Wegmans Tonic Water is sweetened with sugar. There’s 60 calories per 200 mL serving. Additional ingredients include citric acid, natural flavors and quinine.
Fizz quality: Texturally small bubbles, tightly and highly concentrated on the front of the palate.
Aroma: Clean and crisp with mild notes of citrus.
Flavor: Again, quite crisp throughout. Mild intensity lemon lime flavor late on the palate. Moderately sweet— it has a bit more restraint than many other supermarket brands.
The bitterness and quinine flavor is present; however, it is not pronounced. At a rather quiet volume, it’s terse and quickly fades.
I tested Wegmans Tonic Water with Yuletide Gin. The mild sweetness amplified the gentle spice notes early, lending a bit of a “spice cake” quality. The bitterness was present on the finish, though a bit subtle. It really let the gin star through.
Overall, Wegmans Tonic
Supermarket tonic waters and store brands often have a bad reputation. They’re presumed to be low quality, cloying and metallic. I’ve reviewed quite a few, and unfortunately I’ve found the negative reputation is well deserved.
It’s a nicely balanced supermarket tonic water for someone who likes a touch of sweetness, mild bitterness and a strong citrus flavor. Wegmans Tonic Water isn’t as good as a tonic from a company dedicated to making high quality mixers. However, it’s truly among the best store brand tonic waters on the market today.
Recommended in its category.