For the past five or so years I have drank a hideous amount of diet fizzy drinks such as Coke and Pepsi.
I have tried several times to wean my self off of it and found that the only thing that really helped me drink a lot less of it was having another fizzy drink to replace it, which I know is not ideal but this fizzy water isn't half as bad as coke or Pepsi!
It does still contain artificial sweeteners but it doesn't have any caffeine in it. The sparkling water comes in a generous selection of fruity flavours - too many to name but some flavours include lemon & lime, pear & elderflower, grapefruit, peach & apricot and so on.
Surprisingly, the water does actually contain real fruit juice from concentrate, albeit a very small amount. I say surprisingly because for a drink that is as cheap as this I was expecting it to be all artificial flavours.
It isn't a natural drink though and it does contain artificial flavours and sweetener, but the addition of real fruit juice makes it seem that little tiny bit healthier! One of my favourite flavours of this water is the lemon and lime because it tastes just like a less sugary and less calorific version of Sprite and it contains a lot less calories (5 calories per 250ml).
I also like the elderflower and pear flavour which is a really unusual taste, I can't drink much of it as it is a strong taste and I feel a bit sick if I drink loads of it but it is nice for a chance and it has a fragrant, natural kind of smell to it which I love. The taste isn't very natural tasting, but it isn't unnatural either and all of the flavours that I have tried have the perfect balance of sweetness - they're not too sweet or sickly but they're not tasteless either.
The water comes in a 1 litre bottle which has a screw on lid. As long as I screw the lid back on tightly once I have opened it the water stays really fizzy for about 3 days before it starts to go flat. I usually drink a bottle of it within a couple of days anyway.
As for the price, like I said these waters are really cheap at about 45p per 1 litre bottle and they are on long term offer - 4 for £1.50. I'd definitely recommend this water as it is a slightly healthier alternative to fizzy soda.
Being that my new years resolution is to be more frugal on certain things where I can (so I can save for a new car and hopefully an upcoming holiday to Barbados!) when I spotted this litre bottle of flavoured sparkling water for a mere 41p I of course snapped the bottle off the shelf! Being far cheaper than a little bottle of boring water it seemed an ideal buy and these bottles have now become my new (and unhealthy!) best friend!
- Packaging -
The drink comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a twist on/off lid/cap. The bottle is really round and wide at the base then stretches up.with a very slim neck to the lid at the top. I find this makes the bottle look and seem as though there is much more than 1 litre of drink inside, and strangely I am able to make it last longer! The flavour I drank most recently was with a hint of orange and passionfruit so the label has a picture of these 2 fruits sliced in half for an eye catching, orange coloured label.
- The Drink -
The drink of course is clear and unless the bottle is shaken, looks like water. Pouring it, it fizzes up quite a lot and I do find that transferring into a glass/bottle I have to pour some, then wait a bit for all the fizz and bubbles to die down (which is a lot!) then pour the rest. This says to me this is quite a gas overload and the carbonation really does makw me burp!
The water does have a really nice, fruity smell and it hits you as soon as you take the lid off. The passionfruit and orange really compliment each other as flavours and smell very exotic!
Taste wise it really is just a hint, but the right amount so not too much but not too little. For 41p it does taste a bit artificial and extra sweet but I still like it!
This is quite healthy at only 5 calories per 250ml serving but it is rather high in sugar so a bit of a catch 22.
- Overall -
I do really like this drink and for the price I wouldnt buy it again. It should be consumed within 3 days of opening and kept refrigerated although I find by the next day it has gone flat :( Nevertheless I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to buy a cheap, fruity sparkling water and happens to be passing a Tesco!
With being on a bit of a health kick at the moment I have been looking for alternatives to drink to my usual flavoured carbonated soft drinks such as Coke and energy drinks.
I drink alot of water and the likes but from time to time I want something that tastes a bit like pop without the calories and so when I spotted this in my local Tesco store for 41p a bottle I snapped a few bottles up and the one I'm drinking at the moment is the grapefruit flavoured one so I'll review that me thinks!
This comes in a see thorugh plastic bottle with a dark blue twist on/off lid/cap to the top of it and on the front of the bottle there are pictures of grapefruits on there and we are told that it is Tesco Sparkling Spring Water With A Hint Of Grapefruit Flavour and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there is a full nutritional chart shown, the size is stated which is 1 litre and contact details for Tesco are given. This is a nice, imformative bottle.
The Drink Itself:
Well its a clear liquid as of course it is water which is slightly sparkling and not fizzy as such. As soon as you take the lid off and pour it you get a nice aroma of sweet grapefruits which smells very refreshing...however I really don't like the particular water to be honest and won't be buying it again.
It tastes artificially like grapefruits and is far too artificially sweetened in flavour for me, in fact after consuming some of this I'm left feeling more thirsty and like I need to swill my mouth free of artificial flavourings and sweeteners!
It goes flat almost as soon as poured and although it only contains 5 calories per 250ml serving I wouldnt touch it again.
Only available in Tesco stores and in various flavours.
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Flavoured bottled water has become an increasingly common item in our daily lives as everyone tries to remain healthy whilst enjoying life. Flavoured water from Tesco is really great for this and won't hurt your wallet.
It comes in a light blue bottle with a bright blue screw cap top. It has a very plain, basic label which is all you need. This informs you of the flavour and all nutritional information/ingredients and also, always includes a picture of the fruits contained in the drink. The drink always comes in a 1l (one litre) bottle.
The most important part of a drink is the taste right? Well, luckily, this drink tastes great. It comes in a huge variety of flavours ranging from apple and raspberry to grape and elderflower. There will definitely be one that suits your tastes unless you don't like sparkling drinks. The drink is a fizzy drink full of carbon dioxide and tastes of the flavours of the drink. It is a subtle flavour everytime though and doesn't overpower. The only flavour I dislike is the lime and elderflower which leaves a not too pleasant aftertaste in your mouth. The other flavours are terrific however and really quench your thirst.
The real strong point of this drink is the price. Priced individually at 39p per litre, this is already great value. But, as they are almost always on offer, you can regularly pick up 3 for £1. This means that you are getting 3l of sparkling flavoured water for just £1 which is amazing value.
A really great drink which is relatively healthy and affordably priced; two things which do not always go hand-in-hand.
I am a huge fan of most tesco own brand products and regularly use them. I have been drinking there sparkling flavoured water for years now. These are available at most tesco stores. I will now go into more detail on the product and explain why I like it so much!
The price for these at the moment is 39p or 3 for £1. I always tend to buy 3 as its a great offer. The bottle is tall and has a long neck. It has information on the product and it's ingredients. The bottle is clear, but the plastic around the bottle is coloured to indicate what flavour you would like.
The drink tastes lovely! I have only ever tried raspberry and the lime and lemon flavour. Both drinks have a strong fruity flavour, they are also very fizzy and the first time you open up the bottle there will be a large hiss! The water tastes great by itself in a glass with ice! I also sometimes like to add alcohols to it and use it as a mixer! Vodka is good In the summer, it's a lot different to vodka and coke! The drink will retain its fizz and flavour for a long time If the lid is fastened securely. These are full of flavour!
I would recommend you give this a try this summer as its a good value drink that the family will enjoy. 3 for £1 is perfect and this offer has been on for years. Look out for this at your next shop, kids will also like this and it's a better fizzy drink for them
To have then coke! My household is always stoked up on this stuff.
This gets a 5 out of 5 from me as you can't fault it. It is excellent value and has a brilliant taste! Another great product by tesco!
Thanks for reading :)
Tesco Fruit Flavoured Sparkling water is one of my must buys when I go shopping. It's great for a change from tea and coffee at work, as a refreshing treat and also a useful mixer drink.
The fruit flavoured sparkling water comes in a 1 litre bottle. This is shaped wider at the bottom and a thin, tapered neck and a screw on lid. The bottle is a slightly tinted blue plastic bottle with a blue cap. The Tesco fruit sparkling water range is marketed as having a hint of fruit flavour. This is printed on the bottle labels, which are see-through and detailed with pictures of the 'hint of' fruits.
On opening the bottle there is a real fizz to this fruit sparkling water drink, which is obviously what you want from it. The drink itself is a clear and totally transparent colour when you have poured it out of the bottle. There is a definite but faint fruity smell to the drink, which depending on the flavour you are drinking is different for each one.
I don't drink much plain sparkling water, but this is lovely because of the hint of fruit flavours. They have to be served chilled straight from the fridge with an ice cube or two. The drink is light and refreshing and the fruit flavour is subtle yet tasty which makes it very moreish. I enjoy this both on its own and also on a weekend with a bit of vodka or gin mixed in for a more sweet flavoured drink.
The flavours available for this drink include:
White Grape And Blackberry
Orange And Passion Fruit
Apple And Raspberry
Lemon And Lime
Pear And Elderflower
My favourite are the lemon and lime and elderflower flavours. These are available in all Tesco stores and costs the bargain price of 45p each or four bottles for £1.50. These are great for parties as well as just a normal everyday fizzy drink. One problem that this drink has, as most fizzy drinks do is that they can go flat pretty quickly (after about 2 days in the fridge). However unlike other drinks it is not a horrible taste, you can just tell that it is not at its prime.
The nutritional information is also very encouraging having low numbers of calories in them, so you do not have to feel too guilty about drinking fizzy drinks:
Typical Values 100ml contains 250ml contains
Energy 10kJ (2kcal) 25kJ (6kcal)
Protein trace trace
Carbohydrate 0.2g 0.6g
Sugars 0.2g 0.6g
Fat 0g 0g
Saturates 0g 0g
Fibre 0g 0g
Sodium* trace trace
*Salt Equivalent trace trace
Currently these drinks are priced at 41p in our local Tesco store with a "3 for £1" offer on them.
The drinks can be bought in various different flavours, my favourite being the Peach one. The drinks are basically fizzy water drinks with a hint of fruit flavour added to them. I like the fact that you are drinking water, which is good for you, and the water is "disguised" so the drinks taste more like pop. The fruit flavour is nice and sweet, although it's not too sweet. The Peach flavour is perhaps the sweetest one out of the bunch, probably why it's my favourite one then!
The drink contains just the right amount of fizz without blowing you up. This means that I can consume this drink with or without food as it doesn't leave me feeling bloated. It's not too "gassy" either, which is another good thing about it!
I find that these drinks keep well before they start to go flat. I store them in the cupboard before use and then store them in the fridge after opening. They taste much better when they've been chilled as I dislike the taste of them when they've been sitting there at room temperature.
The drinks contain a reasonable amount of sugar and they are low in calories too as they've been made with pure water and fruit juices. They're a great drink to drink all year round - not just in the summer months. I always make sure that I have some of these in stock.
A really refreshing way to drink water!
As previously mentioned I am not a huge fan of plain water but I do adore fizzy drinks, when I'm on a diet and trying to be healthy I try to drink as much water as I can, one of my favourite tipples being Tesco's Fruit Flavoured Sparkling Waters. These drinks come in 1 litre bottles that currently cost just 41p, they are also available in a range of flavours from a hint of grapefruit, a hint of orange, a hint of strawberry and also a hint of peach. There's also lemon and lime flavour as well as apple and raspberry; I'm also pretty sure that they do an elderflower version as I do recall sampling that at some point.
The great thing about these waters is that they are flavourful but not overpowering, the taste is extremely refreshing and I do love drinking them on warm summer days. The amount of fizz is balanced just right so you won't be met with an overload of bubbles! All of the flavours are low in calories with 250ml containing around 5 calories. I am a fan of all the flavours but I must say that my favourite is the strawberry, though I am also rather fond of the lemon and lime variety!
I think for anyone that gets bored of run of the mill plain water then they should definately give this range a try, there are flavours to suit everybody and for 41p you really can't complain. As the water comes in 1 litre bottles you can easily take them with you when out and about, they would be fab for picnics. The ingredients vary depending on the flavour, the peach one however (which I currently have at hand), contains the following: carbonated spring water, peach juice from concentrate (2%), citric acid, flavouring, sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame K).
These waters are very popular with my family and even my mum who isn't usually fond of soft drinks likes them as the flavours are quite subtle and not extremely sweet tasting.
A while ago we made the decision to try not to drink as many fizzy drinks, but on the odd occasion I want a change from water or cordial so tend to buy the sparkling flavoured waters instead. With Tesco being our closest supermarket I tend to buy the Tesco own sparkling flavoured water more often than any other. Also it is generally always on a multi-buy offer so is usually really good value.
Currently a one litre bottle is priced at £0.41 or currently on offer at 4 bottles for £1.40. I always take advantage of the multi-buy offer as I think it is great value and you could also mix and match the flavours in the range.
The water comes in a 1 litre blue tinted plastic bottle with blue screw top lid. The bottle has a clear printed plastic label wrapped around the bottle displaying all of the product information. On the front of the label is a picture of which ever fruit flavour the water is submerged in clear sparkling water obviously to represent what you can find inside. There is also some basic nutritional information and a statement saying that no artificial flavours and colours are contained in the water. On the back of the label you can find more detailed nutritional information and ingredients listings as well as recycling information and Tesco's contact details. It does also state that the water is suitable for vegetarians.
All of the flavours differ slightly but for an example a 250ml glass of the Strawberry sparkling water contains:
Energy - 5 (kcal)
Protein - Trace
Carbohydrate (of which sugars) - 0.2g
Fat - 0g
Fibre - 0g
Salt - Trace
- Apple and Raspberry
- White Grape and Blackberry
- Elderflower and Lemon
~~~~~Appearance / Taste~~~~~
The water is very fizzy and is clear in colour. As soon as you drink the water you first get the tingly feel of all the bubbles then the flavour begins to come through. I have not found a flavour in this water that I do not like, although my favourites are the strawberry and grapefruit flavours. It also keeps fizzy for around 3 days which is great as some fizzy drinks tend to go flat very quickly so I often ending up throwing half the bottle away.
I do like these Tesco sparkling flavoured waters but I would like to see them add a little more fruit flavouring to make them a little tastier. They currently add only a small percentage of fruit juice to the water. The sparkling water though is good value and I will continue to buy it if the offer was still on.
These flavoured waters are very popular in our house as I don't like water but like to feel as though I am drinking something healthy(ish!). They come in a range of flavours, I particularly like the orange one and the apple and raspberry one. I would describe the flavouring as being quite strong in comparison with other flavoured water, and rather than sparkling I would go as far as to say that it is fizzy. At 41p I feel that they are good value for money but I usually prefer to buy three at a time and get them for £1.10 as I know that we will always get through them. As expected the water starts to lose its fizz as soon as it is opened, personally I am not bothered about this as the water still tastes nice and it starts off so fizzy that it still has a sparkle. These are a good option to take on days out as the 1 litre bottle is an easy weight to carry about, it also fits in the shelf of the fridge door nicely. Having said this, it would be good if they did do them in a larger size rather than buying multiples of the same, but it's not a big problem. Overall, it's a great alternative to boring old tap water at a good price.
I recently bought these great Tesco Fruit flavoured slightly sparking spring water drinks. They are available in different flavours; Lemon & Lime, Apple & Raspberry, Hint of elder flower & lemon, Hint of grapefruit, Hint of white grape & blackberry, Hint of peach, Hint of orange, Hint of strawberry.
They currently only cost £1.10 pence for any 3 x 1 litre bottles (their usual price only works out at very slightly more at around £0.40 pence each per bottle). I think this is a really good deal for pleasant tasting sparkling cool drinks. I havn't tasted all of the flavours due to my own personal preference in taste. However i bought the Lemon & Lime and the Apple & Raspberry.
Lemon & Lime drinks are one of my favourite flavoured sparkling drinks. In my view, along with lemonade, they are the most ideal drink for the hot weather. I love to drink them chilled, with ice and lemon or lime.
The Tesco Lemon & Lime sparkling drink tastes as it should do; basically a mixture of lemon/lime; it has an ever so slightly sharp flavour but not too sharp; my daughter likes this one specifically.
The Apple & Raspberry is just as good in its own way with a real taste of apples and rasberrys combined. Both drinks need to be drank chilled.
I like the size and shape of these bottles (a little bit like a caraffe); they are really handy for picnics. They are not too heavy and bulky and would fit nicely into a medium sized cooler bag. I would recommend you use a sort of liquid ice bag or something similar if you are going out for the day/picnicking. You will save yourself loads of money taking one or two of these along on your outing and they only work out at about £0.36 pence each. You would be very hard pressed to find a small can of sparkling drink at that price. In fact you probably wouldn't find one at that price and usually cans of the more well known similar type drinks are about £0.60 pence each, with alot less in the can than what is in this bottle.
Apple & Raspberry
Carbonated spring water
Apple juice from concentrate (2%)
Preservatives (Dimethyl dicarbonate, pottasium sorbate)
There are only 5 kcals per 250ml
Lemon & Lime
Carbonated spring water
Lemon juice from concentrate (2%)
Preservative (Dimethyl dicarbonate, pottasium sorbate)
There are only 4 kcals per 250 ml
Whilst there are no nuts in these products; they cannot be guaranteed to be nut free.
On the bottles Tesco recommends that these are kept refrigerated once opened and are consumed within 3 days. I have drank this drink after that 3 day period and the taste has remained the same.
These drinks are well worth buying for the whole family to enjoy. A great bonus is that they are very low in calories too! I am awarding these drinks the full 5 stars which i think they thoroughly deserve.
This is a slightly sparkling flavoured mineral water. It is a sugar free, zero caffeine and virtually zero calorie drink. It is also carbonated but only slightly so it is not as fizzy as coke other carbonated drinks, so it isn't as harsh on the teeth. It has an artificial sweetener which makes it a low cal drink. The sweetener surprisingly does not give an aftertaste and this makes the drink taste much better than diet coke.
It has a bit of flavouring depending on the flavour chosen. They have lemon and elderflower, orange, blackcurrant and apple, peach and lemon and lime. My favourite is the peach one. The blackcurrant and apple are second best, orange comes third, lemon and elderflower fourth and lemon and lime last. I don't like the lemon and lime because it is rather sour and I was hoping it tasted good because I love lemonade.
They are usually on offer at 3 for £1.10 and 41p for one. In the summer I used to get 3 of these a week as they are really refreshing and hydrating. They are perfect for those summer picnics and I would say this is a summery drink because of the flavours. The bottles are 1ltr rather than the standard 2ltr bottles other soft drinks come in but this makes them easier to carry as they weigh less.
The reason I like these so much is because they are low in calories, taste really good, are a reasonable price and it is a healthier option than most soft drinks. I also think that it is better for children to drink flavoured water than high sugared fizzy drinks.
Recommended to all.
The market for bottled water is huge and for anyone who watched tonight's TV programme on BBC2, you will have been amazed at what you learnt.
I am not one of those people who has bought into bottled water in any meaningful way, but if I am out and about and develop a thirst, I would generally opt for whatever was cheapest. A lot of the time, even though it can still be horrendously expensive for what it is, the cheaper option is still water.
To avoid having to buy water at an inflated price from a newsagent or cafe, I have been known to buy some bottled water along with the groceries at the local Tesco and then slip a bottle into my briefcase. If I am going to be in the office all day, I often don't bother as they have cooled water on draught like so many offices these days.
My favourite option is this flavoured sparkling water from Tesco, which is often on offer and which comes in a range of flavours. Drinking this 1ltr size rather than buying the smaller expensive bottles gives me more value and allows me to have a decent volume of drink, which I can make last through the day.
I recognise that this won't be doing me much harm as it has a low calorie count and relatively little sugar compared to other fizzy drinks.
The fact that it is sparkling water adds a bit of interest even if the fizzy sensation doesn't last. The extent of carbonation is such that it can be a tad 'windy', but that is the case with most sparkling waters I have tried. You can definitely taste the flavour and there is no nasty aftertaste that you sometimes get with more expensive options.
The packaging is quite attractive for a cheap brand - I only tend to buy it when it is on offer. You can frequently get a litre bottle for less than 40p if you buy three.
For a lot of people who don't drink alcohol, this is a useful alternative option to wine at the dinner table.
All in all, I find this to be a product of reasonable quality at a very reasonable price.
I originally bought this drink as a low calorie alternative to Coca Cola, my usual vice. The price - 41p - seemed very fair for the litre bottle compared to other carbonated drinks, but to tell the truth I wasn't expecting anything too exciting. In the past I've not enjoyed flavoured waters as the flavouring hasn't been enough to give a positive taste and yet spoils the flavour of the water itself.
This was much, much better. The lemon and lime drink actually tastes very citrussy, yet much lighter and more natural than a fizzy lemon drink. It's much more like a more subtle version of one of these (think traditional lemonade) than a type of water. The Tesco variety is more natural than competitors I've tried.
The drinks have become very popular in our house too because they are lightly carbonated, which makes them easier to drink than Coke and similar drinks.
At only a few calories a glass, this has certainly succeeded in being a lower fat option. I can't think of another drink that's so low that tastes nearly as good.
Finally, my original thought that the water was good value was proved right. I've not come across anything of the same quality that's as fruity and flavoursome for this price. Three for £1.10 is well worth considering.
The only problem is that because it is so easy to drink, so guilt-free and so tasty, I find I generally drink a whole bottle on the day it's opened. So perhaps not quite as cheap as I'd first thought, although that's my own fault for having poor will power!
Tesco White Grape and Blackberry slightly sparkling spring water drink comes in a 1 litre bottle which sits on a base of approximately 2.5inches in diameter and narrows at the neck. The plastic is tinted blue and transparent allowing you to see the clear liquid inside. As the bottle is tinted you could be fooled into thinking that the content is coloured, however the information on this bottle emphasises that there have been no artificial colours or flavours added.
The label around this bottle has a picture of grapes and blackberries on it as well as the usual calorie counter, allergy advice and ingredients. Some of the text is coloured and sits against the clear plastic, whilst information which needs to stand out is set on a white background.
250ml of this drink contains 5 calories, 0.8grams of sugar and a trace of salt. It is suitable for vegetarians but Tesco cannot promise that it doesn't contain traces of nuts.
Now onto the important part.
On opening this drink you get that all important fizz as the gas escapes the neck of the bottle. There is also a heady mix of blackberry. The grape is less noticeable, but not absent in the fragrance. Personally I feel that the scent is very perfumed and whilst the fruit is apparent, it does seem somewhat false. Though I cannot pinpoint the exact reasoning behind this, it could be the added sweetener which causes it. The fragrance doesn't disappear. On pouring the fizz into a glass it maintains is sweet smell and you get a rush of fragrance on taking sip after sip.
To drink the fizz is fizzy. For the first few openings I found that I couldn't drink this is large quantities as the fizz got up my nose, however as a result I also found that the drink went flat relatively quickly in comparison to other carbonated drinks on the market.
The blackberry flavour hits the taste buds first with the grape creating a pleasant aftertaste. I would definitely suggest that the blackberry is the dominant flavour in this sparkling water drink. The grape, whilst there just doesn't override in the flavour stakes. The fruitiness of this drink stays but it isn't a thirst quencher and too much could become quite sickly.
I picked this bottle up on my routine shop as something a bit different to add to my drinks selection at home. I found it very more-ish and found myself topping my glass up. As someone who doesn't drink alcohol this would definitely make a great alternative to an evening meal or when you have a group of friends over. The liquid is clear with a very slight white grape colour tinge, which wouldn't look out of place in a wine glass.
The guidelines on the back of the bottle recommend keeping the opened bottle in the fridge and consuming within three days of opening. I am not sure why this is the case, but I didn't keep mine in the fridge nor did I finish the bottle in three days and I am still perfectly well. The bottle has a lengthy use by date on it. The one I bought is best before March 2011, so a good 6 months or so from when I bought it.
I would fully recommend this product and at just 41p a bottle or 3 bottles from the range for £1.10 you can't go wrong.
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