Best Vitamin Water: Water AND Vitamins?! These Are the 5 Best Vitamin Water Flavors

The best Vitamin Water is sweet, light, and helps you hydrate (or at least that’s what they promise). To me, Vitamin Water tastes like Gatorade cut with water. Like water that thought about flavor. Like liquid that was sourced from a lake that had two blueberries fall into it. All that being said, Vitamin Water isn’t bad and it definitely serves a purpose.

Like all sports drinks, Vitamin Water exists to function (as its name suggests) as water that gives you vitamins. Makes sense! If you’re someone who hits the gym hard, plays on an overly competitive recreational sports team, or lives for intense hikes, Vitamin Water is probably for you. If you need to get your electrolytes, make sure you’re doing it with the best Vitamin Waters on the market. Rise up, focus, and get ready for the essential list of the best Vitamin Water flavors that really shine. Get it? Those are all names of Vitamin Waters.

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Best of the Best

XXX (Acai-Blueberry-Pomegranate)

It feels pointless to even write a review of XXX Vitamin Water. Everyone knows that this blueberry, pomegranate, acai-based flavor is the absolute best Vitamin Water flavor of all time. It’s easily the most flavorful. Plus, I would like a pair of trousers in this color. It’s beautiful. This reminds me of Formula 50, the grape-flavored Vitamin Water promoted by 50 Cent. I don’t know why, but I’m weirdly nostalgic for it. I hope you are too and can relate to this. It might just be because it is also purple. There is no way to know. Either way, you should still buy XXX.

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Rating:

10/10

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Best Fruity

Revive (Fruit Punch)

If you need to be revived in a physical but not medical way, this is one of the best Vitamin Water flavors to select. It’s sweet, a little tart, and decently flavorful. Don’t expect Capri Sun fruit punch-level flavor, but it’s a nice, respectable fruit punch. It has that ambiguous cherry-plus-other-mystery-fruits flavor. But it’s not too cherry-forward, which is my favorite thing about it. This Vitamin Water flavor feels the most fun out of all of them. Maybe it’s because parties have punch? And this is fruit punch? I have no clue. Just take my word for it.

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Rating:

9/10

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Best Zero Sugar

Zero Squeezed (Lemonade)

I’m shocked that I actually liked this zero-sugar Vitamin Water flavor. In fact, it was one of the best Vitamin Water flavors we tried. It does actually taste like lemonade. Don’t be fooled, though. It tastes like watered-down lemonade. But I liked that about it! Sometimes lemonade is a little too much for me and my uncontrollable heartburn. This feels like lemonade you could have for breakfast. Morning workout beverage, anyone?

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Rating:

8/10

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Best Sports Drink

Essential (Orange-Orange)

Vitamin Water’s Essential flavor tastes like watery Tang and I’m not mad about it. Tang tastes good! One sip of this and I was thinking about playing soccer in middle school. It has a distinct “sports drink” flavor. I also like that this flavor is “orange-orange.” Two oranges. This might just be a mind trick, but the two oranges in the title makes me think I’m tasting twice as much orange. Am I too susceptible to the power of suggestion? Maybe. Did I think this was one of the best Vitamin Water flavors we tried? Yes.

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Rating:

7/10

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Most Unique

Energy (Tropical Citrus)

The Tropical Citrus flavor of Vitamin water tastes more like the memory of a vacation from ten years ago than a drink you’re enjoy on a tropical vacation. But if you’re looking to reminisce about that 2013 trip to Puerto Vallarta while briskly walking on a treadmill, this is a good beverage choice. It’s very mild but pleasantly fruity. It has notes of orange and pineapple. I wish it was a little more flavorful, but I definitely like the flavor it has.

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Rating:

7/10

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Other Flavors We Tried:
Ice, Shine, Gutsy, Focus, Look, Rise

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Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.