Costco is now selling a 15 pack of variety flavors of Celsius Sparkling Energy Drink.
I hadn’t tried Celsius before but it looked pretty interesting as a caffeinated alternative to the other sparkling water options at Costco. I figured it was worth a try so I bought the 15 pack and brought them home!
This water is infused with a “MetaPlus Proprietary Blend” that is advertised as containing essential energy that will accelerate your metabolism and burn body fat.
Let’s take a closer look at this variety pack!
Celsius Sparkling Water Nutrition and Ingredients
There are 15 cans in the pack and the flavors are distributed as follows:
- Orange: 5 cans
- Kiwi Guava: 5 cans
- Wild Berry: 5 cans
The drinks are labeled as Vegan, Non-GMO, Kosher and Gluten Free.
The labelling indicates that the drinks are not suitable for anyone under 18 years of age and that you should only consume two cans per day. This appears to be some clever marketing as it implies that the drinks are “very powerful and to be used with caution.”
One 12 ounce can is a single serving. The nutritional facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 10
- Carbohydrates: 2g (1% DV)
- Sodium: omg
The sparkling water has additional nutrients/vitamins such as Vitamin B6, B12, C, Biotin, Niacin, Riboflavin, etc.
All three flavors of sparkling water have the same ingredient list:
- Carbonated Filtered Water
- Citric Acid
- Natural Flavors
- Color Additive
- Beta Carotene for Orange
- Vegetable Juice for Kiwi Guava and Wild Berry
- MetaPlus Proprietary Blend featuring 200 mg Caffeine
How Do the Celsius Energy Drinks Taste?
Of the three flavors the Wild Berry is my favorite but the other two are also very nice.
I have a Love/Hate relationship with the various Celsius flavors.
The initial taste for all three of the flavors in the Costco variety pack is great as the flavors are bold, bright and fresh. However, the follow up aftertaste from the sucralose is extremely unpleasant for me.
I wanted to see if other people felt the same way about the sucralose aftertaste so I pulled up the customer reviews from Amazon. The reviews for the different flavors are all mixed together on Amazon but the general trend is as follows:
- There are over 6,700 reviews which indicate that the drink is highly popular.
- 94% of customers love Celsius and have left 5 of 4 Star reviews.
- 3% of customers disliked Celsius enough to leave 1 and 2 Star reviews.
It appears that I am in the minority with my dislike of the sucralose aftertaste.
When I was reading through the reviews one of the things that struck me was how many people had switched to Celsius as an alternative to Monster and Red Bull energy drinks. I guess if you are used to the sucralose in the Sugar Free versions of Red Bull/Monster/Rock Star then the sucralose in Celsius wouldn’t bother you.
Costco has the 15 pack of Celsius priced at $19.99 which comes out to a cost of $1.33 per can.
You can buy a 12 can variety pack of Celsius at Walmart for $35.05 which works out to a cost of $2.92 per can.
This means you can save $1.59 per can (54%) when you purchase the 15 pack at Costco.