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Feb 1, 2008 11:26 PM

What's your favorite water?

Dasani, Evian, Arrowhead, tap, Aquafina, Crystal Geyser, Smart water etc. Which one do you like the best and why?

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  1. Volvic. I don't get it that often, but when I do, I'm always amazed at how perfectly it hits my palate. Of the list above, Evian and then Dasani trailing far behind. The rest, it seems, are just water.

    And rarely tap, unless I'm in NYC, where tap doesn't reek of bleach.

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      1. re: fatladysings

        Tap water -- but I'm lucky to live where I do.

        My favorite source for bottled water (still/non-sparkling/sans gaz) is Volvic.

        1. I hate water. I drink the occasional filtered tap water, but filtered, bottled, special spring water, whatever, they all taste funny to me. I drink my water mostly flavored to hide the non-water taste, mostly with emergen-C or something pre-flavored like VitaminWater (I love the orange, grape-50, and XXX). Otherwise, I love bubbly water without sweetener (the bubbles lower the pH, which means a tart flavor to cover the water-impurity flavors), though on the west coast that mostly means Perrier--I really miss H2Oh in bottles from the midwest.

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          1. re: lpfaf

            lpfaf- I have to agree with you on that. Sometimes water doesn't cut it for me either. I work for Snapple and just got tried their new Antioxidant Water. I have to admit that I like it better than Vitamin Water. I tasted the Dragonfruit; it was light and flavorful. Sometimes it hard to fin good drinks that aren't too sweet. Hope this helps you out!

          2. tap water hands down. but i live in nyc and have access to some of the best tap water available.

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            1. re: mshpook

              I miss the NYC tap water! I took it for granted all those years living in NYC. Now I'm in the country and my well water smalls and tastes of sulphur. Such a disgusting smell! Boiling doesn't help, chilling doesn't help... I buy store brand bottled water - 6 gallons a week. I drink a lot of water, and use bottled for coffee, tea, oatmeal, soup... just about anything that goes in my mouth!

              At work we buy 20-oz bottles of Dowser Spring water, (sold by our Pepsi distributor) and I like it. But the store brand tastes just about as good to me.

              1. re: Catskillgirl

                Tap Water is my favourite - cant beat it for cost etc. There was an article in one our papers this morning regarding the environmental cost of bottled water vs tap water which is quite scary, tap water was the winner. Water in Melbourne OZ is great but realise that not all are able to access water that tastes oky.

                1. re: Meggy

                  I'm in Melb, too, Meggy, and apparently we have the best quality drinking tap water in the world.

                  And another thought... get thee to Warburton, climb to the bottom of the tree top walk, 1/2 way up Donna Buang just as the snow melts come down. Drink the real deal RIGHT from the source... better than any water I've ver tasted ANYWHERE!!

            2. I love S.Pellegrino...however for still water, i tend to favor the vitamin enriched or flavored varieties....for at least half of my daily req't. I really like the Silhouette grapefruit and green tea water, the Dasani pomegranite/blackberry one....and the fizzy aquafina raspberry ones, if those count as water. I do like regular Dasani or Aquafina too. This stuff is nice too and this one too!!

              I don't know what it is, but some plain waters have an odd taste or non-taste to me. Evian is one of those, almost tastes soapy or something to me.