200 mL bottle
4.15 g sugar / oz.
The Sanpellegrino spring in Bergamo in the Italian Alps has been known since at least the twelfth century. Legendarily, Leonardo da Vinci even visited to sample the waters in 1509. An opulent bath house was built at the spring in 1840, and in 1906 a grand spa hotel and casino established Sanpellegrino as a playful vacation spot for aristocrats and wealthy patients who came to relax and recover from the ailments of modern life, at least for a time.
The Sanpellegrino company was founded in 1899 to bottle the mineral waters from the spring with a little carbonation added artificially to help preserve the freshness of the water in its long journey shipped to locations all over the world. From its first year the water has been sold locally and internationally.
In 1932, Sanpellegrino introduced the Aranciata soda made from mineral water with added sugar and flavoring made from concentrated orange juice. Aranciata Arama, a bitter citrus drink, was added in 1949 and then the additional flavors of Chinotto and Limonata a year later. Since the early 1970s the flavored Sanpellegrino drinks are no longer made using mineral water from the Sanpellegrino spring, unlike other brands such as Uludag or Quintuples.
In 1997 Sanpellegrino was purchased by the multinational food conglomerate Nestlé. Sanpellegrino continues to expand around the world. Since 2001 more flavors such as Aranciata Rossa have been added. In 2010, Sanpellegrino produced over 1 billion bottles of mineral water and flavored sodas.
Zesty. This is sour and lemony. A powerful flavor, almost like drinking lemon juice with carbonation. It'll put a rosy glow on your cheeks because its so sour.
It tastes like lemon drops candy: a hard candy sweetness envelops the tongue and then a long smooth sour flavor lasts long after I've swallowed it.
Its tasty on a hot day, refreshing in a way, but a bit too sour to be a real thirst-quenching kind of drink.
Carbonated water, lemon juice from concentrate (12%), high fructose corn syrup, sugar, natural flavors, L-ascorbic acid.
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