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May 6, 2017

Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic Water

by Anne Paddock

If 99% of your tonic and lime is tonic, make sure you use the best.

With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about refreshing drinks to enjoy after those long, hot summer days.  Few drinks are as thirst quenching as a large glass filled with ice cubes, tonic and a slice of lime with the secret in the tonic. Really good tonic has the perfect balance of bitter from quinine (that comes from the cinchona tree) and sweet that can be from table sugar (sucrose), high fructose corn syrup (fructose and glucose derived from corn), artificial sweeteners, or just plain fructose (a natural sweetener found primarily in fruits, vine fruits, flowers, berries, and most root vegetables).

Although many people may think that tonic is tonic, there are distinct flavor differences in tonic greatly influenced by the type and the amount of sweetener in the tonic. The best flavored tonic is sweetened with fructose and not too much allowing the quinine flavor to shine front and center. Think of the music a lead singer with her back up band makes and you’ll understand the relationship between quinine and tonic. The backup band can make the singer shine or overpower her but, together they can make beautiful music. It’s the same with tonic – finding that perfect balance of quinine and sweetness.

Fever-Tree (a British company started in 2005) – which not coincidently is the colloquial name for the cinchona tree – makes a Naturally Light Tonic Water that will forever change the way people think about tonic. Light, invigorating, and delicious, Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic Water raises the bar for tonic water makers with its pure crystal clear color, crisp flavor, gentle sweetness, and high carbonation. Tonic never tasted so good, so classic, so refreshing.

Made with five ingredients – carbonated spring water, fructose, citric acid, natural flavors, and natural quinine, Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic Water – Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic Water has no artificial sweeteners, flavorings, or preservatives.

One 6.8 ounce bottle of Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic Water has 30 calories with 5.8 grams of sugar (passes the 6 grams of sugar per serving rule) and no sodium. Restraint in the amount of fructose used to make Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic Water is what makes this tonic water so special.


Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic Water is available at Fresh Markets nationwide for $3.99 for a 4-pack, select Target, Walmart, and grocery stores. With its popularity soaring in the United States, look to see Fever-Tree bottles and cans (5.4 ounce) at most grocery stores in the near future.

A great tonic water is in a class by itself. No other tonic water even comes close.

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