San Francisco, CA (May 22, 2012) – HINT Inc., maker of all-natural, great tasting unsweetened essence water, was awarded SELF Magazine’s Best Flavored Water in its annual Healthy Food Awards for their signature Raspberry-Lime flavor. The 2012 Healthy Food Awards brought together 135 readers to test nearly 300 products and select winners that not only taste great but are low in calories, saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar, and are free of artificial sweeteners.
“We are thrilled that the Raspberry-Lime HINT won Best Flavored Water,” says Kara Goldin, CEO and founder of HINT Inc. “’Drink Water Not Sugar’ has always been HINT’s mantra and we’re overjoyed that we can provide a product that SELF readers agree is not only is healthy but that tastes great as well.”
HINT has seen tremendous growth with both their original premium essence and their new sparkling version, Hint Fizz, allowing the brand to expand to a whole new customer base. This marks the second time that HINT has won SELF Magazine’s Healthy Food Awards. In 2010, another signature flavor, Blackberry, was awarded Best Flavored Water.
This latest award adds to the list of accolades including BevNET’s Best New Enhanced Water, Best Flavored Water by Good Housekeeping Magazine and Best Flavored Water by Better Homes and Gardens in 2012. In addition, Kara Goldin was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business in 2011.
HINT, whose mantra is Drink Water, Not Sugar® is the brainchild of Kara Goldin, a San Francisco mother of four who was seeking a refreshing, unsweetened and no calorie beverage to give her family. Her simple solution – HINT Essence Water. Launched in 2005, Kara developed HINT in response to the growing wall of sugary juices and sodas. HINT is at the heart of a healthy lifestyle™, and is available in many delicious flavors including Blackberry, Watermelon, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Mango-Grapefruit, Strawberry-Kiwi and Raspberry-Lime. HINT Essence Water can be found in fine grocery stores and retailers all over the United States or purchased online at www.drinkhint.com. The latest addition, HINT FIZZ is available nationwide at specialty grocery stores. More information is also available at www.facebook.com/drinkhint.