What flavored waters are sugar-free and which is the best? Flavored waters. They are perfect for when you want to hydrate but want a drink that still tastes of something. In fact, I know a lot of people who just don’t like drinking plain water. For example, my mother-in-law doesn’t like the taste of plain water and so will only drink flavored water. This makes flavored water a great alternative when you just don’t like regular plain water. However, how much sugar is there in flavored waters? And which flavored waters are sugar-free? In this post, I will be presenting you with 11 awesome sugar-free flavored waters. These sugar-free flavored waters come in the following formats:
- sugar and sweetener-free flavored waters;
- sugar-free water enhancers;
- sugar-free flavored waters that contain sweeteners; and
- water with a dash of juice.
All of the flavored waters in this post contain 0g of total sugar per serving. Also, make sure to read right to the end to find out what my personal number 1 sugar-free flavored water is.
What are the Best Sugar-Free Flavored Waters?
As a general rule the best sugar-free flavored waters are summarized in the table below:
|Sugar and Sweetener Free Flavored Waters||Sugar-Free Water Enhancers||Sugar-Free Flavored Waters That Contain Sweeteners||Water With A Dash of Juice|
|Hint||Stur||Sparkling Ice||Spindrift Sparkling Water|
|Smartwater Flavored Water||Crystal Light||Propel|
|Waterloo Sparkling Water||Vitamin Water Zero Sugar|
|Bubly Sparkling Water|
|LaCroix Sparking Water|
Before I continue if you are interested in everything sugar-free water-related then make sure to check out the following posts I wrote:
- What has the least sugar – Club Soda, Seltzer, or Tonic Water?
- 11 Sugar-Free Tonic Waters you need to know about
- Which Propel Flavors are Sugar-Free? You Won’t Believe It!
- The 8 Sugar-Free VitaminWater Drinks You Need To Know About
A. Sweetener Free Flavored Waters
Let’s start off with some bottled flavored waters that are simply made of water and natural flavors. No sugar or sweeteners in sight. All the entries below are sugar-free.
The first sweetener-free flavored water I came across is from Hint. Hint’s waters are just made from two ingredients – purified water and natural flavors. Hint waters are still (not sparkling) and so are perfect for all you still water drinks that want a touch of flavor in your water.
2. Smartwater Flavored Water
Another still flavored water that doesn’t contain sweeteners is Smartwater’s flavored water. Smartwater’s flavored water is vapor distilled and it also contains electrolytes. This means you can rehydrate with all the taste and none of the bubbles or sugar.
3. Waterloo Sparkling Water
If you are looking for a sweetener-free sparkling flavored water, then Waterloo is a great option. It is just made from sparkling water and natural flavors and comes in yummy flavors such as black cherry.
4. Bubly Sparkling Water
I am sure more people reading his post will recognize Bubly Water. Just like Waterloo, Bubly is simply made from sparkling water and natural flavors.
5. LaCroix Sparking Water
The other sparkling flavored water I am sure you have heard of before is LaCroix. These “natural essence sparkling waters” are all the rage. If you love sugar-free flavored sparkling water that comes in trendy pastel cans then LaCroix is for you.
B. Water Enhancers
Another option for sugar-free flavored water is flavor enhancers. This is basically a concentrated water enhancer that can be added to a glass of water – they can either come in powdered or liquid format. I will present you with one of each variety below.
*Sweetener with Reb A (stevia) and Reb M*
One type of sugar-free water enhancer is a liquid drop variety such as Stur. Basically, add a drop or two of Stur to a glass of water, and just like that a sugar-free flavored drink. You can even use it to make sugar-free popsicles which is cool.
The sweeteners used are Reb A (stevia) and Reb M. There is concentrated grape juice, but this adds a negligible amount of sugar. It is high in vitamin C.
7. Crystal Light
* Sweetened with corn syrup solids, aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium *
If you prefer the sound of a powdered sugar-free water enhancer, then make sure to check out Crystal Light which comes in small pitcher packets. There are a fair few sweeteners in Crystal Light in the form of corn syrup solids, aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium. Despite the corn syrup solids, there is still 0g of sugar per serving.
C. Flavored Waters That Contain Sweeteners
Okay, so I have looked at flavor enhancers as well as sweetener-free flavored still and sparkling water. But there are also a whole host of flavored waters that are also sweetened with a sugar-free sweetener. This section then is really for those of you who like your flavored water to still have that sweet taste but minus any actual sugar.
8. Sparkling Ice
*Sweetened with sucralose*
Sparkling Ice is sparkling (as you may have guessed from the name) water with a splash of juice, colors, and flavors plus vitamins and antioxidants. There are 5 Sparkling Ice flavors that even contain a little kick of caffeine which is cool. The sweetener used in Sparkling Ice is sucralose.
*Sweetened with sucralose and acesulfame potassium*
Next up is a sugar-free electrolyte water that I have actually written a whole article on. Yes, that’s right and you can check out that article here – Which Propel Flavors are Sugar-Free? You Won’t Believe It!
All Propel waters are sugar-free – how awesome is that? Instead, they are sweetened with sucralose and acesulfame potassium.
10. VitaminWater Zero Sugar
*Sweetened with monk fruit and stevia*
Another flavored sugar-free electrolyte-infused water is VitaminWater Zero Sugar. I have actually written a whole post on the 8 sugar-free VitaminWaters, which you can read here – The 8 Sugar-Free VitaminWater Drinks You Need To Know About.
VitaminWater Zero Sugar is sweetened with monk fruit and stevia and of course, contains 0g of sugar. When you consider the fact that a regular bottle of Vitamin Water contains 26g-27g of sugar you realize what a sugar saving this is.
D. Sparkling Water with A Dash of Juice
11. Spindrift Sparkling Water
The final sugar-free flavored water on this list is actually my personal recommendation for sugar-free sparkling water. Spindrift sparkling waters are literally just made from sparkling water and a dash of real squeezed fruit. The first of its kind in America apparently! No sweeteners or natural flavors in sight.
Now we all know that juice can be high in sugar (I am looking at you grape juice – Is Grape Juice High in Sugar), but the dash of fresh juice in Spindrift doesn’t add ANY total sugar to some flavors and 1g-3g to some other flavors.
For example, Spindrift’s lemon variety is literally just made of sparkling water and fresh lemon juice. This flavor has a total sugar content of 0g per serving. Love!
You can find Spindrift lemon sparkling water on Amazon here.
Other Spindrift water flavors that contain 0g of total sugar are:
- Mint green tea
- Half & half
- Lemon limeade
What Flavored Waters Are Sugar-Free and Which Is Best? – The Final Bite
What flavored waters are sugar-free and which is the best? What have we learned from the above? Well, if you don’t like to drink plain water, but want to keep your hydration up then flavored water may be the option for you. The good news is that there are plenty of zero-sugar flavored waters around. The main thing you need to know when picking a flavored water is to understand how it has been made. It is water that has been artificially sweetened and flavored, naturally flavored, naturally enhanced, or is it a sugar-free juice water combo mix? Pick whatever works for you and get drinking.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
Do you want to learn about some other low-sugar options at your favorite coffee chains, fast food, or restaurant joints, or just while you are shopping for groceries? If you do, then check out some of my other articles below: