Our Story

How It Started

Vanessa Hudgens and Oliver Trevena bonded over their shared passion for eco-friendly activism over Prickly Pear Margaritas.

This conversation led them to create Caliwater, a California cactus water beverage that offers more than just hydration.

Caliwater is a line of innovative, functional drinks that bring people closer to the planet and to each other. The duo drew inspiration from the diverse landscapes of California and utilized the prickly pear cactus fruit, which is sourced from the desert regions in the Southwest and Mexico.

It is known for its unique and beneficial properties. Through their resourcefulness and ingenuity, Vanessa and Oliver brought Caliwater to life, starting with their flagship product, Wild Prickly Pear Cactus Water.

It's like taking a sip of California from a can!

Our Mission

Caliwater is here to bridge that gap, to educate on the many benefits found in cactus, and to help people connect to others and the earth. Created with passion, love, and a clear mission in mind, Caliwater hopes to promote healthy, eco-friendly lifestyles and to make the world a better place.

With up to 75% of Americans being considered chronically dehydrated, Caliwater offers a tasty, low sugar alternative to water that also presents numerous benefits for health and well-being. Each can contains just 25 calories, 5 grams of sugar and is Kosher, Vegan, and non-GMO, making it a beverage that can truly be enjoyed by everyone. For the adults, Caliwater also serves as a fantastic mixer for alcoholic beverages, and helps to prevent the dreaded hangover that follows a night out.Β 

Prickly-Pear requires 80% less water than traditional crops making them one of Nature’s most sustainable and grown without the need of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Caliwater is also committed to sustainability in our packaging with all beverages sold in recyclable cans.Β 

No Kid Hungry

5 cents on every can sold.

Caliwater’s goal is not only to provide health benefits to our consumers, but also to raise awareness about the fight against childhood hunger. Partnering with , a charity working to put a stop to hungry children, Caliwater pledges to donate 5 cents for every can purchased, with the goal of donating $1 million by April 2022. While childhood hunger has been a lasting issue, the pandemic increased the number of children facing food shortage or insecurity, exponentially. This makes our support more crucial now than ever.

No Kid Hungry works to provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the millions of children who need it. So, consumers can enjoy Caliwater knowing they are doing good for not only themselves, but also for the world around them!