Product Type: Tesco Soft Drink
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Tesco Value Still Water
Member Name: paulpry118
Tesco Value Still Water
Advantages: Tastes great and a cheap bottled water
Disadvantages: Dearer than out of the tap
Why in this current economic climate am I currently wasting my money buying bottled water when you can get it out of a tap at a fraction of the cost. Well the answer to that is, 16 years ago when we purchased a lovely rural cottage we found that one of the downfalls was to have revolting tap water. The water company have told us there is nothing they can do about it, the pipes were laid in the early 70's and due to the fact of only 3 properties sharing this water supply it is not used enough to warrant having a constant supply of fresh water, in other words it stays in the pipe too long and seems to go off. Their suggestion was to buy a water filter, filter the water, boil and cool the water and then drink it. No that still did not seem to work, the water still tastes revolting and smells horrible. So for the last 10 years I have been buying bottled water.
I started buying Tesco Standard own brand in 5 litre bottles (this costs 1.9p per 100 ml) and 500 ml bottles (costs 4.3p per 100 ml) for me to take out, then to cut down on waste, I stopped buying the 500 ml bottles and began keeping the small bottles and refilling them, then by chance when shopping on mysupermarket.co.uk I spotted Tesco Value water so I just bought the one bottle, it has now become a regular on my weekly shop.
The Tesco Value Still water comes in a two litre bottle and costs the rather large figure of 15p per bottle (0.8p per 100 ml) so is less than half the price of the Tesco standard water. It has recently been reduced from 17p. The label has the standard value logo with a mainly white and red label and a blue lid. The bottle looks very plain with no shape and no colouring. Tesco also sell a sparkling version for the same price. The label for the sparkling water is white and blue and this has a green top.
The bottle states it is quality guaranteed and is a still table water. It is best served chilled, kept out of direct sunlight and should be refrigerated and consumed within three days. Tesco keep the value prices low by buying and transporting in bulk and the packaging is kept simple and minimal. The plastic bottle is recyclable where facilities exist.
The water tastes rather nice and smooth and has no smell, just how water should be. When holding up to the light is perfectly clear, unlike my tap water. For me the water is refreshing and tastes just as nice whether it is refrigerated or not. I am also quite happy to give this water to my daughter to drink, I will not however give her out tap water.
OK so this water has not come from a spring situated on some mountain somewhere within the UK, and I am most probably drinking a bottle of water that has been filled with water from Tesco's cold water tap in their canteen but at least this water is drinkable so for me I am quite happy about 15p a bottle.
Well that's about all I can think of to say about a good old bottle of water.
Thanks for reading. Anna.
Summary: Cheap and Tasty water