We've all seen expensive tonic waters in the grocery store, but are they worth the price? 2/21 - Whole Foods Market is back with an updated version. 1/2021 - Fentimans is back, but stay far away. Over the years many people have asked me what are the best tonic waters, and if they are worth the cost. Last week I sat down with groups of hardy tasters to compare as many tonic … [Read more...] about Best Tonic Water – Are the Gourmet Brands Worth the Price?
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Every so often we'll review products, be it tonic water, coconut water, condiments, etc.
Best Coconut Waters Updated 10/21 - Trader Joe's freshWhat are the best coconut waters? Judging by the amount of shelf space devoted to them in grocery stores, coconut water is a popular item. Not being a huge fan of the fruit, I had never tried it until it was recommended to me by several doctors. They extolled the virtues: low in calories (the average is 55 per … [Read more...] about What are the Best Coconut Waters – We Rate 44 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This review has been superseded by my tonic water roundup, which you can find here.Continuing my interest in tonic waters, I decided to review another brand which is appearing on store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 Lemonade.Fentimans describes their tonic as "An organic grain base, … [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 businessBack in the early 1970s, Smith started Stash Tea, which sold teas and herbal infusions to natural food stores. The company grew to the point where it was … [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 it was time to go back and update this post with a … [Read more...] about Q Tonic vs. Fever-Tree Tonic