This blog post is my review of La Croix Sparkling Water, and it includes some of my personal thoughts about this great brand of beverages.
One of the dietary habits that often puts people on a fast-track to terrible health, is the habit of drinking carbonated beverages thinking they are an effective way to remain hydrated. And no, just because it is a “diet” soda doesn’t mean you’re avoiding a physiological train wreck. Studies have shown that, contrary to the “diet” nomenclature, diet sodas have terrible consequences for a person’s health, including increased risks for a heart attack, stroke, and liver problems. Think of that the next time you drink a Diet Coke!
And, just to clear the air early in this article, I come to you with experience. Until recently, I was a Diet Coke aficionado, religiously starting each day with a can and then rebooting once more at lunch time. I admit, the habit was hard to kick, and I don’t think it was because I of the caffeine addiction. I’m pretty sure it was because I liked having a low-calorie, fizzy, flavored beverage. That’s all. Which is why I was so happy when I discovered La Croix Sparkling Water.
La Croix Sparkling Water with a (little) Kick
La Croix, which translates to “The Cross” , is a brand of sparkling water that is made by National Beverage Corp. And although it is tempting to turn this review article into a review of National Beverage Corp., I will resist that urge and keep my thoughts specifically to the brand “La Croix.”
Interesting tidbit: It’s called “La Croix” because it is based in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
La Croix canned beverages have zero calories, zero added sugars, and just enough flavor for you to know they have a flavor. Honestly, the flavor is almost imperceptible. To some, this would be a turn-off, but to me, it is just fine. Having traveled extensively throughout Europe, I am very familiar with having non-flavored carbonated water, and believe-you-me, I would have WELCOMED even the slightest bit of flavoring to help the “bubbly” go down just a little easier J. Also, I think one of the benefits of having such little flavoring is it keeps you from wanting to down can after can after can. I drink just enough to remain hydrated and that’s it.
La Croix sparkling water comes in a can, which is appealing to me. I’m not sure I would be as keen on it to be a substitute for my Diet Coke addiction if it were only available in bottles. There’s just something about holding a cold canned beverage . . . . I know it might seem silly, but it’s the truth.
La Croix Sparkling Water has a lot of flavors
La Croix seems to have something for everyone. When I visited their website, I counted no less than 26 flavors.
Here they are:
- Mure Pepino
- Kiwi Sandia
- Melon Pomelo
- Cerise Limon
- Pomme Baya
- Pina Fraise
- Coconut Cola
- Coffee Exotica Cubana
I admit, I haven’t tried very many of these flavors. In fact, I’ve only tasted about six. However, these are the two flavors I keep stocked in my fridge:
La Croix Sparkling Water Company Info and FAQs
Question: Where is the company headquartered?
Answer: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Question: How do you pronounce La Croix?
Question: Is La Croix all-natural?
Answer: Yes, it is. However, some critics point to the inclusion of a synthetic additive as proof it isn’t all-natural. Personally, I’m not alarmed by this, and from what I read, neither are the experts.
Question: Is La Croix carbonated?
Answer: LaCroix is a seltzer, not a soda.
Question: Do members of the Royal Family really drink it?
Answer: Well, if you count Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, then yes.
An in-house Health Expert
As I researched La Croix, one of the most interesting and mind-settling facts I stumbled upon was that La Croix employs (hey that rhymes!) an in-house registered dietician and licensed nutritionist. Admittedly, this could be nothing more than a PR stunt, but if it were, I’m pretty sure the truth would be out by now. Having a dietician on staff is pretty awesome, if you ask me, and speaks well to the brand image of La Croix being a very healthy beverage option.
Humans need water to survive! Yet, why is it that for so many of us, we insist on having flavor with the water ?
It’s a curious thing, really. What’s more, though, most of us are pretty satisfied with even just the slightest hint of flavor, even if it is a bit of lemon in a glass of water. Thankfully, according to what I’ve discovered, La Croix has perfected the balance of combining flavor with bubbly to equal a perfectly-healthy beverage solution. Thank you, La Croix!