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Saintly Hard Seltzer

I’ve recently tried my first hard seltzer: Saintly Hard Seltzer.

Hard seltzers are tipped to be the alcoholic beverage choice for the Australian summer.

What is a seltzer?

A Seltzer is carbonated water that differs from tonic, and soda as it doesn’t contain sodium bicarbonate, potassium sulphate, high fructose corn syrup, or quinine.

Meanwhile a Hard Seltzer is an alcoholic seltzer. A Hard seltzer is produced either by adding alcohol, and flavour to a seltzer, or brewed through cane sugar fermentation then adding flavours.

Why are hard seltzers becoming more popular?

Well, people care more about their bodies, overall health, and are more informed about the dangers of a high sugar diet. We’ve all heard the term beer gut, and many have experienced the bloating from too much sweet, alcoholic drinks.

Enter, hard seltzers.

Hard seltzers are becoming increasingly popular especially among 24-35 year olds as they have little to no carbs or sugars but still have 4-6% ABV (Alcohol By Volume). So you still get the buzz from drinking alcohol, taste refreshing flavours, and are consuming less calories. In fact, Saintly Hard Seltzers only have 62 to 89 calories per can.

Now compare this to beer that has 5-6% ABV but 100-200 calories per can. So with hard seltzer brands like Saintly you get the same alcohol intake but fewer calories.

What are Saintly Hard Seltzers like?

Firstly, Saintly is gluten free, vegan, Australian made, and all natural. They come in the flavours Hail Mango, Holy Watermelon & Mint, Blessed Lime and Forbidden Pink Grapefruit.

They come in 250ML cans, and among the 28 seltzer brands in Australia, Saintly is one of the most alcoholic with 6% ABV for Blessed Lime, and Forbidden Pink Grapefruit.

Although created by Kieron and Christian Barton, the team behind the super sweet Rekorderlig cider in Australia, these Sydney siders have made a refreshing new taste for summer with Saintly.

This blog post has been sponsored by Saintly Hard Seltzer. All opinions stated are my own.

Please drink responsibly, and seek help if needed. To calculate your alcohol intake, please click here to visit Drink Wise. Below is some contact information if you, or someone you know has any issues concerning alcohol intake or alcoholism:

Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS): 1800 250 015 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)ADIS webchat is available Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm (including public holidays).

Alcoholics Anonymous: 1300 222 222 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week). You can also chat online with the Beyond Blue Support Service every day from 3pm until 12am.

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DrugInfo: 1300 858 584 (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

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Kids Helpline : 1800 551 800 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)

Lifeline: 13 11 14 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) or Lifeline text: 0477 131 114 (6pm – 12am, 7 days/week)

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