If you’re in the market for a sparkling water infused with hemp extract and adaptogens to help ease the day, then these canned drinks from Recess are a great option.
Overview of Recess
Recess is a relaxation-focused brand that makes sparkling water infused with broad-spectrum hemp, adaptogens, and real fruit ingredients.
What is Recess?
Recess is a low-calorie (less than 20), low-sugar (5g or less), sparkling water that has been infused with broad-spectrum hemp and adaptogens.
Each can consist of 10 mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract, ginseng, lemon balm, and L-theanine, and real fruit like dried cherries, peaches, and orange zest, just to name a few.
Pros of Recess
- subtle flavors
- nice carbonation
- low calorie
- low sugar
- simplistic design and packaging
- one of the more affordable CBD drinks out there
Cons of Recess
- little bitter towards the end with a slightly sour aftertaste
- only 10 mg of hemp extract
- some flavors are a hit or miss
What flavors does Recess come in?
There are currently six flavors available:
- Coconut Lime – brewed with real dried coconut and lime zest
- Black Cherry – brewed with real cherry juice and dried cherries
- Blood Orange – brewed with real blood orange juice and orange zest
- Peach Ginger – brewed with real dried peaches and ginger
- Blackberry Chai – brewed with real blackberry juice and chai tea (caffeine)
- Pomegranate Hibiscus – brewed with real pomegranate juice and hibiscus flowers
There are also limited edition flavors that pop up too like Zero-Proof “Margarita” which is brewed with real lime and agave.
How do I buy Recess?
Buying or subscribing to Recess is very straightforward.
Just visit their website and choose your desired flavor in an 8 or 12 pack.
From there, you can choose if you want to make a one-time purchase or if you want to subscribe to deliveries.
How much does Recess cost?
An 8-pack of Recess costs $39.99.
A 12-pack of Recess costs $49.99 but you can only purchase this if you subscribe.
Plus, you get free shipping on all orders.
Any discounts or coupons?
There are seasonal discount codes available from Recess that will generally be displayed on a banner at the top of their website.
You can save 10% when you use the code SPRING at checkout.
You can also save $10 on each case on every order if you subscribe to deliveries every 2, 4, or 8 weeks.
What is the Recess Sampler?
The Recess Sampler pack consists of six flavors of their relaxation drink made with calming hemp and adaptogens.
Flavors inside this Sampler Pack include:
- blackberry chai
- peach ginger
- black cherry
- pomegranate hibiscus
- coconut lime
- blood orange
The Recess Sampler costs $29.99 for a 6-pack and $49.99 for a 12-pack.
You can also save $10 on every order when you subscribe.
Best of all, you can get $5 off the Sampler Pack when you purchase it through this link.
My personal review of Recess
I decided to try out the Recess Sampler so that I could try every flavor available minus the limited-edition ones.
Here are my honest thoughts:
I purchased with Recess Sampler which consists of all six flavors.
Flavors that I sampled were:
Coconut Lime (9/10)
Peach Ginger (8/10)
Black Cherry (8/10)
Pomegranate Hibiscus (6.5/10)
Blood Orange (6/10)
Blackberry Chai (3/10)
I genuinely enjoyed these lightly carbonated drinks from Recess especially the Coconut Lime flavor which was superior to the rest. Black Cherry and Peach Ginger were also great. The rest, I didn’t enjoy as much. But 3 out of 6 ain’t bad.
Overall, these drinks were not too sweet and not too bland. It is a perfect combination of tasty flavors and subtleness. And it’s almost as if every flavor had a hint of ginger (which probably comes from the American ginseng inside every can).
These low-key remind me of those Hint drinks but with carbonation.
I loved that there wasn’t an “earthy” aftertaste found in some hemp-infused drinks.
Plus, you gotta love packaging and simple can design.
Would I get these again and be a loyal customer? Maybe.
But would I take these over some of the other CBD sparkling waters out there? Absolutely.
So with that being said, if you’re looking for a semi-affordable CBD sparking water, I recommend that you give Recess a shot.
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