I know I said I’d be releasing the bracket on Saturday, but Animal Crossing happened and I spent the whole weekend on island time so that didn’t quite work out. However, I also spent the weekend making sure every single contender in this year’s bracket got the tasting and consideration that they deserved, so it wasn’t a complete waste of time.
Based on your votes, here’s how the eight contestants were seeded:
With the above seeding in mind, here are the first round of matchups:
- #1 LaCroix Hi-Biscuss vs #8 Trader Joe’s Lemon & Ginger
- #4 Bubly Orange vs #5 AHA Blueberry Pomegranate
- #2 Bubly Lemon vs #7 Trader Joe’s Cranberry & Lime
- #3 LaCroix Tangerine vs #6 Soleil Pineapple Coconut
Writeups for each matchup will go online starting on Friday (3/27) morning, which gives you until Thursday night to complete your bracket and compete against other Barcelos Knows readers (the dozens of you, whom I love and cherish) to be this year’s carbonated champion. You can submit your selections with this handy Google Form!
The winner(s) of this year’s bracket will get a box of the winning beverage and a little something from me. (To better inform your choices, you might want to check out last year’s bracket.) Good luck!