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.
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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