Bud Light Hard Seltzer Review: Classic Cola Hard Soda

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Rating: 84 Points

Calories: 100

Carbs: 1g

ABV: 5%

Bud Light Seltzer Classic Cola Hard SodaBud Light Seltzer Classic Cola Hard Soda Enters the Cola Wars

In an exciting turn of events, Bud Light released a line of Cola hard seltzers this year, throwing their hat into a century long feud between cola companies. By now, everyone is aware of Coca Cola’s feud with competitor Pepsi, dubbed the “Cola Wars”. It all started when an Atlanta pharmacist invented the first Cola in 1886, naming their product Coca Cola. Only seven years later, another pharmacist from South Carolina created the recipe for Pepsi using a digestive aid pepsin in its recipe. As you might already know, Coca Cola acquired its name due in part to the fact that the recipe contained cocaine from coca leaves. Less known is the fact that the original recipe that later became Coca Cola also included alcohol. Coca-Cola removed cocaine and alcohol and Pepsi removed pepsin, but that did not stop the companies from gaining popularity worldwide.

As the products spread, a fierce competition grew between them.

There are cola purists who will only drink Coke products. By the same token, there are cola fans who swear by Pepsi’s more highly sweetened flavor. However, these two are not the only colas out there. For example, Royal Crown (RC) entered the cola market in 1905 and still remains a smaller yet popular alternative to the cola giants. In the last couple of years, we have seen the the newest frontier for the cola wars as both Coca Cola and Pepsi entered the booming hard seltzer industry. Come 2022 and Anheuser-Busch, who holds the title of the number one company in the beverage industry over both Pepsi and Coca Cola, has entered the cola wars with Bud Light Seltzer Classic Cola Hard Soda.

Bud Light Classic Cola is Rich Color

With its rich, dark color, Bud Light Seltzer Classic Cola Hard Soda would be hard to distinguish from a nonalcoholic cola. Pour it in a glass and it looks almost identical to a Coke or Pepsi. Not only does this hard seltzer look like a classic cola, when you crack open the can you’ll discover that it smells like one too. There is not even a hint of alcohol in the fragrance. If you are a fan of vibrant carbonation, you won’t be disappointed with this bubble-infused beverage. You could say it has a “classic fizz”. As an added bonus, Bud Light offers this hard soda in a very cool looking can complete with old-school retro artwork. Hard seltzer aficionados will be interested to know this hard soda weighs in with a 5% alcohol by volume (ABV). This is regarded as fairly average in the hard seltzer market.

Super Sweet

The recipe for Bud Light Seltzer Classic Cola Hard Soda consists of water, cold-fermented cane sugar, natural flavors, caramel color, phosphoric acid, sodium citrate, sucralose, tartaroc acid, acesulfame K, and malted rice. This combination of ingredients blends together to create a super sweet tasting cola-flavored infusion. If you are used to diet soda, you might be a bit overwhelmed with Classic Cola Hard Soda’s sweetness. Some might say this hard seltzer compares favorably in taste to RC Cola. Yet despite the exceptionally sweet flavor, this hard seltzer is not high in calories. Each can holds 100 calories, 0 grams of added sugars, and 1 gram of total carbs. It is also gluten free.

Classic Cola Hard Soda in Short

Everyone has a favorite cola, and Bud Light Seltzer Classic Cola Hard Soda is taking on the challenge of capturing the interest of cola fans with their hard seltzer variety. It has a flavor that is most similar to RC, although some might think it more akin to Pepsi. Each can is only 100 calories, yet the hard seltzer is very sweet on the tongue. In addition to its low calorie count, this hard seltzer is armed with only 1 gram of total carbs and 0 grams of added sugars. Featuring a classic level of carbonation, this gluten free hard seltzer has a 5% ABV. For a respectable cola hard seltzer, give this one a try.

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  1. a elliott 19 December, 2022 at 00:31 Reply

    BLECH just BLECH calling this a ‘seltzer’ is completely misleading. I saw cane sugar and am fine with A LITTLE natural sweetener; why add SUCRALOSE too???? completely unnecessary and makes it just sickeningly sweet with that horrid sucralose aftertaste too boot. Truly a disgusting blend. And Truly is disgusting too. Sucralose is a menace!!

  2. Elizabethzuill Zuill 18 July, 2023 at 19:24 Reply

    When are you guys going to make budlight seltzer hard soda zero ac because I am on meds and they do that for budweiser here

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