Simply Spiked Limeade review: Every flavor, ranked from worst to best

Simply Spiked Limeade is hitting stores now. But between Signature Limeade, Cherry Limeade, Passion Fruit Limeade and Blackberry Limeade, which one is worthy, and which will give you scurvy?
Simply Spiked Limeade Variety Pack - credit: Molson Coors Beverage Company
Simply Spiked Limeade Variety Pack - credit: Molson Coors Beverage Company /
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4. Passion Fruit Limeade

Simply Spiked Passion Fruit Limeade - credit: Molson Coors Beverage Company /

Okay, let’s get this out of the way upfront: Simply Spiked Limeade’s ingredients include carbonated water, alcohol, cane sugar, real juice from concentrate, citric acid, natural flavors, sodium citrate, and stevia extract. They’re also, if you’re curious, 170 calories per 355 ml. can, and contain 5% juice, and 5% alcohol/volume.

Here’s the thing that will very much determine how much you want to follow what I have to say about these beverages. I hate stevia. Cannot stand the taste of it. Immediately on tasting the first flavor (the Signature Limeade), I whispered, “Oh no” because of that signature stevia aftertaste. I also, to be frank, don’t understand why – since this already has cane sugar in it – the beverage also needed stevia. Presumably to keep the calories down?

Point being, if you like stevia, you will have a very different experience than myself and my two drinking companions had.

That bit of business out of the way, the Passion Fruit Limeade was borderline undrinkable. Between the stevia taste and the whiff of passion fruit, it felt like drinking perfume water. This was outright bad and I couldn’t even finish the taster sip I sampled*. The same went for one of my drinking buddies, though the other one was okay with it.

*I always try to have at least two tastes of anything I’m reviewing to get that initial taste, and then follow it up to see if anything has changed. I did the same here, but I did not like it at all. Hashtag not all heroes wear capes.