We've all seen expensive tonic waters in the grocery store, but are they worth the price ? [8-2016 - because I've noticed some of the ingredients have been tweaked a bit, I've brought our tasters together and repeated the comparison from a few years ago. This review reflects quite a few changes and some additions. … [Read more...] about Best Tonic Water – Are the Gourmet Brands Worth the Price?
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Coconut Water Ratings [updated 7/17 - Zico has a new formula. Updated 4/17 - Taste Nirvana changed the label, so we retested and found it the same. Also retested Harmless Harvest and found it better - it moved from #16 to #2, but it proves our point that it tends to vary widely from bottle to bottle. We moved it up … [Read more...] about What are the Best Coconut Waters – We Rate 20 Brands
This review has been superseded by my tonic water roundup, which you can find here. Continuing my interest in tonic waters, I decided to review another brand which is appearing on store shelves: Fentimans Beverages. You may have seen their other products, such as Curiosity Cola, Shandy, and Victorian … [Read more...] about Review: Fentimans Tonic Water
"Portland is a beverage town," Steve Smith says simply. And his beverage of choice is -- and always has been-- tea. Note: sad to report that Steve Smith died in 2015. However, Steven Smith Teamaker is still in business Back in the early 1970s, Smith started Stash Tea, which sold teas and herbal infusions to … [Read more...] about Interview: Steven Smith Teamaker
NOTE: this review has been replaced with a new, larger roundup, which you can read here. I have already rewritten and updated the recipe for making tonic water from scratch, which you will find here. In January, I reviewed Q Tonic. Now Fever-Tree Tonic, another gourmet version has hit local store shelves. I thought … [Read more...] about Q Tonic vs. Fever-Tree Tonic