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Back in 1987, more than 30 years ago, at the Tillicum reservoir on Silver Star Road in the Monashee mountains overlooking Vernon, BC, a Canadian phenomenon was born.
A local entrepreneur had the idea of mixing a little flavour to his crisp, cold mountain water. He put it into glass bottles and called it “Clearly Canadian.” With a bit of help from the local bottling plant, he grew this premium sparkling water brand into a sought-after favourite worldwide.
Yes, folks, that long-lost love, that Clearly Canadian you remember from the past, is back, just the way you remember. They haven’t changed a thing, still in that iconic light blue glass bottle, with the four delicious all-natural flavours, Wild Cherry, Mountain Blackberry, Orchard Peach, and Country Raspberry, along with Clearly Sparkling unflavoured sparkling mineral water, bottled at the source from one of Canada’s most awarded springs.
Since the beginning, even as Clearly went from a local British Columbia favourite to a brand available around the world, and shown on a multitude of TV shows including Seinfeld, Friends, and Sex and the City, loved by international sports personalities including the NBA’s Steve Nash and American League’s Justin Morneau, they never lost their connection to their fans.
As the 2000’s passed, Clearly lost its mass distribution and, in 2012, was bought by another sharp entrepreneur who restarted the brand with the same community vision. A self-created crowdfunding campaign managed to reinvigorate 14,000+ fans from 26 countries, including every state in the US and every province in Canada. Clearly bought new bottling tools, ingredients, distribution, management and six years later, Clearly Canadian is back, and here to stay.
Made with awarded Canadian spring water, four (4) simple, all-natural ingredients, and a whole lot of love, Clearly is committed to giving back. With the mantra of “Good thoughts, good words, good deeds,” the company nurtures other crowdfunded startups to life. With growing legions of thirsty fans hoarding Clearly wherever they find it, their sales team works hard to bring it to stores near you!
Clearly Canadian is available in Canada at Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, 7-eleven, and CircleK West, along with the new listing in Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada as of May 17. Clearly Canadian is available in the USA at Kroger, Winn-Dixie, Meijer, Cost Plus World Market, Hyvee, and many other major grocery & convenience store locations. Clearly Canadian is also available to order on Amazon from coast to coast and at ClearlyCanadian.com
So cheers to a happy ending, to a sweetheart that came back. With good news and sweet memories, everyone can “live Clearly.”
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Through the time, effort and passion of Clearly Canadian fans and supporters helped to save Clearly for future generations.