It always raises our eyebrows when we see a new mineral water brand on supermarket shelves - there are already so many mineral water brands to choose from that we often wonder what the new brands think they can bring to this crowded market.
But that isn’t what we thought when we saw Liquid Death water on the shelves at our local supermarket. In fact, we were delighted to see these cans of water, because we’ve been following the brand’s meteoric rise in the USA for some time now and seeing it stocked here in the UK is quite exciting.
So we bought some cans to give a try, and in this guide we’ll be seeing what (if anything) makes Liquid Death special, and if it’s worth buying. Let’s get into it:
What is Liquid Death and why has it become so popular?
The name Liquid Death sounds scary, but it’s actually a very simple product - it’s water in a can. This isn’t anything new as there are lots of brand such as CanOWater that have been selling water in a can for years, but Liquid Death seems to have gained quite the following. We think the reason for this is twofold; firstly, there is no denying that the branding is cool and certainly captures the imagination. But also, we’ve seen lots of celebrities such as Travis Barker endorsing the cans, which has clearly helped the brand to grow.
Where does the water come from?
According to the Liquid Death website, the water they put in the cans comes from stones beneath mountains, which is partly what gives the water a high mineral and electrolyte count (as you can see in the picture).
What did we think of Liquid Death?
We have to admit that we loved the design and feel of the cans - you almost feel a bit rebellious walking down the street holding them because they look like cans of beer (we definitely had a few people looking). We have to admit that the taste of the plain and sparkling water was really nice - definitely crisp and fresh tasting. But it was the flavoured water that we really enjoyed, especially the Severed Lime flavour, which had a lovely subtle lime taste.
How much do cans of Liquid Death cost?
We paid £1.50 for a 500ml can of the plain Liquid Death water, and £2 for a 500ml can of the flavoured Liquid Death water. This is on the pricier side but we think it's probably worth it.
So, is Liquid Death worth buying?
So overall we'd say that if you're trying to drink more water then Liquid Death is definitely worth trying - the water tastes really nice when it's cold out of the can, and the look and design of the cans makes you feel cool when you're drinking it.
Let us know if you've tried Liquid Death or if you have any other thoughts about it!