Every LaCroix Addict Went Through These 17 Stages First

Every LaCroix Addict Went Through These 17 Stages First

Home is where the LaCroix is.

Most people fall into three categories: 1) Those who love LaCroix 2) Those who hate it and 3) The few who live in ignorance, having never tasted it.

This one goes out to the LaCroix lovers--the few, the bold, the strong. The ones who rose amongst the ranks, from the moment they first tasted the crisp bubbles and hated it, to proclaiming their love from the rooftops. Cheers to us.

1. You see everyone drinking LaCroix and become curious

What is this mysterious, colorful beverage that I see people drinking everywhere? At work, at school, on the bus, at Target...if that many people are drinking it, it must be good.

2. You buy your first case of LaCroix

Deciding on a flavor is overwhelming: there are so many! Where to start? (I started with Orange.)

3. You taste LaCroix

You don't know what you expected, but it definitely wasn't this...It's so fizzy!

4. You hate LaCroix

How do people drink this?!?! It tastes absolutely horrible. It tastes like nothing...but also like ass, all at the same time.

5. You vow to never drink LaCroix again

That case was a waste because I'm never drinking it again. I swear, I will pour the cans down the sink.

6. You try LaCroix again

Okay, I must be doing something wrong. Everyone loves it. I'll give it another go.

7. You force yourself to drink LaCroix

Okay, just take another sip. You can do it. Now another. Get to the bottom of that can!

8. You start to like LaCroix

Okay, it isn't that bad. Plus, it's zero calories, zero sweeteners, zero sodium...just carbonated water and natural essence! It's GOOD for me.

9. You buy at least one case of LaCroix every time you go to the store

If it's in the fridge, I'll avoid reaching for a can of soda or another sugary drink. Plus, it's a healthy mixer for alcoholic beverages.

10. You tell your family and friends about LaCroix

"Mom, you've got to try this! It's so good."

11. You laugh when they say it's disgusting, because you know they're missing out

Ah, ignorance is bliss. "I used to think so too. Trust me, it grows on you."

12. You drink LaCroix every day

If I don't have a can of LaCroix with my lunch, I feel like I'm missing something.

13. You have become *THAT* person who is always drinking a can of LaCroix

I take it to class, on the bus, in my car, while I'm shopping...It's basically attached to my palm.

14. You consider investing in LaCroix stock

I mean, I drink it so much, I might as well.

15. You panic when the store is out of your favorite flavor

What?! How they can be out of Tangerine? And Cran-Raspberry? The audacity.

16. You want to cry when you crack open your last can

Looks like it's time to go to the grocery store.

17. You cannot imagine your life without LaCroix

LaCroix, my friend, it was a perilous journey, but I have fallen completely and hopelessly in love with you.

I think we can all agree:

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9 Things All Mexican Food Addicts Know All Too Well

Don't come between me and my Mexican food.

In the city I grew up in, there is a Mexican restaurant just about every five miles. They are the after school hangouts and first date go-to's for most of the kids here, especially the high school girls.

I know the servers at my favorite one know my order almost every time I go in there (at least once a week). However, a lot of people apparently get tired of eating Mexican food about twice a week... but I sure don't. If you are a Mexican food addict like me, I am sure you know at least a few of these yourself.

1. Cheese dip tastes like heaven and you have to have it.

That amazing creamy white cheese dip put on a perfectly salted chip is enough to make your day better. Forget the actual food---we'd be content living off of cheese dip and chips for the rest of our lives. Our restaurant trip is not complete without an order of it and if you are lucky enough to get your favorite waiter, maybe even get a large bowl for the night.

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2. You never have to look at the menu.

We know when we decide to go what we are having and it is probably the exact same plate we order each time. I am sure the servers laugh after I order some days because there is only three things I rotate between. My burrito is always my go-to, unless I am feeling fancy.

3. Some of the servers know who you are when you walk in the door.

Either by first name or by order they know us. You are the ones that they tell to pick your own seat and already have your drink order placed by the time you sit down.

4. Your boyfriend/ girlfriend puts you on Mexican restaurant restriction on date night.

You drag them there so much, they get tired of eating there. So much so, they flat out say no when you ask to go there on date night. I mean, how does someone get tired of Mexican food to begin with though?

SEE ALSO: The Perfect Skin Color For A Mexican?

5. You can hum some of the songs that come on.

We may not know what they are saying in the song, but we know the song---trust us. We are in there so much we remember them. Don't ask any questions when we start humming.

6. You "have" a parking spot.

Do not park in my parking spot that is not actually my parking spot, but is my parking spot. Got it? Just do not do it. That starts my meal bad when you take my normal spot.

7. You used to hangout there all the time after school.

It was the hangout spot. Forget the nasty school lunch--- everyone goes to eat Mexican after school. It's the cool thing to do and it started your addiction.

8. You always want to introduce new people to your favorite restaurant.

Oh, you aced that exam? Let's go eat at this amazing Mexican restaurant I love! We always want to find people to go there to eat with so we always introduce new people to it.

9. People always pick on you about your addiction.

Yes, I love Mexican food. Go ahead and tag me in all the memes on Facebook about tacos. As long as I have my Mexican food, I am fine with that.

All in all, we LOVE our Mexican food and our go-to restaurants--- so here is your warning. Don't come between me and my Mexican food.

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