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Hard Seltzer Reviews: A Low Calorie Alcoholic Beverage

June 29, 2020   12 Comments

This hard seltzer review is due to my television watching. Yes, I have been sitting in front of the boobtube and watching tons of commercials.

Hard Seltzer Reviews: A Low Calorie Alcoholic Beverage

I can’t count how many ads were pitching hard seltzer or spiked sparkling water at me. I noticed that they always wanted me to know that the drinks was 90 calories so I thought it might be a good choice for Snack Girl readers.

You could not miss this sign at my local liquor store.

Oh my! Ten bucks for 24 cans of anything is kinda scary. This sign made me wonder if this drink is for savoring or drinking until you can’t walk.

I have jumped into the light alcohol pool before with my best light beer post. My very favorite light beer is Corona Premier and I have it in my fridge right now. It is 90 calories and it tastes like beer - what more do you want?

Last year, I took a look at the best tasting non-alcoholic beer. These are even lighter than light beers (no alcohol will do that ) and they are so good. I highly recommend them for beer drinkers who love the taste but hate beer gut.

Hard seltzer is spiked sparkling water with natural flavors. You can buy all sorts of sparkling water with flavors without alcohol added (zero calories). When you drink hard seltzer the added alcohol makes the drink 90 calories.

All of these brands have about 5% alcohol though I did see one that had 8% (be careful).

My reviews are going from worst to best.

Budlight Seltzer seems like it would be a good choice since Budlight has such a following but this was undrinkable. It had a bitter aftertaste that I found truly gross. FAIL

White Claw Seltzer is one of the OG brands (original gangsta). This one tasted like soap though I could still drink it. Did I enjoy it? No. FAIL

Truly Hard Seltzer was drinkable. I actually liked this one as it had a nice berry flavor without any strange aftertaste. I could not taste the alcohol in this which makes me worry about how one might overindulge without noticing. PASS

Corona Hard Seltzer was the best. The flavor tasted like blackberry and lime and it had no crappy aftertaste. Again, I could not taste the alcohol. PASS

But, why are you buying cans of this stuff when you can simply make your own? My husband, grabbed these two things and made me a drink that tasted the same as the Truly and Corona hard seltzers.

You can save some money by making your own if this is your drink of choice. This drink is 3 WW SmartPoints for the WW members out there.

Maybe I am old fashioned (or just old) because I like to taste the alcohol in my drink. I am afraid that these drinks are for people who want to get a buzz but aren’t adults.

What is your hard seltzer review? Do you like it?

For the teenagers who read this site, Snack Girl advocates waiting until the legal drinking age to indulge in alcoholic beverages.

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12 Comments:

Well, Snack Girl, yes and no. I like both White Claw and Truly BUT only the citrus flavors. The berry flavors are horrid. WC has a bit more sugar than Truly. Red Grapefruit is my favorite WC flavor.

on June 30, 2020

Truly Mixed Berry is my favorite! I also like the Vizzy and Press brands. Press is the best tasting but has the most sugar.

on June 30, 2020

I think many of these beverages would vary in ratings according to flavor. I agree that Truly berry flavors are terrible. Citrus is MUCH better. One product line that isn't on this list is High Noon, and it's the best one that I've tried by far; black cherry is better than the others! The carbonation is not intense. The only thing worth mentioning is that if someone is gluten-free, be sure to check for the GF status (most of us would expect seltzer products to be GF).

I hope you didn't try these all at once, Snack Girl ;) Thanks for the review.

on June 30, 2020

My current favorite seltzer is Vizzy and last year I liked Crook & Marker, but it is harder to come by. I agree many can have a weird after taste, and I definitely have to be in the right mood. I like the idea of homemade. One of my current favorite summer make at homes is diet lemonade with tequila & cointreau.

on June 30, 2020

Ugh, I have tried all of these except the Budlight and I can not drink any of them. They all have a strange after taste to me. I would get them more for the convenience when we are boating. I have given up and just make a big thing of Titos, water, lime and add some Fresca or lemon crystal light or a little of both. Very refreshing, it's my summer go to drink!

on June 30, 2020

I recently tried the Smirnoff spiked sparkling seltzer..cranberry lime and pina colada were very good..light, refreshing and no aftertaste. Thanks for your review!

on June 30, 2020

Thank You, I have tried some, but not all, & I will try some of the suggestions above. HAPPY FORTH OF JULY!

BLESSING TO YOU & LOVED ONES TO BE SAFE & HEALTHY. "LET FREEDOM RING"! ANNETTE

on June 30, 2020

I've been drinking White Claw but haven't tried the others. Some flavors are better - I like the raspberry and lime. Mostly, I think I like the name! Sounds tough...for a seltzer.

on June 30, 2020

I usually only imbibe on holidays. If this is 5% to 8% that is not bad. Wine is typically 12% to 22% regardless what the label states.

on June 30, 2020

I've recently had the Truly Fruit and Lemonade flavors. My favorite was Black Cherry, but I liked all of the flavors (Mango, Strawberry and "original").I enjoyed these much more than the fruit flavored ones.

on June 30, 2020

I like your husband's idea!

on July 5, 2020

I want to like seltzer, whether spiked or not and have a hard time with the aftertaste. I have tried Truly - yuck to the bad alcohol aftertaste. I also tried Bud Light Strawberry which oddly enough i liked! I bought another one just to be sure but didn't drink it yet. Stew Leonards sometimes lets you buy one at a time and that's the only way I will try it :)

on September 17, 2020


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