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About Metromint At The Fancy Food Show

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pure. simple. mintwater.
Metromint is refreshment, simplified. Purified water meets real
mint to satisfy your thirst, rejuvenate your body and revive your soul.
That’s it —no calories, sweeteners or preservatives.

Metromint doesn’t just taste fresh, it feels fresh. Mint stimulates
the brain to open your senses and send cooling sensations throughout your body—we call this The Chill Factor. And Metromint keeps your
cells hydrated and happy so they (and you) can thrive.

The unique, all natural benefits of Metromint now come in four vibrant varieties: super cool Peppermint, subtle Spearmint, bright Lemonmint
and juicy Orangemint. Take a sip, and chill.

it takes hard work to make something so simple
We start with the best mint in the world. Real mint. Fresh, flavorful, pesticide-free mint grown in Washington State’s Yakima Valley. Then it’s distilled in a double-distillation process that steams the leaves until we reach the true essence of the mint. We test for taste, and then test again for purity.

We pump our water from the Sierra Nevada and filter it for the highest degree of purity using reverse-osmosis. It leaves all the good stuff, and filters out the bad, including salts, impurities, and particles as small as an ion. What’s left is a blank canvas, so all you taste is the mint.

When it comes to Metromint, our standards are so high, we couldn’t trust just anyone to bottle Metromint. So we bought our own bottling plant, and converted it to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that exceeds even the most exacting standards of the USDA.

Every bottle that rolls off the Metromint bottling line is laser etched with an honest, easy-to-read freshness date stamp. Our bottling process may be secret, but our commitment to quality is not.

Metromint is the brain-child of Rio Miura and Scott Lowe. Miura was born in Japan and has a background in product and fashion design. She conceived the recipe for Metromint and designed the label and bottle. Lowe, a Stanford graduate with a degree in International Relations, is responsible for product development and manufacturing. Together the two formed Soma Beverage Company in a loft in San Francisco’s South of Market district (SOMA), a neighborhood that is home to artists, high-tech start-ups, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

Combining the purest ingredients with innovative packaging and extraordinary taste, Metromint single-handedly created a new beverage category called mintwater. Metromint already has a loyal following. Four years in the making, Metromint was introduced to the public at the New York Fancy Food Show in 2004. Since then it has been flying off shelves. In 2004 Peppermint won BevNet’s best new product award. And in 2006 Spearmint won a Best New Beverage Award at the Natural Products Expo West.

What is Metromint?
Metromint is mintwater, nothing but pure water and real mint.

What is different about your products?
Our mint gives you a cooling sensation when you drink it, and you get all the natural health benefits of mint.

Why mint?
Mintwater is very refreshing.

Why should I drink it, are there any benefits?
Refreshing cooling sensation, soothes stomach, calms, freshens breath, hydrates.

Mint flavored water?
It's not a flavor, we use real mint.

Is it mint oil?
We use the essential oil from mint; that's why you get the natural cooling sensation and the health benefits of mint.

How do you get the mint in the product?
It's a trade secret. We use water and real mint.

Why Reverse Osmosis water?
We wanted to create a blank canvas so that the real mint is what you taste.

Does it have sugar?
No sugar and no sweeteners of any kind.

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Metromint At Fancy Food Show - An Overview
Metromint is mint water refreshment without having any calories, sweeteners or preservatives. Steve, the Tortilla Guy is talking to a representative of the metromint, who is telling him all about the metromint. If you are also interested in knowing about the metromint, you should not miss the video!

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20 Comments

showmethecurry's picture
Definitely very "interesting" tasting water. A little pricey, but a great option for those who don't normally like to drink plain jane water. Co-Hosts: Hetal and Anuja ShowMeTheCurry.com
Raquel's picture
Hey Tortilla Guy, Metromints water sounds refreshing ! Gotta try it some time! Raquel
Home.Chef.Angel's picture
Minty water? I have to try it some day. Cool video Angel
The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
Next Time I am at Whole Foods I will pick some up for you to try !! The Tortilla Guy
Bxredman's picture
Again the Tortilla guy and a couple of hot womens how does the chubby one do it ?
Tumaros.Tortilla's picture
Where are the Samples ?
Good.Cook's picture
Looks like less people are drinking plain water nowadays! cool water video. Chaz
help.me.cook's picture
You're right Chaz, what's up with all these flavored waters? Chris
The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
It is good stuff Chaz and tastes pure and clean, I have out a sprig of mint in water at times !! The Tortilla Guy
help.me.cook's picture
Great video on mint flavored water? Don't know if I want to try this sorry Metromint. Chris
The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
Chris it just add a slight hint of flavor not overbearing The Tortilla Guy
shantihhh's picture
ll their flavours are terrific! Ys a we bit pricey. We tasted them all in Jan at the SF International Fancy Food Show. BTW Metromint is a local company as you mentioned located in SOMA area of SF. SOMA is a trendy fun area with many restaurants like well known LuLu's, Fringale and several clubs. SOMA is the area South of Market where the Moscone Center is that hosts many shows including IT and where the Food Shows are held annually. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Gardens district and is a multidisciplinary art center, Zeum, formerly known as the Studio for Technology and the Arts, and the Zeum Carousel glides atop Moscone all located in SFSOMA. http://www.nca-usa.org/psp/YerbaBuena/ It is a fun area.
Jerry's picture
I don't like flavor water but I know that's the new thing now J
The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
What is really cool was how bright and clean the booth was , you needed sunglasses to be there it was so bright, and the water was good The Tortilla Guy
Bxredman's picture
Wow I found these at whole foods , and I am not used to drinking something that tastes like mouthwash !! At 2.00 a bottle !!
shantihhh's picture
Ha-Ha! I like using Torani sugar free flavours in my fizzy waters-cheapo and tasty. I love the Pomepranate flavour!
The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
pomegranate is good but just as simple as cutting some lemons, limes, or even cucumber The Tortilla Guy
cheezeit's picture
WOW...THIS TORTILLA GUY IS SOMETHING SPECIAL.. I'M ENJOYING THE VIDEOS , ALSO ENJOYING TRYING THESE NEW PRODUCTS, CAN NOT MAKE FOOD SHOWS . THIS IS GREAT WAY TO SHARE THE EXPOS ...THANKS
frances.morales's picture
HEY GREAT VIDEO ON FLAVORED WATER I WILL HAVE TO TRY IT.
The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
Cool minty taste fresh The Tortilla Guy