If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve got a thing for the bubbly stuff. IMO Bubly is one of the better sparkling water brands. SPOILER ALERT - most of the Bubly flavors are pretty solid, but there are definitely a few duds. Read on to see a full-flavored review of Bubly sparkling water.
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Blueberry Pomegranate is a tart little number! The flavor is blueberry forward with a tart pomegranate finish. Overall it’s fairly well balanced, if a tish alkaline, but that tends to come with fizzy water territory. If you’re a Bubly fan, you might also be aware that they also have a few caffeinated flavors, called Bubly Bounce. And within this caffeinated lineup, there is a Blueberry Pomegranate flavor. I expected them to be nearly identical in flavor, but the OG non-caffeinated version is just better, IMHO.
I feel confident saying this is one of my favorites. It doesn’t exactly taste like eating a fresh blackberry of course, but it hits those tart, somewhat bitter, somewhat sweet notes, with a kiss of citrus on the back end. I appreciate the complexity going on in Blackberry Bubly. My description of its flavor doesn’t do it justice; guess you better go out and try it yourself :). Just save some for me, k?
I have yet to try a coconut pineapple fizzy water that doesn’t leave an aftertaste that resembles gargling with tropical tanning oil. And Bubly’s take is no exception. It starts off promising but quickly heads into artificial flavor territory. I’m not sold on the coconut pineapple flavor and if you aren’t either, the best way to power through what remains of that 8-pack you took a chance on is to combine it with pineapple juice over ice.
This is cherry sparkling water done right. It’s robust and well-rounded, hitting tart and sweet notes without overdoing it in either direction. Cherry Bubly was easily in the top flavors I thought would straight up suck but turns out it doesn’t. Not even a little bit, not even at all. Cherry is a win for me and I will continue happily sipping on this flavor.
Disclaimer: I’ve never actually eaten a passion fruit. But I’ve heard it described as fruity and tart, like a cross between a peach, mango, and pineapple. I expected fruity complexity but was met with the taste of disappointment. It tastes artificial with no real redeeming qualities. It’s about as successful (read: sarcasm) as Coconut Pineapple, with that sad tropical suntan lotion taste going on. I get the slightest hint of mango through the artificiality, but Imma go drink Mango Bubly instead.
White Ginger Peach is SO good, but this is definitely a ginger-forward beverage. Which is a damn shame, but also completely not at the same time. Drinking White Peach Ginger is like being teased with what could have been. It’s a good ginger-flavored beverage; like a super light variation on ginger beer. The peach is just too subtle. If I want peach flavor, I’m reaching for a Peach Bubly instead.
Peach Bubly is just peachy! Like I wasn’t gonna say that, c’mon now. It leans toward that robust, ripe juicy peach flavor you get when biting into a fresh one. It literally makes my mouth water when drinking it. A solid summer sipper for sure.
Refreshing, delicious, everything I want in a fizzy drink spiked with lime flavors. The flavor leans more artificial lime, reminding me of that subtle citrus you get from Sprite. I’m not mad about it and find the flavor delightful. Lime is one flavor of Bubly I find myself reaching for again and again. It’s an uncomplicated, refreshing sip.
Grapefruit Bubly has one of those perk you up flavors to it. It’s crisp and assertive, but not aggressive. Sure there’s no caffeine or calories to speak of, but it's a spunky grapefruit flavor, bright, acidic, with those slightly bitter notes the citrus fruit is known for. I love it.
This hits like a mango-flavored beverage should. It has that uniquely robust mango flavor - kind of piney, kind of floral - when it first hits your taste buds, then finishes clean and bubbly. It highlights what is truly unique about mango and runs with it. This is easily one of my favorites of the Bubly collection.
I was expecting this to be disappointing since Coconut Pineapple tasted so artificial (read: tropical tanning oil). But color me surprised because contrary to my expectations, Pineapple Bubly is actually quite tasty. It highlights that tropical tang that fresh pineapple has when you bite into it, rounded out with a bit of sweetness. I’ll admit there is a subtle hint of artificiality at the end, but it’s a forgivable amount.
Bubly be nailing the berry flavors! I love how tart Raspberry Bubly is, immediately punching your tastebuds with bright acidity. The tartness is just right, invigorating but not harsh. It finishes smoothly with lovely hints of raspberry throughout, minus any overt saccharine notes.
Delightful, with a bright hit of citrus. The initial flavor reminds me of drinking a sugary orange soda, but minus the inevitable tooth decay. The flavor is vibrant, like Cherry, and is one that has a place in my drinking rotation of Bubly winning flavors.
Strawberry Bubly is a fun flavor, but it’s too artificial tasting for my liking. I appreciate the nostalgia of the subpar strawberry-flavored candies I used to eat that this flavor reminds me of, but it ends there. Strawberries (good ones, in season) are irresistibly sweet and bright, and this Bubly is neither of those things.
This is a weird one. It’s like drinking watered-down Bubble Yum, maybe. If I tried this blindly I would never have guessed it was supposed to be watermelon. Like at all. If I had to assign a fruit to this flavor I’d go with honeydew. Which everyone knows is the worst fruit ever.
Cranberry Bubly is tart and crisp; Bubly capitalizes on those unique bitter/sour notes that cranberries are known for well. It's a fall-worthy drink I could see making an appearance at holiday tables, perhaps doctored up with frozen cranberries.
Surprisingly good! I wasn't stoked about trying it because, well, apples aren't the most exciting of fruits. This flavor reminded me of eating a really good, boldly flavored crisp apple - maybe a Honeycrisp or something similar? Definitely not a Red Delicious or Granny Smith. This is another solid fall option. Especially if you need a good alternative to get you through pumpkin spice season.
TBD - sounds refreshing, but I haven’t found this elusive flavor yet.
Top Three Bubbly Flavors
Push comes to shove, these are my top three. The flavors I gravitate towards every time I’m in the sparkling water section.
Because it was really hard to pick just three, okay?
I think Bubly does the challenging flavors better than most sparkling water brands. Those fruits that naturally lean tart or contain bitterness are well executed by Bubly. Gold star!
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