Bubly Bounce Review - All 5 Caffeinated Flavors Reviewed
Bubly now comes with more pep, with a new lightly caffeinated lineup called Bubly Bounce. Each of the five flavors contains 35 mg (per 12-ounce can) of caffeine, which is just the right amount for a mid-afternoon perk that you won’t pay for later by being kept up past your bedtime.
The greatest thing since flavored sparkling water? Caffeinated flavored sparkling water. Caffeinated flavored sparkling water is THE answer to the 3 ‘o clock slump. Because the last thing I want at 3 pm is to drink a cup of coffee and I don’t do sugary energy drinks. So how did Bubly Bounce do? Check out my Bubly Bounce review of each of the 5 flavors.
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I ordered Citrus Cherry Bubly Bounce off of Amazon because I couldn’t find it locally. Worth it! This is, of course, my favorite of the Bubly Bounce crew. Makes sense that it was the most difficult to acquire. Cherry can be hard to get right but pairing it with citrus was the right move. It has a fun and sweet cherry flavor highlighted with bright citrus notes. I swear it tastes sweet, but I know there’s no sugar in it. It’s awesome and I hope PepsiCo starts distributing this more widely.
Tripe Berry was easily a close second to Citrus Cherry. It’s light, fruity, and fun. I have no idea what three berries make up Triple Berry, but I swear I get notes of tart raspberry and sweet blueberry. If I had to guess on the third berry I’d lean strawberry. It’s one of those beverages you drink and can’t help but feel immediately happier because the harmony of flavors is well done. This is a great example of berry blending well done.
Blood Orange Grapefruit Bubly Bounce smells incredibly good, like grapefruit juice and orange zest. It’s refreshingly citrus-forward, but without the bitterness you get from eating an actual grapefruit. It’s just delightful. The finish is a little flat, however.
Flavorwise, it reminds me a lot of AHA’s Orange + Grapefruit. If I had to choose a winner between the two, I’d have to give it to AHA for flavor, but Bubly Bounce gets brownie points for the caffeine hit.
This is my least favorite of the caffeinated lineup. The flavor is mango forward at first and reminds me of Bubly Mango, which I enjoy. But the finish is totally off. It’s like what I imagine tropical-scented sunscreen would taste like... or a poorly mixed somehow buttery-tasting pina colada with an artificial aftertaste (as in no fruit juices were used in the making of this pina colada).
This one is a no for me. The two flavors just aren’t compatible. Perhaps mango and citrus or passion fruit and citrus would have proven more fruitful.
This was the most elusive of the Bubly Bounce flavors to track down. I finally found Blueberry Pomegranate Bubly Bounce as part of a 3-flavor pack on Amazon (click the link above to get it). I sort of expected it to tasted exactly like regular Blueberry Pomegranate Bubly sans caffeiene. It doesn't quite taste the same; I find the flavor of the caffeinated version to be less robust. Be that as it may, it's very (blue)berry forward, sort of like Triple Berry. I don't like it quite as much but I sure wish it was distributed more widely than Mango Passion Fruit.
Which flavor of Bubly Bounce is the best?
In my opinion, Citrus Cherry Bubly Bounce is the best of the caffeinated sparkling water bunch, though Triple Berry is a close second. The flavors are bold and bright (for fizzy water).
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