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I love fizzy drinks but try not to drink them all the time so I will often drink sparkling water instead to try and trick myself. One sparkling water that I often purchase is the Highland Spring one as it seems to be widely available in the small 500ml bottles.
I purchased my last 500ml bottle of the Highland Spring sparkling water from my local Tesco Express for 49p. This water is also available in large 2 litre bottles from all major supermarkets priced at around £ per bottle.
This water comes packaged in a transparent green bottle with screw top lid. The water is described as carbonated spring water and originates from the Ochil Hills in Perthshire.
You do need to be careful when opening this water as it is very fizzy and I have had a couple of spraying bottles in the past. The water is a little gassy but I really enjoy it as it has a nice clean taste and is refreshing when served cold. Also with it being spring water rather than mineral water I do not find that you get that chemically aftertaste. This water is also fantastic to add sugar free cordial too as then you certainly get the feeling that you are having a fizzy drink without the guilt of the sugar content.
Overall I have been impressed with this sparkling water, it's fairly good value for money, tastes good and allows me to enjoy a bit of fizz without the calories.
Comes in a clear green coloured plastic bottle.
Sides are embossed with with word 'SPARKLING'.
Sparkling Spring Water - drawn from organic sources.
Has green, white and purple label with thistle.
Carbonated spring water. 1.5 litres.
Natural water drawn form the Ochil Hills, Perthshire.
Land is certified as organic by the Soil Association.
Bottle is 100% recyclable.
Once opened use within 7 days and keep refrigerated.
Bottled by Highland Spring Ltd, Perthshire.
Product of Scotland.
The firm has been bottling water since 1979.
Sidestepping the debate about whether it is ethical to drink bottled water or not - I will confess that I do enjoy a drink of fizzy water.
This is not drunk in large quantities but I like to keep a bottle in the bedroom so that I can have a drink if I wake in the night - and it means I do not have to remember to take a glass of water when I go to bed.
Normally just buy the large cheap bottles from Tesco, but lately I missed them off my list so a friend bought me some water when she was out, so I ended up being treated to a bottle of Highland Spring Fizzy Water.
The water comes in an attractive curved sort of plastic bottle, and looks more indulgent than what normally have, which is quite nice.
The amount of fizz packed into the water is a great deal, or possibly excessive, as the water spurted out when I first opened it and I did get sprayed and soaked - luckily I was in a nightdress and not dressed for ready for going out.
The water itself is refreshing and fizzy, as you would expect.
It is good to read that the water comes from organic land and is all from Perthshire. I have seen their TV adverts which are very much geared to nature and are quite charming.
The bottle says to use within 7 days of opening, which I did. the fizz kept well even though the bottle was opened repeatedly - until the last day when I forget to replace the screw cap.
This water is tasteless and odourless - which is what you would expect - and does not have any sort of mineral taste at all.
A very attractive bottle and good quality spring water.
I am not sure how much this bottle cost but it was probably around the £1 mark.
As much as I enjoyed the Highland Spring water I will continue to buy my Tesco Value water as I do not believe in wasting money on water - but as an occasional treat or if you are out and about then this bottle would certainly fit the bill and look impressive if you were having guests around.
However as it sees to be so carbonated you are advised to be careful when first opening the bottle or you may get an unexpected shower.
4 stars. Super water but quite expensive - also very fizzy when first opened and sprays out.
===Would I Recommend?===
Highland spring is a very traditional and classy bottle of mineral water. It is available to purchase from supermarkets and convenience stores, and you will quite often see it in English restaurants too. I even got served it in my local Italian restaurant the other day.
A 1 litre bottle costs 86 pence from Tesco. It comes in a tall green glass bottle. Glass has two benefits, it is recyclable, and it looks much classier if you have guests round. Glass however is heavier and a bit more dangerous if you were to drop it and smash it.
The drink is sealed by a metal screw top lid. It is quite a small lid and feels really flimsy when you try and open it, but it has never broken and caused me any problems.
The water itself is very nice tasting. It doesn't taste cheap like some of the more budget brands do, and it doesn't taste too chemically, which is a taste often left over from forcing the bubbles into the water.
The water is by far the nicest tasting sparkling water I have tried. It is a little more expensive than the supermarket own brands so I save it for special occassions and when we have people round, that way it is more of a treat!
Highland Spring has most recently been our preferred choice out of the abundance of different brands available on the market. Everyone who's tried own brand sparkling water knows that the quality of these products is very second-rate and despite the very low price, it is hardly worth buying over drinking tap water given the harshness of the bubbles, the propensity to go flat and the general taste.
Highland Spring water is comparatively cheap when measured against other branded competitors, especially so when buying multipacks of 2 or 4 bottles at a time. The quality of this water is substantially better than that of own brand labels, but still lacks the refined refreshing nature of the Perrier or any other premium sparking water brand. This difference is not, in my opinion, is not as large as the significant difference in price and Highland Spring is therefore the bottle that occupies the shelf in my fridge due to its ultimately superior price - quality ratio.
If I was buying water for a special occasion or a nice dinner, I would certainly go for a more up-market brand, but for day-to-day drinking, Highland Spring delivers the best compromise on the market.
For me, there is nothing more refreshing that water. So simple yet so delightful. There are so many varieties you can make with Highland Spring Sparkling Water.
The taste itself~~
The water is bubbly and fizzy, and is extremely refreshing. I find they get the gas amounts just right, which means you're not gagging after having too much carbon, but then again you get the tingling of the fizz on your tongue.
I love to dab a little elderflower cordial in it. It makes a really wonderful drink. Also, you should try mixing it with fruit juice, or even better innocent smoothie
I love drinking out of glass bottles. I always think it tastes a lot better. The green bottles are really enticing, and they are upmarketly designed very well.
The flip side~~
There are two flip sides
1) Price. This is expensive water! You can pay anything up to £1.50 for a litre, which is very pricey if you think about it.
2) Sugar. With fizzy drinks, there come sugar, which is obviously going to be bad for you in excess.
It's a fantastic drink, and is always stocked up to the extreme in my fridge. Despite the price, I like to enjoy it, and so I recommend that you go out and get some as soon as you can.
When it comes to water I never drink enough of it to be honest with you! Sure I drink tap water and juices from time to time as we all should to flush out our systems and be hydrated and healthy but nowhere near enough!
Now I do know that sparkling waters are not so healthy for our systems. I learnt about that from my eating disorder clinic! Ok it's not what you'd call bad for you but where as your body doesn't have to work at all filtering plain water it does with the bubbles that are in sparkling! However to be any liquid as long as it's not alcoholic is still liquid and I care about hydration so I don't feel thirsty all the time and get wrinkly skin and I find plain water such a bore lol.
I wouldn't normally write a review about bottled water but the other day walking through town I noticed how many people were drinking it and thought I should. It's big business after-all and the branded stuff is simply not cheap!
Comes in a variety of sizes but they are all distinctive and look the same in appearance. Mine is a 500ml plastic green see-through bottle and it has a dark green plastic screw on/off cap to the top of it. Around the middle of the bottle there is a cream coloured and green label and I am told that it is Highland Spring 'Drawn from organic land', 500ml, sparkling Spring Water. Other information on the back of the bottle includes being told a bit about the water, the composition is given, storage information is listed and contact details for Highland Spring are also given. Nice enough bottle and it's informative enough etc.
The Water itself:
Well of course it's none fragranced, clear bubbly water! More than slightly sparkling in my opinion not only can you see the bubbles but you can them hear them too! Slightly salty and highly carbonated (which is why it's so fizzy) I like this plain watery offering very much indeed! What is good about it is that once it is poured (unless you want to drink it on the go of course!) is that it retains it's fizz once poured for a good couple of hours thus staying fresh and it does that even if mixed with other things and/or with ice! Once opened it stays fresh for a whole seven days whilst most waters only stay fresh for a poultry three (if stored with lid done up tight and in the fridge!).
I like this very much not so much for the taste, I mean it is simply a bottled sparkling water after-all but for the fact that it stays fresh so long and holds it's own. A great, refreshing drink that is drawn from the Orchil Hills in Perthshire that really is quality!
I paid 42p for my bottle in Sainsbury's but it is available in many supermarkets etc of course too!