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The Real Difference Between Seltzer, Club Soda, and Sparkling Water

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Olivia Tarantino of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 6: LaCroix, Spindrift, Schweppes, Canada Dry, Polar—the list of goes on and on. What do they all have in common? Each brand makes beverages that are bubbly and contain water. So then why are some called sparkling water and others called seltzer or club soda?While these three names for carbonated waters are often used interchangeably, they each imply a difference (albeit, a trivial one). So what exactly is the difference between seltzer, club soda, and sparkling water? Well, let's first start with their common base: carbonated water. (If you're looking for soda check out The Best & Worst Sodas in America—Ranked!)

The Real Difference Between Seltzer, Club Soda, and Sparkling Water

LaCroix, Spindrift, Schweppes, Canada Dry, Polar—the list of goes on and on. What do they all have in common? Each brand makes beverages that are bubbly and contain water. So then why are some called sparkling water and others called seltzer or club soda?

While these three names for carbonated waters are often used interchangeably, they each imply a difference (albeit, a trivial one). So what exactly is the difference between seltzer, club soda, and sparkling water? Well, let's first start with their common base: carbonated water. (If you're looking for soda check out The Best & Worst Sodas in America—Ranked!)

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