We’ve sucked down more 99-cent tall boys of Mucho Mango and Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey than we can count. But AriZona just released our newest beverage obsession this summer: Santa Fé sparkling water.
The all-natural drinks clock in at less than 20 calories per can. Each flavor is also low-carb, low-sugar and gluten- and preservative-free.
Before you call it seltzer, here’s a fun fact: The main difference between sparkling water and seltzer is typically the source of carbonation. Seltzer is artificially carbonated, while sparkling water’s bubbles are usually naturally occurring. In addition to their fizz, the Santa Fé drinks contain a splash of real juice. This gives them a bit more flavor and body than other sparkling waters or seltzers, making them just as viable for mixing into a cocktail as they are for sipping straight from the can. And if you’re someone who just can’t get into any kind of bubbly water—no matter how hard your La Croix-obsessed friends try to convert you—these are worth a try. They don’t have that um, nothingness taste that juice-free sparkling waters and seltzers can have.
You can buy each individual flavor or a combo pack by the dozen online, or keep an eye out for single 16-ounce cans at a deli, grocery store or bodega near you. Solo, they’ll cost you $1.99 to $2.49 a pop. A little pricier than the OG AriZona drinks we grew up with, but the more nuanced flavor is worth it (plus, those cans are pretty Instagram-worthy, no?)
We tried all five flavors, so you don’t have to totally wing it when you buy. You’re welcome.