A local drink company recently won two awards at the World Beverage Competition held annually in Geneva, Switzerland, involving some of the world’s top drink companies.
Hydro One recently entered two of their drinks in the WBC, with both winning Platinum Best of Show awards for the best drink in the category. Hydro One, founded in Greenwood in 2006, spent their first three years developing their first drink, REVd. REVd is the first patented product specifically designed to help people with diabetes. The revolutionary drink, flavored with blueberry and pomegranate, contains cinnulin PF, a proprietary cinnamon extract that helps filter out toxins found in whole cinnamon. Judges at the WBC said “a hint of cinnamon spice makes [REVd] fruity and flavorful.”
Hydro One’s second drink entered in the competition, True Sugar Free Green Tea, topped other internationally known green teas, including Elite Earl Grey, which is found in many of the world’s top hotels. Hydro One’s green tea is the first tea in the world that does not contain any sugar, sodium, carbs or calories, according to co-founder Sammy Nasrollahi. Nasrollahi also says that the tea is the first and only tea supported by Heart Choice, a leading manufacturer of heart sterols.
While the creators of Hydro One drinks are justifiably proud of how healthy their drinks are, Nasrollahi said his company had another priority when developing the drinks.
“We wanted to make sure the drinks tasted good,” Nasrollahi said. “You can make the healthiest drink in the world, but if it doesn’t taste good, people will go back to their sugary drinks that are terrible for their bodies.”
Hydro One beverages are available at a number of local stores, including Corley’s Market, both locations of the Pantry Shoppe, Piggly Wiggly in Cornonaca, Self Regional Healthcare facilities, Howard’s on Main, Miss Ann’s Fried Chicken, Nine Rounds and Wingard’s Pharmacy. The beverages are also available at a number of large corporations in the Greenwood area as a healthy option to soft drinks for their employees. The beverages are also available at Whole Food Fresh Market stores throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
Hydro One also has a partnership with ThirstMonger.com to distribute the beverages throughout the United States. Shipping is always free for Hydro One beverages when purchased through ThristMonger.com.