EXTRA EXTRA! If you are a fan of the sparkling water beverage made by LaCroix you need to read this!
Lawsuits have been filed claiming that the drink is not “natural” as it claims to be. To the contrary, it contains an ingredient that’s used in some cockroach insecticides.
Not so natural, is it?
“The news comes after the law firm Beaumont Costales filed a lawsuit on behalf of its client, a woman by the name of Lenora Rice. Through specialized testing, Rice found that the drink was not as “all-natural” as it claims to be; it allegedly contains a handful of synthetic ingredients, including the aforementioned roach killer, linalool.”
The firm said the client felt bad after learning that she was not drinking “natural” ingredients but sucking down artificial ones.
The plaintiff Rice, desiring a healthy, natural beverage, was led to purchase LaCroix sparkling water because of the claims made on its packaging, advertising and web site to be “innocent,” “naturally essenced,” “all natural,” and “always 100% natural.”
I have been drinking LaCroix drinks for months and boasted that “I finally found a drink (besides water) that is actually healthy and natural. Well, now I know differently!
The beverage-maker is standing by it’s “all-natural” cans and labels and says that all of the “essences contained in LaCroix are certified by [their] suppliers to be 100% natural.”
Looking up linalool it doesn’t sound “artificial”! Google says it “is a perfumed plant extract sometimes coming from fungus and linalool extractive is pure and fresh, it is not just safe, but beneficial”
I know I would like to believe LaCroix, but I’m not sure I could take another sip knowing what I know now.
Are you going to continue to drink it?