Seltzer is having a big moment in middle-to-upper-class America. Grandpa used to always drink Vintage. He probably wasn't aware of how ironic this was. You've heard of Polar, and you can't go to any "healthy" grocer without seeing towers made of La Croix. There's White Claw spiked seltzer and SpikedSeltzer which, non-ironically, is also spiked seltzer. We're here to tell you though, that the best is yet to come. Why's that, you ask? Trader Joes' new sparkling waters sound divine.
Trader Joe's Sparkling Waters are what we simply love about TJ's. Everything you can get at a normal supermarket is somehow better when it's from Joe. The flavors in each variety are naturally sourced, and even the water is top-notch.
They source the water from hand-picked United States locations. Once infused with some bubbly bubbles, Trader Joe's Sparkling Water is supposed to have a mouth feel like no other. You know those guys on Beer Advocate that describe the mouth feel of an IPA in fifteen sentences? Yeah, we expect that.
If you’re feeling flat today or just craving extra effervescence, we’ve got four new Sparkling Waters that take fizzy to the fruity fringes. Choose from Cranberry Clementine, Grapefruit, Pineapple, or Island Colada (like the essence of a tropical cocktail). Unlike juices & cocktails, these have zero calories per serving… Just water, carefully drawn from select sources, bubble-infused and imbued with natural flavors. | sugar free | no artificial sweeteners | low sodium |
There are a few flavors being offered. Grapefruit, Cranberry Clementine, Pineapple, and a particularly enticing-sounding Island Coolada.
Described as a blend of berry and citrus, Island Coolada has us the most excited. We expect a light, bubbly trip to a tropical island. Who knows, we may even try to make a cocktail with it if we're feeling adventurous.
If you're on the East Coast, you can find one-liter bottles. West coast drinkers are a bit luckier, as the bottles that way run one and one-quarter liters. Regardless of where you are, though, that bottle will tentatively cost you under a dollar.
Priced at 99 cents, you can't go wrong with Trader Joe's Sparkling Water. We're hoping that the stuff takes off and more flavors come out soon. Stay tuned, though, and keep your pennies in a jar. You'll need 99 of them to try it out for yourself.