I Drink a Spindrift Every Day, and Here's How I'd Rank the Flavors
I don't remember when I first had a Spindrift, but I do know that it quickly spiraled from a midday pick me up to a full blown obsession. I drink one every single day, and it's become something that I look forward to in the midst of busy workdays. It's the only sparkling water I've ever tried that actually uses real fruit to sweeten and flavor, which is something I really appreciate, and I'm not the only one; Kristen Bell loves it, too. Lots of other waters taste too strongly of chemicals and artificial flavors for my taste, but this is sweet, delicious, and healthy. To say I'm obsessed with Spindrift would be an understatement.
I'm so in love with Spindrift that I've converted not only my family but the rest of my POPSUGAR team as well. At my house, we buy in bulk; I'm talking 100 cans at a time because yes, it's that good. Now that you want to try Spindrift, you might be wondering where to start. Well, I've done the hard work for you and ranked my favorite flavors. There are 11 in total, and I've tried (almost) all of them. I would like to disclose that all opinions are my own, with absolutely no scientific testing to support my findings. Keep on reading, and then order some Spindrift for yourself.
Cranberry Raspberry Spindrift Sparkling Water
Cranberry Raspberry Spindrift Sparkling Water ($18 for 24) is the only slightly biased review you'll see here. I'm allergic to cranberry, so I've never actually tried this flavor. For this reason, it goes to the bottom.
Half Tea & Half Lemon Spindrift Sparkling Water
Of all the flavors I've tried, the Half Tea & Half Lemon Spindrift Sparkling Water ($18) is the only one that I felt did not live up to its hype. It tastes like a watery Arnold Palmer, which is one of my favorite drinks, and I don't think there's enough flavor here. Plus, the sparkling taste just felt a little off.
Pineapple Spindrift Sparkling Water
The Pineapple Spindrift Sparkling Water ($26 for 24) is the brand's newest flavor, and the one I was the most excited for. It's delicious when mixed with a shot of vodka or tequila if you drink, but on its own, it felt a little sweet for me.
Orange Mango Spindrift Sparkling Water
I go through phases with this Orange Mango Spindrift Sparkling Water ($25 for 24). Sometimes I love it and feel like it's the perfect summertime drink. Other times, the mango notes come through a bit too strong for me.
Grapefruit Spindrift Sparkling Water
I don't generally like grapefruit, so I was surprised by how much I like this Grapefruit Spindrift Sparkling Water ($15 for 24). The slightly bitter and sour taste of grapefruit is there, but in my opinion, it's still palatable and refreshing.
Lemon Spindrift Sparkling Water
This Lemon Spindrift Sparkling Water ($15 for 24) might be the most classic Spindrift flavor, but it does not disappoint. If you're trying to ease someone into sparkling water, this is the flavor to go for. It's crisp, refreshing, and always a good idea.
Strawberry Spindrift Sparkling Water
In my opinion, the Strawberry Spindrift Sparkling Water ($18 for 24) is an underrated winner. It really tastes like strawberry, and might be the sweetest flavor, but it doesn't feel overpowering or saccharine. This tastes like candy to me, and the sparkling flavor balances perfectly. If you're a soda-lover, I'd try this flavor.
Raspberry Lime Spindrift Sparkling Water
Well, we made it to number one, and I think the Raspberry Lime Spindrift Sparkling Water ($18 for 24) is fully deserving of the top spot. It's a little bit tart, a little bit crisp, and a little bit sweet. The citrus and the berry come together perfectly, and whenever I want to introduce Spindrift to someone new, I recommend this flavor. I could drink it every day and not get bored.