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Polar Seltzer: Limited Edition Winter/New England flavors

kattyeyes Nov 8, 2012 04:09 PM

I'm sippin' on butter rum right now. It tastes A LOT like toasted marshmallow. Pretty cool.

On deck for tasting soon: Boston cream pie. Here's a photo of the lineup from their Facebook page.

Anyone else tried them? What are your impressions?

  1. kattyeyes Nov 9, 2012 10:52 AM

    Aww, nobody?

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    1. re: kattyeyes
      thedryer Nov 9, 2012 11:12 AM

      I have not tried them but will look for them this weekend. Thanks for posting about this, the butter rum sounds tasty!!

    2. bagelman01 Nov 9, 2012 11:17 AM

      we bought them Monday at Stop and Shop
      Butter Rum, great, Boston Cream Pie, too sweet for my taste
      Haven't tried the others yet, but will over the weekend

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      1. re: bagelman01
        kattyeyes Nov 9, 2012 12:41 PM

        I finally bought Granny Smith Apple, too--was it you who had recommended that one some time back?

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          coney with everything Nov 12, 2012 04:44 AM

          Is it really "sweet"? are these different than their regular seltzers, i.e, sweetened?

          1. re: coney with everything
            kattyeyes Nov 12, 2012 06:14 AM

            No, not sweetened with sugar or anything else.

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          foodieX2 Nov 9, 2012 12:55 PM

          Love the granny smith apple and the mint mojito. Great for "Skinny"cocktails!

          Not a fan of the winter flavors but my son loves the mint chocolate and the egg nog ones

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          1. re: foodieX2
            kattyeyes Nov 9, 2012 01:10 PM

            Are the mint chocolate and eggnog on the sweet side as well, as bagelman had mentioned the Boston cream was? My mom rolls sweeter than I do. Sort of along the lines of "if you love cream soda (as she does), you'll love this." I do like the butter rum, though...I think it would be fun to spike as well. :)

            1. re: kattyeyes
              foodieX2 Nov 9, 2012 01:43 PM

              Yes, those are definitely on the sweet side. I think thats why my 11 year old loves them! ;)

              1. re: foodieX2
                kattyeyes Nov 9, 2012 01:48 PM

                I can't wait to tell my 77-year-old mom she has a sweet tooth like an 11-year-old! Talk about young at heart! HA HA HA. She really is a giant kid, that's too funny. Thanks for the giggle. :)

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                  foodieX2 Nov 9, 2012 01:57 PM

                  love it! Hope it makes her day!

                  1. re: foodieX2
                    kattyeyes Nov 9, 2012 03:36 PM

                    It did--she was laughing right along with us. :) P.S. What is your all-time fave Polar Seltzer flavor? So far, mine is black cherry--delicious on its own and stellar as a mixer with a little lavender simple syrup and some nice gin.

                    1. re: kattyeyes
                      foodieX2 Nov 9, 2012 03:39 PM

                      hands down it is the ginger lemonade. I bought a case since it was limited distro. Love it ice cold with a squeeze of lime. Delish! even better with some citron vodka and splash of St Germaine!

                      For every day I like cranberry lime or lemon lime,

                      1. re: foodieX2
                        kattyeyes Nov 9, 2012 04:04 PM

                        I never even SAW ginger lemonade--is it no longer made? That sounds fab!

                        1. re: kattyeyes
                          foodieX2 Nov 9, 2012 04:09 PM

                          It was summer limited edition. And no, I am not sharing! LOL.


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                            hotoynoodle Nov 12, 2012 07:01 AM

                            i loved that flavor, but didn't realize it was limited til i could i longer find it! :(

                            my regular faves are the black cherry, the ruby red grapefruit and the vanilla.

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                              kattyeyes Nov 12, 2012 07:15 AM

                              Just tried the ruby red this weekend--YUM! If you like vanilla, you may also like butter rum and wasn't there an orange vanilla, too?

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                                hotoynoodle Nov 12, 2012 07:29 AM

                                the orange vanilla tastes too "chemically" to me. these winter flavors aren't stuff i would consume in their normal forms, so drinking them freaks me out, lol.

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                                  kattyeyes Nov 12, 2012 07:39 AM

                                  HA HA HA, butter rum especially screams the Life Savers Christmas book of joy or whatever the heck that was from childhood (remember?). I bought more of it because drinking a toasted marshmallow is amusing to me, but like you, I'm more partial to the fruity ones. They're really great!

            2. re: foodieX2
              Kat Nov 11, 2012 12:50 PM

              Love the mint choc chip!

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              calmossimo Nov 11, 2012 12:11 PM

              I'm so jealous. I lived in Vermont for two years and had easy access to Polar seltzer, my seltzer of choice. Now that I'm back on the West Coast, it is one of the things I miss about Vermont...

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                mwk Nov 14, 2012 02:20 PM

                I've tried eggnog, mint chocolate and vanilla pear. Of the three, only the vanilla pear is palatable in my opinion. The other two, especially the mint chocolate...are horrible mistakes...

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                  noodlepoodle Nov 15, 2012 11:00 AM

                  My faves are the mandarin and the ruby red grapefruit. Blueberry is good too, but not always available. I'm a little put off by vanilla flavored seltzer.

                  1. kattyeyes Nov 16, 2012 04:18 PM

                    We like the Boston Cream Pie. No "sweeter" than the butter rum--to me, anyway. Nice over ice with some vodka. CHEERS!

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                      wonderwoman Nov 24, 2012 09:18 AM

                      +1 on this. i had it straight, and loved how the flavor lingers on the palate..

                    2. eclecticsynergy Nov 24, 2012 06:18 AM

                      I hadn't even seen the winter flavors- will go check to see what's available around here. I like the black cherry seltzer very much. Makes good pancakes.

                      Of the Polar regular sodas, I do like the black cherry. Also the Orange Dry.

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                      1. re: eclecticsynergy
                        kattyeyes Nov 24, 2012 07:07 AM

                        Pancakes? Talk to me about this, please. Guessing you swap some or all of the water for seltzer?

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                          eclecticsynergy Nov 25, 2012 09:02 PM

                          Yep. The first time I tried it with some that was a little flat already, but then did it again with fresher. I used buttermilk pancake mix, about half seltzer I think. Haven't made pancakes at home for a year or so, but I remember thinking next time I'd like to try it with the mandarin flavor.

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                            kattyeyes Nov 26, 2012 03:50 AM

                            Thank you--must try!

                      2. kattyeyes Jun 19, 2013 10:54 AM

                        Happy summer (almost)! I finally tried the blueberry--quite nice. And has excellent mixing potential.

                        Where are the special edition summa flavas, I wonder? I haven't seen 'em, have you?

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                        1. re: kattyeyes
                          hotoynoodle Jun 19, 2013 11:17 AM

                          have seen them at hannaford's and market basket. scored the ginger/lemongrass only once, other trips that space on the shelf has been empty. :(

                          1. re: kattyeyes
                            foodieX2 Jun 19, 2013 11:37 AM

                            Love the pink grapefruit, still love the ginger lemonade. Have not tried any of new cocktail ones.

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                              kattyeyes Jun 19, 2013 12:13 PM

                              Already with the ginger lemonade, eh?! I must look again. Thank you both! Meanwhile, do go blue. I think you'll like it.

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                                C. Hamster Jun 19, 2013 04:43 PM

                                I bought the ginger lemonade today.

                                The pomegranate sangria was good.

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                                  kattyeyes Jun 25, 2013 04:29 AM

                                  Hey you guyyyyyyys! Just a heads up--the summer flavors, in my local Stop & Shop, anyway, were on display on a little center aisle "island" rather than on the regular shelves. The only summer flavor among the others was ginger lemonade, and there was only one. The sangria was nowhere in sight!

                                  I did pick up cucumber melon, which is quite tasty and refreshing in this heat. Smells like melon, sorta tastes like strawberries (how is that?!). I likey. Will be on the lookout for other summer flavors.

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