Tired and bored with drinking plain water?

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2012/09/08 17:10:35 (permalink)

Tired and bored with drinking plain water?

Water doesn't have to be plain any more.
This is why other nations hate us.
While they don't even have drinkable water, we are so bored with just drinking plain water that ingenious companies like Kraft and Coca-Cola are ready to quench our boredom with flavored drops.
Kraft has already sold over $100 MILLION DOLLARS of their "Mio" drops in just the FIRST HALF of this year!!!!!!
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/story/2012-09-07/coca-cola-dasani-drops/57672528/1?csp=managingmoney
They sell for around $4.00 a bottle now but I imagine prices will plummet in the "Flavor Drop Wars"
  1. Have you tried them yet?
  2. Are you going to try them?
  3. If you like them, will you continue to buy them?
Proof positive that Americans are the world's ultimate stupid consumers!
post edited by Foodbme - 2012/09/08 17:13:06
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    Twinwillow
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/08 17:43:01 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    Water doesn't have to be plain any more.
    This is why other nations hate us.
    While they don't even have drinkable water, we are so bored with just drinking plain water that ingenious companies like Kraft and Coca-Cola are ready to quench our boredom with flavored drops.
    Kraft has already sold over $100 MILLION DOLLARS of their "Mio" drops in just the FIRST HALF of this year!!!!!!
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/story/2012-09-07/coca-cola-dasani-drops/57672528/1?csp=managingmoney
    They sell for around $4.00 a bottle now but I imagine prices will plummet in the "Flavor Drop Wars"
    1. Have you tried them yet?
    2. Are you going to try them?
    3. If you like them, will you continue to buy them?
    Proof positive that Americans are the world's ultimate stupid consumers!

     
    I have to agree with you. Many years ago I used to lug home very heavy boxes of bottled water from Costco. They have the cheapest bottled water around. Then about 10 years ago, I got smart and I had a reverse osmosis quadruple filtered water system installed under my sink with it's own tap on the top of the sink. The tank hold about 3-1/2 gallons of water before it has to re-fill itself. Now, that's all the water I ever use! It's been tested at 005% pure. I use it for cooking, drinking, coffee, teas, etc. Even for my cat's water bowl! It's so pure and clean, that even after I hand wash my wine glasses I rinse them in the water from the tap and they dry in the dish rack spot free! About every three years my installer changes the filters for less than $100.00. I wouldn't want to live in a home without this amazing system.
    Costco now sells these systems with an infrared filter that kills 100% of all germs and bacteria. I highly recommend looking into installing this (or similar) systems!
     


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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/08 19:44:02 (permalink)
    Our water is so good I drink it directly from the tap. I even sometimes add a little bit to my bourbon.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/08 19:50:43 (permalink)
    Davydd

    Our water is so good I drink it directly from the tap. I even sometimes add a little bit to my bourbon.

    Ha! Here in Dallas, it's just the opposite! We'd have to add a little bit of bourbon to our regular tap water to make it taste better!.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/08 20:12:37 (permalink)
    Our tap water is so good we make bread bagels and pizza dough with it!
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/08 23:10:15 (permalink)
    I don't find the taste of truly pure water boring at all, but consider the taste of public/tap water revolting.  I've had a home distillation system for several years and love the pristine, refeshing water it affords.  Plus, it's already there for use in steam irons, baby formulas for guests, etc.  I enjoy an occasional soft drink as much as anyone, but can't imagine adding flavor drops to a delicious glass of water.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/08 23:15:40 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

    Our tap water is so good we make bread bagels and pizza dough with it!

     
    So was ours growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/08 23:21:57 (permalink)
    I have always drank water right from the tap. Milwaukee, in my opinion, has good water.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 00:33:26 (permalink)
    You don't need flavor drops if you use the flavored ice cubes.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 00:47:27 (permalink)
    mar52

    You don't need flavor drops if you use the flavored ice cubes.

    Very clever!
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 00:50:26 (permalink)
    mar52
    You don't need flavor drops if you use the flavored ice cubes.

    So what do you flavor your ice cubes with?
     
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 00:57:09 (permalink)
    The thought makes me cringe, but citrus flavored ice cubes are available commercially in the markets here.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 00:58:09 (permalink)
    http://www.shiversice.com/
    post edited by mar52 - 2012/09/09 00:59:23
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 01:10:34 (permalink)
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    http://www.shiversice.com/

    I imagine the flavor drops will put these people out of business. 
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 01:16:29 (permalink)
    Using anyone of the many various flavor extracts available at places like Penzy's and supermarkets, it should be no problem concocting your own flavored drops. A hell of a lot cheaper, too!
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 01:25:49 (permalink)
    How about Fizzies?
     
    Instant tea?
     
    Crystal Lite Single servings?
     
    What's wrong with water?
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 01:42:55 (permalink)
    I love water! Plain water! As long as in Dallas, it's filtered. I may have recommended the use of adding flavors but, I don't necessarily adhere to their use.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 01:52:27 (permalink)
    Apparently Coca-Cola and Kraft have determined thru their market research  that most consumers don't think like youze guys!" />
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/09 08:49:57 (permalink)
    At my workplace, we have bottled water that is quite good, so I have that most days. This summer I weaned myself off sweet tea and made my own plain black tea flavored with fruity herbal teas. I brew one quart of water, pour it over 1 family size teabag and 2-3 herbal fruit teabags and let them steep for about 5 minutes. Remove the large teabag and let the herbal bags brew for another hour or so. I use Stash Blueberry, Lemon Ginger, Celestial Seasonings Wild Berry Zinger (my favorite), Country Peach and Lemon Zinger. My own brand of "flavored water!"
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/11 23:37:34 (permalink)
    the only flavored water i drink is tea or herbal drinks.  The only water I have to have flavored is soda water.  Plain soda water makes me gag.  I think its because my body is used to carbonated water having flavor.  I just cant drink a bottle of perrier like most people do
    post edited by oqanani - 2012/09/11 23:38:51
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/12 09:56:55 (permalink)
    I am opposed to bottled water because of people being lazy. Everywhere I look I can see discarded plastic water bottles. Most of the bottled water is just plain tap water with a label.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/12 12:29:42 (permalink)
    I don't care how good my water is, and it is, I NEVER add it to my Vodka!
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/12 16:06:17 (permalink)
    I have a well with awesome water! The local piped water sucks and i have several neighbors who send the kids over with jugs to fill---i even bought a special real rubber hose just for drinking out of so they can get it from the spigot if i am not home! ---and with it being a deep well i get plenty cool water fast! :)  ---and usually carry some sugar free flavor packets--raspberry or lemonade with me in the car if i get bored with plain water---which i rarely do!
     
     
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/12 16:32:15 (permalink)
    Our tap water is so good...it's bottled!

    http://inventorspot.com/a...lable_in_bottles_17774
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/19 10:25:14 (permalink)
    I don't know that I agree with the original poster's assertion that Americans are the stupidest consumers ever simply because flavor drops exist. Flavor drops are a good way to occasionally give your water a little bit of flavor for those times that you just want to drink something tasty. I certainly don't mean to advocate the use of water enhancers every time someone drinks water, as I think that an appreciation of plain, clean water is a very important thing to maintain, especially in a nation of relative privilege. But I don't see how the mere existence of water enhancers somehow corrupts the American opinion of water. Perhaps some of the advertising is a bit too close to the "replace your boring old water" approach, but I have always believed that it is the responsibility of the end user - not the supplier - to regulate consumption and avoid overuse. Enhanced waters are a beverage just like anything else, and those who drink soft drinks but claim to have a problem with occasionally adding a few drops of flavoring into their water are inconsistent, at best.
     
    Anyway, if you are interested in trying out a water enhancer or two, you may want to look into alternatives to what you can find in your local superstore. MiO and Crystal Light are great choices, but there are a lot more options out there for the adventurous drink taster, some of which are even organic and have added health benefits. They're a little bit harder to find, but they're usually worth it when you do come across them.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/19 10:54:58 (permalink)
    We have had a reverse osmosis filtration system for several years now and love it. We use it for everything including watering the plants. We are both big water drinkers, no pop at all, but we do add scotch in the evening!
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/19 14:10:27 (permalink)
    I'm sure the plants appreciate the Scotch!!
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/19 15:05:15 (permalink)
    HaydenFennell:  Have you ever had the tap water in Moncks Corner, SC?
     
    Flavor drops, powders, scotch, whatever would not help it.  It had so much sulphur in it that it tasted and smelled like rotten eggs.
     
    A perfect example of why there is a need for bottled water.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/19 15:20:56 (permalink)
    mar52

    HaydenFennell:  Have you ever had the tap water in Moncks Corner, SC?

     

     
    I have not had the water from that area, but I have heard bad things from a few friends who used to live there. I lived in Columbia for five years during college (in a different apartment each year), and even within the same relatively small city boundary, I experienced a variety of different water qualities and tastes, so it's definitely not hard to imagine the water being so much different in a separate part of the state.
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    Re:Tired and bored with drinking plain water? 2012/09/19 15:46:24 (permalink)
    Water quality and taste also differs in different parts of Los Angeles County.  I'm lucky as water straight from the tap tastes great.
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