“ Refreshing table water. „
Recently I have really tried to up my water consumption. With an eating disorder and recently drinking way to much I have had to take stock of my health after becoming badly dehydrated and ending up in hospital so for me I've had to knock the drinking completely on the head and to start eating a whole lot better!
After getting back to being hydrated I've decided that I am going to stay that way and after a few days of adopting my new healthy life style I am feeling fabulous (and looking way better too!).
Now the water in my taps always tastes a bit funny to me, something that I feel is very off putting and because I am finicky anyway I buy bottled water to drink and I use my Britac water filter system for filling my kettle up for hot drinks too.
Drinking so much water though can become a pricey game and lets face it much bottled water is the same as another regardless of price (or is it?) so when I recently spotted this in my local Tesco store for just 17p for a 2 Litre bottle I was really pleased with that price as I haven't seen any sized bottles of water this size in a very long time costing less than a pound!
The bottle that this comes in is see through and plastic and it has a dark blue screw on/off cap /lid to the top of it and around the bottle there is an off white label and on the at we are clearly told that it is Tesco 'Everyday Value', Still Water, 'Filtered for improved taste, bottled for convenience' and there are pictures of splashes, drips and jugs and so on and the size is clearly stated and then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being given storage advice and contact details for Tesco are given. It is a cheap looking bottle but to me its always product that counts and you really cant moan at the simple and basic packaging that this water comes in because of the mini price of it!
This water is ok. My statement earlier was well water is water right? Well no not really it isn't. This seems to me simply filtered tap water!
As someone who drinks alot of bottled water like Evian, Brecon Carreg and Buxton this to me tastes like it doesn't have a chlorine taste like my tap water does and it is a very clean water but with the bottled waters I'm used to they have a sort of salt taste, a tang of something however like I say this is just very plain and again to be fair......look at the price of it....and all this is, is filtered water you could do yourself at home. However my filtered water costs alot more than this to do because of the price of the cartridges!
However it is nice enough and its great on its own or mixed with juices and the likes so for me this is an ok water but I shall stick to purchasing better quality waters than this when I can afford to but it is a good back up to filtering myself!
Only available from Tesco stores.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have started to buy this Tesco Everday Value Still water as the water on offer at work tastes awful.
Like all the Tesco Everyday Value range this water comes in a basic bottle. It is clearly marked as Value Water with the usual branding for this range. The cap is easy to open and not a special cap like some of the more expensive ranges.
The bottle is sturdy for the price. The cap is easy to reseal and I have reused the bottle for other water and it has lasted well.
The actual bottle contains 2 litres of water. The taste is much better than at work. Plus much better than the tape water at home. So I have been impressed with this. With no after taste. When pouring the water into a glass it is clear and still... although there is a slight fizz when first breaking the seal of a new bottle. The water tastes ok at room temperature but like any water for me the taste is better when chilled. So I leave a bottle in the fridge. At 2 litres this is a large amount of water and at the price is cheap to stock up on.
This is everyday Value water is not an energy drink or anything like that but a good value clean water.
This item is on sale at most of the larger Tesco Stores, but I have not seen it at the local stores.
Impressed with this water at the price.
Was good value but has now jumped in price to 24p ( Asda, Sainsburys cheaper still at 17p).
I have been buying Evian for the last few years and found this for 17p for 2 litres. I thought it was a good price so put a bottle in the trolley.
But, it does taste like tap water. I always knew it was tap water because it was so cheap, but it has a dreadful aftertaste and I'd rather pay an extra 50p per bottle for Evian.
I really do think it is good value for money though because a pack of 6 Brita Filters costs over £30; and if they filter it with the recommended amount every month, then they must lose money. Or maybe they don't use Brita filters - they probably use Tesco Own cheap ones.
I think that this is a very good water and apart from the aftertaste I really recommend it - great value for money and even though I do have a Brita Filter Jug, I buy this because it is cheaper.
Since I refuse to drink straight from the kitchen sink due to the clearly visible white particles that swim around in it, a few years ago I made a change and ensured everyone in my household was drinking mineral water. It seemed like the only right thing to do for health purposes. At the beginning I was all about Evian water but it turned out to be too expensive for everyday use. I tried Tesco everyday value water that comes in a plain bottle with a simple white label. It cost me 17p for a big 2 liter bottle. It definitely wasn't Evian but was better than tap water. I bought it for a week or so everyday but just didn't get used to it which left me in a dilemma.
Now I buy Tesco perthshire still water (the more expensive tesco water) to drink and I buy the 2 liter everyday value bottle to use for tea and in cooking etc. It works out a lot cheaper than using Evian on a daily basis, especially because there are a few of us in the house that need to consume lots of water. I was disappointed however when I recently read in a newspaper that Tesco was just filling their bottles with tap water. I now know why it wasn't settling to drink but was ok to cook and boil.
I do hope they improve this tap water problem, even if they raise the cost of a bottle by a few pennies. I wouldn't recommend this water to drink but I have found that it makes really good tea and coffee. I know it seems a bit much to buy bottled water for cooking and boiling, but I really have noticed a difference in the taste.
Also, if you are going to buy this everyday value bottle from tesco, make sure to buy it fresh every day. For the week that I was drinking this water, I could tell straight away in the taste and smell if it was a bottle that had been bought fresh on the day, or a bottle that was stored for a couple of days! I guess that says enough about the water. Now the decision to buy it is yours!
This is some pretty standard water, its not trying to be healthy, its not trying to entice you with stupid stay hydrated and water is good for you messages on the label and that's the way i like it. Its just a bottle like any other soft drink would come in and down the aisles of Tesco it looks pretty similar to everything else Tesco do.
The cap is not a silly sports cap, it's not hard to open and it just breaks away into two pieces so you can screw it back on. The bottom piece breaks away and stays there, the screw cap comes off and can be placed aside. Very simple design, keeping the manufacturing costs down.
The water itself is quite soft and does not have any obvious flavour to it. I have noticed there are certainly less minerals in it and the ph balance is slightly lower than other brands. There is no real salty or fizzy taste to it so it does what it says on the label being "still water" and therefore, serves its purpose.
The water is not exactly special, or nice, or interesting, none of those words describe it, and that's exactly how it should be. I see too many water drinks trying to be snazzy and special and that ruins the point of bog standard water which i quite like. I hate drench, it tries to hard but this keeps things simple and easy.
I believe you need to check local recycling for the bottle but the label is recyclable. at around 20-25p a bottle its certainly cheaper than soft and fizzy drinks and so it seems, much more healthy.
The water is quite hydrating and takes no longer than any other bottle of water to help hydrate me. i don't feel anything different when drinking it and by that i mean i don't feel any more "energised" or having the ability to perform better at sports. It really doesn't serve any other purpose than hydration.
Not much more i can say really, but i will end on the fact that this is a bog standard bottle of water, cheep and not cheerful, just the way i like it. No sports cap too... BONUS!
---Why I Buy It---
I am not a person who buys bottled water for the sake of it, but a few years back after our pipes were all changed we experienced a very long period of what I would call horrible tasting water.
This affected both one son and myself, although eldest son and husband just used it regardless!
It was not discoloured or cloudy but you could actually smell this horrid aroma, and it was even there after boiling to make a cup of tea.
Now pleaseure I enjoy is my tea - so something had to be done.
I tried buying a water filter jug and using that but it made no difference - so i resorted to buying this Still Value Water to use just for thins like tea and gravy.
This worked much better, and was not in my imagination as my husband thought - as my son could also taste the horrid taste, so he started drinking this water too.
The still water comes in a thin plastic straght bottle - with the standard Tesco Value label and a blue screw top lid.
The bottle is marked as PET recyclable.
Produced in the UK.
Classed as 'Still Table Water'.
Advice on back label:
* best served chilled
* store in a cool dry place out of sunlight
* once opened keep chilled and consume within three days
* best before date on cap or nexk of bottle.
17p for 2 litres.
This water comes in a 'no frills' bottle with no fancy finger ridges, pictures on labels or tinted plastic.
However if you just want the product for the water then this is fine.
We would buy these bottles online when we did our normal grocery shopping with Tesco - the only disadvantage being they would only sell us 10 bottles at a time online - so I often had to buy some more expensive water as well.
I know husband throught I was mad to keep buying this week after week but it was the only way I could have a decent drink. Luckily buying this water so cheaply did defuse the situation a bit - though the delivery drivers often commented!
Luckily after a few years we seem to have more palatable water and I have now stopped buying this water - apart from the occasional bottle for son or to keep one in my bedroom for the teamaker.
There is no 'taste' or 'smell' to this water, which is as it should be.
I don't want to get involved in the bad side of buying bottled water as we only used these when we had to and now thankfuly can use our tap water again - though son does like the occasional bottle to have in his bedroom. We always recycle the empties.
---Would I Recommend?---
Great basic water so long as you don't mind a plain bottle.
Fine if you have problem water or also as a back-up in case we ever have problems with the national water supply (who knows?).
Would be good to have an emergency cupboard of supplies but not something I have done yet.
Don't they say society is only three days away from collapse - remember the fuel strikes?
I always find table or still water a very odd thing to buy.
Natural spring water is a different matter and you can be just about assured that it is from a spring and not the stuff from your tap.
Still water or Table water is not spring water and more or less tap water.
For this reason what is the point in buying a 2 ltr bottle of it in the shops. Just turn the tap on and hey presto.
These are not expensive so thst is not an issue, at about 15-25p a bottle it really is cheap however not very green, all those plastic bottles going in the bin.
I would rather save up the 25p and buy a water filter jug and just filter the water from the tap. This may make the water better than that coming from these bottles.
However if you need a drink of water or are going on holiday camping or something and need some water, this would fit the bill. Cheap and cheerful. Although saving bottles from other drinks way be even cheaper!
As you can probably guest I'm not advocating this much. It is not really something I would buy again and again but okay in the right circumstances!
Get a water filter.
When I was visiting London this week and in need of a drink, I opted to find a Tesco to buy a big 2l bottle of water rather than pay extortionate prices for 500ml bottles from the likes of coffee shops. As I just wanted water, I chose this 2 litre bottle of still water for the minuscule price of 19p from a Tesco Metro store.
--- The Bottle ---
The water comes in a very plain 2 litre clear bottle that is 30cm tall and 8cm in diameter. It has a simple screw cap on that is easy to take off that is dark blue in colour. Around the middle there is a simple red and white label that simply states the product name and Tesco's product guarantee information. As it is just water, nothing else is listed.
--- Water ---
There is not too much to say about bottled water really as it is just water, nothing more, nothing less. The good side this bottle was that it was very cheap and the water was quite cold considering it was a hot day. It was nice and refreshing and helped keep me hydrated in the hot sun.
The good side to buying water in this size bottle is the low price that they sell it for. As it is much more difficult to carry around and drink out of, they sell these for less as they know they won't be bought as much. For about 4 times the price of this, I could of bought a 500ml bottle! Luckily for me, I had an empty 500ml bottle in my bag so I simply poured it into the empty bottle to make it easier to drink.
The water is quite tasteless and there is no discernible bad tastes in it which is good. It tastes just like the tap water from home which made it easily drinkable. It is bottled in the UK so the quality of the water purity should be high.
--- Overall ---
This is an excellent price for a big bottle of water when you are thirsty, however it is still considerably more expensive than filling a reusable bottle up at home before you head out. Normally I don't buy bottled water as it is a rip-off for what it is, however as I had ran out of water and it was very hot, I felt I had to.
If you are in the same situation that I was in then it is worthwhile buying these bigger bottles rather than the 500ml ones and they are even more of a rip off, however if you can sufficiently plan ahead then try and use tap water in a reusable bottle to help stop so many of these bottles ending up in landfill sites. The quality of tap water in the UK is very high and so there should be no real need to buy bottled water.
I am going to give this 3/5 as in the situation was very useful, but it is still in my opinion a rip off and waste of a plastic bottle.
Thanks for reading.
This review may also appear on my blog and on Ciao under the same username.
Tesco Value Still Water
This product is one that i dont tend to buy to often from tesco, however it is still a great buy. It tends to retail for about 12 pence, thats for a two litre bottle. The packaging is a clear bottle with a blue screw top cap. The middle of the bottle has a white band wrapped around it displaying the tesco value logo and the product information, it does not look to bad compared to some other products tesco have in the value range!!!
The water itself is in essence just tap water, so its not really worth buying to drink at home unless you live in a hard water area. However this product is so handy to just leave in the car or to take out on picnics etc. If left in the car it can then be used for topping up liquids for the car itself or as a quick drink if your in the middle of no were. It has defiantly helped me out many a time and for the 12 pence it costs i would say its a must have !
I have tried the Tesco value still water a few times now and this is my review.
The Tesco value water comes in a two litre plastic bottle which is good for me as it can be recycled and I like to do my bit for the environment.
I have been trying out some of the items in the Tesco value range to try and save money on my weekly shop and I think some of the items are very good and I will keep buying them but some of them are quite rubbish and I will not buy them again in the future.
I do not think the packaging is eye catching or nice looking but this is coos it is a Tesco value item and all of the items in the Tesco value range are in basic packaging cos it is a 'no frills' range and so you are not paying more for fancy packaging. This does not bother me as I am not bothered about what the packaging looks like but am just worried about whether the item is any good or not.
The plastic bottle has a white label on the front with the name of the item and the usual blue and red Tesco value colours as well as the Tesco value logo so I can see clearly it is a value item.
The still water I have put out at dinner parties for my guests as well as drinking it myself. The value water of course is still so it does not have any fizz in it and is not sparkling but this is nice for a change from the sparkling water.
I have had the water by itself and also with squash or juice in it and either way it tastes nice. There is no big taste off of the Tesco value still water but most water does not have a taste I think! I like how the bottle can be closed over once I have had a drink from it and it lasts me a couple of days as I keep it in the fridge.
I have put the water in a jug with ice and lemon to serve guests in the summer time and nobody has said that it tastes cheap or anything so I do not think your guests would be able to tell it is a Tesco value bottle of water if you did not want them to know it was.
I think this water is brilliant value and I only paid about 20 pence for the bottle which is a good size and is two litres sized which does nicely for a dinner party or if I am drinking it myself it lasts a good couple of days so I think this is good value.
I would suggest giving the Tesco value still water a try out as it quench my thirst very nicely and it goes well for my dinner party guests and in the summer time it is nice with squash or juice and I think it is a brilliant price for a big bottle of still water!
Tesco Value Still Water
This is a product that I rarely buy, however when I have I have been very impressed with it. I am a firm believer of carrying a bottle of water around with you to avoid spending extra cash on things like water, which cost next to nothing at home but can be very expensive when you are out and about. This value water seems to be an exception to this rule however.
The amount you pay for water often isn't a fair refelction on the price it costs to produce it. Milk for example costs more to produce but sells for less than water, simply because people are willing to pay more for bottled water than bottled milk. The price of this water however is very cheap and is a great way to keep refreshed on the go.
The taste isn't quite as crisp as you get from a bottle of mineral water, but stills tastes almost as good a regular tap water, and for the price is a great choice when you are on the go.
I usually see a bottle priced like this for around 18 pence, so often it can be up to 80% cheaper than a smaller bottle of mineral water.
Agreed that you don't look 'cool' carrying around a big bottle with you, buy if you just need to fill up an empty bottle you have, or you just want a quick drink, it's worth this and just throwing the rest away (obviously not great for the environment, but great for your wallet!)
A good pruchase, and a great way to save money
I don't usually drink bottled water when I'm at home, because they are quite expensive and somewhat not economical to do so. Because tap water is perfectly fine to consume, the quality can also be improved by using a water filter, this especially helps if you live in an area that is severely affected by the issue of "hard water".
I only find myself using bottled water when I go travelling or during holidays, because you can't be certain of the quality of the water at your accommodation or the surroundings. This is especially true if you go camping or leisure parks which sometimes lack these facilities.
I decided to use Tesco Value Still Water, whilst shopping for supplies for a short trip, the main reason for choosing it is because it is considerable cheaper than the other alternatives which were naturally more premium brands, that had Unique Selling Points (USP) such as sparking water, still water and many other terms which makes their product seem more superior than water.
The packaging of the product is basic as usual with the Tesco Value label printed clearly and the bulk of the labels in the Tesco colour scheme of red and blue. It does lack the graphic/images of mountains and wells that seem to make the water much more "magical".
Upon tasting the water, it was not exactly what I had expected. It is clear like normal water, however when you taste it, it has this odd taste that you don't usually get. However, it does not taste repulsive or dreadful, it is just abnormal. Since this is a basic and no frills alternative, you don't get that almost "magical" feeling which you do when you drink spring water or other premium brands.
Overall, I feel that this is quite a good choice for drinking. Firstly because of its price, which is less than 20p for a 2 litre bottle. This gets better during special offers or multi buys which can lower the price of a bottle to 10p or less.
At 14p for two litres, this water is quite reasonable. While it tastes a little stale and doesn't contain any nice fluoride or anything like the water in my area, it is perfectly adequate H2o.
The bottle itself is as full as it can be, which, whilst making it good value (?!) make it a bit difficult for practical applications like drinking it, or watering plants, so be warned.
You can get sparkling water or limeade from Tesco about the same price, so you'll find that most people opt for that. Its good for an emergency though, like if you're going on a long trip and realized you forgot to bring anything in great quantity to drink, or your water has been turned off because you forgot a bill, and you fancy a nice cup of tea. Oh and another thing, you need it to live, so that's always a bonus.
(Nutritional information not really necessary.)
Its cheap but pretty low quality. Still drinkable however.
It was cheap at 14p for 2 litres, but...
This by far the worst bottled water I have tried in Europe. The Americans have Pepsi and Coca Cola selling tab water in bottles. Despite low quality as well, they are more drinkable. I am pretty much allergic against most UK tab waters, so I feel slightly offended that they seem to sell tab water without mentioning this. At least the Americans clearly state that on their bottles.
I bought a bunch of this cheap water. I will use it to cook, as to my taste it is undrinkable.
The bottle was filled way too much. When I opened it, I spilled water all over the table. The bottle itself is very soft and offers a bad grip, very slippery grip even, which might not suit people with a bad hand coordination. Like many elderly people in example.
I won't buy this water again - unless I need some 2 litre portions of cooking water.