“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Flavoured Water „
Tesco sparkling water comes in a variety of flavours. The flavour reviewed here is Peach.
Price and availability:
The bottles cost around 40p (depending on what type of Tesco store you buy it from) they are often on offer, across all the flavours, as 3 for £1. They are for sale in the larger Tesco stores, and the smaller versions, the expresses and metros, where the price is a bit higher. They are easy to find in the drinks aisle and there is a lot of variety to choose from.
The product is a subtly flavoured water. The peach accents make it very sweet, and if you do not like peach flavour, you might find the drink quite sickly. The water is not fizzy as such, it is lightly so not strong enough to give you the hick ups like a can of coke might when immediately opened.
The drink is very mild and pleasant, and very very refreshing. I really like the taste of this water, and it serves to quench your thirst. For a more luxury drink it is actually very affordable and I like to keep lots of them in the cupboard so I can offer people a variety when they come to visit.
I really like the taste of this water. It is also very thirst quenching. I think if I drunk too many bottles of this in one go the peachy flavour would become a bit sickly, so I do like to vary the flavours I drink. I would definitely recommend buying this drink.
So anyone who knows me, will know I am on a new money saving plan with my upcoming trip to Amsterdam and saving for a new car, and of course the ever looming money draining period that is christmas, so I am looking to cut costs any which way possible! I forgot to bring a drink to work today, so popped into Tesco looking for a nice drink, that would last me all day and not be breaking the bank.
Looking around, considering buying a 1 litre carton of apple juice, near the till this bottle of peach flavoured sparkling water caught my eye! Costing only 43p for a litre bottle I couldn't resist so bought it and took it to work where I left it to chill for a while in the fridge in our staff area.
This drink is a lightly carbonated peach flavoured drink with fruit juice, spring water and sweetener. It comes in a plastic bottle (sadly not recyclable) and has a blue twist cap to allow the drink to be resealable so consumed in small quantities at a time. After letting it chill in the fridge for an hour, I helped myself to a generous serving in my mug at work.
Taste wise it pretty much is just lemonade with a small hint of peach flavour. It isn't too sweet so as to allow the drink be very refreshing and I could have easily drank the whole bottle in one sitting! For the price I expected it to have a funny after taste, but to my surprise and joy it didn't and the drink on a whole is very refreshing. As a carbonated drink it does fizz up quite a bit, but in no way does it leave me burping endlessly and it quenched my thirst well/
It contains no nuts (not sure why this would be in my drink anyway!), artificial colours or flavours so on the whole it isn't an awfully unhealthy drink which I appreciate especially for the mere cost of 43 shiny pennies! I'd definitely recommend this drink, and I know what I will be buying when I am at work and I am thirsty in future!
When I'm at home I usually just drink plain water throughout the day. However sometimes that can get a bit boring and occasionally I like to try something different for a change. I am wary of drinking too much pure fruit juice because it has a lot of calories and sugar, so I try to just drink one glass of fruit juice at breakfast and I find fruit flavoured sparkling waters a good option for the rest of the day. This sparkling water has only 5 calories per 250 ml serving, which is obviously hardly any and no cause for concern!
I used to buy these particular Tesco sparkling waters quite regularly but for some reason I had not picked them up for a while. The other day I noticed they were on an offer of four bottles (1 litre each) for £1.50 (or 47p if you buy one bottle). I thought this was good value so I took four - this peach one, apple and raspberry, lemon and lime and a new peach one which is peach and apricot.
The taste of this drink is just lovely. It tastes so refreshing, quite fruity but in a natural way, not at all artificial, sugary or chemically. The fruitiness is not too subtle, I would say it is fruitier than you might think due to the name "hint" of peach (or any other fruit in the range). However I think the peach one is subtler than some of the others, for example the apple and raspberry has quite a full raspberry flavour and has more oomph to it than the peach.
The bottle states that the sparkling water is only lightly carbonated, but I do find it pretty fizzy, although not as much as Coca Cola or Fanta. Sometimes the fizz means it makes me feel really full when I drink it, so if I am drinking it with a meal one glass is definitely enough.
The bottle is quite thin and fits easily in the front door part of my fridge. The design is simple but I think it actually looks quite nice and not too cheap or tacky.
I would definitely recommend this drink as something to try. If you find water boring to drink then this could be a great alternative. It is much healthier than other fizzier drinks and personally I think it tastes nicer as it is less artificial and more refreshing. It is also much cheaper than the branded drinks like Fanta, so it is a good buy all round, especially for the summer time.
I am not the greatest fan of plain water but I do drink it with tea and coffee and fruit squashes. I much prefer fizzy pops. However, I have surprised myself by becoming a recent convert of Tesco Sparkling Water with a Hint of Peach. It's not something I would have thought I'd have enjoyed but my dear wife bought some of this on our last trip to Tesco's and I really do like the stuff - a lot!
A litre bottle will set you back 44p in our Tesco's which isn't really too bad. The bottle is plastic and clear so you can see the contents and it has a basic screw top lid. As soon as I unscrew the lid I can hear the fizz of the water inside. I was surprised at how gassy this stuff is but that's great as far as I am concerned, as I like fizzy things to drink.
The bottle says this has a 'hint' of peach - it does, but I wasn't expecting quite such a lot of peach. As soon as you take off the cap you can immediately smell the aroma of peach and once poured out into a glass and you take your first sip, the taste of the peach flavour is actually quite strong. Not unpleasant - just stronger than I had been expecting.
This drink is at its best when it is served very cold and straight from the fridge. Once opened, I find that it tends to lose it's fizz quite rapidly so therefore it is best that it is drunk as soon as possible after opening.
It's a great fresh and fruity flavour and very thirst quenching. As I am not overly fond of peaches I thought it might have tasted slightly sweet and sickly but it certainly doesn't. It's a pleasant and fruity and tasty fizzy drink and I think it's great.
I will buy more of this and I recommend it highly.
As some of you might sympathise with, I have recently been trying to lose weight and cut back on my calorie intake. One of my main hurdles was my addiction to all things fizzy and sugary, and my aversion to ordinary tap or bottled water. Now, while I won't pretend this water is some kind of health food, it is really low in calories and in sugar, and has definitely helped me to painlessly lower my daily calories. It is also a lot cheaper than most other fizzy drinks, at 40-50p for a litre bottle. It is worth looking out for occasional multi-buy deals, although they do only save you a few pence on each bottle.
As for the product itself, I really love it! The peach flavour is lovely and refreshing, without being overpowering, and as an aside, the apple and raspberry variant is also delicious. I have been drinking little else and I don't miss the more sugary drinks at all. I have also been known to use both flavours as a mixer on the (now rare) weekends I have a tipple.
I have only one problem with this product, and that is the fact that it contains aspartame, and while I recognise that none of the accusations against the sweetener have been proven, I would rather it wasn't in my food and drinks.
I do like to drink a lot of water but find that it can be quite boring so I tend to alternate between drinking squash and flavoured water. I tend to opt for still flavoured water but now and then a sparkling water takes my fancy, recently it has been Tesco's Sparkling Water with a Hint of Peach.
A one litre bottle of the water costs 41p and there is currently (Dec 2011) an offer where you can buy 4 flavoured waters for £1.50, which is pretty good value. The water comes in a clear blue plastic bottle with a clear label and blue screw lid. I feel that the bottle could be a bit shorter and fit more comfortably in my cupboard as it gets really narrow quite quickly and has a long neck, but this is just personal preference.
On opening the bottle it is apparent that the water is really fizzy as a lot of gas is let out. Pouring into a glass, there are a lot of bubbles. The water is clear and a sweet smell of peach is easily detectable. The taste is very sweet and fruity. It is initially very strong and a little sharp on your tongue but after two or three sips this is not an issue and the sweet peach taste is actually very enjoyable. The 'hint of peach' is a little misleading as the water is, in my opinion, very heavily flavoured with peach.
From a bottle I usually get 4-5 glasses, so this works out at about 10p per glass which is reasonable. Per 200ml, there is just 4 calories and 0.4g of sugar. For a very sweet drink, this is quite low. The drink is sweet and, as such, would not be to everyone's taste. Also, it is a little too gassy for me as well and I usually leave my glass for a while after pouring before drinking to combat this. This isn't a drink that I would have all the time but it is definitely nice now and again.
I used to have flavoured sparking water when I was younger so when I saw this for only 40p in Tesco's, I thought that I would give it a try again. I opted for the Peach flavoured water as I always like things that are peach flavoured.
--- Packaging ---
The bottle of flavoured water comes in a light blue plastic 1 litre bottles that is 30cm tall and 8cm in diameter at the base. It has a dark blue screw cap on it that is very easy to open but keeps the drink fizzy inside. There is one large label that is wrapped around the middle of the bottle. On the front it has the name of the product and a picture of half a peach that makes it quite noticeable and appealing. The rear contains all of the product information and the ingredients.
--- Healthiness ---
It is obviously not going to be as good for you as water is, however looking at the nutritional information it seems quite good. Per 250ml it contains 4 calories, 0.5g of sugar, 0g of fat and trace salt, all of which is 1% or less of your RDA. Aside from carbonated water, it contains 6 ingredients that include sweeteners and preservatives. On the whole the ingredients aren't too bad, but the sweetener wouldn't be needed if they added more than 2% Peach Juice from concentrate.
--- My Opinion ---
On opening the bottle, the water seems quite fizzy as there was a lot of gas released from the bottle. The water has a lovely sweet scent that does smell like peaches. When you take a sip of it, it is noticeable that it is carbonated as it is quite fizzy in your mouth. This is not too bad though as the fizzyness disappears quite quickly. This leaves a nice sweet tasting water that is very nice. I find that the taste is more of a generic sweet taste rather than of peaches, however when I first tried it, it did remind me of peaches.
The flavoured water is clear like normal water, but is fizzy like sparkling water. It is not too fizzy though which I like as I do not like sparkling water at all.
On the whole the drink has a lovely sweet taste that makes for a nice alternative to squash or just water. I do find that I can't drink too much of it in one go as it leaves me feeling a little bloated. So far this bottles has lasted me 5 days and it is still fizzy enough for me.
--- Overall Opinion ---
On the whole, this is a nice alternate to other drinks as for the price that it is sold for, it is great value for a nice sweet drink. It is good that it doesn't contain much sugar however I believe that the added sweetener is noticeable in the taste of it.
Personally I would of preferred it if they had added more peach juice and less sweeteners as this would of made the drink taste more like peaches and less like sugar, however this is not the biggest problem.
Overall, I am going to give this drink 4/5 as it is very nice, but it's not the best.
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