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Flying Fish Hard Seltzer Brings ‘Sparkling Alcholic Water’ Drink to SA — Is it Any Good?

Flying Fish expands its range with two new hard seltzers.

The new hard seltzer category – sparkling water blended with alcohol and fruit flavouring – is growing dramatically in South Africa, and Flying Fish is the latest brand to add a hard seltzer to their alcoholic drinks range.

With ever-changing needs, the new Flying Fish Seltzer, is a flavourful and refreshing sparkling alcoholic drink and comes in two flavour options – Lemon & Lime and Raspberry – with an ABV of 5.5%, low sugar of 0.5g/100ml and low calories of 35kCals/100ml. It’s touted as a drink to enjoy with any occasion.

The Flying Fish Seltzer comes packaged in the smaller 300ml slim can, which can be enjoyed straight out of the can, with a straw or in a glass dressed with fruits.

What we thought

There’s no denying that hard seltzers are novel at the moment, but we think they’re not going anywhere. There’s something quite refreshing and easy-drinking (and admittedly making us feel like health aficionadoes while still enjoying a drink) about having water with a dash of booze in there. Pairing the Flying Fish seltzer with some ice in a tall glass is a really, really enjoyable experience, and while the weather is currently a bit cold to really enjoy the summer-y nature of the drink, we can only imagine how great they’ll be while basking in the sunshine.

Both flavours are fantastic, although not as pungent or strong as you’d get from a typical mixer. It’s subtle, and in the best of ways, allowing you to enjoy the taste without being overwhelmed by something too sweet. The raspberry is great, however, the lemon and lime is the clear winner, and actually holds a very natural taste in comparison to other beloved lemon ‘n lime mixes. While it’s hard to beat a draught beer or your favourite liquor and soda combo, not having to mix the hard seltzers yourself, in addition to the health benefits of drinking more water versus other beverages without, we can see ourselves having a six-pack of these at all times in the fridge.

The new beverage can be found at your nearest Pick n Pay Liquor or on Pick n Pay online and Bottles.

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