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    Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Have any of you fellas tried the original Schweppes Indian Tonic water as opposed to our domestic version?
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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Haven't heard of it. Is it commonly available in the States?

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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    I understand Specs has it for around $2.00 a bottle but it's not found locally.
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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Am I right in assuming your domestic version is made with high fructose corn syrup and the schweppes is an import made with cane sugar? We get the schweppes indian tonic here, its a standard/classic for gin and tonics and is all I could want for out of a tonic water.

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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Yes, the use of sugar is the primary difference I have in mind though I understand there may be a few other changes in the formula around the World.
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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Thats interesting, I wonder what they are and what factors drive the changes. Local tastes, regulated or banned ingredients, availability or quality of ingredients? Kind of interesting to see how processed food/drink varies between nations.
    On the topic of sugar, I forget when guys from the USA talk about mixing bourbon that the mixer will most likely be made with corn syrup, quite a different experience I imagine. Gonna pick up some coke and gjnger ale from an american food store and take a walk in someone elses shoes.

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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    The Coca-cola bottler in Cleveland uses cane sugar and not corn sweetener in Coke. I'm not a sugary soft drink consumer so I can't tell the difference.

    I will check the Schweppes tonic here to see who the bottler is. Perhaps they use sugar as well.
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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    I expect breakup of the company had a lot to do with it. In the US Schweppes is bottled by Pepsi but in India and other parts of the World it's made by Coca-Cola.

    Locally we can get Pepsi made with sugar but not Coke.
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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Over here schweppes is owned by Asahi and distributes/produces under license Pepsi, gatorade, monster etc as well as its own products along with a few local brands they aquired.
    Corn syrup sweetened soda to me is overly sweet and not as clean as cane, side by side the differences are easy to spot.

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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    If you want a good tonic, but some Fevertree brand - nothing artificial and it will change they way you think about a Gin and Tonic (or did so for me). Another good one is Q Tonic.

 

 

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