A firm favourite in the US and on track to sell more than 100 million balls this year alone, say hello to the latest boozy instalment to bounce into the UK drinks market... BuzzBallz.
Now, you might remember these ball-shaped, booze-filled morsels from 2020, when TikTok first took off, after seeing hundreds of people taste testing the grab-and-go cocktails. The downside? Us Brits couldn't get our hands on them because they were only available to buy in the US. Well, until now...
*Just* landed in the UK, the single-serve, premixed cocktails are available now in convenience stores across the nation, with an initial launch of six glorious flavours: Choc Tease, Tequila ‘Rita, Strawberry ‘Rita, Lotta Colada, Chili Mango and Espresso Martini. We don't know about you, but Chili Mango is screaming our name.
BuzzBallz founder, Merrilee Kick, says "We’ve created a real buzz in the USA and we know there’s a huge appetite in the UK for fun, convenient ready-to-drink cocktails that pack a punch. The RTD market is a fast-growing category, yet it is crying out for more innovation and excitement. We believe that BuzzBallz can deliver this."
We first caught wind of the BuzzBallz UK launch a few weeks ago, and from there we thought the only right thing to do was actually taste the things.
So, here's our honest opinions on the boozy balls, after an afternoon spent taking a little sippy-sip of each flavour...
BuzzBallz Choc Tease
"That is just like Baileys but slightly thinner" Bobbie Edsor, Social Media Editor.
"It’s like drinking dessert" Bobbie Edsor, Social Media Editor.
BuzzBallz Tequila ‘Rita
"It tastes like lime Starburst!" Bobbie Edsor, Social Media Editor.
"I’d drink that, get me a straw" Chloe Morgan, Food Producer.
BuzzBallz Chili Mango
"FAVE. You can really get the chilli flavour" Maz Gould, Digital Writer.
"I can smell that from here" Chloe Morgan, Food Producer.
BuzzBallz Espresso Martini
"That really smells like a proper one" Chloe Morgan, Food Producer.
"That’s well nice" Vicky Chandler, Editor.
BuzzBallz Strawberry ‘Rita
"It's like strawberry Ribena, if you remember that" Bobbie Edsor, Social Media Editor.
"That is JUICE" Maz Gould, Digital Writer.
BuzzBallz Lotta Colada
"If you like coconut water, you’d definitely like this" Chloe Morgan, Food Producer.