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Aug 15, 2006 04:09 PM

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

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?

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  1. 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. 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. :-)

      1. Hello Sgordon

        These chaps just might be able to help.:)

        1. 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

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

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

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            1. re: jonat1x

              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).