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Distilled water?

jgg13 May 11, 2009 12:54 PM

what happened to gallon (or even smaller) containers of distilled water in grocery stores? I've been looking for the stuff, hit up the local convenience stores - no dice. Harvest Co-Op? No dice. Shaws? No dice. Another Shaws? No dice. Yet another Shaws? No dice. Mind you, they have a lot of the RO stuff at a much more expensive rate but I'd prefer to find gallon jugs of distilled, not spring water.

Do people still sell the stuff?

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  1. Delhiwala RE: jgg13 May 11, 2009 01:07 PM

    Since distilled water does not taste good (the minerals in water make it taste good), distilled water is not usually sold for drinking.

    Distilled water used to be sold in stores for electric steam irons before these irons were built to handle water with minerals.

    It still is used for some medical purposes - look in a pharmacy for it.

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      jgg13 RE: Delhiwala May 11, 2009 01:21 PM

      But yet they used to sell it with other water in grocery stores (I know, I used to stock it many moons ago) and could swear that I've seen it not too long ago.

    2. trufflehound RE: jgg13 May 11, 2009 01:09 PM

      I buy mine from CVS.

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        jgg13 RE: trufflehound May 11, 2009 01:25 PM

        Ah, good call. I work above a CVS, just popped down and they do have it. Never thought to look there as I didn't want to lug the stuff back home w/ me. But there's also a CVS near where I live that didn't occur to me due to stupidity reasons, I'll check there tonight before lugging any home :)

      2. C. Hamster RE: jgg13 May 11, 2009 01:22 PM

        Distilled water can always be had at a drug store.

        1. galleygirl RE: jgg13 May 11, 2009 05:52 PM

          They sell it at Whole Foods, 365 brand, so cheap....

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            jgg13 RE: galleygirl May 11, 2009 07:52 PM

            Another place I didn't think to look at.

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            ShelT54 RE: jgg13 May 11, 2009 06:17 PM

            I've found it at Shaw's, Roche Bros. & Stop & Shop--Poland Spring is the brand.

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              jgg13 RE: ShelT54 May 11, 2009 07:52 PM

              Hmmm poland spring sells distilled? If so, I probably just overlooked it w/o realizing, assuming that anything w/ a PS label was spring water.

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              taterjane RE: jgg13 May 11, 2009 07:35 PM

              Walmart has the cheapest distilled water -- approx 77 cents or thereabouts, but is randomly often sold out. Target also sells it (around 84 cents). My dad needs it for his sleep apnea machine so he's pretty much checked out all the local stores and determined Walmart is the cheapest.

              I'd be curious how much the Whole Foods brand costs; didn't occur to me to check there.

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                joebloe RE: taterjane May 11, 2009 08:11 PM

                Walmart cheapest by far. I go through a gallon every other day.

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                  galleygirl RE: taterjane May 12, 2009 06:44 AM

                  less than a buck, but I don't remember exactly, beasue I was looking for Spring water, and it was just nearby...I just noticed cuz it cost less....

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