Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Polar Bottle that Could
Ok, so I'll start at the beginning. My friend Ellissa and I are huge seltzer heads. And we are seltzer heads for the same reason, we had both been addicted to coke - diet coke in my case - and decided we needed a healthier option. Now we are both ladies who enjoy a little excitement in our drinks, so plain flat water just doesn't work. Seltzer, on the other hand, has bubbles for days that dance and pop on your tongue. Each sip is exciting and fresh!
Anyway, Ellissa went to school in Binghamton with one of my best friends from home, that's how we met. About a year ago, we visited our friend Lauren in Binghamton. Ellissa kept buying this Polar seltzer. I had never seen it before but I needed a seltzer fix so I bought some as well. Oh my seltzer! Polar is by far the best brand of seltzer I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. And, they have the most imaginative flavors....pomegranate (Ellissa's favorite and the bottle pictured above), grapefruit, blueberry, peach...the list goes on and on. Each flavor is as refreshing and crisp as the last, you really can't go wrong.
Anyway, excited at the discovery (or rather, the introduction) to this new and beautiful beverage, I started to search for it in Brooklyn. There was none! The next time Ellissa was coming in form NJ, I asked her to bring me some Polar, I needed my fix! She dealt me a devastating blow, Polar is not sold in NYC or New Jersey. It is sold in Westchester, Upstate NY and Connecticut (at least that's all I know...maybe more of New England).
Our only way to get a Polar is when we visit Lauren or when our friend Greg comes in from Stamford. Ellissa's birthday was recently so I decided to make her a bottle of her favorite flavor so that she could always have it close by!