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A few years ago, I started listening to a podcast called Trends Like These. A few months ago, the hosts decided to start each episode with a segment where they would tell each other what they were drinking. More often than not, one of them would be drinking a beverage called LaCroix, and they would talk about how good it tasted and how much they loved it. So, as soon as I found out I could get some, I went to Target and bought a few different flavors.
I got home, put them in my fridge, and then one day I got a little bit thirsy, so I decided to crack one of the cans of LaCroix open. I decided to start with the blue one because it was "pure" flavored. As soon as I took the first sip, I noticed something. There was a very odd flavor that just seemed to fizzle out and then pop in my mouth, leaving behind the taste of a very weird flavor of water that seriously did not taste right. Needless to say, it was not the best drink I've ever tasted... and I had a lot more of that, plus other flavors, because I thought, like the hosts of Trends Like These, that I would absolutely love it as much as they did, but that didn't turn out to be the case.
So then I thought, "What exactly am I supposed to do with all of this LaCroix?" Then, while I was drinking some iced tea, the idea hit me. Since LaCroix is essentially water, I figured I could use it in my iced tea instead of normal water from my faucet. So, I took a few spoonfuls of instant tea powder, and poured them into one of my tea mugs. I then took the rest of that can of pure blue LaCroix, and then added it to the powder.
Initially, I was surprised in multiple ways. The first was when I was initially adding the drink to the powder. When I did this, I noticed that the drink would foam at the top and spill over due to the fact that LaCroix is carbonated water. Because of this, I found that I had to add a little bit at a time, and mix it occasionally before adding more LaCroix. After all of this, I added ice. Later on, I discovered that I could add the pure blue flavor along with a citrus flavor, since my instant tea powder is lemon flavored. For this, I found that I had to use three quarters of a can of each flavor I was adding.
Then came the moment of truth — the taste test. At first, I was a little bit skeptical because of how I thought the LaCroix tasted by itself. But then I took a sip of my LaCroix tea mix, and I was pleasantly surprised. It tasted just like my tea would normally taste, but with a bit of a kick from the LaCroix. I actually liked this a lot. It tasted like if my iced tea had turned into some form of soda. It felt like I had been punched in the cheek, but in a good way.
An additional surprise came when I wound up leaving one of these tea mixtures overnight. I was just so tired and went to bed without finishing it, so I figured that I could leave it out overnight and it would still taste alright like my normal tea. But the then flattened LaCroix made it taste horrible. It didn't taste quite as bad as fresh LaCroix by itself, but still horrible nonetheless.
So, if you're a big fan of LaCroix and want to try this, that's great! If it turns out you're like me and hate LaCroix and don't know what to do with it, this is a great way to enjoy it! If you're trying this and you don't like it, try something else. If you're trying this and you absolutely love it, great! It took a lot of trial and error and you may need to do the same. Eventually you'll find some form of LaCroix that appeals to you, if you haven't already.
As for me, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Trends Like These, for helping me get into the LaCroix trend.