Q: Where can I find your Polar flavors?
A: Try here.
Q: How much Quinine is in Polar's Tonic Water?
A: There are 17.3 milligrams of quinine in each 8 fl. oz. serving of Polar Tonic, Polar Diet Tonic, and Polar Tonic Water with Lime. Quinine is what gives tonic water its characteristic bitter taste. Quinine is isolated from the bark of the Cinchona tree that is indigenous to the Andes mountains in Ecuador and Peru. Quinine is also used in medicine for the treatment of muscle cramps and malaria.
Q: What Diet flavors do you make?
A: Check out this great list.
Q: What do you use in your Diet sodas?
A: Polar has chosen aspartame to sweeten their diet beverages. Aspartame was approved for use by the FDA in the early 1980's and is used in thousands of products worldwide. Additional information can be found at www.nutrasweet.com.
Q: What is the water source you use for the Polar Natural Spring Water?
A: Polar uses the three following springs: Fountain Spring in West Alton, New Hampshire, Hillside Farms Spring in Somers, Connecticut and Dram Cup Spring in Milford, New Hampshire. The purity of our spring water is attributed to these natural spring sources, which are all protected from outside influences such as business, housing and agriculture. They have also undergone extensive testing for quality, micro contamination, quality of water delivered and the capacity of the spring to recharge. This ensures our customers the purest natural spring water available today.
Q: What is the treatment process of the Polar Natural Spring Water?
A: All of the springs Polar uses are free flowing, which requires no pump of any kind to draw the water. All the water flows from the ground in its natural force to the surface where it is then drawn into a sheltered housing unit that protects it. The water is then run into 8000-gallon stainless steel tanks where it is collected to be stored for delivery to our manufacturing plant. The water is slightly ozonated or UV light to insure quality water with no bacteria upon arrival to our Worcester manufacturing plant. At the plant, the tankers are sampled for bacteria and coliform and unloaded into designated tanks. The water is pumped through ultra violet light, passed through a filter for any sand or other particles that may be present and then placed into an ozone contact tank for additional ozonation of any bacteria.
Polar Natural Spring Water is tested by the following laboratories: ELAB, Inc; Northeast Laboratory Services; MWH Laboratories; Pace Analytical Services, Inc.; Severn Trent Laboratories and Hazen Research Inc..
What about BPA?
A: Polar Beverages is aware of the reports and statements regarding the potential hazards associated with BPA. We have studied this topic for years and are confident that the previous findings of the FDA and the CDC are accurate in stating that there is no identifiable hazard associated with low dosage transmission of BPA through certain packaging materials. This study was confirmed by the Havard Council for Public Risk and several other sources. While there is considerable research continuing, there is no reason to believe that there is any concern with any of our fully approved FDA packaging. Please visit the two web sites below to view several articles on the subject. Additionally, there is no connection between PET plastic (bottles) and BPA.
You may also click below to view the latest BPA-related statement: FDA Position on BPA