Review of AQUA Carpatica

I’ve long been an advocate for nitrate-free food (check out my blog post on Unearthed to read more about this) so I was very pleased to be offered the chance to review AQUA Carpatica. This bottled water is naturally nitrate-free and has a low sodium level, which is an impressive boast over other bottled waters. I’m currently breastfeeding, so anything I can do to improve the quality of what I eat and drink makes me feel better about feeding my 5 month old daughter.

AQUA Carpatica is sourced from the Carpathian Mountains, which spread across Eastern and Central Europe. The water source is protected from chemicals, fertilisers, CFCs and other contaminants. Again, very good news for anyone conscious of what they eat and drink.


With a very impressive background to its production, the next thing on the agenda was to give it a taste test. The water has garnered great reviews and has just won a taste test with Olive Magazine, so I was keen to see whether I shared the opinions of their judges.

I’m happy to report I certainly do. The water tastes so fresh and clean, which I know water should (!) but I find some bottled waters have an unusual aftertaste. Some definitely have the salty taste that AQUA Carpatica avoids. It was very refreshing and easy to drink, which makes it great for keeping hydrated.

I also love the packaging. The glass bottles are really classy and look great on the table, and the square small bottles are lovely to hold and drink from.

Another notable benefit is the price. I’m always a bit wary of healthy products, as I feel the price is hiked up to capitalise on the benefits they offer. Contrary to this, AQUA Carpatica is reasonably priced, especially given its nitrate-free benefits.

  • RRP 65p for 500ml Still Natural Mineral Water
  • RRP 69p for 500ml Naturally Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
  • RRP 79p for 1 litre and £0.99 for 1.5 litre Still Natural Mineral Water
  • RRP £1.09 for 1.5 litre Naturally Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

AQUA Carpatica also naturally contains electrolytes and minerals, including Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium which are vital for hydration during pregnancy. While I don’t plan on having any more babies, I would certainly recommend this to my pregnant friends and blog readers.

AQUA Carpatica is available at my favourite online supermarket, Ocado, as well as Amazon and a number of other outlets across the UK. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys bottled water, or wants an added incentive to keep hydrated. It is a superb addition to the bottled water market and I for one can see it has a great future ahead.

Have you tried AQUA Carpatica? Given its benefits would you buy it over other brands?

Thanks to Palm PR and Aqua Carpatica for offering me the products for review. As always my reviews are honest and are not influenced by the provision of free products. 

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