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A few months ago, while scrolling through Instagram, my thumb came to a hard stop when I spotted calamansi-flavored sparkling water.

I was intrigued to find a drink showcasing a hard-to-find Southeast Asian citrus fruit that’s a cross between a kumquat and a mandarin orange. I was further delighted to learn that Filipino American entrepreneur Sandro Roco was behind it.

Sanzo, the first sparkling water line helmed by an Asian American, includes bubbly drinks in flavors like lychee, calamansi, and Alphonso mango — fruits you’d enjoy in countries like the Philippines, Singapore, or Thailand yet don’t see among brands like…


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