only con as I’d prefer to be able to make larger quantities if needed, especially for gatherings, however the flavour really infuses a lot better with a smaller amount of water. The longer you leave the ingredients inside the bottle, the stronger the real infused taste will be.
It’s not too loud and its design allows for a nice modern touch to your kitchen countertops without taking up too much real estate.
Here are some quick tips for using your Bonne O:
– Ensure the liquid you’re sparkling is very cold
– Ensure liquid is filled to the top of both the bottle and the flavour chamber
– Use half a carbonating puck for a lighter fizz
– After sparkling a beverage, slowly release the pressure over the sink (to protect your shirt)
– Allow fruit to infuse for a couple hours after sparking to develop a deeper flavour
It’s well into February, but if you still feel rather sluggish and looking for a good pick-me-up, it’s all about that water, that water, no sugar. I’m so sorry, I had to get that out one last time. Yes, I know it’s so 2014, but watching Meghan Trainor’s recent Grammy win for Best “New” Artist got me going.
So when I’m feeling like I need a little body purification, I turn to detox water for a few days and I really notice a big difference. Drink it often and for longer periods of time and you’ll feel like a million bucks. Coupled with a good diet and exercise and your vivacity will be one Beyoncé will rival.
Bloating, tiredness, feeling sick and wanting to boost your immune system, ramp up your metabolism for weight loss… I’ve got some go-to concoctions that I use often and they’re just so ridiculously easy to whip up. Even better now with the Bonne O as I noticed the flavours were a lot more intense and pungent than they ever were before.
The Bonne O Sparkling Beverage System includes appliance, bottle, 3 carbonators, and a quick start recipe guide – Available in white, black, or silver.
MSRP: $169.99 CAD / $149.99 USD
Additional accessories and syrups are available for purchase separately.