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You asked and we listened. This week’s Chub Chub Showdown segment on the Taylor Strecker Show was dedicated entirely to beverages, both basic and boozy. We scoured grocery store shelves to find some of the market’s hottest drinks that aim to quench your thirst as you begin to partake in pool parties, picnics, and summer barbecues. While most of these options were hits, you’ll never truly know unless you try them all for yourself. So grab a glass and a (paper) straw and check out our recap below. Happy hydration!

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Pura Still Spiked Still Water (Blackberry)

This may be one of the foulest-tasting drinks we’ve had in a while. While the concept is interesting and a departure from spiked seltzers (which are all the rage), there’s something about the “hint of flavor” that hits your gag reflex in the most unpleasant of ways. A hard no from us, I’m afraid.

Michelob Ultra Infusions (Lime and Prickly Pear Cactus)

Watch your back, Corona. Michelob Ultra’s coming after you in a big way. These Lime and Prickly Pear Cactus Infusions are fab, and while I’d prefer a stronger flavor, it’s something that can easily be accomplished with a fresh lime. Who’s ready for the beach? These are.

Snapple Lemonade (Watermelon)

I typically hate watermelon-flavored anything because its artificiality is headache-inducing, but this blew me away. Snapple has managed to preserve the tartness of lemons to counter the sweetness of the added fruit, resulting in a balanced summer drink that would mix entirely too well with vodka. It takes a lot to impress me, especially with mainstream brands, and this stuff is legit. Early Top 10 Friday Food Finds of 2019 contender? We’ll just have to wait and see!

Hemptails Malt Beverage (Original)

These were…interesting. They smell and taste like the stuff that collects at the bottom of a bong. Sure, we were certainly adverse to the taste, but definitely think there is a market for these among weed connoisseurs. Have we gotten your attention yet, college students? Or are you too high to pay attention?

Karbach Brewing Co. Hella Chela Spicy Cerveza

Yikes. This tasted like a loaded taco or crawfish boil in liquid form. It’s certainly not ideal to smell hot sauce and spices as you’re about to chug a beer, so we’re not entirely sure why this was became a thing, conceptually speaking. That being said, it may pair well with the aforementioned foods, so we’ll have to re-try and get back to you.

Canada Dry Diet Gingerale and Lemonade

Heck yes, Canada Dry! Make this a permanent part of the lineup, please. Ginger ale and lemonade go together like Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: a true match made in heaven. And while we’re not huge fans of sipping Aspartame, this may be the forever exception. Shantay you stay.

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