White Claw 70 Hard Seltzer Nutrition

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  • White Claw just released a 70-calorie hard seltzer just in time for summer.
  • The new drinks come in two flavors: clementine and pineapple.
  • Here’s what dietitians think about the nutrition info and alcohol content.

    Hard seltzer season is here! White Claw just released a lower-calorie version of their cult-favorite hard seltzers in two delicious flavors—clementine and pineapple—so we all have something to look forward to as the weather gets warmer.

    White Claw 70 contains just 70 calories per 12-ounce can, or 30 fewer calories than White Claw’s original line of hard seltzers. They also pack less alcohol than the original at 3.7% ABV. So, as far as alcoholic beverages go, how does White Claw 70 compare to other options? We asked dietitians for their honest thoughts on the trendy drink.

    What’s in the White Claw 70 hard seltzers?

    White Claw 70 hard seltzers have just four ingredients: purified carbonated water, gluten-free alcohol, natural flavors, and citric acid. Yep, that means there’s no sugar and no carbs!

    The ingredients in the original line of 100-calorie seltzers looks similar, but with added sugar: purified carbonated water, gluten-free alcohol, natural flavors, cane sugar, citric acid, natural juice concentrate (depending on the flavor), sodium citrate.

    White Claw Hard Seltzer nutrition information

    Here’s what you can expect in terms of nutrition for both of the White Claw 70 clementine and pineapple flavors, per 12-ounce can:

    • Calories: 70
    • Fat: 0 g
    • Carbohydrates: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Sodium: 5 mg
    • ABV: 3.7%

      Here’s what you’ll get in the original flavored White Claw line, per 12-ounce can:

      • Calories: 100
      • Fat: 0 g
      • Carbohydrates: 2 g
      • Protein: 0 g
      • Sugar: 2 g
      • Sodium: 20 mg
      • ABV: 5%

        Compared to the original 100-calorie White Claw hard seltzer, White Claw 70 has 30 less calories and 1.3% less alcohol, says Keri Gans, M.S., R.D.N, author of The Small Change Diet.

        When you take a closer look at the ingredients of the 70-calorie clementine seltzer and the 100-calorie tangerine seltzer, they almost look identical, “except the 100-calorie version contains cane sugar and tangerine juice concentrate,” explains Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N., owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in New York. “Even so, the 12-ounce tangerine beverage has just 2 grams of added sugar—contributing a minimal amount to the daily suggested limit on added sugar (10% of total calories, which would be about 53 grams for a 2,000-calorie daily diet).”

        Note: The company doesn’t list they type of alcohol they use in their seltzers, which Gorin says would be helpful for consumers to know.

        So, is White Claw Hard Seltzer healthy?

        Good news hard seltzer lovers, Gorin says that if you’re looking to drink something alcoholic, White Claw 70 is a great choice. “It’s low in calories, as well as in added sugars. Some cocktails can contain several hundred calories and lots of added sugar, so this is a much better choice than sipping on a frozen margarita,” she says.

        You should still sip them in moderation, though. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend having no more than one drink per day for women and two for men. “One drink is considered a 12-ounce beer, 5-ounce glass, of wine or 1.5-ounces of a distilled spirit,” Gans says.

        However, Gorin adds that it should be pretty easy to stay within these guidelines, even if you decide to sip the the more alcoholic version. “White Claw beverages are 5% alcohol by volume—so for a 12-ounce drink, you get 0.6 ounces of alcohol,” Gorin says. That means even if you have two of the 100-calorie drinks in one evening, you’d be consuming 1.2 ounces of alcohol, 4 grams of sugar, and 200 calories—not bad!


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