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Dr. Richard Isaacson

The Water Connoisseur’s Water Taste Test

Added on Jul 25, 2006 - 11:54 AM

It can be challenging to select a brand of water while shopping.  While all bottles on the shelf contain the same basic substance, there are slight differences in purity, PH, mineral content etc.  Water is also affected by the bottle it is stored in.  Regardless, the most important thing to most consumers is taste.  So my associate and I set out and created our own “Water Connoisseur’s Taste Test.”  We ranked different brands of water on a scale from 1 to 3, 3 being the bests.  Check out the results:

The Good

*All water was stored in plastic bottles, except for the Evian

    The score:

3:        Evian (in glass bottle)
2.75:    Iceland Spring
2.25:    Smart Water
2:        Poland Spring, Volvic,  and 365 from whole foods
1.75:    Jana, Voss (in plastic), and Crystal Geyser, and Fiji

The Bad

1:        Ethos from Starbucks

Bottom Line

Evian ranked the highest, scoring a solid 3, followed by Iceland Spring at 2.75.  Ethos water ranked the lowest, scoring a 1.  Overall, the results may be slightly skewed as the highest ranked brand, Evian, was stored in a glass bottle.  Regardless, take a taste for yourself.  Feel free to send your personal picks to

Rating: 1/5

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