Review: Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Waters – Orange Citrus, Blackberry Raspberry, Key Lime, and White Peach


Earlier this year, Coke's Seagram's brand got a visual makeover, which added a bit more class to their ginger ale and mixer lineup. Shortly thereafter, they added 4 flavors to their Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Waters lineup: Orange Citrus, Blackberry Raspberry, Key Lime, and White Peach.

Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Waters

Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Waters

The look is now more "relevant to the sophisticated adult consumer," per the project description shared by Hatch Design. It feels more dignified overall, with the Sparkling Seltzer Water lineup having a metallic, grown-up look.

All that's inside is carbonated water and natural flavors, with each flavor sporting 0 calories, 35 mg sodium, and 0 g carbs per can.

Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water - Orange Citrus

Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water – Orange Citrus

Let's start with Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water – Orange Citrus, which has a muted orange scent when opened. The drink is expectantly clear and very light in flavor. Subtle orange hints begin the drink, then fade into a carbonated water aftertaste that has a somewhat "this was obviously packaged in a can" aftertaste.

Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water - Blackberry Raspberry

Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water – Blackberry Raspberry

Shifting over to Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water – Blackberry Raspberry, the berry scent is quite strong when you open the can. This flavor seems less subdued, with the deep berry taste sitting more on top of the carbonated water, rather than just buried inside. The aftertaste was subtle, but metallic.

Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water - Key Lime

Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water – Key Lime

Next up is Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water – Key Lime, which has a pretty hard-to-detect lime smell. But the lime hits you right away upon that first sip. We're all used to having lemon or lime in a glass of water, and this is much the same, but far more amplified. The aftertaste carried the lime element through it, then fades away.

Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water - White Peach

Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water – White Peach

Last, but not least, is Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water – White Peach, which has a dull peach scent when opened. However, the peach flavor is front-and-center upon sipping, then fades into a very aluminum can-like taste. Yuck.

Overall, I guess if you are looking for something less sweet, but with a hint of flavor, these Sparkling Seltzer Water opens might be of interest. But to be honest, I think they'd probably taste better coming out of a bottle. There's a lot of metallic taste present, no matter which flavor you are trying. That said, if I were to rank the flavors from best to worst, it would probably be Key Lime, Blackberry Raspberry, Orange Citrus, and White Peach.

At least the cans look pretty!

Full Disclosure: These beverages were provided compliments of Seagram's

Comments

  1. Drink Dude says:

    I've only had the Key Lime and the Orange Citrus.

    As a whole they are "ok" but nothing to write home about (although I would like to try the other two flavors)

  2. Seltzer in cans always tastes funky to me. Much prefer the bottles. Polar Seltzer is my favorite. I tried the Seagrams lime, but my bottle seemed quite "flat" :(

  3. I love this stuff. I've been drinking the equivalent for about a year from other companies, but Seagram's has a couple more flavors that the others don't. I haven't tried THOSE yet, but have had the key lime and orange citrus and love both. Don't know if what others are saying about metallic aftertaste is appropriate for me, as I like canned drinks better than bottled because the "fizz" seems stronger and that's what I'm looking for…the more "fizz", the better!

  4. I absolutely love this and I hope they keep it coming! So far, I have only tried the Blackberry Raspberry (bought a case) but I will certainly try the Key Lime, as well. As a former diet soda "addict" I have been looking for something healthier with no artificial sweeteners, but also no calories. This is perfect. I get the carbonation fix, the flavor and none of the bad stuff. The can design is appealing to adults and I hope they market it to teens, as well, because it would certainly be a healthier choice for them.

  5. Chelsea says:

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the orange citrus and the lime. I like to mix half seltzer and half Langer's 100% Pomegranate juice! It makes a really tasty carbonated juice drink and no added sugars or high fructose corn syrup! I am just curious as to whether or not the "natural flavors" they add to these are good for you… I hear that companies put different chemicals that they consider "natural" in products and those are included in the title "natural flavors"…

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