No more Fever Tree!!!

Old Dec 19, 19, 7:26 am
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No more Fever Tree!!!

In a desperate attempt to save a few more pennies, Fever Tree is being ‘enhanced’ from Jan from all remaining areas of BA, including F and CW. Just when it looked as if Schweppes had all but vanished from the UK it’s back with a vengeance... good old Coca Cola.

Hopefully enough people will be ‘outraged’ enough to submit complaints... at least they’re not even claiming this move is ‘thanks to passenger feedback’ saying ‘we want cheaper-tasting mixers’.
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Old Dec 19, 19, 7:33 am
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Pointless having Brockman’s in First and no fever tree.
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Old Dec 19, 19, 7:34 am
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That will be a shame, Fever Tree was a noticeably better drink.

Where did you get that information from
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Old Dec 19, 19, 7:39 am
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In the lounges it has been a change to the Schweppes 1783 premium product not a direct switch back to what was offered before Fevertree.

I will leave others to judge which is the best product. I am personally a big fan of the Fentimans range though.

Pure speculation but I suspect Coca-Cola (Who I believe own the Schweppes brand in the UK) have offerred them a very good deal to BA as they have presumably lost significant market share to Fevertree and others over the last few years and want to get their 1783 range off the ground.
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Can I have nice tonic water and no WiFi? That would be win-win...
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Old Dec 19, 19, 8:02 am
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Sorry to take this marginally off topic...

I love Fever Tree, but I find the taste works best with cheap gins as it overpowers the gin itself.
But with better gins with nicer, more delicate botanicals, I prefer Schweppes or something blander as it shows off the gin better.

Is this wrong?
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Old Dec 19, 19, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
Sorry to take this marginally off topic...

I love Fever Tree, but I find the taste works best with cheap gins as it overpowers the gin itself.
But with better gins with nicer, more delicate botanicals, I prefer Schweppes or something blander as it shows off the gin better.

Is this wrong?
A friend who works in gin for one of the big drinks companies says the same thing
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Old Dec 19, 19, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
Sorry to take this marginally off topic...

I love Fever Tree, but I find the taste works best with cheap gins as it overpowers the gin itself.
But with better gins with nicer, more delicate botanicals, I prefer Schweppes or something blander as it shows off the gin better.

Is this wrong?
I think if you enjoy the taste then there is no right or wrong!
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Old Dec 19, 19, 8:07 am
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I probably drink more tonic water with gin than with, but when I do have gin with it I still want Fever Tree or Fentimans. Tesco finest is preferable to Schweppes...
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Old Dec 19, 19, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
Sorry to take this marginally off topic...

I love Fever Tree, but I find the taste works best with cheap gins as it overpowers the gin itself.
But with better gins with nicer, more delicate botanicals, I prefer Schweppes or something blander as it shows off the gin better.

Is this wrong?
I'll check with my friend who owns a gin company. She also suggests that some of her range works well with ginger ale....
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Old Dec 19, 19, 8:54 am
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Schweppes are struggling to sell the 1783 range into the on-trade, so I suspect BA have got a very good deal indeed!
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Old Dec 19, 19, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
Sorry to take this marginally off topic...

I love Fever Tree, but I find the taste works best with cheap gins as it overpowers the gin itself.
But with better gins with nicer, more delicate botanicals, I prefer Schweppes or something blander as it shows off the gin better.

Is this wrong?
I agree! Since Fevertree became the tonic of choice, I've mostly gone for Gordons as I find FT doesn't work as well with Tanqueray. However, when Schweppes occasionally appears from the trolley, I revert to the Tanq to enjoy the full flavour!
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Old Dec 19, 19, 9:08 am
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Thank goodness that there's no longer Fever Tree available on BA. It was one of the most over hyped brands of soft drinks ever promoted.

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Old Dec 19, 19, 9:14 am
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I realised how complicated a simple G&T had become when I encountered this "Aroma Tester" in a restaurant in South Africa!




i just went for quantity rather than quality elsewhere! R80 is about £4. Cheers ... *hic*

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