The trendy sparkling water scene may be dominated -- for better or worse -- by LaCroix right now, but don't be fooled, the oft-mispronounced can is far from the first effervescent anti-soda to attain cult status in America. Back in the '90s, the role was assumed by a beverage known as Clearly Canadian, a subtly bubbly, fruity and sweet libation sold in iconic blue-hued glass bottles.
It was so prevalent, it made appearances in several hit TV shows and movies of the era, from Seinfeld, Friends, and Dawson's Creek to Jerry McGuire and Weekend at Bernie's. Then poof! It disappeared. For years, it's been mysteriously absent from American shelves.
But just like so many other cultural phenomena the '90s brought us, it's making a comeback.