Best LaCroix Flavors
There's sparkling water, and then there's LaCroix, the nectar of gods. Boldly flavored but completely unsweetened, this Midwestern-flavored seltzer brand has captured the hearts of millennials and moms alike. With kitschy Miami Beach vibes, zesty flavors, and the whole no-guilt soda thing going for it, it's hardly surprising that this sparkling beverage has gained such a devoted following. It pains us to say this, but for all the hits — and there are many — there are some serious flavor flops as well. In other words, for every Pamplemousse, there's a Cran-Raspberry. Because I care, and at least partially because I wanted an excuse to try every single flavor, I've ranked 20 flavors for you here. Without further ado, here's
our the definitive ranking of the best LaCroix flavors.
Cran-Raspberry is terrible, just terrible. It has a certain medicinal note to it. We'd rather drink lukewarm tap water.
"LaCroix Pure is my favorite flavor," said absolutely no one ever. At the end of the day, it's just run-of-the-mill seltzer water.
Whoever designed this can deserves a high-five; sadly, Mango is all style and no substance. Instead of a juicy tropical flavor, it tastes cooked, with a weird, almost-tannic aftertaste.
Coconut is perhaps the most polarizing flavor; you'll either love it or hate it. (I fall squarely in the hate camp.) If you dig frozen piña coladas and wish your sparkling water tasted the way Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen smells, give it a shot.
Weak. This tastes like the leftover melted dregs of a cocktail.
If you took all of the joy out of Martinelli's sparkling apple juice, you'd have this.
Fine, but inferior to all of the other citrus flavors; it tastes like licking a lemon Mr. Sketch marker.
Props to LaCroix for highlighting the oft-underappreciated pomelo, but why pair it with cantaloupe, arguably the worst part of fruit salad?
The poor man's tangerine, this is essentially semiflat unsweetened orange soda. It's decent, but not our first pick.
This is not in the main rotation of true LaCroix connoisseurs, but it's a fun novelty. It has Haribo Peach vibes.
This dupes you into thinking it's chill sparkling spa water with the pastel can and cucumber part. In reality, the blackberry dominates. It's another polarizing flavor. (I like but do not love it.)
Passionfruit brings the party vibes with its sassy color scheme and tangy flavor. While not a favorite, it's pretty darn good.
Lime is the utility LaCroix flavor. It's crowd-pleasing and inoffensive.
For advanced LaCroix fans only, this is like a tropical vacation in a can.
Bizzarely, according to the official website, NiCola is only sold in the Chicago area and at Whole Foods in the Rocky Mountain region. It is also the only flavor sold on said official website. With a superintense vanilla-citrus bouquet, just like real colas, this one is definitely worth seeking out.
This has a shockingly true-to-life apricot flavor; it's the sleeper hit LaCroix.
If you're all about watermelon Sour Patch Kids — and really, who isn't? — this is your flavor.
The gateway drug of LaCroix, this is refreshingly zesty, with a fancy-sounding name and a top-notch can design to boot.
This tastes super indulgent, like it should be bad for you; it's essentially guilt-free soda.
We don't know how they did it, but somehow the flavor geniuses at LaCroix captured the essence of kishu mandarins here. This is immensely crushable but worth savoring.
P.S. In case you're wondering, if you mix all of the flavors together, King's Cup-style, it tastes strangely similar to an unsweetened Red Bull. More weird than good, but worth trying for yourself.