Do you have a preferred brand of naturally carbonated sparkling water?
As far as I know, the following brands are naturally carbonated:
Are there others?
Do you have a preference?
I really like Badoit and Borsec, but haven't tried enough of the others to say definitively of any preference.
(Note, I don't consider Perrier "naturally carbonated" anymore, given the new production method extracting carbonation and water separately and then combining the two.)
To me, it's like using a salt mill - there's no explicable difference between pre-ground salt and chunks of "sea salt" but it seems to be a "purer" act when the middleman is eliminated (never mind that the larger granules need to be "ground" to get them to a uniform size in the first place).
Adding CO2 to water after the fact has never appeared un-natural to me. My father, born in Eastern Europe and living there half his life considered a soda syphon to be the standard for making sparkling water. I think we tend to blow it out of proportion.
funny thing both mr. alka and i noticed just last week: after lunchtime, i'd bought a plastic bottle of SP at a 7-11. we drank it over the next ½ hour. then, after it was emptied, i refilled it part way from a water fountain. when i drank some, i noticed that it had some spritz, and thought to myself that it was odd, and…had i imagined it? then, without me having said anything, my husband drank some, and remarked, "hey, this has some fizz!"
did the Co2 permeate into the plastic, which fizz then became introduced to the still water? it was a neat phenomenon.
ps. i'm all in with the idea of having a mineral water tap in the kitchen. entrepenueurs out there….help us poor sods.