You might find me a bit strange for getting excited about sparkling water – but in this Loveau review I want to talk about one of my favourite brands.
Loveau makes fruit infused sparkling water, a drink that’s become hugely popular across the world in recent years.
I’m a big fan of sparkling fruit waters, widely known as “seltzers.” Drinks like this have been a big part of my weight loss journey, and have been a great help whilst moving away from drinking alcohol.
The BIG name in these “seltzers” is La Croix. But I’m based in the UK where it’s not widely available. I do sometimes buy myself an imported case from Amazon, but I’ve branched out into trying more local alternatives. Loveau is one of the highlights so far.
A Bit About Loveau
Loveau is made by a small UK business, and it’s always nice to support such concerns.
It comes with an endearing story, because the creator decided to make a sugar and sweetener free drink when he discovered his young son had Type 1 diabetes. Even more endearing is the fact that the business donates some of its profits to diabetes charities.
The business has strong environmental credentials too: The cans are sustainably sourced, BPA free and recyclable – so some big ticks there.
But let’s face it, the thing you most want to know is what they taste like, so let’s look at that next.
Loveau Review: Flavour by Flavour
I have some rather dark memories of watermelon flavoured drinks. At 11 years old I visited Singapore, and a watermelon juice was what I drank just before I succumbed to a rather nasty bout of gastroenteritis!
As such, I didn’t think I’d much enjoy the Loveau Watermelon flavour when I saw it was part of the mixed case they sell on Amazon.
To my surprise I find it really enjoyable. Waters like this can be rather lacking in flavour but this has a very enjoyable natural melon taste, and is super-refreshing. Watermelon just feels like a really great fit for a seltzer water, and actually benefits from not being too sweet.
So I give this one an enthusiastic 8 out of 10!
Loveau Raspberry, Strawberry and Blueberry
This one’s my favourite. There’s not very much I can say about it other than the fact that a fresh berry taste really comes through, especially the raspberry.
Seltzer waters can be a tough sell for people who drink over-sweetened (and unhealthy) soft drinks. If I had to pick one Loveau flavour to try to convert them, it would be this.
It gets a 9 out of 10 from me.
Loveau Yuzu, Lemon and Lime
A confession: I had to Google what a yuzu was. Wikipedia tells me it’s an East Asian citrus fruit, mainly used for its zest, with a flavour somewhere between a lemon and a mandarin.
Almost every brand of flavoured sparkling waters has a lemon and lime in the range. Does the yuzu add anything here? You know what? I think it does. It’s a solid flavour, and very refreshing.
An 8 out of 10.
Loveau is advertised as having zero calories, like most seltzers.
For those who want to be particularly pedantic, the berry flavour is actually 1 calorie per 100mls. I don’t think that’s going to be enough to sabotage anybody’s diet, since you probably burn more than a a few calories moving the can to your lips!
There are no artificial flavourings or sweeteners to worry about. The ingredients list does include citric and malic acid – so it’s not quite nothing but water infused with fruit.
One thing that is a bit of a question mark for me (though not a concern,) is where the water is sourced. Notably, it does only say “sparkling water” and not “spring water.” Some of these flavoured waters do use normal mains water, and I suspect that may be the case here. If the manufacturer reads this and wants to clarify I’d be happy to update this Loveau review.
Loveau is one of my favourite calorie-free seltzer waters. I buy a LOT of these waters from various brands, and Loveau is the only one where there’s not one flavour in a mixed case that I’m less keen on.
Great flavours, great environmental credentials, and a great story behind the brand. Whether you’re new to these healthy drinks or just getting started with this healthy option, Loveau is a brand well worth trying.
Where to Buy Loveau
Loveau is a UK brand, so you’ll need to look for an alternative like La Croix if you’re reading this in the US.
In the UK they’re stocked in Waitrose, and you can also buy them on Amazon with the links below:
The drinks are also available on Virgin and British Airways flights – I can’t imagine anything better or wiser to drink at 36,000 feet!
Into Sparkling Water?
- Also check out our Dash Water review.
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