“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Water „
Of late I have really tried very hard indeed to lessen my caffeine intake. It's really, really hard but me, Well I drink far too many hot drinks containing the stuff and that's not even looking at how many high caffeine content energy drinks I consume per day! I have been therefore trying out many different drinks. I like squash but have been trying it out with different types of waters that are available on the market and my most recent tipple has been this Tesco Soda Water and not only had I to the best of my knowledge never tried it before but at 46p for a 1 litre bottle it seemed a good price to try it! The Packaging: Like I have already said this comes in a 1 litre bottle (the only size this is available to purchase it in to the best of my knowledge) and it is a see-through plastic bottle with a light silver label around it's middle with silver bubbles on it and I'm told it is Tesco Soda Water. On the back of the bottle ingredients and nutritional information is listed (all it contains is 0.2g of salt per 250ml serving) and contact details for Tesco are listed. Nice enough bottle and it's informative enough and easy to open and close via a screw on/off lid/cap to the top of it. The Soda Water: I really did like this. Clear and lightly sparkling I found once poured it didn't go flat too quickly at all and stored in the fridge it stayed bubbly for about 4 days. On it's own this is slightly salty and not a great thirst quencher however mixed with alcohol or juices or whatever it didn't taste too salty at all but just a little tangy and ever so slightly sour. Verdict: A great little mixer with a slight twist. Entirely healthy as it contain no fat or sugars and only a dash of salt! I like it and feel that it is of great quality and will definitely repurchase it time and time again due to it staying fresh for a good length of time! Only available in Tesco stores.
--The Product-- Comes in 1 litre bottles in packs of four or individual. The soda water contains: carbonated water, sodium bicarbonate, and salt. It comes in a plain, transparent, plastic bottle with a black lid. The label is a simple design in a pale green background with a picture of ice cubes and bubbles and the description of the product. --What can it be used for?-- Soda water is a versatile drink and has many uses. It is a common ingredient in cocktails or as a general mixer, to drink on its own or to use as an alternative to sparkling mineral water. I first discovered soda water a few years ago when I was pregnant with my first child - it was suggested to me as a safe way of easing heartburn due to the small amount of bicarbonate added - I haven't looked back since, it is always stocked up in the cupboards both for regular drinks and medicinal reasons. --What does it taste like?-- I have not noticed any discernible differences to other sparkling waters, it is plain enough to mix with fruit squashes etc... On its own it is great for alleviating nausea or getting rid of longlasting tastes such as garlic from your mouth as it is very cleansing. It does not seem to have any difference to more expensive varieties. Also, what with having a tiny amount of salt and bicarbonate added - its fizz lasts for ages longer than other soft drinks and takes the edge of acidic drinks such as grapefruit or orange. --Good Value?-- The packs of four that I buy are £1.53 for four which works out at about £0.38 per bottle which is pretty good value if you compare it with a similar brand name option which costs around £0.99 for the same size bottle.