It’s a popular belief that La Croix is the best thing that has blessed this earth since sliced bread, however, I disagree.
Drinking La Croix is like drinking straight carbonated water and faintly hearing someone shout “orange” or “lime” from far away. It’s as if the carbonated water and the flavor have a long-distance relationship that’s falling apart because they don’t have anything in common anymore.
How anyone can willingly ingest this overrated brand of seltzer water is a mystery to me. I get that it’s a healthy alternative to pop; however, there are so many other options that taste so much better––iced tea, regular tea, juice, lemonade, and have you ever heard of San Pellegrino? There’s also Sparkling Ice, which comes in a multitude of different flavors that all taste better than the hardly-there-fruit flavor that you get from La Croix.
It’s true that the flavor in Sparkling Ice is strong, but that’s why it’s good. I would rather be able to taste the flavor right away, than have to think about tasting it in order to actually taste it.
Any kind of flavored sparkling water, including La Croix, comes with a risk. Drinking too much too frequently could lead to tooth enamel erosion because of the high acidic content of the drink. The gradual erosion of your tooth enamel can cause your teeth to become extremely sensitive to temperature, and it can make them more prone to cavities. This risk is especially high with flavors based on citrus fruits like oranges and lemons.
Lastly, I must hit the topic of the packaging. Like, hello? The 90’s called and it wants its bus seat patterns back. The pattern on the can belongs on a bowling alley floor. It looks like some half-hearted attempt to make the packaging look fun to distract people from the terrible liquid that it holds.
All in all, La Croix should definitely not be anyone’s first choice of drink. It hardly has any flavor, it holds potential to strip away your tooth enamel, and the packaging is unsightly, at best. Please, don’t succumb to peer pressure and drink this buji seltzer water. Please.