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Review: Truly Spiked & Sparkling Water

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Well folks, we’re at peak, er… peak something. How do I know? Because in this world of alcohol-spiked oddities including Mexican frescas, whipped cream, and sports drinks, now we have the ultimate in ready-to-drink concoctions: spiked water.

Truly is — much to my surprise — not a malt beverage, but rather gets its alcohol from a cane sugar distillate. Low in calories (100) and sugar (1 gram), these are designed for the “club soda with a twist” set… but who decide they want a splash of the hard stuff in there after all. Four flavors are available, in both bottles and cans.

We tasted a trio of offerings from the available mixed pack. Thoughts follow.

Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime – A dirty G&T, very fizzy with a bit of lime zest that hits the palate. Surprisingly refreshing, with almost no discernable alcohol character to it. If I was going to drink a “hard seltzer,” this is probably what I’d choose. B+

Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate – On the nose this has that immediately evident strawberry-sweet berry note, which follows through as a vague candylike character on the palate. This is short-lived, however, eventually giving way to a similarly neutral, ultra-fizzy finish. B-

Truly Spiked & Sparkling Grapefruit & Pomelo – By far the most fragrant of the bunch, with a big floral nose that doesn’t immediately say grapefruit but which eventually kinda-sorta resembles it. The body is more flavorful than the above as well, though it comes across with a sweet-and-sour kind of note that ultimately feels somewhat off-putting. C

$8 per case of 12 oz. cans or bottles / trulyspikedsparkling.com

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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9 Comments

  1. A. I. August 18, 2017

    Great stuff!

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  2. horris September 23, 2017

    I AM TRULY UPSET AT THIS COMPANY. THIS STUFF IS HIGHLY UNACCEPTABLE IT FUCKED ME UP SO HARD THAT I TRULY ALMOST DIED

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    1. Anonymous December 16, 2017

      Please elaborate, you drank too much and you blame them? Or it made you ill after drinking just one? I’ve had plenty and had no ill effect, so I can only assume that it was self induced on your part.

  3. Lisa January 12, 2018

    It’s the company’s fault that you drank too much??

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  4. Anonymous March 9, 2018

    I bought the pomegranate flavor and its nasty

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  5. Forrest Frantz June 11, 2018

    This stuff is nasty bad. I bought a case from Costco Kirland Signature thinking that all of their Kirkland products are top notch. Wow … can’t believe that Costco put this stuff under their name and on the shelves. Tastes horrid!

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  6. uila June 25, 2018

    This is the WORSTI Ican handle drink Ive ever had maid me see double worst hangover with just three and min you I can handle my drinks quite well this is something I would someone that I hated ITS POISON ! if you like this good for you enjoy Ill pass and from now on Im only drinking 100% blue agave TEQUILA never get a hangover this made me feel miserable tons of inflammator responses from thi on

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  7. JAN BRAVEMAN July 7, 2018

    I just tried Truly spiked Grapefruit/Pomelo as was only flavor Ralph’s market carried for some reason.. not good, very bitter, will be returning it in morning..may give other brands a try, especially in lime/lemon. Very disappointed as I looked forward to this stuff since I need low carb and is 107 outside!

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  8. Penelope Lastinger July 11, 2018

    I feel like you’re not speaking english.

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