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Anyone willing to send some GOOD Tonic Water to the states?

sgordon Aug 15, 2006 04:09 PM

Sadly there's limits to quinine in the US so we can't the really good tonics here, plus they're all made with corn syrup and other crap. I need a good, bitter, sugar-sweetend tonic! Fever Tree, maybe. Anyone want to send some across the pond?

  1. TexasToast Aug 15, 2006 04:11 PM

    Well, there HAS to be an import store in NY or NJ that sells the stuff from the U.K. Try an Indian goods store as they have a lot of that kind of stuff.


    1. zuriga1 Aug 16, 2006 08:55 AM

      The cost of posting items is very expensive from the UK. I think you're talking about a very large sum of money and should take that into consideration which maybe you have. It's almost cheaper to fly over here and bring it back yourself. :-)

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        lympicita Aug 20, 2006 07:51 PM

        Hello Sgordon


        These chaps just might be able to help.:)

        1. carswell Aug 20, 2006 08:08 PM

          Make of this what you will but the ingredients listed on my C$1.69 (c. US$1.50) one-litre bottle of Schweppes Tonic Water made in Ontario by Cadbury Beverages Canada Inc. are: carbonated water, sugar/glucose-fructose, citric acid, natural flavour, sodium benzoate, quinine. Don't know how it compares with the UK stuff but am pretty sure it'd be a lot cheaper to procure.

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          1. re: carswell
            Jayne in VT Aug 23, 2006 04:53 PM

            I would like corn syrup free tonic too. Next time I nip over the border I will look for that. Thanks!

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            jonat1x Feb 25, 2007 09:57 PM

            Best to be leery of the ones from the UK, now all sweetened with saccharin or Aspartame.

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            1. re: jonat1x
              SpikeyD Feb 26, 2007 12:32 AM

              I think Sainsbury's Taste the Difference tonics are made with proper ingredients. Taste is pretty good. Total madness, though, that, in order simply to buy tonic water that tastes like it always used to, we have to accept it being re-branded as a treat (and, of course, re-priced accordingly).

            2. www.ArrivalsLimited.com Mar 7, 2007 02:50 AM

              Have you tried Myers of Keswick on Hudson?

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