Not really a wine question, but does anyone know what has happened to Badoit mineral water? It’ s completely vanished from any Sainsburys or Tesco store near me as far as I can see. For about the last week or two I think. Very odd.
I drink Yorkshire Water out of the tap or i fill up the same plastic bottle that i have used for 20 years -when i go out for a walk. Its a lot cheaper than bottled water and better for the environment.
When I was in France earlier in the year there was Badoit in the shops, so might be a UK or retailer thing.
There’s Badoit in the shops in France now, too. So probably not a product thing.
If I type Badoit into the Tesco search I get loads of different brands of mineral water appearing but not Badoit. However if I type in, say, Highland Spring I only see Highland Spring which suggests they have set their search on ‘Badoit’ to redirect to a generic spring water search which in turn suggests they may no longer be stocking it, hence redirecting you to other brands.
Amazon and Waitrose/Ocado list Badoit but all say out of stock – update, just rechecked at 16:41 30/05/19 Amazon, they have it but say ‘only 1 left’ (pack of 6 x 1 litre)
Something odd here, our local Sainsburys had Badoit on the shelves four to five weeks ago as I purchased some, looked yesterday when there, none, and it is not on their web site, call for Sherlock Holmes…
Though I have just checked Amazon and they are now awash ! with it, delivery problem ?
My guess is that Danone had a commitment to market Badoit in the UK, but that has now come to an end. So supermarkets are dropping the brand in anticipation of a downturn in sales.
Would anyone have an update on this, perhaps someone in the grocery business? I wonder if Badoit is going the way other other nice items from France which have recently stopped shipping here. I really miss my favorite bubbly water!
I’ve been wondering about it too; I don’t see it anywhere. I’ve switched to San Pellegrino but it’s not as nice, and, imo, goes flat more quickly.
Normally drink tap water.
However, I’m on an enforced ‘alcohol free’ regime as I have a prescription for a blood pill, which may be affected by alcohol.
For how long I don’t know, but am looking for interesting drinks!
There’s different qualities of tap water, though. We have a 220 foot deep well at our house in New York, the water is lovely. Tap water in London is very good. At our flat in Norfolk, the water is quite unpleasant to drink. Chlorine, plus a slight stale taste even if you leave it for several hours for the chlorine to go.
Thames water is pretty heavy on chlorine and I filter all mine whether to drink on its own or to make tea and coffee. I don’t drink many other soft drinks. Fizzy water with lemon or lime juice is good, and sometimes ginger ale hits the spot.
Have been forced to change to San Pellegrino. It’s just not the same. Where has all the Badoit gone !
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news…Badoit is no longer to be sold in the UK. Hope the link works and isn’t behind the pay wall.
Thanks for the explanation of what we were experiencing. I must say I thought it was Brexit related!
For a non-pay-walled version of the story:
As for it not being Brexit related they say they have withdrawn it from ‘some’ foreign markets and I wonder if Brexit may have influenced the decision as to which ones…
They are certainly not saying why the UK in particular is being cut out, are they?
Anyway, it will only affect remoaners, as I am sure all right-thinking Brits don’t drink nasty European water anyway, so that’s just fine.
That will be due to the natural filtration afforded by all the kidneys it has passed through.
Seriously though, I seem to remember it out-performed many mineral waters in a blind tasting.
My Swiss uncle used to ply his Welsh 10 year old nephew with an Artichoke derived 16% liqueur called Cynar. It was bitter and foul, ergo I hated it. Instead I got some wonderful Italian Ice-cream shop Cassata and the best strawberry milkshake on the planet.
Years later, on a trip to Geneva in a café over the Rhone, I rediscovered it!
My uncle drank his Cynar with ice, a slice of lemon and a small bottle of mineral water. I remember that water because it had a cloudiness, I presume from the mineral content.
So, does anybody know of a mineral water that is just that?
We all see the Highland Spring, Volvic, Perrier. Fijian Rain - bleedin’- water etc, but IS there a proper Mineral Water out there?