Trending in refreshments these days includes a lot of brands jockeying for position with flavored, spiked seltzers. Consumers want a “healthier” option, a more health-conscious option, in calories as well as in content. The Austin, Texas brand, Mighty Swell, delivers on these criteria.
At first sip, I was totally anticipating the funky aftertaste of an artificial sweetener, which many brands yield to while striving for the lower nutritional measures (calories, carbs, etc.). It didn’t happen. It was palatable.
Mighty Swell spiked seltzers are made with 2.5 percent fruit juice and a clean ingredient deck within each flavor. What that means for your beverage is that there are no high-fructose sweeteners used, no artificial sweeteners or flavors, no weird chemistry additives like red dye #3 or the preservative sodium benzoate. The proof in in the ingredients list on each can.
Mighty Swell uses white grape juice, which includes three grams of sugar, for a crisp, balanced taste in every spiked seltzer. Each can is 100 calories and three carbs.
Each can is five percent alcohol by volume and comes from cold-brewed sugar alcohol.
Mighty Swell is made with gluten-free and vegan-friendly ingredients.
There are now more than 16 flavors to choose from, including the Tropic Variety blends like:
Mango Raspberry: A juicy surge of tart raspberries and ripe mangoes that instantly takes you to vacation mode.
Blood Orange: Orange like richness that collides with hints of dark berries for a bold twist on a savory blood orange.
Grapefruit: A punch of grapefruit flavor delivers citrus zip, a clean finish, and the promise of good times ahead.
Pineapple: Set sail to island time with a fusion of sweet and tart pineapple brimming with sun-drenched flavor.
Buy Mighty Swell online through Drizly. A 24-pack of seltzer retails for $37.
Visit www.mightyswell.com to find other distributors and some refreshing recipes to experiment with.