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      03.07.2012 02:44
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      Thought I'd love it but love soon turned to hate!

      At the moment I am trying really hard to cut down on my usual energy drinks and carbonated soft drinks such as Coke and so on in a bid to get myself a bit healthier. Tonight myself and my best mate popped into our local B & M store and one thing I was looking for was some bottled types of flavoured water and I can across bottles of this in various flavours costing a mere 29p a bottle which I thought offered great value for pennies. For the purpose of this review I shall review the lemon & lime one I'm just about to finish now!

      The Packaging:

      My bottle is a 500ml sports style bottle which of course means that it is see-through plastic and it has a white stopper to the top of it you pull up to drink out of or push down to stop the flow. On the front of the bottle there are pictures shown of lemons and limes and we are told of course what it is and that it is sugar free and with a new improved recipe and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the bottle other information listed incliudes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients are listed (this is suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans and people who require a gluten free diet by the way), there is a full nutritional chart given and contact details for the manufacturer are listed.

      The Drink Itself:

      Well as promised this drink is perfectly clear. It looks of course like water and has no fizz or bubbles in it at all and soon as you lift that lid up to drink out of it you get a real fragrance of zesty limes hitting the nostrils.

      However this really is very sickly sweet in my opinion and that sweetness tastes heavily of artificial sweeteners opposed to simple sugar and it does say on the bottle that it contains artificial sweeteners. To me they've been too heavy handed with this and it overpowers the otherwise fresh and zingy and tangy flavours of citrus that if it wasnt for the artificial sweetners in this would be really pleasant and very refreshing, however as it stands after consuming this I'm left with an odd tinny aftertaste that makes me thirsty for ages afterwards left in my mouth.

      Best served chilled as its even viler when it gets to room temperature, I really do not like this one at all and the only good thing about it is that a 500ml bottle like I have in front of me has only 8 calories and no fat or sugars in it at all but me, I won't be buying this one ever again!

      Available in a variety of flavours and in different sizes in all good supermarkets and discount stores like where I purchased mine.

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        15.05.2011 11:28
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        An easy to drink healthy alternative to plain water

        I've had it drummed into me for years now that I need to be drinking 2 litres of water a day. Now whilst this is good in theory I can't stand water! Ice cold it's ok but who likes to drink ice cold water when it's cold outside? 

        To try and combat this problem I practically survive on flavoured water. I've tried many different brands of water but my favourite by far is perfectly clear. They do many different fruit flavours ranging from simple ones such as apple to a mixture of fruit flavours such as summer fruits. Most, if not all, their flavours are available in still as well as sparkling. Their sparkling variety is only lightly sparkling, not very fizzy like you would expect of pop drinks.

        Unlike some other brands their flavours are not at all chemically or overpowering there's just a soft natural fruit flavour to the water. The water itself comes from pure spring water in Kent.

        According to the print on the bottle once opened a bottle of this will last up to three days when kept in the fridge. Although that is where I usually keep mine and my bottles rarely ever last that long I have kept them out the fridge for longer without any problems.

        None of their drinks have any added sugar or artificial colours or flavours.

        The bottle I am currently working my way through is sparkling apple flavoured and the ingredients are: carbonated spring water, malic acid, natural flavourings, preservative (potassium sorbate) and sweetener (sucralose)

        The nutrition information per 250ml is:

        Energy - 10kj/2kcal
        Protein - nil
        Carbohydrates - nil
        Fat - nil
        Fibre - nil
        Sodium - trace
        Salt equivalent - trace

        Although this is taken from the apple flavour there is very little difference between the flavours with the main difference obviously being the flavour itself.

        I have only ever seen these in 1.5litre bottles which cost me 75p in ASDA. I have been buying these bottles for several years and despite trying other brands none have ever been quite as nice as this brand and therefore I'm highly recommending them and giving them the full 5 out of 5. As far as I am concerned these are an easy to drink, healthy alternative to plain water. 

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          06.02.2011 15:00
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          I came across Perfectly Clear many years ago in my local bargain store, essentially it is a flavoured water and comes in a range of flavours as well as both still or sparkling varieties. Looking around I have found that the flavours are: Heavenly Cherries, Divine Summer Fruits, Scrumptious Strawberry, Crisp Red Apple and Zingy Lemon and Lime. I've only really tried one of the flavours so today I will be reviewing the lemon and lime version.

          I'm not too keen on sparkling water so I tend to opt for still. The lemon and lime still water that I've sampled comes in a plastic bottle with a sports cap, the water is completely clear in appearance, hence the product name. On tasting it, the flavour to me seems very sweet and despite being lemon and lime I didn't notice any "zing." Saying that, the flavour is somewhat pleasant with just the right amount of flavour so as not to be overpowering. It tastes like lemon and lime but to me it's quite a synthetic flavour somehow, with a drink that is supposed to be lemon and lime you come to expect a more tangy flavour. I have a sweet tooth but this drink is even too sweet for me, it's almost sticky.

          I tried a bottle of this again recently and again I noticed how sweet it was, one of the good things about this drink however is the fact that it is very low in calories and sugar free. I picked my bottle up for under 30p so worth trying, the drink did quench my thirst but it isn't as refreshing as it should be. Overall I give it 3 stars, it didn't blow me away but despite the sweetness it is still palatable and quite inoffensive.

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          26.11.2010 16:38
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          A lovely fruity drink

          Perfectly clear make lovely tasting water mixed with delicious fruit flavours.

          I find water to taste boring on its own and much prefer a fruit flavour so these are just perfect for me. They come in lots of different flavours including summer fruits, lemon and lime and strawberry and kiwi. My favourite is the summer fruits flavour. They also make still and sparkling versions which adds more variety and the sparkling versions are also nice because they are nice and fizzy and taste very fruity.

          What I really like about them is that they have no added sugar so contain hardly any calories so I can drink as much as I like without having to worry about the calories.

          I also think they are good value for money. I can normally buy a large bottle for under £1 and usually get 5 individual sized bottles for £1. I like the individual bottles because they are very handy for taking out and about as they have a spout like a sports bottle and a cap so they do not leak and you can save some for later.

          The flavours are nice and strong and are not weak tasting at all. You can really taste the fruit in them and the flavours like lemon and lime go well together. It is a very refreshing drink and really quenches my thirst. I like the fact that they don't taste artificial or chemically. These are a pleasure to drink and I would definately recommend them as they really liven up the boring taste of water.

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          11.05.2010 16:21
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          Perfect Still Water - Well Close

          I really am making an effort to get into shape lately - I have a holiday coming up and I dont want to look like a heffer! Anyway I think a large part of my "bad diet" is sugar pop s Coca Cola is my biggest vice and I find it hard to go a day without it but Im being good and Ive decided to cut it out totally. So my mom went shopping to buy me something healthier that I could drink throughout the day and this Perfectly Clear is what she came back with. Now I know this title in the Dooyoo database says various flavours but as Ive only tried one - Red Apple Im going to concentrate on that for this review because thats the one I know the most about I suppose.

          This water also comes in other flavours: Lemon & Lime, Peach & Mandarin, Strawberry & Kiwi & Summer Fruits so there should be something for everyone in that range. I think my mom said she paid about £1 for a 2 litre bottle which is great value anyway but they are often on sale and Ive seen them for as little as 25p so it might be worth keeping your eyes peeled.

          Nutritional Information:
          [Typical Values Per 100ml]
          Calories: 3.9
          Protein: Trace
          Carbohydrates: NIL
          Fat: NIL

          So that really is great for you because it barely has anything in it so you can drink as much as you like without worrying about the calories - you dont get that peace of mind with fizzy pop! But usually when they take all the fat and sugar out of something they usually dont remember to leave the flavour - in my opinion anyway but the sort of did here.

          This does have a really pleasant taste and it actually tastes very sweet considering there is no sugar in it. As this is still water I expected it to taste a bit flat and tasteless but it has a really nice kick to it. And it actually tastes like apple juice just a tiny bit watered down. For what it is this has a really nice flavour and I will definately be drinking it in the future. The only problem I had is that the apple taste is sometimes if anything a little bit to strong which in turn means it can taste a bit sour so for that reason Im knocking off a star but overall its pretty fab.

          I definately recommend this to people who are watching their weight like me because its a sweet drink with hardly any calories so you feel like you getting a bit of a sugar kick. A decent enough still water - I think I prefer Volvic though if Im honest!

          Thanks For Reading

          x0 Salz 0x

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          02.05.2010 13:33
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          AN ALTERNATIVE TO PLAIN WATER

          Perfectly Clear is under the Silverspring branding and produces various fruit flavoured waters. The range includes

          Lemon and Lime Still/Sparkling
          Peach Still Water
          Peach and Mandarin Still
          Red Apple Still
          Strawberry and Kiwi Still/Sparkling
          Summer Fruits Still/Sparkling

          Perfectly Clear was introduced to the UK in 1994. The water is sourced from the foothills of North Downs.

          *Product*

          The flavour I will be reviewing is the Strawberry and Kiwi Still Water. They describe this as being "sugar free strawberry and kiwi flavour spring water drink with sweeteners".

          *Packaging*

          Bigger bottles come with a screw off lid. I have the 500ml plastic bottle which is ridged for easily handling. It is clear so you can see the water inside and has a green lid with a sports cap and plastic covering on top.

          A clear label runs around the bottle near the top and gives the Perfectly Clear logo, water flavour and an image of kiwi and strawberry pieces. Other information includes nutrition, ingredients and company contact details. The bottle should be kept in a cool place and is best served chilled.

          *Ingredients*

          Spring water, malic acid, sweetener, flavourings (natural fruit extract) and preservatives.

          *Nutrition*

          This is the good part!

          Each 250ml (half a bottle) contains

          2.8 kcal
          0g sugar
          0g fat
          trace salt

          Ideal for those on a diet or counting the calories.

          *Availability and Price*

          My bottle was purchased in Home Bargains at a cost of 28p for 500ml which is a bargain. B&Ms also do these at a similar price.

          Tesco sell the Summer Fruits 1.5l at 76p
          Iceland occasionally have the big bottles too at around £1.

          *My Opinion*

          I live in a tower block and feel that the water tastes vile! For that reason, I regularly choose to buy bottled water. Normally I buy plain still water such as Buxton or Volvic..really whatever is on offer at my supermarket at the time. Whilst shopping in Home Bargains yesterday, I spotted a familiar brand Perfectly Clear. I popped a few bottles of the Strawberry and Kiwi into my trolley and went to pay. 28p what a bargain!

          The bottle is a sports cap bottle which means its ideal for when you are on the go..no fiddling about trying to get awkward lids off and spilling it everywhere! Simply click a drink and push the sports cap back down. I also like the design of the bottle with the ridged edges as I am clumsy and feel I can get a better grip on it. The water is very clear as you would expect but how does it taste?

          Strawberries are one of my top 3 favourite fruits and one I enjoy very much in a drink. Kiwi is a brilliant combination mixer to the strawberry. This may not have sugar but the sweeteners give it a good sweet flavouring without being overpowering. The fruit gives it a good sour kick and when mixed with the sweetness, produces a very tasty experience. The water is very refreshing and is easy to drink.

          The calories are basically non existant and no fat and sugar allows this to be a guilt free drink. I bought it for a change as I feel plain still water can get a little boring and repetitive and sometimes I need a little fruity kick. Perfect for when you are out and about. I plan on buying some more when I am next at Home Bargains and put them in the fridge overnight for putting in the buggy. Much cheaper than Volvic, much cheaper than Coca Cola and certainly alot healthier.

          I would highly recommend you try this for yourselves.

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            29.03.2010 07:51
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            Perfectly Clear

            This is a review for the Summer Fruits Flavour.

            Packaging:

            This flavour comes in the usual clear plastic bottle with a purple plastic screw top. Much of the bottle is covered with a plastic label which is see through so you can see the liquid inside the bottle. The front of the label has the "Perfectly Clear" logo in fairly large letters and a picture of some raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants. Further round on the label you can see the ingredients, nutritional information, the company address and a slogan:- "Think Water. Taste Fruit"

            The product is described as:- "Sugar free raspberry, blackberry and blackcurrant flavour soft drink with sweetener".


            Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, Flavourings (including natural fruit extracts), Sweeteners (Aspartame), Preservative (Sodium Benzoate)


            Nutritional Information per 100ml

            Energy kJ: 3.9kJ
            kcal: 0.9kcal
            Protein: Trace
            Carbohydrate: Nil
            Fat: Nil



            Price:
            At time of writing my local shop are charging 69p for a bottle of this.


            Taste and opinion:

            The liquid in this bottle is completely clear which, when you think about it, seems a little odd given that the fruit flavours that we're meant to be able to taste are all dark fruits:- raspberries, blackcurrants and blackberries. Last time I ate any of those fruits I'm sure that any juice from them was anything other than clear.

            As I've said before, I've tried plenty of products containing aspartame and that artificial sweetener aftertaste you get is more prevalent is some products than it is in others. Would this be better or worse than the vile Fanta Zero or not?

            This flavour actually has a slightly fruity aroma so I'm interested to see what it will taste like. Will the fruity taste outweigh the artificial sweetener or not?

            I take a taste and get a slight but distinct taste of fruit. It's be no means overpowering unlike the aftertaste of the artificial sweetener which you really can't miss. It's not quite on the same level of vileness as Fanta Zero but I'm not quite sure how anyone could actually drink this for pleasure unless they have a really liking for the taste of aspartame.

            Boyfriend likes to mix this with either Ribena or fresh orange juice which is a bit of a mystery to me when you could just use tap water and cut the aspartame out of the equation altogether. He says that tap water isn't fizzy and of course has a point. This particular flavour isn't as fizzy as lemonade of cola for example but it's obviously fizzier than tap water.

            Overall I wouldn't drink this on its own and I don't see the point in trying to mask it's natural taste with Ribena, orange juice or anything else so I won't be drinking it again.

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              23.03.2010 10:44
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              Nice tasting drink, thats not bad for you

              I purchased a bottle of the Perfectly Clear Still Strawberry and Kiwi for the first time yesterday, for no other reason than i needed a drink and picked the cheapest on the self without much notice. I think it was priced around 40p in home bargains.

              The bottle is appealing, a clear bottle with a bright green sports cap - this is another reason i picked it up i much prefer the sports cap tops on bottles. The lable is clear states the name 'Perfectly Clear' in bigish writing then slightly smaller under states that is 'Still' and the flavour, i guess if you didn't take much notice the 'Still' maybe something you would miss and maybe guess it is the sparkling one.

              The lable also clearly states what a 250ml serving contains:
              Calories 2.8
              Sugar 0.0
              Fat 0.0
              Salt Trace

              But the bottle is in fact a 500ml bottle, not that it makes much difference for the what contents it has!

              Its a healthy drink, far better than if i had of picked up any other flavoured drink, plus the drink tasted nice, the flavours of the strawberry and kiwi compliment each other well, and had a slght tangy taste to it which makes the taste buds water.

              Unfortuntly the bottle hadn't been in a fridge so was a bit warm which wasn't too nice! But if it had been in a fridge and nice and cold i think that would add to the taste.

              Its deffently a drink i will be picking up again.

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                10.03.2010 20:36
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                A nice drink, but read the label!

                Ho ho ho what a silly thing I am! I wanted some sparkling fruity water and I accidentaly bought still water instead- Doh! Never mind, because the water in question was Perfecly Clear strawberry and kiwi, and it was such a massive hit in our house that I was redemed.

                A 2 litre bottle costs 79p from major supermarkets.

                You can get sparkling varieties of this spring water drink, hence the mix up! Perfectly Clear strawberry and kiwi water comes in a clear, ribbed 2 litre bottle with a picture of strawberries and kiwis on the front.The brand name is emblazoned across the front of the bottle in bold blue lettering. the liquid inside is colourless, hence the name, I suppose!

                the nutritiononal info is on the front of the bottle in blue boxes and each 250ml serving contains:

                Cal 2.8
                Sugar 0
                Fat 0
                Saturates 0
                Salt trace

                So you aint gonna get porky drinking this!

                The ingredients are on the side:

                Spring water. Malic Acid, sweetner (aspartame), flavourings including natural fruit extracts, preservatives (potassium sorbate, Sodium Benzoate).

                I don't like the inclusion of these particular preservatives, and I am going to dock off a star, because the packaging makes it look like a really healthy and natural product until you read the list of ingredients and realise you are glugging down chemicals.

                As for the water itself, it doesn't really have much of a scent. The taste is very refreshing and not overpowering, a subtle hint of fruit coming though, certainly not as strong as the flavour you get with squash. It is very pleasant to drink and my kids liked it except for the youngest one.

                This would be really nice to drink on a hot summer day, if we get any, and quenches the thirst. it is made by Silver Spring Mineral Water company, who are based in Kent.

                I will buy this again, possibly the fizzy version next time as it has a lovely fresh flavour that offers something different and does not taste artificial or of chemicals.

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                  23.01.2010 22:39
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                  great for keeping you hydrated during exercise! :)

                  Perfectly Clear water - in summer fruits!

                  I saw the oasis drink advertisement and tried it as it said - for those people who don't like water - so I thought it was the perfect exercise drink for me! but it tastes horrible. Then I saw this product in morrisons, so I bought the pack of them.

                  It tastes really nice, I bought the summer fruits spring water version and to my surprise it is really nice! It is not like other flavoured water, which are some times fizzy and carbonated which is not nice and them ones have more calories in! Each 250ml bottle which I have contains:

                  * 2.8 calories
                  * 0g sugar
                  * 0g fat

                  but a trace of salt <1% of your daily recommended intake of salt! It is really great for home, the gym, school drink or office craving stoppers! Yummy and good for you, not a common combination! They are about £1.99 and they are great! you can buy them from your local super market. really convenient and handy for all the family.

                  Thank your for reading my review

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                    14.09.2009 10:35
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                    Nice when it has been well chilled on a hot summers day!

                    On doing my weekly shop at the weekend, I decided to pop into my local Iceland shop and found that they were doing a lot of special offers on a wide range of items. With this Perfectly Clear Still being one of them at only 50p for a 2 litre bottle, I grabbed a few to put into my trolley.

                    Now we have got this in the past as sometimes you don't always fancy a sparkling drink and this is very nice when it has been well chilled in the fridge and sometimes makes a change from just plain water. I know that water is better for you, but with this only having 3.3 calories per 250ml serving it isn't that bad for you!

                    Now I picked up some Lemon & Lime and Peach & Mandarin. I was looking for their Red Apple one that I have got in the past as my youngest son ( now at uni!) couldn't drink enough of the stuff, but they didn't have any left in stock so maybe I'll pop back later in the week.

                    Now the Lemon and Lime is the one that I'm reviewing, now this comes in a 2 litre clear plastic bottle with ridges going round the bottle. It has a clear plastic label with a picture of slices of lemon & lime. The lid is a small bright yellow screw on plastic lid and on unscrewing this bottle you automatically expect to hear it fizz as you take the lid off. You get a really lemonadey smell as you pour some into the glass.

                    As it is called Perfectly Clear this is exactly what it looks like when poured into the glass, you could mistake it for a glass of water.It is quite sweet and you can really taste the two fruits of lemon and lime. I personally am not a keen lover of fizzy or still sweet drinks I would prefer to have a glass of cold water anyday, but having said that if this is the sort of drink you like then you should really love these Perfectly Clear Still drinks and at only 50p per 2 litre bottle you really can't go far wrong!

                    This drink comes in 5 different flavours;

                    ~~~Lemon and Lime~~~
                    ~~~Red Apple~~~
                    ~~~Peach and Mandarin~~~
                    ~~~Strawberry and Kiwi~~~
                    ~~~Summer Fruits~~~

                    Once opened you should keep this bottle in the fridge and it should be consumed within 3 days of opening. It has a long best before date of May 2010. This drink was first introduced to us back in 1994 and is made with the companies own spring water from the foothills of the North Downs.The manufacturer of this is Silver Spring who also produce a large variety of different drinks like;

                    ~~~Little Smashers~~~
                    ~~~Fruit Squeeze~~~
                    ~~~Pulsa Xtra~~~
                    ~~~Sonnet~~~
                    ~~~Virgin Cola~~~

                    So if you fancy a cold fruity still drink then I would recommend this as it is all of those things!!
                    (Well not cold you will have to do that bit I'm afraid!)

                    I'll give this product 5 stars even though I'm not to keen, but that would be unfair to mark it down just because I'm not fond of this type of drink!

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                      23.08.2009 22:04
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                      A refreshing zesty flaoured drink.

                      I decided to give this a go as it was cheaper then other brands of flavoured water. I was so impressed that I now don't buy any other.

                      I do like water and try and drink as much as I should but sometimes it can taste a bit boring. This is a great way of getting your recommended 2 litres of water a day with it tasting a bit more flavoursome.

                      I personally like the lemon and lime flavour - it has a subtle citrus flavour and is not too sweet, but has a great zing to it and is very refreshing.
                      The sweet taste, and the fact that it is a sugar free drink, is a great alternative to have if you want to avoid other sweet drinks like cola or lemonade that are packed with sugar.
                      Please note that this product is still water not sparkling water.

                      A 2 litre bottle will cost you about 70p which is so much cheaper then other brands and tastes just as great if not better. There are 1.3 cal per 100ml and is sugar free.

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                      05.08.2009 20:34
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                      Refreshing and tasty

                      Reading health magazines or health tips online, it seems like everyone is spouting the benefits of drinking lots of water these days. Drinking two litres of water every day will supposedly keep you hydrated, skin moisturised, increase vitality and help to flush out toxins.
                      I must admit, I do feel slighter more healthy when I drink lots of water which is why I try to drink two litres every day.

                      To make it easy to keep track of how much I drink, it is easier for me just to take a two litre bottle of water to work with me and sip it throughout the day until it is gone.
                      Plain mineral water is really nice and refreshing, but sometimes I fancy a change and try Perfectly Clear flavored water.

                      It comes in various flavors including lemon and lime or summer fruits.

                      The bottle holds exactly two litres of a still water with a touch of fruit flavor.
                      The taste isn't too sweet or strong, which is nice as it feels and tastes fresh and natural. It basically tastes like drinking normal water with a squeeze of juice added. It is still so there are no bloating bubbles to be found.

                      Looking at the ingredients, I can see that the water contains sweetners and preservatives along with the spring water - so maybe it's not a good idea to drink gallons of the stuff.
                      Where water is calorie free, this does contain some but not enough to worry about - just ten in a two litre bottle.

                      A large bottle will cost you between 69p and £1.40 depending on where you buy it from. I pay £1.09 which is quite reasonable in my opinion for a bottle which will last the whole day.

                      I know that some people do not like to pay for bottled water as they can get it from the tap. If you're one of those people then you might not want to try this product. For those, like me, who just prefer bottled water for some strange reason - give it a try when you fancy something a little sweeter than plan mineral water.

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                        A good range of bottled waters

                        I'm one of those people who really don't see the point in bottled water. I find it rather funny, in a way, that our drinking water is treated to make it not only drinkable, but to give it the necessarily nutrients to make it good for us as well.

                        As a result, while I do get bottled water on occasion, for trips, etc, I'll only buy it otherwise if it's flavoured in some way. One of my flavoured waters of choice is the range called Perfectly Clear, from Silverspring. There are a variety of flavours, and while I haven't managed to try them all yet, the ones I have tried have been very nice in taste.

                        My latest tipple is the lemon & lime one, which, like the other flavours, has a more subtle rather than strong flavour. Of course, lemons and limes have never seen this bottle, as the drink relies on flavourings to complement the taste you get. Other brands of flavoured water, such as Marks & Spencer's ones, have a rather harsh flavour to them and I don't enjoy them so much. I would much rather go for this brand instead.

                        Other flavours seem quite random, with Red Apple surprisingly nice (a bit like watered down apple juice but with full flavour), and The Strawberry and Kiwi one quite a nice one, albeit the sweetest of the range.

                        Nutritionally, the calories are very low, with a 500ml bottle only having just under 7 calories. There's no sugar, which is a bonus, as other flavoured waters rely on this for sweetening purposes. However, there is a trace of phenylalanine, which isn't so good.

                        The bottle is clear, as is the drink, with the pop-top allowing you to push it down an reseal it, making it easier to drink than a screw top bottle. The logo is quite appealing, so the marketing and advertising guys have done a good job on this front, too.

                        Overall, I would recommend at least giving these a go. I appreciate that when it comes to flavoured waters, a lot of it is down to personal taste. I suppose that is the case with most food and drink, though, and you should try for yourself. As for me, I'm happy to carry on drinking these, and at around a pound for a bottle, it fits in with the price ranges of other such drinks, so you're not paying over the odds for the range.

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