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This is a review of Buxton water that comes in a small, sport's-cap style aimed at children.
I do think that having water in bottles and selling it is a bit of a con when you could get it for free out of your tap but the way that we live now is all about convenience and sometimes we just don't have the ability to get a bottle of water and fill it up for ourselves, sometimes we have to rely on the likes of Buxton and other companies which bottle up water and sell it on at ridiculous prices to us members of the public who are not organised enough to take some water with them.
We have a toddler, she is two and a half years old and already she has been conned into thinking that sweet, sugary juices are the best drinks you can get. There is something special about the way children's drinks are packaged which make them more appealing and so whenever we eat out if our daughter catches sight of one of these specially-designed-to-entice-children's bottles of juice she declares she must have one. It became a great relief to me when I saw that Buxton are now making bottles of water in the same style of bottles as these other juices come in. Now, when we buy these little bottles of water for our daughter she seems more than happy to drink out of them and doesn't seem to care that it's just water and not a sweet sugary juice.
Buxton is a town in Derbyshire and it's very appealing to tourists with it's many cake shops and it's natural spring. People can go along to the spring with their own bottles and fill them up with the water. It is this water which is sold in shops in bottles. Buxton water is actually owned by the huge company Nestle which is written in very small letters on their bottles of water. I think that the brand like to try to make out that they are a local firm using local water. Buxton water occurs naturally through the spring and is bottled at source so doesn't undergo a variety of processes like some other waters and drinks do. It's slogan is "Buxton, a drop of pure Britain."
Buxton Mineral Water is one of the purest natural mineral waters in Europe - according to it's website. The water in the bottle is actually rainfall from 5,000 years ago. They do not try to be clever and make all kinds of different waters by adding flavours and fizz and such like, instead they stick to what they do best- pure water. That is as far as their range goes and I quite like this.
The bottle designed for children contains 25cl of water. It is small but still bears the Buxton resemblance as it is quite tall but thin. The bottle has contours on it made to look like the mountain side. The label is different to that of the 'adult' bottles as it is aimed to appeal to children. The label still shows the Buxton name but also has some bright pictures on of a hillside, flowers and a big bright sunshine. There is actually an educational message in this label as it does show the rain cycle and one of the raindrops is actually decorated to look like a union jack so within this label there are lots of hidden messages!
The nozzle of this bottle is a sports cap. This makes it very child friendly. It has a cap which you pull off and then the nozzle is pulled upwards and when you suck on it water comes out. If you hold it upside down it will also come out but only as a trickle and not gushing out like it would a normal bottle. A good thing about a sports cap style bottle is that if small children are drinking from it and they've been eating they're less likely to get bits of food floating back into the bottle as it's only a tiny hole which the water comes out of so this isn't likely to happen which is always a bonus really!
In my opinion I find it hard to tell the difference between bottled waters if I'm being honest so I can't really describe what this tastes like as it tastes just like water! It has no after taste and isn't thick it's just thin and watery like you would expect. When it's cold, straight from the fridge it tastes it's best and is very refreshing. I find that it is far more thirst quenching than any other drink out there. It definitely tastes better when it's been chilled, at room temperature it isn't all that nice.
This bottle is very child friendly and appealing to young children. The design of the cap means that a toddler can drink from it with ease. When I've tried to give Little B a sip from a normal cap of a bottle she often chokes on it or it'll drip all down her chin or she will try to tip the bottle up too far... basically we end up in a mess but with these sport-style caps a toddler is able to drink from the bottle without ending up full of water and without choking. The nozzle stays up so if you want to close it you need to push it down which will then stop any leaks happening and replace the cap. This cap is a choking hazard as it's only small so do not leave it with your child if your child is going to be unattended as if your toddler is anything like mine they will no doubt end up putting this in their mouths. The nozzle being pushed down is usually sufficient enough to stop the water from escaping anyway so the cap shouldn't need to be used again I think it is just a hygiene procedure so that the nozzle doesn't come into contact with anything before you drink directly from it.
The bottle is only small so it's ideal for putting in your child's lunch box or to take in your bag when you go out. The fact that it has bright pictures on the label makes it very appealing to young children who like bright attractive pictures and so t hey will be more likely to choose this than they would an ordinary bottle of water.
It's contents is no different to what is inside an 'adult' bottle of water but it is carefully marketed so that children will be tempted to drink it and feel as though they are having a special drink despite it being 'just water'.
I think that this is a fantastic idea and I am really pleased that Buxton have designed this bottle with young children in mind. We do try to make our daughter drink water but when a bottle of water stands next to a brightly coloured fruit drink with pictures and patterns all over it she is more likely to put up a fuss and want the brightly coloured one. This bottle, however, is packaged to look quite similar to the juices on the market so it helps to detract away from their appeal. It's nice to see water aimed towards children for a change instead of at the 'health conscious adult' like they have been previously.
Whenever we give a bottle of this to our daughter we refer to it as juice and she doesn't see it as any different to a fruit juice. When she has this she drinks it just as fast and with as much enthusiasm as she would a juice. I am not sure if this will change when she gets a bit older and realises that it's not packed full of sweet flavours but at the moment she definitely seems to enjoy this. I think the design of the cap makes it quite fun to drink from too.
The bottles are only small, we have found that our daughter will often go through two when we are having a meal but then again this is the same as if she had a juice drink so if we need to give her two bottles of water we don't mind as much as we know that it is pure without lots of additives as we would find in the juices. The bottles hold 25cl so they aren't very heavy making them ideal for putting in your little one's backpack or lunch box and they don't take up much space either.
I do not begrudge our daughter having juices but I do also want to encourage her to drink water too considering it has many benefits. I do want her to appreciate that water is good for her but to not make it seem as though we are forcing this choice on her. I like how these bottles make it easier to do that. We have previously tried putting water in an empty juice bottle for her but she won't fall for that, she gets frustrated and upset because she associates the bottle with a sweet juice but with this water she doesn't have them expectations so we don't end up with a sulking toddler when she realises it's not sweet.
I think that this is a great idea from Buxton and we do try to make sure we have a packet of the waters in the house so that if we're going out we can just take one along with us. They come in packs of 8 and they are available in most supermarkets but I am yet to find them in many pubs or restaurants which is a shame as it would be most useful to find them there instead of the sweet juices. I hope that it will only be a matter of time until we start to see these in more public places where you expect to buy drinks as it frustrates me that whenever you go to buy a child's drink that the options are usually very limited.
This bottle is also adult friendly too, it's not so overly colourful or 'child-like' for an adult to feel embarrassed if they drink from this bottle either so it is really well designed so that all the family can enjoy it.
In my opinion this is a good way to get your children to enjoy and appreciate water without taking away the fun element of children's drinks that the bottles of juice have. It's refreshing so it helps to keep your child hydrated and it's natural without any additives so you don't have to worry about it's effect on your child's health.
Usually I like to review movies or aftershaves or games or a product like that however the purpose behind this review is simply that I am drinking a bottle of Buxton Water right now and thought why not review it.
The bottle is pretty standard however there are subtle differences in comparison to the volvic and evians bottles. Namely that the bottom half of the bottle has grooves which I can only imagine are to gain some extra grip on the bottle and it is a nice touch in this instance. The cap is blue which is the norm for bottles of water and there isn't much else to the bottle apart from that. The spout for drinking is an open spout so a big hole for the water to easily flow through. I do prefer this to the three way mini spouts on the bigger 750ml Evian bottles although that does provide a more unique experience to drinking water.
In terms of taste I think again this is pretty standard for bottled water. It tastes pure however I feel that London tap water is already pretty fresh tasting so to me there isn't a lot of difference. I don't really buy bottled water so can't exactly comment on any premium brands but there is certainly nothing to complain about here.
I am reviewing a 50cl bottle and this cost me 51p from Tesco. This is a pretty standard price however more expensive than the own brand Tesco which was the cheapest at 36p for the same size. However this was cheaper than the competitors apart from Nestle which was 49p. I imagine though with the variances literally being pennies that this vary from shop to shop so please don't use my prices as your bible of figures.
Overall I can never say that any bottled water is good value for money, but what I can say is that compared to competitors it is one of the better prices bottles so for this reason alone if you are ever in need of a bottle then to buy a Buxton.
=Buxton Mineral Water=
As I have the misfortune of having a condition that I sweat excessively, it also leaves me with a really dry mouth, at home it is not a problem as I can get a drink when and as I want one, but travelling or out and about, i always need to carry a drink with me.
On one of my supermarket visits, I noticed that they did a multi-pack od 8 x 500ml bottles and where around £1.50, to be honest you pay that for one bottle while you are out.
Mineral water always tastes nicer than tap water, it has been filtered to give it a natural taste, I store mine in the fridge so that there is always one ready for when I need to grab and go.
The bottles are of clear plastic, with a label on the front explaining that it is Buxton water, and a picture of hills.
The lid has a screw off Blue lid, which is east to open and reseal.
I find this to be a nice refreshing taste, and when i am out and about my daughter usually tries a sip, although the only time she really drinks water is when were abroad. It has a sharper taste than tap water, but once you have taken a couple of sips it is refreshing, and for me the 500ml gives me the extra fluid that I need to replace what I have lost.
Buxton water is available in many sizes and from most locations, whether thats a petrol garage, convience stall to a Supermarket, and comes in single and multi-packs.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend Buxton water, and best of all its supporting local businesses.
The bottles are recyclable.
We recently had a water leak at our house and because it was over a holiday weekend we ended up with no water for three days. We ended up buying a LOT of bottled water and drank Buxton still mineral water which was a lifesaver.
We bought the water in big one litre bottles which have a blue sports cap lid at the top so they are very easy to drink out of and also easy to seal again once you have finished drinking. It was easy for the kids to drink out of the bottles too so that was handy.
Buxton water actually comes from an ancient spa in the town of Buxton in Derbyshire. According to an article I read on their website, "the Buxton Natural mineral water we drink from the source today fell as rain over 5,000 years ago!"
The website goes on to explain that, "Deep in ancient limestone, in the heart of the Peak District, nature works its patient and wonderful magic. Rainfall from over 5,000 years ago is forced up through 1,500 metres of British bedrock to emerge crisp and delicious at source at St Ann's Spring. It's a long and arduous journey that has made Buxton Natural Mineral Water one of the purest natural mineral waters in Europe."
Well, water is water right? how can water taste any different? I drink a lot of water at home and generally have quite a few glasses a day. Usually this is just straight from the tap as I am not one to pay for bottled water if I don't need to but drinking this Buxton water at home you can really taste the difference. This water is really fresh and crisp and touch an tell that it's very pure and much better than regular water that comes out of the tap. The water is very clear and not cloudy in any way and wonderful and clean tasting.
I don't think I would switch to Buxton at home as I can still get it free from the tap but for when I am out and buying water in the shop I will definitely look to Buxton again for wonderful, fresh water.
When I go to the gym I like to take a bottle of water with me and I buy bottled water. This one is a regular purchase I buy because I like the taste. I find taking a bottle of this water in my bag to take to the gym very convenient.
The bottle is a clear plastic and the bottles come in a variety of sizes and packs. I usually buy the packs of 8 x 500ml which are usually priced at around £1.50, they are available in larger sized bottles of 6 in the pack and single bottles. I buy the smaller bottles because I find they are handy to just pop into my gym bag.
The water is still natural water, looks just like water but has a slightly different taste to tap water. The water is filtered to give a fresh natural taste. I like the taste of it a lot and it is refreshing when drank cold. I chill my bottle in my fridge before I take to the gym. It quenches my thirst when I have done my work out.
I also like the 500ml size bottles because when my family and I go for our bike rides in the summer we like to drink water instead of a fizzy drink because we find it is a much better drink and it doesn't bloat our stomachs and it keeps us going so that we can cycle a longer distance and stay healthier.
If you go to the gym or work out at home and also go on family bike rides, I think this is a very nice tasty drinking water and one which is natural. It is a nice water if your children have a packed lunch and you want them to take a water drink in their packed lunch bag instead of a juice drink.
When some people first buy mineral water and taste it, they can tell the difference to the taste of tap water but once you drink it a couple of times you get used to the taste. It isn't a vast difference in taste to tap water but there is a slight difference. All of my grandchildren like the taste of this water too.
It is cheap enough to buy and if you like to just drink bottled water instead of tap water, the larger bottles would be a better buy.
The quality of this brand is really good, very good value for the money and the amount of bottles in the packs, the single bottles I have often bought from garages if I have been out and about and wanted to buy a drink of natural water. So there is a wide choice of sized bottles to suit everyone to go about their daily lives. The smaller ones fit inside a bag really well.
I will keep on buying this brand, I like the taste of the water and it is cheap too. Recommend it to others too.
The bottle is also recyclable too.
I rate this drinking water 5 stars.
I used to drink a lot of pop as a kid and a teen living with my parents as they indulged me and bought all the things that tasted good (I grew up from 80's, 90's and early 00's so we were less all about 5 a day). I loved the stuff and was probably addicted to the sugar fix in all fairness seeing any 'diet' drink as inferior and just coloured soda water. About 4 years after I left home and when I became more conscious of my spending I decided to increase my water consumption; I must admit I struggled at first but once I found water actually tastes nice from the fridge I was well away and 2 years on I drink about 4 500ml bottles a day. I have tried most brands, store own, Evian, Highland Spring, Volvic, Buxton etc. but I do prefer Buxton out of them all.
Buxton water comes from the spa town of Buxton which is in Derbyshire; St. Ann's well is fed by the geothermal spring and it is this water which is sold by the bottle under the Nestle Waters UK Ltd.
The water I buy is in 500ml bottles as I reuse the bottles to fill with tap water and keep in the fridge (this is a much cheaper method of water consumption). The packs I bought were of 8 x 500ml bottles and were on offer at £1 in Tesco, this works out at 12.5p per bottle. This is a great price for mineral water and very competitive but if you were to consume four bottles a day as recommended then the costs would mount. The bottles are also available in 250ml sports cap kids bottles, 750ml sports cap and 1 litre bottles; Buxton is normally available from most retail outlets.
The 500ml bottle is 21cm tall and 7cm wide at the widest point; the appearance is curvy and ribbed which makes it look interesting but can add to grip when running with it in hand. The plastic is clear and the lid is blue with the logo embossed on it. The label has the blue Buxton logo with the green hills containing mineral analysis, company information and explains that the bottle is 25% less plastic to help the environment.
Mineral analysis mg/l:
ph at source 7.4
I like the size of the 500ml bottle as it fits well on my cupboards top shelf and also in my fridge very well. The bottle is not entirely light when carried whilst running or in a bag but this cannot be helped as the weight of water will never change! I do refill the bottles with tap water and keep them for about two weeks (washing inbetween uses), however, the plastic is quite flimsy and squashy so the bottles end up a bit of a battered mess by this point.
Out of all the mineral and bottled waters I do prefer Buxton as it has a soft texture to it and tastes smooth; I know this can sound very odd as water is water but some do taste a little chemically. I always find bottled water useful when away from home and a tap is not available but usually I find the tap cheaper. Some believe mineral water has more benefit than tap water and some people avoid the tap due to the chlorine content used to clean the water. However, avoiding the tap altogether means avoiding fluoride and well at nearly 26 I have never had a filling.
So there are benefits to both the tap and the bottle but for now Buxton is my away from home treat and the tap will be my at home best friend.
May i just say I am not a water snob. My water of choice is tap water i dont believe bottled water is hugely superior to tap water however i hate carrying a glass round everywhere.
I had a kidney infection when i was 18. From then on every 2-4 months id have a water infection which is the worst experience of my life- you constantly feel like you need the toilet yet when you go barely anything happens apart from pain. They have left me sitting on the toilet drinking water for around an hour in the past. They have also led me to drink about 10 litres of water in2 hours (which im pretty sure could of killed me) because i was in so much pain.
Now when i became pregnant i mentioned water infections to my midwife. Although they wouldnt be a huge problem in eary pregnancy later on they could cause early labour. She suggested i carry around a bottle of water with me to make sure i drank enough water to avoid them. I find i need at least 2 litres, i dont know if this is due to a salty or fatty diet or just because i have bad kidneys but i need more water than most people.
Anyway i kept up this habbit and the only water infection ive had since was when tyler was 4 weeks old- hes now 18 months and nothing.
As i write i have a bottle of tap water filled buxton by my side!
The bottle I use is different to the one in picture. I always go for the 75cl bottles with a flip lid. I find these the most convinient. They are large and go in slightly just under the centre. This is where your hand wraps around it- its kind of the shape design of a tommee tippee bottle!
The lid is dark blue. Opening it there is a white nozzle.
It has a simple label around it which has the buxton logo either side. The bottle has a blurb about how theyve cut down the plastic they use on the bottle and their website address. There is also a small box containing information about the amount of chemicals e.g. magnesium and potassium they have in the bottle of water.
Personally i love the bottle- its perfect for carrying around with me round the house or in car journeys. It can be leaky if you knock it over but much less so than a glass. It would be perfect if they could leakproof the top. I know i could just get a screwn on lid but i like the flip lid damnit! Ive become use to drinking from the nozzle!
THE WATER ITSELF
As i said earlier- i see nothing special in bottled water in comparison to tap water. Sure i like chilled water but if i was only after a little water rather than another bottle as my lasts flip lad had started to wear than id just get the cheapest bottle available.
You can usually pick them up for around the £1 mark at most supermarkets.
It is my birthday in 2 weeks, and me, my sister and 2 friends are planning to visit Amsterdam for a weekend break of fun (woohoo!) and so before then I am hoping to get a bit more in shape and just be all round healthier before I turn another year older! Part of my new motive is to drink more water, and recently on a shop in Sainsburys they were selling an 8 pack of buxton 500ml bottled water for £1.99 which to me sounded like a deal I couldn't resist!
Buxton is sourced in the Peak district and is part of the Nestle brand. It is packaged in a transparent plastic bottle, which I am not keen on the quality as whenever I drink from the bottle it squeezes inwards with each gulp and after a few sips the bottle looks like it has lost it's complete shape and is no more than a crumpled shell of what was a water bottle not too long ago. I can only think this is the reason why these were cheaper! It does say on the label that these bottles are made with 25% less plastic so as to reduce the impact on the environment but this does seem to annoy me still.
The taste of the water is typical really, (I mean how unique can water be lol) it is refreshing and pure and doesn't taste too mineralised and of course doesn't have that awful dirty taste that is found in vulgar tap water. It has quite a crisp taste which doesn't taste too processed and it has a relatively low chloride (37mg) and sulphate (13mg) level which is really good.I much prefer drinking water at room temperature and for me Buxton water is really perfect at this and I find I am able to gulp this bottle down a lot easier. Of course the downside is that I drastically find myself visiting the toilet 10 times more often than I usually would in the day but my mum assures me this is the water "flushing the toxins out of my kidneys" lol.
Overall, I really like this water, and whilst I am not extraordinarily fussed about the brand of water (as long as it isn't basic, I do have to draw the line somewhere) I would definitely drink this brand again and I have no reason not to recommend it to anyone else.
I buy buxton mineral water from supermakets and fast food resturants like McDonalds. I like the way the 500ml bottles dont have stupid sports caps on them, and the fact that this is mineral water with some actual minerals in it, instead of just "trace" next to everything on the back of the bottle.
The bottles cost around £1 for 500ml individually, it depends on where you shop. Places like Costco get it down to around 35-40p per bottle. The bottle itself is made from thick plastic which can easily be crushed in your hand. It's helpful because when trying to drink fast squeezing it is a very fast way to get it out. The bottle neck is no bigger or smaller than any other brand.
The water is actually quite soft compared to other brands like Vittel so using it for washing yourself with tends to make the soap froth up quite a lot and washes it away quite easily. The water has no real taste to it (a good thing) and does not have any saltiness to it. The water is filled right up to the brim of the bottle so you do at least get good value for money.
The larger bottles of water come with sports caps but this is on the 1L bottles and I do believe you can buy these as 2L bottles in main supermarkets. Definitely something you wont find in news agents as it's hard enough finding the 1L bottles. WHSmith do stock the 1L bottles in their fridges.
The label can be easily detached from the bottle to allow the bottle to be recycled. The label is a sort of thin rubbery paper with good quality ink printed on it and a helpful facts table on the rear with a full list of minerals and their quantity's. There is also a note about dry residue temperature and some tedious information about buxton water.
When drinking the water I don't feel any better at sports or any more "healthy" as such but I just feel more hydrated. I get dehydration headaches from time to time and this seems to clear them up very quickly) around 20 minutes)
Overall this is a very good bottle of water, no sports cap, good bottle thickness, it's filled to the brim and does what mineral water is supposed to do: have some minerals in it. On other brands many of the minerals listed have the word "trace" next to them.
Although I usually drink tap water at home as the tap water in my area tastes okay once it has been chilled in the fridge, I often buy bottles of water when I am out. Buxton is a brand of water which I often buy as it is widely available in most shops and it is a well known British brand. Often there is a deal in WH Smiths where you get a free large 750 ml bottle of Buxton when you buy The Telegraph so I usually do this if I am going to be on a train for a couple of hours.
Buxton water comes in a fairly typical looking clear plastic bottle. The new bottles boast they use 25% less plastic, so they are making an effort to be environmentally friendly. The bottles also show a design emphasising that it is natural and showing images of nature and the outdoors. The smaller sized bottles have screw caps, whereas the larger 750 ml has a sports cap. Either way, I find these bottles perfectly fine and have never had a problem with them leaking.
The water itself is nice. Like most water, it does not really have a strong taste, but it just tastes clean and refreshing. It comes from the Peak District and according to Buxton it has been purified naturally, aquiring a natural balance of minerals. As it does not have anything added it is a very healthy drink and obviously as it is water it does not have any calories. It is much healthier to drink this than a fizzy drink like Coke, and it is also better to drink water throughout the day rather than fruit juices as they contain so many calories and a lot of sugar, so to be honest the health factor is a big reason why I regularly buy water instead of something else.
You can get cheaper brands of water at the supermarkets but when in a shop such as a newsagents or somewhere convenient when out, I can often end up having to pay about £1 for a bottle of water. In this kind of shop, Buxton is much the same price as the other well known brands like Volvic or Evian.
I like this water and I'm sure I will continue to buy it many times in the future.
Buxton is one of the most popular mineral water companies you can find nowadays (when I am out and about, is is not uncommon for me to see people taking a swig of water from their bottle of Buxton), and it is available quite widely. I am not that much of a fan of buying mineral water generally, but I normally buy their 8 packs of 500 millilitres from Tesco, because they are smaller and more portable than simply buying a large 1 or 2 litre bottle of Buxton mineral water. I have seen them around many other supermarkets, though,
The main problem I have with most mineral water is its price. From Tesco, an 8 pack of Buxton mineral water is normally £1.99 but right now they are having a 50p off promotion, making it £1.49. You may think that this is quite cheap at only under 20p per 500ml bottle or £1.49 for 4 litres, but if you drink your 8 glasses of water a day, you will find that this will not last you very long, and it will cost much more than you initially thought it would. However, I find that it is reasonably well priced for mineral water which can cost a lot nowadays. Tap water, I find, is obviously much cheaper (I always use a water filter to ensure that it is totally clean) and much more convenient to take straight from the tap without having to go out to the supermarket.
The main benefit of buying these small 500ml bottles is that they are small and portable. I would not exactly call them lightweight, because water does weigh quite a bit, and I would not at all like to lug a pack of these on a hiking trip! However, there is no denying that they are very practical, more so than a large bottle. You could, of course, save money by refilling the bottles again and again from the tap after the initial mineral water has gone, but I have never done this as I find it rather unhygienic. I would rather just save money and buy a proper plastic refillable water bottle for a couple of pounds and keep refilling it to save money in the long term.
The packaging is simple but attractive enough with a slightly curved and textured bottle (this is probably to improve the grip and also to add a little bit of nice aesthetic detail to it as well). The plastic is quite versatile, but if you squash it by accident or throw it around, irreversible dents do start to appear which is slightly annoying. There is a plastic film wrapper around it that can be removed, bearing the logo, and the following information:
"Our water fell as rain 5,000 years ago on the rolling hills of the unspoilt Peak District. During its deep underground journey, it slowly filters, collecting lovely minerals which hive Buxton water its unique balance and refreshing taste. Day after day it rises naturally at St Ann's Spring in the heart of Buxton town. We bottle it directly at source, for you to enjoy wherever you are."
It makes the product sound delicious and lovely, and it does make me feel a little thirsty right now. It is nice to know that it is relatively environmentally friendly since it is sourced from the Peak District in the UK and therefore has not had to travel that far to reach you.
Obviously, there must be some health benefits of drinking mineral water, and I can taste a subtle difference between this and tap water, but I find both to be similarly refreshing. It is nice to know that you are drinking beneficial minerals along with your water, but for the price, I am afraid I will only buy this for when I am going on short breaks and occasions like that. I shall have to make do with tap water or cheaper mineral water (maybe value branded) for now, because, really, water will always be water. I do not think it is worth spending that amount on water every day when it can be obtained for so much less. However, this is a good mineral water brand and I have bought it the most frequently out of the mineral water brands available, so I will give it 3 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I don't really know why, but I have a major phobia of drinking tap water. The thought of drinking it actually makes me feel sick! It's probably because of a documentary I watched absolutely years ago and I remember 'poo' and 'tapwater' being mentioned in the same sentence.. since then I've always had to have either filtered or bottled water.
I always opt for mineral water as this is my personal preference and I usually pick up which ever brand is on offer as I'm not fussy when it comes to brands. Lately I've been getting the multi-packs of Buxton spring water as it's on offer in my local sainsbury's at two lots of eight 500ml bottles for a reasonable £3. Each multi-pack retails at £1.99 each and can be found along with various other sized bottles of this brand of water in a majority of supermarkets, corner shops and even Amazon sell it in bulk.
This water is available in a range of different sized bottles including 750ml, 1.5l and 500ml, which is the size that comes in the multi-packs that I purchase. The water is available either still or sparkling and I am reviewing the still version. The pack of eight bottles are packaged tightly together in two rows of four. The packaging is made of a thin plastic type material which is easy to rip open without too much effort.
The bottles that the water comes in are made of plastic and are recycable. Each bottle is a decent size and holds 500ml of still mineral water. The bottle is small enough to fit in my handbag which I find handy. Each bottle has a label wrapped around it near the top of the bottle. The label has a blue and green colour scheme with the green representing the mountains and the blue representing the water. The brand name is displayed in large blue font and the product name is written in smaller, white writing.
On the side of the bottle's label there is a little section of writing titled 'a little bit of Britain in every bottle.' This explains how the water is filtered naturally along with information on where it is from - it's bottled at source in St Anns, Buxton. On the other side of the bottle there's a typical analysis showing the different minerals that the water contains. There's quite an impressive list including calcium, magnesium and potassium.
The bottle is easy to open thanks to the screw-top lid. The water itself is very clear and clean looking and it tastes lovely. Obviously the water tastes pretty much like any other still water does, but drinking natural mineral water puts my mind at rest that I am not drinking anything nasty, lol. The water is easy to store I usually store a couple of bottles in the side of my fridge as they don't take up a lot of room.
Overall, this is a natural, refreshing and reasonably tasty drink which is full of natural minerals. It's very affordable and I reccomend this brand of bottled mineral water.
Am not a great 'water' drinker but lately, since the weather has turned warmer, I have been buying the chilled small bottles of Buxton mineral water and I get these from the corner shop. I take one with me to work, especially if I am cycling, as I need the water to keep my great body hydrated.
The bottle size I buy is easy enough to carry in my backpack and it contains 500ml of water, though my dear other half does also buy the larger 75cl bottles and this is possibly more cost effective, though obviously not as easy to stick into my backpack whilst cycling to work. I was first attracted to these bottles as I had noticed on the front of the clear plastic bottles it boasts that it comes from:
"Deep in ancient limestone, in the heart of the Peak District" ... nice one.
The bottle has a blue twist off cap and the neck of the bottle is wide enough to allow me to get a good gulp of water as I am cycling along or if I stop to rest near the large trees underneath the railway bridge on my way to work. I tend not to stop here for too long though, if I can help it, as it has a reputation for having some dodgy characters lurking about getting up to no good. So, it's one swift slurp and I'm on my way.
I tend to pay around the £1 mark for my 500ml bottles of Buxton water, though sometimes I can manage to find it on offer in various places - you just have to shop around really. I do like the taste of this water. It is sharp, crisp and not too sodium laden, either, which I have found to be a bit of a problem with a lot of still (and fizzy) mineral waters. This water is without carbon, it is tasty and thirst quenching and is best drunk chilled, straight from the fridge. If I ever have any left over at the end of the day I won't drink it at room temperature though, and I am often forced to throw it over my head - this is also a great way to freshen oneself up after a particularly long bike ride in the sunshine.
Overall, I am really happy with this great tasting water. It is inexpensive, tastes grand and is really thirst quenching.
I go on about it a lot, but I am a student. This means that is essential I remain hydrated so that I can work at a constant, high quality rate, especially as my diet isn't necessarily outstandingly health (especially because of money complaints). My dad often gets Buxton Still Mineral Water in huge packs of at least 24 for free. The price of this on Amazon, however, is about £5.99 which is a great deal and you should really check it out if you enjoy this drink.
The bottle is 500ml and comes in a clear plastic bottle. The cap if blue continuing a simplistic colour scheme established on the label, which is a simplistic picture of a mountain as the water is said to come from "Deep in ancient limestone, in the heart of the Peak District". The bottle is a simple twist off top, and so because the cap is broken after opening, t suggests that you consume within one day after having opened.
The taste, in my opinion, is unbeatable. I hate when 'still' water has a slightly sweet taste, which I find especially with brands like Evian, and so like that this product is exactly what it says it is. 500ml is a little on the small side for someone who drinks water regularly and in large quantities, so it is definitely worth looking into buying a pack, or perhaps a 1 litre bottle if you enjoy the water enough. In their range, there are 75cl and 1l bottles with sports caps, which are great for use when exercising, especially if you're out running or out at the gym. Another interesting part of the range is a smaller sized kids bottle with a sports cap also, which is great for keeping your kids healthy, especially if you just pop one of them in their lunch box.
You can buy a 500ml bottle in most corner shops for usually a little under a pound. Normally this is a decent price, especially as fizzy drinks are now priced over £1 and even as much as £2 in some cases. But, considering you can buy a 24 pack on Amazon for so little, the price does seem a little much comparatively. However, this is still a decent price and for such an excellent product to boot.
One thing worth noting, although for most people this is hardly recognisable: I tend to leave drinks in my bedroom on my bedside table in case I feel thirsty late at night or if I wake up during the night. This means that if I'm particularly lazy I might leave a drink opened in my bedroom for a few days. This is definitely not recommended, especially with this product, as once you open it again there is a foul smell as the plastic presumably breaks down in the water, and it tastes awful. Of course this is easily avoidable, but I still thought I should mention it in case. Always follow the recommendations and instructions on the bottle.
This is definitely a drink I would recommend as it tastes great, is pretty cheap and is great for keeping your mind clear and your body healthy.
I like to make sure I have enough water on a daily basis, especially seeing as I workout in the gym a lot, and I do not want to suffer from dehydration. I usually drink most of my water from the gym itself, as it is free, chilled and easy, but when I am out and about, I do buy the occasional bottle of water from shops.
I am not too fussy with which brand of water I drink, as long as it is still water. I usually buy what ever is the best price for the size. I was recently in my local Poundland and I saw that they had two bottles of Buxton water for £1, and they were the 1 litre bottles, so I found this to be a great deal. These usually cost around £1 each in Boots, so I snapped up a couple of bottles.
I was quite thirsty when I was shopping, so the water was a welcome to my dry throat. The bottles have a clip on cap, which is attached to a bottle by a thin strip of plastic on the back of the cap. This is to ensure you can keep the lid so you don't spill any water, which is great as I keep the bottle in my handbag!
The bottle has a contoured shape to it, which I find is really easy to hold on to when I am drinking from it. The bottles are made of plastic, much like most other water bottles, and there is different textures on part of the bottle, which I think are to make it easier to hold on to.
When it comes to taste, most water tastes the same I have found. This water has a clean taste to it, and it doesn't have the chemically taste you can find with some cheaper brands of bottled water. There is not really much else you can say about the taste of water, but this is one of the better bottled water brands I have tried.
Buxton tells us that their water is soruced from St. Annes Spring in the Peak District, and that it has been filtered through Limestone. They also state that their water is one of the purest spring waters in the country.
You could do a lot worse when it comes to bottled water, and if you can get this on a deal in places like Poundland, it is great value for money. Even when unchilled, this water is perfectly drinkable, and I quite like it. It is handy to have in my bag when I need a top up, and you can also buy this in smaller sizes like 250ml bottles and in larger ones like a 2 litre bottle.
Now we all know that water is calorie free, and that it is vital we drink water to keep ourselves hydrated and healthy, but the mineral composition of this water also add extra health benefits to drinking it. It can also taste fresher than tap water, and it has no chemical treatments like tap water does.
Personally, I find this is a good brand of bottled water to buy and I give Buxton Mineral Water a 5 out of 5 stars. 100% recommended.