LaCroix recently shared a mystery message on Twitter hinting that a new flavor was on its way. Attached was an image of a vibrant pink can, prompting wild speculation from fans as to what it might be. Reasonable guesses included watermelon, strawberry lemonade, pomegranate, raspberry lime and dragon fruit. Others offered "cotton candy," "Pepto Bismol," "the blood of my enemies," "CBD" and "a new Rihanna song."
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Thank you for the overwhelming response. Please welcome LaCroix's newest innovation HI-Biscus! ðŸŒºðŸŒºðŸŒº HI-Biscus will soon be available starting in the Western United States. pic.twitter.com/s8ghryQd4e
- LaCroix Water (@lacroixwater) May 13, 2019
When the big reveal happened three days later, it was none of the above and fans are feeling a little slighted. The new flavor is hibiscus - though LaCroix is calling it "HI-Biscus!" - and will be available soon, starting in the Western United States.
"You been knew we all thought this was going to be watermelon," @emwngg said on Twitter, adding a couple extremely frustrated-looking emojis.
u been KNEW we all thought this was going to be watermelon ðŸ˜¤ðŸ˜¤
- emily wang (@emwngg) May 13, 2019
"I wanted watermelon," @deannehansen said. "We all wanted watermelon."
I wanted watermelon ðŸ‰ we all wanted watermelon ðŸ‰ pic.twitter.com/xHpBmvtzGB
- Deanne (@deannehansen) May 14, 2019
"You know this isn't what we want why did you do this to us," @chaseiscool_16 said.
You know this isn't what we want why did you do this to us
- Chase (@chaseiscool_16) May 13, 2019
Then there was @marabdominguez, who shared a GIF of Sharpay from "High School Musical," singing her part of "Stick to the Status Quo."
- mara belle (@marabdominguez) May 13, 2019
And @beth3390, who expressed her disappointment with this cute GIF of a dog eating watermelon. "Not what I was expecting," she said.
Not what I was expecting... pic.twitter.com/poYXarQhVm
- Beth (@beth3390) May 13, 2019
Hibiscus wasn't an immediate hit with LaCroix enthusiasts on Twitter, but it seems there's a larger positive response on Instagram. Take it from @jennah.slayton who said, "IT FINALLY HAPPENED FLOWER FLAVOR LACROIX I MIGHT CRY!!" Don't cry, Jennah. Flavored seltzer water is an inexpensive and tasty alternative to sugary soft drinks - but is it actually good for you?