HFCS-free Tonic Water?
I'm looking for somewhere in the DC area that I can buy non high-fructose corn syrup tonic water. I've tried Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and the local co-op; can anyone tell me if there's somewhere I can find this stuff without ordering it online? Thanks.
Outside of making your own, the only one I know of is Fever Tree, which I've found at Wegman's in Fairfax, as they are the only one of the four or so US distributors of this UK product, and pretty much the only major retailer on the east coast. They make other things too, ginger ale, bitter lemon, lemonade, soda water.
There's another high end brand called Stirrings, and they are free of HFCS too, but not sure where to find those.
Fever Tree is by far the best, if you can find it. Stirring's can be hard to come by as well.
Whole Foods has a house brand of tonic water, sold in cans, that is made with cane sugar instead of HFCS, and their entire line of house brand sodas and mixers is free of the high fructose monster... The tonic water is crisp and a fully acceptable alternative to the more commercially popular yellow-labeled garbage. If your local is out of stock, just ask the staff to get it ordered -- it's definitely available!
Hmmm, Whole Foods should have both Fever Tree and 365 Organic--both made without HFCS. Try asking a customer service person.
You can also order powdered cinchona online and make your own. Definitely a trend these days, and shipping is a whole lot cheaper when you eliminate the 99+% of the weight made up by water, sugar, and packaging.