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to think that £26 for non Alcoholic gin is !!!!!!!!

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Girlwhowearsglasses Wed 03-Apr-19 19:36:28

Seedlip 'distilled non-alcoholic gin'. I'm having a dry few weeks and thought it might be nice.

£26 in M&S

Girlwhowearsglasses Fri 05-Apr-19 13:53:48

Exactly •BarbaraofSeville* - £8 of free money, not even sugar tax!

*buys still* starts making non-alcoholic concoctions.

BarbaraofSevillle Fri 05-Apr-19 10:06:51

Non alcoholic products may be more expensive to make, but they aren't taxed like alcohol, so you would have thought one would cancel out the other.

There's about £8 of alcohol tax on a standard 70 cl bottle of spirits that wouldn't apply on Seedlip.

If it was cheaper and I was confident it tasted remotely like gin, I might buy it, but too many people say it doesn't so it just doesn't sound worth it to me.

PBo83 Fri 05-Apr-19 10:00:47

The reason non-alcoholic drinks (including beers etc.) are more expensive is because they are made in the normal way and then they extract the alcohol from it so it is actually more work to make.

Personally I'd just drink dry tonic with some fruit in it.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 05-Apr-19 09:21:46

It tasted like pea flavoured compost to me sad so not worth it. Better to just add some bitters to tonic I think.

Girlwhowearsglasses Fri 05-Apr-19 09:19:55

It’s jot so much a substitute for me as something not super sugary that I might drink in place of a gin and tonic - on a warm evening out in the garden before food. I bloody hate sweetners, so that rules out loads of stuff now.

I tried non alcoholic beer the other day, I can’t imagine the point ! Yuck.

Rose’s Lime Cordial is my usual go to

donajimena Fri 05-Apr-19 07:01:30

Drink alcohol that should say

donajimena Fri 05-Apr-19 07:00:53

I don't drink because I loved it a little too much. When I stopped I found it easier to not bother with substitutes. I wouldn't pay that much for an alcohol free spirit. It would be like showing a picture of a bone to a dog wink

Bibijayne Fri 05-Apr-19 06:53:56

It's not great either..

Though we found the special cucumber sprite/ sprite zero (think Boots and Morrisons have it in still) tastes a hit like Hendricks and tonic.

Angie169 Fri 05-Apr-19 06:44:41

If anyone fancys joining a 'dry' thread hop over to here -
There will be lots of opinion available for alternatives.

We did have a dry Jan thread too but unfortunately that one has just gone POOF as its time ran out

stucknoue Fri 05-Apr-19 06:33:10

It's basically posh cordial . The reason alcoholic drinks are £££ is the tax, so the profits on non alcoholic drinks must be brilliant!

Haphazardhacker Fri 05-Apr-19 06:23:38

There’s a new one on the market called Borrago, we have just started selling it at work and it’s £18 a bottle and I love it. It’s more concentrated than seedlip so the bottle lasts a lot longer too.

cheesenpickles Thu 04-Apr-19 17:27:01

Another vote for Sea Arch.

StaffiesAndPonies Thu 04-Apr-19 17:24:46

Seedlip is money for old rope. Stick some cloves in tap water for the same effect and save yourself £26.

Fatbutt Thu 04-Apr-19 17:23:57

do sainsburys still do the G&T flavouring? Was about £1 a bottle and in a glass of tonic is passable!

It was in the baking aisle last time i got some

TurnOffTheTv Thu 04-Apr-19 17:22:35

Snake oil! More fool those who buy it.

Redshoeblueshoe Thu 04-Apr-19 17:19:43

Why not just stick some juniper berries in your tonic ?

Girlwhowearsglasses Thu 04-Apr-19 17:18:05

I Am thinking it might taste a bit like 'Aqua Libra' - if that still exists. Nasty herby stuff for non-alcoholic grown-ups from the nineties.

TakingtheLeap Thu 04-Apr-19 17:16:55

Tell a lie, £19. Maybe it was on offer when I bought it...

TakingtheLeap Thu 04-Apr-19 17:15:48

Tesco does an excellent non alcoholic "gin" for £13 a bottle.

UnderMajorDomoMinor Thu 04-Apr-19 17:14:57

£26 pound squash.

Jackshouse Thu 04-Apr-19 17:11:35

Seedlip is vile. Dont bother.

fblake Thu 04-Apr-19 17:08:25

Thanks @AlannaOfTrebond 😊 x

polarpig Thu 04-Apr-19 06:54:32

I saw some very similar/the same in Waitrose and thought the same as you OP. I'd pay no more than £5 for it.

AlannaOfTrebond Thu 04-Apr-19 06:53:43

@fblake I have a bottle of the spice version, which is my favourite one.

I tried all 3 in a deli that was doing samples. The citrus one was nice, but I thought there were a lot of premixed drinks already out there that tasted similar. The garden one tasted like I should be sprinkling it on top of food (like a large bunch of chopped fresh herbs)!

I'm not normally a gin drinker, so I just think of the Seedlip as a flavour I enjoy. Then again I also love Kombucha and herbal tea, anything not to be stuck drinking overly sweet soft drinks.

vroc81 Wed 03-Apr-19 23:00:58

They have their own brand one for about £2.50???!

Friend on medication says it’s an acceptable alternative grin

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