Product Type: Volvic Soft Drink
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Sugar free, still, and sweet.
Volvic Touch of Fruit Strawberry
Member Name: paulhanton
Volvic Touch of Fruit Strawberry
Advantages: Taste, no sugar.
Disadvantages: Not a very eco friendly way to drink water.
Having read other reviews about Volvic Touch of Fruit I was genuinely shocked to realise that there is sugar in it. I thought, mineral water with a touch of fruit would be sugar free, not so.
However, now you can get a sugar free version, that is not a 'no added sugar', but SUGAR FREE. There is a difference, 'no added sugar' does not mean it is sugar free, sorry to labour a point but you would be surprised at how many people do not realise this.
I bought the strawberry one for the first time a good few weeks ago now as I like to have water on a long drive. Have to say it was lush, really refreshing, very strong taste of strawberry and reasonable price (in my opinion), 90p from a Jet garage. I do confess to really, really liking the taste and feeling that I am doing my body some good by drinking water.
It is basically still water with a few added ingredients:
Volvic natural mineral water, 99.5% (pretty much all water then), although the other .5% does have some nasties; Citric Acid (okay) Strawberry natural flavour (okay), Pottassium benzoate (preservative, not okay), Sucralose (sweetener, okay 'ish), Acesulfame k (no idea, does not sound good though).
It comes in 50cl, bottles which are dead handy for the drink holder in the side of my car, it also comes in litre bottles.
Nice fresh label showing water, hills and a strawberry, with a lovely bit of kitsch on the side, attractive woman putting a strawberry in male friends mouth.
Info on the side to show you how the water filters naturally through rock, and a website address should you want more info.
All in all, nicer than plain water and in a handy size bottle......but, and there is always a 'but'.
After watching a TV programme a couple of weeks ago about bottled water (well, water in plastic bottles mostly) I have decided not to buy this again.......which may seem weird as I am posting a review, and I know that Dooyou and other review sites have links to manufacturers......so why would I post a review of something I like, and then tell you not to buy it?
Bottled water, especially plastic bottles is one of the worst things we can buy in terms of being eco friendly: Not only does it take nearly three litres of water to produce one litre of bottled water (source Panorama), it also uses plastic which is not biodegradeable, and pollutes our natural waterways and the sea, and in some cases, water is shipped into Europe from areas that have no clean water fro the indigenous population....so yes it tastes great, yes it's good for me, but no, I don't want it on my conscience.
So, instead, I now get a flask, fill it with crushed ice and/or cold water, squeeze one lemon into it or any other fruit, and take it on long car journeys, and when at home drink tap water. I'm no saint, occasionally when out I still buy this stuff but try really hard not to.
I posted a review of this water, extolling it's virtues some time ago on Ciao, I am redressing the balance here.
Thanks for reading, paul.
Summary: Touch of fruit, Volvic.