Waterloo Sparkling Water Review: Strawberry
Waterloo Strawberry Sparkling Water Disappointed With Its Candy-Like Flavor
— When you love a specific flavor like strawberry, enjoying that taste done right is emotionally thrilling. But when a favorite flavor like strawberry is done poorly, the disappointment is weighty. People who are enthusiastic about flavored seltzers typically steer towards authentic taste. In the case of strawberry, they’d prefer the taste of fresh fruit right off the vine. For most, cracking into their favorite ice cold strawberry seltzer is a joyous celebration of flavor. But not if the strawberry flavor is executed incorrectly. Unfortunately for Waterloo Strawberry Sparkling Water, that’s exactly the case.
As soon as you open a can of Waterloo Strawberry Sparkling Water you get a hint of what is to come. The bouquet is strikingly unimpressive. Thoughts of a tantalizing breakfast full of fresh fruit on a lazy Sunday morning is not what you’ll imagine. Instead, it reminds you of the overwhelming scent of the Jolly Rancher hard candies you got on Halloween as a child. It is an artificial odor that presents overly sweet. Nothing like a true fresh berry at all. Granted, this strong artificial fragrance may still appeal to some. Just like there are some that would prefer a hard candy flavor to a naturally tasting one. But for anyone seeking a seltzer that aptly captures the essence of the strawberry, Waterloo Strawberry Sparkling Water is probably going to be a disappointment.
Waterloo Strawberry Sparkling Water Has An Artificial Taste
Unfortunately, this strawberry flavored seltzer not only has an artificial fragrance, it also has an artificial taste. To be clear, there are no artificial sweeteners or flavors in this product. However, the flavor is anything but authentic. The odor of Strawberry flavored hard candies that greets you leads directly into an equally artificial taste. To put it simply, it tastes like really bad candy that has been dipped into carbonated water. It should be noted that there is a lot of flavor to this drink. But despite containing only natural flavors, even the aftertaste has a chemical nature. Although relatively disappointing overall, there is one redeeming characteristic to this particular seltzer: the finish. While the flavor is that of bad candy, the finish is surprisingly dry like a sophisticated champagne. It is also worth noting that the carbonation level in this particular beverage is on the high end.
The most unsatisfying thing about Waterloo Strawberry Sparkling Water is that is lacks authenticity. There are those who prefer a candy strawberry flavor to the flavor of the real fruit. For those consumers whose preferences do fall that way, this particular seltzer water will quickly become a favorite. On the flip side, for those who desire a sparkling water that presents a natural strawberry flavor experience, this will not. They will likely find their favorite seltzer comes from another brand. Ultimately it comes down to what your taste buds prefer. Something sweet like candy or a beverage with the luxurious flavors of real fresh fruit. If you prefer the latter, prepare to be disappointed.