A couple months ago, Landshark debuted their hard seltzer to Belize in 3 flavors: pineapple, soursop, and watermelon. They’re available now throughout the country in nearly every shop and most restaurants. They come in Landshark’s standard, returnable glass bottles (275mL) for $4bzd a piece and around $7 in a bar/restaurant. Regardless of which flavor you pick, they all clock in at 80 calories and 1g carbs. They all have a pleasant smell and good effervescence but they all also have a strong artificial, off-putting aftertaste that you wouldn’t get from a White Claw, for example.
When these debuted I was so excited. I thought they’d be my new go-to beverage for beach days and BBQs and boating but: meehh, they’re not great. Don’t get me wrong; I still drink them! They’re not revolting or anything but they’re not as palatable as I hoped or expected.
Last night we were at Tipsy Tuna… you can pretty much ALWAYS find us at Tipsy on a Friday night. That’s a long standing tradition, a weekly wrap up of school (or work for some) and meeting up with other families on the beach for happy hour at Tipsy. The kids run like feral animals, the parents sling back a few drinks and chat, everyone eats wings and french fries. Anyway, we were at Tipsy as usual when a waitress came around with samples. Who doesn’t love free samples?!?
It was Landshark’s newest seltzer flavor: Mango! My heart was pumping as adrenaline flooded my system- this is it! My mouth watered in anticipation- here we go, perhaps this is the seltzer I’ve been wishing for. It smells so GOOD! It tastes, it tastes… it tastes, like the other ones, with that strange artificial linger. Oh well. I think it’s better than the other flavors though. I would rank them Mango, Pineapple, Soursop, Watermelon in a best to worst.
I don’t know. What do you think? Have you tried them all? Do you like them, love them, hate them? Let me know in the comments.