Waters & Soft-Drinks
The Awards that certify the quality
of waters & soft-drinks since 1961
These experts take the time to taste and analyse each product individually on quality aspects that matter most to consumers. Products obtaining a final score above 60% are granted one of our prestigious quality awards. This label will highlight the product quality and reassure the consumer in his purchase process.
Our evaluation process goes far beyond regular tastings, it consists of a 360° quality evaluation on up to 25 criteria that matter most to consumers worldwide.
To be the most objective, the evaluation is not blind. The experts receive a complete presentation of the product, including origin, composition and any particularities in order to have a global understanding of the product before starting the individual evaluation.
After validating their individual results, the members of the jury share their knowledge and opinions to unanimously validate the final result.
To complete the quality evaluation of a product, the jury may request specific scientific analysis related to the type of product.
To carry out these laboratory tests, Monde Selection partners with officially approved laboratories which are accredited by the Belgian Federal Public Service.
This methodology will guarantee a fair and global analysis of each product for the consumer.
The Jury appointed by Monde Selection is exclusively composed of water sommeliers and flavour technologists specialised in the field.
For the sensory evaluation of waters and soft-drinks, Monde Selection has developped a close collaboration with Doemens Academy, Germany.
Doemens Academy is an internationnally recognised institute specialized in the mineral water, spring water and soft drinks sensory assessment.
Products having obtained a final result of minimum 60% are awarded a Quality Label of Bronze, Silver, Gold or Grand Gold by the Jury of Experts.
This label can be displayed on the awarded product for a period of 3 years without additional costs.
Our Quality Labels are a guarantee for consumers that the product has been highly appreciated and validated by a professional jury.More Information
Final result between 90% and 100%
Final result between 80% and 89%
Final result between 70% and 79%
Final result between 60% and 69%
Each awarded product receives a Monde Selection label to display on packaging and in advertising campaigns.
• Stand out from your competitors with an independent and recognised quality label.
• Reassure consumers thanks to the guarantee of a quality product.
• Create powerful sales enticement for your commercial partners.
• Increase national sales and boost your capacity to penetrate new markets.
The award label features the year and obtained quality ranking: Grand Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
• Certify the superior quality of your product.
• Rank your product against international standards and against competitors.
• Validate the quality development performed by your team.
• Receive expert feedback.
A detailed evaluation report containing the observations and comments of our Jury experts can be obtained upon specific request. This report provides the producers a better understanding of the elements that the Jury highly appreciated and those that are open to improvement.
In addition to the results, Monde Selection provides for each product a graph containing the position of the main parameters against international standards such as ISO norms, legal prescriptions and industries' guidelines.
Discover part of the drinks that have been awarded with a quality award in 2022 by our Juries of experts.