Can't find flavored water without junk in it!


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I can't seem to find a reasonably priced flavored bottled water that doesnt have sucralise or some other artificial sweetener. I found some club soda that I like - it has sodium bicarbonate and sodium citrate in it; is that okay?

I'd rather make my own but when I put lime in one bottle it tasted really bitter. This probably sounds dumb, but any tips? Thanks!

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Dervalc has it right. Make your own tasty flavored water. Don't spend money on WATER packaged in plastic, shipped thousands of miles using tankerfuls of oil and filling up landfills with waste. Don't give into corporate marketing that tells you that only packaged water will do.

Open the tap, fill a large bottle (or 3) in your fridge, add your own real food flavors. Don't like lime? Try mint, ginger slices, berries, other citrus. apple slices. Google homemade flavored water for more ideas.

Bottled Water Pricey in More Ways than One

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I have a Sodastream and it is one of my favorite Paleo purchases. I told my husband I needed it to make carbonated water so I could infuse natural fruits but still have some fizz. It has been wonderful. I like to add lemon, lime and orange so far but I'm still experimenting!

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Think outside the citrus square when it comes to fruit in fizzy water, chunks of orange, apple, berries and melon are good too.

When using citrus fruit, don't just use the juice, hand squeeze (no juicer) so you get the oils from the zest as well. The white part (pith) is bitter, the longer it soaks the more bitter it will get. The zest and juices however are not bitter. If you can get them, Meyer lemons are less sour.

In Australia we have Mount Franklin's hint mineral water range, berry, lime or lemon (berry's the best, lemon is the least interesting). As far as I know, these only come in 1.25 litre bottles.

I have a sodastream too, great for fizzy on demand and you can fizzy filtered water too.

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I've heard the coconut flavor is really good!

We're also considering a Soda Stream to make our own fizzy water.

Get it! You won't regret it. I bought one a couple weeks ago, we use it every day, sometimes 2-3x a day! My youngest loves mineral water so does my hubby, we are all drinking more water than ever before now thanks to the sodastream. I even bought one to have a work so I can make bubbly water there too.

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I'm seconding (er, thirding or fourthing) the love for LaCroix. The flavors on their own are great, but you can also jazz it up a little if you start to get bored. I like adding a little lime juice to the coconut, and muddling basil in a glass for the orange.

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