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The best flavors of LaCroix sparkling water, ranked

From Pamplemousse to NiCola, we tried them all so you don't have to

La Croix Grapefruit Pamplemousse Sparkling Water
Pamplemousse
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La Croix Passion Fruit Sparkling Water
Passionfruit
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LaCroix Apricot Sparkling Wate
La Croix Mure Pepino (Blackberry Cucumber) Sparkling Water
Blackberry Cucumber (Muré Pepino)
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La Croix KeyLime Sparkling Water
LaCroix Cúrate Melon-Pomelo Sparkling Water
Melon Grapefruit (Melón Pomelo)
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La Croix Pina Fraise Sparkling Water
Pineapple Strawberry (Piña Fraise)
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LaCroix Cúrate Pomme Baya Sparkling Water
Apple Cranberry (Pomme Bayá)
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Lacroix Curate Cherry Lime Sparkling Water
Cherry Lime (Cerise Limón)
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La Croix Curate Kiwi Sandia Sparkling Water
Kiwi Watermelon (Kiwi Sandía)
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La Croix Cran-Raspberry Sparkling Water
Cran-Raspberry
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Lacroix Nicola Sparkling Water

Wisconsin-based company LaCroix has been sweeping the nation with some of the best sparkling water on the market. These zero-calorie beverages are sugar-free and non-GMO, which makes them enticing for those trying to avoid sugary sodas this summer. With plenty of unique flavors to choose from, which one is the best? To answer your question, we happily tasted 21 flavors of LaCroix's sparkling water drinks and ranked them all below.

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Tangerine

Considering there is no sugar or sodium in their sparkling water, some of LaCroix's greatest hits are of the citrus variety. Tangerine especially hits that refreshing sweet spot between too much flavor and too little.

La Croix Tangerine Sparkling Water
Tangerine
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Pamplemousse

Arguably the fanciest sounding drink from the brand, Pamplemousse offers a unique taste that you can only really get from using the French word for "grapefruit." Admittedly, however, it can be an acquired taste if you are transitioning from soda.

La Croix Grapefruit Pamplemousse Sparkling Water
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Lime

Whether you're looking for a vodka mixer or just a slightly tart sparkling water to sip on, this variety hits all the right buttons. If you're planning on stocking both your fridge and home bar with LaCroix, this should be at the top of your list.

La Croix Lime Sparkling Water
Lime
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Passionfruit

It's hard to say what exactly a passionfruit tastes like, other than tart, but this passionfruit seltzer water is a solid option for those looking to mix it up.

La Croix Passion Fruit Sparkling Water
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Apricot

This one's got just enough apricot flavor to catch your attention, but not so much that it drives you away. Imagine sipping on plain bubbly water whilst sniffing an apricot.

LaCroix Apricot Sparkling Wate
Apricot
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Blackberry Cucumber (Muré Pepino)

As one of the signature "Curate" flavors, this refreshing beverage comes in a taller can than the more traditional flavors. It offers just the right balance of cucumber and berry, making for a sold zero-calorie drink.

La Croix Mure Pepino (Blackberry Cucumber) Sparkling Water
Blackberry Cucumber (Muré Pepino)
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Key Lime

Those who the Lime variety for vodka cocktails will like Key Lime, too. It has that tart and tangy profile that you'd expect from citrus, but with a subtle creaminess you'd expect to get with a can of Coconut LaCroix.

La Croix KeyLime Sparkling Water
Key Lime
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Melon Grapefruit (Melón Pomelo)

If Pamplemousse doesn't quite do it for you, but you still want that gentle grapefruit taste, Melón Pomelo is an excellent choice. Expect smooth notes of melon that transition into a citrusy conclusion.

LaCroix Cúrate Melon-Pomelo Sparkling Water
Melon Grapefruit (Melón Pomelo)
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Peach Pear

The taste of pear is seemingly absent in this naturally-essenced beverage, but the peach flavor more than makes up for it. If you're looking to diverge from the usual citrus options, this one is a nice option.

La Croix Peach-Pear Sparkling Water
Peach Pear
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Berry

This sparkling water flavor hits you with sweetness first and then a slightly bitter aftertaste. It's impossible to tell what berries are actually being "essenced" for this one, but if you love berry flavors in general, this will be right up your alley.

La Croix Berry Sparkling Water
Berry
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Lemon

As far as lightly flavored sparkling beverages go, Lemon is the middle of the pack. You aren't going to dislike it, but you probably aren't going to love it either. It starts out tart and tastes a bit salty somehow, but it's still good.

LaCroix Lemon Sparkling Water
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Mango

It's important to note that Mango LaCroix does not taste like a mango at all, so if you go into each sip thinking you're going to get that tropical sweetness, you'll be disappointed. All in all, it's pretty decent if you want to try something different.

La Croix, Mango Sparkling Water
Mango
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La Croix Water

Pineapple Strawberry (Piña Fraise)

Unlike many of the best LaCroix flavors, Piña Fraise offers an overwhelming amount of flavor. If you want to experience something closer to a diet fruit soda, then this should be your go-to.

La Croix Pina Fraise Sparkling Water
Pineapple Strawberry (Piña Fraise)
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Orange

Surprisingly, this particular variety doesn't have much of an orange flavor. Unlike its brother, Tangerine LaCroix, you will be hard-pressed to pick up the orange notes in this bubbly drink.

La Croix Orange Sparkling Water
Orange
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Apple Cranberry (Pomme Bayá)

Like many of the varieties to come from the Curate line of taller cans, Pomme Bayá offers a bit too much flavor all at once. However, these do make for good gin mixers if you're trying to tone down the bitterness.

LaCroix Cúrate Pomme Baya Sparkling Water
Apple Cranberry (Pomme Bayá)
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Cherry Lime (Cerise Limón)

Ever had a cherry cough drop? Then you know what to expect from this one. The cherry flavor shines through, but it just hit too close to medicinal cough remedies for us to rank this above anything else.

Lacroix Curate Cherry Lime Sparkling Water
Cherry Lime (Cerise Limón)
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La Croix Water

Kiwi Watermelon (Kiwi Sandía)

The only way to really describe this one is to imagine someone dropped their watermelon candy into fizzy water for an hour and then put it straight in the can. It's eerily close to tasting like a watered-down Snapple.

La Croix Curate Kiwi Sandia Sparkling Water
Kiwi Watermelon (Kiwi Sandía)
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Cran-Raspberry

There are definitely some folks who love cran-raspberry, but for those of us who can't handle anything that tastes like cough medicine, it's better to avoid it altogether.

La Croix Cran-Raspberry Sparkling Water
Cran-Raspberry
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La Croix Water

Pure

If you like plain sparkling water, that's what this is. Boring, but still healthier than soda.

La Croix Pure Sparkling Water
Pure
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Coconut

If you absolutely love the taste of coconut, you might actually like this one. However, if you hate the taste of coconut, this should be at the bottom of your list. A lot of people out there will argue if it is the best flavor on the market, but it's an acquired taste for sure.

La Croix Coconut Sparkling Water
Coconut

NiCola

LaCroix's attempt at cola-flavored water has resulted in what you get when the soda machine runs out of syrup. Hints of Coke swarm in the background, but it's worse than just drinking straight bubbly water without any taste.

Lacroix Nicola Sparkling Water
NiCola

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