Though I have already reviewed so-called store brand tonic waters, I wanted to call out one in particular which does a great job of replicating some of the features of the top-shelf tonics like Q Tonic and Fever Tree.
It’s made with real cane sugar and while it doesn’t boast chinchona bark like Fever Tree, the cane sugar makes this tonic taste less syrupy sweet, especially when compared to brands like Canada Dry and Schweppes.
Overall, the quinine flavor seems well balanced and the flavor is not overpowering. I think that the Whole Foods 365 Everyday tonic water goes really well with a nice London Dry or other clean tasting gin.
It’s likely not going to change your world but at a price point significantly lower than the other top-shelf tonics, you can have a great cane sugar sweetened tonic without breaking the bank.
Price: $2.99 for 6 cans
Best consumed: In pretty much any gin and tonic
Availability: Whole Foods
Rating: A solid option for the anti-HFCS crowd and a good option for those who want a less sweet tonic water