We're down with the seasonal offerings of various food companies. Pumpkin lattes? Mint hot chocolate? Yes, please. But we were a bit thrown for a loop by Polar Seltzer's newest holiday limited edition flavors: Eggnog, Candy Cane, Pumpkin Spice and Granny Smith Apple. Like the classic seltzer, these varieties are calorie- and sugar-free. But unlike the original, the added taste comes from natural flavors, aka chemical compounds that mimic the taste of actual foodstuff. For that reason, a lot of them tasted a bit medicinal, but we would certainly consider some of them for cocktail ingredients. In all the flavors, the aromas were a lot stronger than the actual taste, even overpowering at times.
The 1-liter seltzers retail for $0.99 until the end of December. Check out the slideshow below for the results of our taste test.