The Definitive Ranking of Every LaCroix Flavor

La Croix is a very controversial drink.

People either absolutely love it or passionately hate it. In defense of La Croix, it is a very light, refreshing drink. It is sparkling water with hints of different natural flavors such as grapefruit, lemon, orange and mango. It'vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and kosher, and it has no sugars, calories, sodium or artificial ingredients. Plus, it doesn't have a strong flavor like juice or pop. You can't expect it to be anything else but its authentic La Croix self. However, even the most dedicated La Croix fan will admit that some flavors just don't make the cut. Here is our ranking of every single La Croix flavor.

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17. Coconut

One word for this flavor—don't.

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16. Berry

La Croix Berry has a very manufactured taste that ends up being more upsetting than refreshing. It doesn't have a specific berry flavor, so no single flavor stands out and there is such a bitter aftertaste that it's not worth the buy.

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15. Peach-Pear

Peach-Pear may be the biggest disappointment on this list because the name sounds so good. Unfortunately, the peach flavor is very artificial and it ends up overpowering the pear.

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14. Orange

Orange isn't a bad flavor, but it's also not good. It depends on personal preference. Creating an orange-flavored drink is difficult because people usually crave a prominent orange taste, which isn't there. Still, some people love this flavor and there's nothing distinctly wrong with it.

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13. Pure

Pure La Croix is entirely neutral. It's nothing impressive because there is no flavor, but it's a nice sparkling drink if you don't want flavorings, or wish to add your own. From now on in the list, all the flavors will be great—it's just our nitpicky problems, because there can only be one ultimate La Croix flavor.

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12. Tangerine

Copy and paste the orange flavor, but add a hint of sweetness. This one is better than orange because it doesn't try to be orange. It has just the right touch of citrus. It's a mellow drink that almost everyone will enjoy.

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11. Apricot

The apricot pops in this La Croix. It's present but not overpowering or artificial. It's perfect for summer nights or pairing with a green power salad. It tastes like health but in just the right way, so it's a definite yes from us.

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10. Razz-Cranberry

Razz-Cranberry is a unique and tasty flavor. The two berries perfectly complement each other. It's just sweet enough with a hint of bitterness from the cranberry to balance it out. It's also perfect for the holiday season. It's an excellent base for cranberry-themed festive drinks.

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9. Hi-Biscus!

Hi-Biscus! is the most controversial flavor. Some people believe it's too flowery, while others claim it's delightfully delightful. We appreciate Hi-Biscus because it is so distinct from the other flavors and we think the floral tones work well in this bubbly drink.

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8. Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit has a sharp taste, but it's not bad. It's a more distinctive flavor than other sparkling waters like lemon, lime, orange and the like. It's a great drink, but it's an acquired taste and not for everybody. It would be best if you started with a single can before committing to an entire case.

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7. Pamplemousse

Pamplemousse, which is French for grapefruit, is an unlikely success. Grapefruit is a bitter fruit, but La Croix's take on it is very subtle and refreshing. There's a slight hint of citrus, but it isn't overpowering. Everyone should try this flavor because even people who can't stand grapefruit might be a surprise fan.

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6. Mango

The plot-twist with this flavor is that If you're a die-hard mango fan, this probably won't be your favorite La Croix. It doesn't have a real mango taste. However, it's still very delicious. It has a distinctly tropical flavor that is delightfully tasty.

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5. Pastèque

This is the newest flavor introduced by La Croix. Pastèque is everything we hoped it would be and more. It's almost like drinking sparkling water infused with a watermelon Jolly Rancher. Watermelon can easily taste too sweet, but Pastèque strikes a nice balance. You really can't go wrong with this flavor.

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4. Lime

Lime is a fail-safe flavor. It's light and reminiscent of a summer's night. Similar to the next flavor, it's a classic taste that La Croix nailed perfectly. It tastes like sparkling water with fresh lime that you squeezed yourself. It's the ideal sparkling drink.

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3. Lemon

You can never go wrong with sparkling lemon water. La Croix hits the perfect balance of lemon flavor that makes it refreshing but not overpowering. It might seem like a bland flavor, but it's just so well-done it's an instant favorite. It's one of the best flavors to try if you haven't sampled La Croix before.

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2. Limoncello

Imagine lemonade with a hint of vanilla. Sounds weird, right? Somehow those two flavors meld perfectly in La Croix's new Limoncello flavor. Limoncello is an Italian liqueur, but La Croix bottled its essence so we could all enjoy the unusual but fun taste.

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1. Key Lime

Key Lime, another new flavor to the list, is the reigning queen of all La Croix flavors. It has the most flavor, and it's the perfect mix of tart and sweet. It's reminiscent of cream soda with a strong taste that's satisfying and flavorful. Key lime, you have our hearts and our tastebuds. You can do no wrong.

La Croix: key lime

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Are you a La Croix super-fan who's tried every flavor and wants more? Well, you're going to love United Sodas of America, which has a dozen unique pop flavors and are just 30 calories per can!