Chi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 972 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1748 times:
I just picked one up at the local White Hen tonight. My first time ive ever had it. Its really good! I also like Ice Mountain. I fill up all my empty bottles and put them in the refridgerator. I love water! By chance, are you a Stephon Marbury fan?
Cash777 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1736 times:
Personally I don't like water at all, it makes me feel like im gagging. I live of juice and drinks like that. The only water i can stand is Fiji water, I dont know why but its the only one that tastes like its not been purified with filters and all the stuff they do to those other waters. So i love Fiji water. The thing that I hate about it its that its very expensive, but because its the only water that satisfies me, ill buy it.
Illini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
Did any of you guys see the article about some of those "exotic" bottled waters?
One of them was just pumped right out of Lake Michigan (the funny part was my sister drank that brand, and she HAD lake water from her tap) the other was being pumped out of a well underneath an abandoned asphalt plant. Yum.
Tap water is good enough for me most times. When I can't get tap, like when I'm driving long distance, yeah, I'll just buy the bottled stuff. But usually the store brand. Water is water people.
Happy contrails - I support B747Skipper and Jetguy
Shawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2610 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
omg, I seriously was looking for a "just kidding" at the end of some of your posts...
Tastes good? Tastes like frickin' water is what it tastes like! And what does water taste like? Nothing! Makes sense. I don't know where you're getting all these descriptions of the water's flavor. Maybe it tastes good because you don't have good tap water, but store brand Safeway water will do the same thing for you as Fiji water...
Ano no, it's not cool/hip to boast that you drink Fiji water, if that's what you were thinking...
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5976 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1625 times:
OK, a story.
It's early 2000 (or so, guess it had to be because I flew to LA on Legend).
A business associate and I visit the left coast to see clients- big dot com, gonna be millionaires, yadda yadda.
Go out to supper at a snooty restaurant, lots of bowing and scraping and ass-kissing. Client contact (the VC guy) has a twenty-something pretty boy whose apparent function is to go to restaurants ahead of everyone else and schmooze, and to send back food and drinks two or three times to point out how picky we all are.
He orders Fiji Water ("it's so much better than that other crap..."), it's erved from that square bottle with a Sterling-Silver-Water-Bottle-Holder (that improves the experience dramatically). Water is, IIRC, $10.00 or so per bottle.
Tasted just like water.
Fast-forward about three weeks, and I am back home in Texas (where businesses, by and large, survive on revenue rather than click-throughs), and my child bride and I go to Garden Ridge Pottery (a massive store with cheap imported decorative stuff, fake plants, wicker baskets, candles, all sorts of stuff guys do not shop for unless they are married and dutiful).
There, by the check-out register, is a stack of cut-open cases of Fiji Water. Priced: $0.69/bottle.
H2O is H2O.
And by the way, New York City has traditionally been known for good tap water. I dunno if it still is or not, but it used to be decent. As for me, I prefer the water in Houston, where you can see the fiber you are getting in every glass.
PS- The dot-com went dot-bomb. Big surprise.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
No, it wasn't sarcasm! NYC honestly does have some of the best tasting tap water in the world--it comes from reservoirs upstate--and as a result I rarely drink bottled water at home. In restaurants, that's pretty much how you can tell the locals from the tourists and the people who are simply trying too hard--waiters usually offer "sparkling, still, or regular," but few people who actually live here would order anything but the latter.
That said, I often find myself in places where I would not touch the water (e.g., Mexico) or where the water simply tastes bad--overly chlorinated or otherwise (e.g., Florida--from my experience, at least). So I have tried a variety of brands of bottled water, and some definitely taste better than others. Although they are all basically H2O, there are significant differences in the mineral content that alter the taste--if you tried them side by side I'm sure you'd notice. Fiji happens to taste pretty good, so I stand by my earlier post.