My Definitive LaCroix Flavor Rankings (Updated)

LaCroix is the best drink out there. Period. It is a great way to wean yourself off of soda. Zero carbs and sugar in every can.

I have my co-worker Michael to thank for introducing me to LaCroix back in 2016. During lunch one day, he asked me if I had ever had a LaCroix before, to which I answered no. Moments later, I was drinking my first can of Peach-Pear, which combines the sweet smell of peach with a rounded pear taste.

I was hooked. Nearly instantly. The thing I like most about LaCroix is the aroma. It tricks my brain into thinking I am drinking something with sugar, even though I am not.

Over the last year, I have managed to try every single flavor of LaCroix out there. Here is my list of all of them, from worst to best:

21. Muré Pepino

It almost tastes like it has pepper or dirt in it. I’m not sure I was able to finish the entire can.

20. Melón Pomelo

Generally speaking, I am not a fan of any of the LaCroix Cúrate flavors. This is another one that is forgettable at best. Cantaloupe flavored anything is just awful, and this is no different.

19. Kiwi Sandía

Slightly more tolerable than the two previous flavors. Emphasis on the word slightly.

18. Pamplemousse

Ok, this is bound to create some controversy. Pamplemousse is probably in the top three most popular LaCroix flavors. And I get it. However, it just doesn’t do it for me. It has way too much bite for my taste.

17. Coconut

The first time that I tried coconut, I hated it and didn’t try it again for months. A lot of people that I know describe it as the liquid equivalent of drinking tanning lotion. However, I have given it a few more tries since I first had it, and I didn’t think it was that bad.

Don’t get me wrong here, I don’t ever go out of my way to buy it. But if it is super cold and one of my only options, I’ll drink it. Certainly better than tap water.

16. Pomme Bayá

The apple fragrance is appealing. But the taste doesn’t live up to the smell for me. Very forgettable, and one I never go out of my way to buy.

15. Cran-Raspberry

A lot of people that I know like this flavor more than I do. I just am not a fan. It is the Raspberry that I don’t like. If this flavor was just cranberry, I’d probably like it a lot more.

14. Cerise Limón

One of the worst to drink if it isn’t ice cold. If it is ice cold, it is tolerable. My wife and co-worker Donovan really like this flavor, so shout to both of them for that. Just doesn’t do it for me.

13. Piña Fraise

Of the Cúrate flavors, this one is the best. Generally speaking, I am in on almost anything that is pineapple strawberry flavored. This one is packed with notes of sweetness. If you haven’t tried a Cúrate flavor before and if you like things on the sweeter side, start with this one. I recommend drinking it over ice as well.

12. Lemon

Ok, this flavor has really grown on me. I used to hate it. But if I am in the right mood, I actually really like it. I notice that I like drinking it more in the afternoons, and also when it is really sunny out. Why is that? I have no idea.

11. Peach Pear

I used to love this flavor. And it was the first flavor that I ever tried. However, there is something about it now that hurts my stomach. I am not sure why. However, the aroma of this flavor is solid. Most people really like this flavor. And I understand why. It is good.

10. Pure

By far, the most underrated flavor of LaCroix. It is so smooth. And that makes sense of course. It is just water. However, it has just the right amount of carbonation to make it interesting. Highly recommended.

9. Berry

This flavor has shot up my list over the last three or four months. Tons of flavor. Decent aroma. There is a lot to like here.

8. Orange

Orange is packed with flavor, and it is super smooth. Highly drinkable in the mornings as well. If you consider yourself an orange juice person, this is a great replacement.

7. Lime

Every flavor in my top 6 are my go-to’s. They are the ones that I actually spend money on and drink outside the office. Lime is really good. It isn’t too tart and has a really smooth taste and aroma. If you like drinking Sprite, you will like Lime. It is solid, and almost never disappoints.

6. Tangerine

This is one of the flavors that I drink the most, even though it is number 5 on my list. Which is interesting because it is one of the newest flavors of LaCroix as well. It is just so easy to drink. If this is what future flavors are going to taste like, LaCroix has set the bar really high.

5. Apricot

This was the flavor that made me fall in love with LaCroix. I still remember the first time I had it on a company retreat in Chicago back in April of 2016. My knees buckled. Just the perfect combination of flavor and aroma. I don’t drink it nearly as often as I’d like to. But it is SO GOOD! If you haven’t tried it, you have to. It is fantastic.

4. Passion Fruit

The scent and taste of Passion Fruit are indescribable, but I am going to try anyway. It isn’t overly sweet, but it is highly delightful. The aroma that you get as you drink it has to be the best of any flavor. And it is really smooth as well. The colder that you can get it, the better that it gets. If you haven’t tried it because you were afraid to pull the trigger and your assumption has been that lime or orange is a much safer bet, you have to roll the dice and give it a go. You won’t be disappointed.

3. Mango

I wish we had this flavor available in the office more. It is SO good. Just loaded with flavor, and a very pleasant aroma as well. I won’t ever turn down an opportunity to drink one. One of my favorite flavors to drink at lunchtime.

2. Key Lime

Key Lime is bursting with flavor. Like The Cheesecake Factory Key Lime Cheesecake for your mouth. I’ve noticed that this flavor elicits the strongest response from traditional soda drinkers as well. Nearly every time I am at the grocery store, I pick up a case.

1. LaCola

This one moved up a LOT in my updated rankings. When I first published this post, I had it ranked dead last. But I decided to give it another chance this winter, and I was so pleasantly surprised that I drank 3 of them in one day! For a recovering sugary beverage addict like myself, this drink hits the spot.

Well, there you have it. LaCroix on my friends!