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Mar 8, 2004 08:33 AM

VOSS water

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Has anybody tried this shmancy stuff? I'm wondering if it's just all about the bottle.

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  1. i got roped into it because of the extremely cool bottle. the water tastes like water. i can't taste the difference between any of the water brands. and as an aside, in blind taste tests, few people can guess correctly between pepsi and coke.

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    1. re: renee

      You know, the whole "Pepsi Challenge" thing is a very clever marketing scam. They do a blind test and serve both soda's in little thimble sized cups. Pepsi invariably comes out ahead when the results are tallied up. The reason is that Pepsi is sweeter, and in very small amounts, people choose sweet. But when 12 ounce servings are involved, the public buys the less sweet Coke.

      1. re: sbp

        according to brian wansink's study for "mindless eating," what renee says is true. It says nothing about preference.

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      JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

      It makes a nice bud vase. That's about the only reason to pick up a bottle of it over the cheaper stuff. If you're thinking of going the bud vase route, seek out a bottle or three of Acqua Della Madonna- not only is it a nicer bottle, but it's a (naturally, if I remember correctly) sparkling water that tastes pretty darn good.

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      1. re: JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)
        Caitlin McGrath

        Heh, so I'm not the only one who's bought Acqua Della Madonna just to use the bottle for a bud vase?

        1. re: Caitlin McGrath

          One of their marketing slogans was "Free vase with every bottle!"

      2. It's just the bottle. It's not that fabulous-- not like Fiji water, even. : )

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        1. re: EMDB

          I KNOW!! I much perfer Fiji! :)


        2. we used to serve it at my work. the sparkling i thought was great, the still wasn't anything to write home about. what i didn't like about it was for such an expensive bottle of water, it didn't really have that much water in it. and we were charging $7.25 for a large!!

          1. Besides the bottle, I actually really like their sparking water - very fine bubbles, and a "just right" amount of sodium.

            At Dean & Deluca, it doesn't cost any more than the other bottled waters.