Product Type: Buxton Soft Drink
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Natural mineral water from the Peaks or your tap?
Buxton Mineral Water
Member Name: FrostBite
Buxton Mineral Water
Advantages: Bottle size, Smooth taste
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.
Summary: A great water to drink away from home