Sweetwater Bottling Company is a small
Vermont family owned and operated bottling company, producing six all natural
beverages, made with only the finest ingredients .
The idea for their first product was born when brothers, Bob and Rich Münch were drinking maple sap, while doing some backyard maple syrup making. They both agreed that the maple sap tapped right from the maple tree, with a little carbonation would make a terrific soft drink and so, the birth of Vermont Sweetwater Bottling Company.
The Following year was spent researching the preservation of maple sap and the gathering of equipment found throughout New England. At the heart of their bottling line is a restored 1940 vintage Crown Cork and Seal Dixie bottler.
The equipment was assembled in the old dairy barn on the family farm and by the start of the next sugaring season everything was in place to produce their first product, Vermont Maple Seltzer. Vermont Maple Seltzer is made with 100% maple sap with no water added.
During the following year the Münchs received a U.S. patent on their product for its unique pasteurization and carbonation process.
While marketing the clean and subtle taste of the Vermont Maple Seltzer it became clear that a sweeter, more mapley product was sought by many with a taste for a bolder flavor. The brothers, family and friends began formulating a new soda sweetened with only maple syrup. To fill the other end of the maple soda spectrum, Vermont Maple Soda was introduced with a colorful new label in the summer of 1996. Each twelve ounce bottle has one full ounce of Vermont maple syrup which gives it the desired taste.
In 1999, with the millennium just around the corner, their thoughts were to bring on a few new fruit flavors. Again back to the kitchen table with family and friends, the brothers tried to focus on flavors that had been missed by all the "big guys", but were unique and tasteful to others who had a desire for an all natural fruit soda, with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
After many evenings of tasting and re-tasting the many different samples, the field was narrowed down to four of their absolute favorites. Each one hitting the mark on exactly what they were looking for in a fun and refreshing taste that would appeal to everyone.
In June of 2000 the new flavors were introduced at the New York Fancy Food Show, with great success. The excitement at the exhibit was intensified by the overwhelming approval of all the satisfied tasters.
The new flavors like there older counterparts, Vermont Country Apple Jack, Vermont Tangerine Cream Twister, Vermont Raspberry Rhubarb Ramble and Vermont Mango Moonshine have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
All six proudly display the Vermont Seal of Quality and the brothers pride themselves that their Vermont sodas are really made in Vermont.
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