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Khalifa Jayy
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(08-01-2012, 02:40 AM)
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Does anyone drink this stuff? It tastes like someone took a soda and took away all the flavor leaving the gas behind. It tastes weird as hell yet some people seem to actually like it. Is there something wrong with me or is this stuff not good?
Featheredkitten
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(08-01-2012, 02:41 AM)
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never wanted to feel fancy?
smurfx
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(08-01-2012, 02:41 AM)
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i love sparkling water. i stopped drinking soda and this was a nice substitute. i don't buy perrier much though since its expensive but i do like it.
notsol337
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(08-01-2012, 02:41 AM)
Tonic water is awesome! Just add gin and lime. Duh.
DJ_Lae
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(08-01-2012, 02:42 AM)
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I can't drink it either, the taste of carbonation on its own is just odd.

Tonic water, on the other hand, I could drink like water, though I know it's loaded with sugar.
lunch
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(08-01-2012, 02:42 AM)
I think they're awful and I completely agree with the syrupless soda comment, but my dad used to drink Perrier quite often, so I have one whenever I have the chance.
soundahfekz
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(08-01-2012, 02:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by notsol337

Tonic water is awesome! Just add gin and lime. Duh.


Tonic water is diff from club or straight sparkling but yes, tonic water is awesome!
HylianTom
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(08-01-2012, 02:42 AM)
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Mammoth Jones
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(08-01-2012, 02:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Khalifa Jayy

Does anyone drink this stuff? It tastes like someone took a soda and took away all the flavor leaving the gas behind. It tastes weird as hell yet some people seem to actually like it. Is there something wrong with me or is this stuff not good?

It's an acquired taste. I personally prefer plain water on crushed ice with some lemon but that's me. My homegirl swears by it though and she's doing great since she gave up soda got on WW and lost 100 pounds. So it's gotta be better than soda. Although I hear the carbonation isn't that great on the kidneys regardless.
daviyoung
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(08-01-2012, 02:43 AM)
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It's like water, but makes you burp. It also lets you know what CO2 tastes like, so it's important. I like it.
UltimaPooh
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(08-01-2012, 02:43 AM)
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I'm drinking some sparkling water right now. It's an acquired taste and it really helps with kicking the habit of drinking soda.
sangreal
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(08-01-2012, 02:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by UltimaPooh

I'm drinking some sparkling water right now. It's an acquired taste and it really helps with kicking the habit of drinking soda.

this

I prefer Poland Spring Sparkling Lemon over Perrier though
Last edited by sangreal; 08-01-2012 at 02:48 AM.
Kwixotik
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(08-01-2012, 02:45 AM)
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I tried it when I was in France because it's really popular there. Hated it. CO2 tastes like ass.
smurfx
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(08-01-2012, 02:45 AM)
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yeah its definitely an acquired taste. i remember hating the taste of it the first time i had some and little by little i started to enjoy it.
Big-E
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(08-01-2012, 02:46 AM)
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Perrier is garbage but I drink other brands all the time. It is quite refreshing. Someone hasn't been to Europe. What's good is that some restaurants in Vancouver are buying devices to carbonate are already delicious tap water.
Khalifa Jayy
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(08-01-2012, 02:46 AM)
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Now that I drink a little more of it, I can see why people drink the stuff especially those who are trying to kick soda addictions. Is carbonation good for stomachaches, btw? When I was a kid I was always told to drink a sprite or 7up when my stomach was hurting
xxracerxx
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(08-01-2012, 02:46 AM)
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Mineral water is damn refreshing. I love it and drink one a day at least with a twist of lemon.

Edit: wait so you hadn't even finished a bottle before posting this?

Originally Posted by Onion_Relish

It will still taste like shit, just not as bad.

And soda tastes like shit as well sometimes.
Onion_Relish
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(08-01-2012, 02:47 AM)
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Protip: add a lemon or lime (or their juices) to a Perrier. It will still taste like shit, just not as bad.
Koodo
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(08-01-2012, 02:47 AM)
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I don't care for the thing but I love their latest commercial.

GavinGT
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(08-01-2012, 02:50 AM)
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There's this kid at my work that always drinks plain seltzer water. I can only imagine that his parents are alcoholics and they always have it around for mixed drinks. I guess he acquired a taste for it.
legacyzero
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(08-01-2012, 02:50 AM)
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Tried Perrier on my vacation to Florida. Shit was nasty, yo.
Hasphat'sAnts
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(08-01-2012, 02:50 AM)
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Coconut Italian soda.

Da best.
Aku-Audi
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(08-01-2012, 02:51 AM)
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Normally I would agree with you but I make exception for one, one which is brewed with mineral water from my hometown



Originally Posted by Wikipedia

Farris is a brand of mineral water produced in Larvik. It is Norway's oldest and by a distance best-selling bottled water. It has been mentioned in the literature as having positive health effect.

The spring and Farris bottling company are located at the bottom of Bøkeskogen. Bøkeskogen is a forested hilltop which (along with the city of Larvik to the south of the hill) separates between Farris and the Skagerrak. Farris mineral water originates from rainwater falling on this hill. The water slowly filters through deposited glacial moraine material and reaches the spring some 15–20 years later, strongly mineralized.[6] In 1988 a new spring, 21 meters deep, was discovered, and this new spring is the present source of the mineral water.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farris_%28mineral_water%29
jiji
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(08-01-2012, 02:53 AM)
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It's a thing for olds and Europeans. Popular in places where the water was historically or currently isn't so good.
Pacbois
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(08-01-2012, 02:54 AM)
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Perrier is alright.



But this is better.
Imbarkus
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(08-01-2012, 02:55 AM)
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I am sick of sugar water.

How many beverages can you find in your average convenience store who main flavor focus is not SWEEEEET!

Plenty of sugar-water for all you hummingbirds. Leave us our precious little variety.
Smiles and Cries
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(08-01-2012, 02:56 AM)
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*burp*

agreed nasty stuff
Uncompromisable
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(08-01-2012, 02:57 AM)
tonic water is awesome you fool. Especially for a recovering sodaholic who can't stand the boredom of regular water.

honestly my latest favorite:

Dingotech
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(08-01-2012, 02:58 AM)
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I used to make my own carbonated water using the Soda Machines you can buy for home made soda, I just never added the flavouring.

I found it quite refreshing sometimes on really hot days, or after doing work outside. I didn't drink it all the time over water but it was something different I guess...
fireside
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(08-01-2012, 02:58 AM)
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I like carbonated drinks with food and don’t always want soda.
hawkshockey11
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(08-01-2012, 03:03 AM)
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I almost died as a kid because my mom put oxy clean solution in a club soda bottle and I downed a glass.
alphaNoid
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(08-01-2012, 03:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by sangreal

this

I prefer Poland Spring Sparkling Lemon over Perrier though

Perrier owns Poland Springs/Arrowhead/Zerpherhills/Ozarka...


Originally Posted by Pacbois

Perrier is alright.



But this is better.

Perrier owns Pelagrino as well...

and Nestle owns Perrier.
Zilch
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(08-01-2012, 03:04 AM)
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I drink a lot of Perrier. I love carbonization and hate sugary soda.
WorriedCitizen
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(08-01-2012, 03:08 AM)
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I pretty much only drink carbonated water. I find it more refreshing then plain water. Only drink "medium" tho (only a little carbonated) because the regular stuff makes me feel bloated.
What i completely miss here is flavored carbonated water. I had this in Sweden and i think it's awesome. This stuff has a mild taste like pears or melon or whatever but it's nowhere near as sweet and thick as soda drinks. Best of both worlds imo.
Zaraki_Kenpachi
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(08-01-2012, 03:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Featheredkitten

never wanted to feel fancy?

You really consider that being fancy?

I drank it when I was living in Germany but prefer regular water.
ConfusingJazz
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(08-01-2012, 03:09 AM)
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Personally, I love over carbonated or lightly carbonated. Anything inbetween is rubbish.
Like the hat?
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(08-01-2012, 03:12 AM)
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It is so fucking good
SMT
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(08-01-2012, 03:16 AM)
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In my experience, Perrier is the best carbonated water ever. Deriving from the Swiss\French alps, pure heaven in a bottle. I drink it instead of beer, it comes in various flavours,my personal favorite is lime, but grapefruit and lemon are good too.

Limited edition runs are good too.

Perrier and 'competitor' San Pellegrino are owned by the Nestlé Corporation

Owned.
Last edited by SMT; 08-01-2012 at 03:20 AM.
Gallbaro
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(08-01-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pacbois

Perrier is alright.



But this is better.

Buy the big bottles in bulk at Costco and drink 3 a day. Cop pulled me over once for seeing me drink from a glass bottle while driving.
Ultima_5
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(08-01-2012, 03:16 AM)
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I drink tons of carbonated water.

Though most people don't like it... I'm the only person I know who drinks it straight. Love the stuff. Way better than soda once you get used to it.
Antiwhippy
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(08-01-2012, 03:17 AM)
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Am I the only one who thinks it's absolutely foul?
Ultima_5
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(08-01-2012, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Antiwhippy

Am I the only one who thinks it's absolutely foul?

Someone didn't read the op
The_Hitcher89
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(08-01-2012, 03:19 AM)
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And notes I wrote as she read, she said, 'has the Perrier gone straight to my head?'
Antiwhippy
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(08-01-2012, 03:21 AM)
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Well he just says it taste weird. This stuff honestly makes me gag whenever I drink it.

Sorry should have read before rush posting. :P
Anbokr
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(08-01-2012, 03:21 AM)
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Oh god, I'm getting nightmares. When I went to Germany and asked for "water" at a restaurant they gave me this shit. Tasted absolutely disgusting--don't understand how some people substitute this for a glass of good ol' ice cold water.
Mr. F
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(08-01-2012, 03:35 AM)
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Yeah not a fan, always had to remember to ask for regular water in Italy as it seemed to be the default in some places. Then again I don't like pop either, carbonation sucks in general.
~Kinggi~
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(08-01-2012, 03:37 AM)
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You kidding? I used to drink perrier but it can be pricey, so now i just stick to generic sparkling water and mix lemon juice with it. Its healthy, but contains fizz and subtle flavor to fulfill that certain urge soda does. Also, its healthy, and soda is horrible for you, even diet soda.

Learn to love the stuff. You may not like it the first time, and if you used to be a soda addict, plain water is just plain and gets boring quick, so this stuff is a great remedy. Helped me lose 50 pounds.
Tribes of Trusty
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(08-01-2012, 03:37 AM)
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Vichy Célestins est très bon aussi. /smugfrenchface
FStop7
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(08-01-2012, 03:38 AM)
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I think it's good with lemon but it's not something I seek out.

On the other hand there's this, which is the real Jesus Juice:

dkeane
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(08-01-2012, 03:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by FStop7

I think it's good with lemon but it's not something I seek out.

On the other hand there's this, which is the real Jesus Juice:

If I'm ever hungover I drink one of those. It's like a slap to the face. So good.

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