Are you a water snob?

Ab-starAb-star Posts: 1,128Registered Users
As in - do you only drink bottled/filtered water? I realized today that I won't even drink Kool-Aid or use ice cubes unless they are made with filtered water. It doesn't really taste much different but it just doesn't 'feel' right. :roll:
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  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    The water around here tastes like ass, so we filter all of our water. I hate tap water.
  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    I'll drink tap water, but if we buy a bottle of water I prefer Fiji. I seriously notice a difference in the "taste."
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I'll only drink tap water if I'm very thirsty and have nothing else available. I notice a difference in the taste and smell. I make my ice cubes and tea with filtered water too. One time, I didn't think about it and just poured tap water into my tea kettle, and ended up with some really funky tasting tea.
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  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users
    Total water snob. Our water is filtered & I still won't drink it.

    I prefer Fiji- definitely tastes the best to me
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I have big bottles of water delivered for drinking. For cooking, I'm not as fussy and will use tap.
  • crazycurlyheadcrazycurlyhead Posts: 113Registered Users
    when i had an old fridge i didn't mind using tap water for ice cubes, i don't like tea so i don't care about that, but use tap water for cooking and stuff, i don't like tap water because of the taste.
    my favorite bottled water is Poland Spring, i think it's only sold in the northeast (i grew up in nyc) now that i'm in florida i miss it, when i go to ny it's the first thing i buy when i get off the plane,
    i HATE the taste of evian, dont like fiji either :oops:
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  • The ScientistThe Scientist Posts: 239Registered Users
    Philly's tap water tastes nasty to me, so I never drink it. So I guess I am a water snob.
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  • cjccjc Posts: 636Registered Users
    I drink Publix Spring tap water for me.
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    We buy bottled water and drink filtered out of the fridge as well. Living in FL means the water is totally and completely disgusting. Before they sold Fiji locally in the grocery store I ordered a case from their site because I love the taste so much. As much bottled as we drink though it wasn't cost efficient to buy it all the time.

    I've had Poland Springs when we were in Maine and it's good stuff! :D


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  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    Nope, I really don't care, as long as it's not tap temperature. If there's ice in it, and it's cold enough, I'll drink tap water.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    babywavy wrote:
    Nope, I really don't care, as long as it's not tap temperature. If there's ice in it, and it's cold enough, I'll drink tap water.

    Same here. Our tap water tastes fine, and although we have a filter in the fridge, I usually just drink it from the tap.

    Not sure what the difference is, but I have a friend in the next town and her tap water is awful. You can't use it for anything, even juice tastes funky :?
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  • NessyNessy Posts: 788Registered Users
    I love tap water! I can't stand filtered or bottled water. The tap water here tastes just fine.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator

    I grew up in the country drinking well water. There were also a couple of live springs that we used when our well was low or dry. When I was little, we used my grandma's well that had the old-timey hand-pump on top.

    When we got our house, the driller had to try several places before they could get any water. Finally they had to drill EXTREMELY DEEP through a great length of solid rock (and I mean, solid rock), and that's our present well.

    The minerals in the water give it a taste that others find very strange. I don't know if it's considered "hard" water, but the ice cubes taste very salty and look kind of opaque. (I don't know the difference between "hard" and "soft" water) The water itself was clear and odorless, and safe to drink, though. It tasted like water that had a smidgen of salt mixed in--nowhere near as salty as the ice cubes. It was weird.

    Anyway, the chalky deposits it left behind finally messed up the pipes, so my dad is using another well from a homestead a short ways down the path. I cannot, can NOT get used to any other water. I have to force myself to drink water here. I usually don't even bother to drink tap water here unless I mix in a sprinkle of salt or sugar to cut what I perceive to be a bitterness, or add a slice of lemon or lime.

    One of the springs back home is still live; it is at a church called Spring Church in Skippers, VA. Our water at my dad's well tasted similiar to the water at that spring. The spring's water didn't leave any chalky residue or salty opaque ice, though.

    After years of trial and error, I have finally found 2 waters that taste anything close to the water back home--Evian brand and Food Lion's store brand. I buy Food Lion's more often because it's cheaper.

    Yeah, I guess I qualify as a water freak :oops:
  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users

    Mountain Valley Spring Water is my favorite and that's what we have delivered to our house every month for our big water dispenser thingy.

    I also like Evian and Clear Mountain.

    I hate filtered water, but I'll drink it over tap anytime.
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  • EliciaElicia Posts: 881Registered Users
    I hate water period and don't drink it enough . i will drink tap if i am really thirsty and there is nothing else. If i must drink water i prefer Fiji or Evian
  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    I LOVE Fiji water. Unfortunately it is way too expensive to buy on a regular basis, so for bottled water most of the time, it is Poland Springs or Monadnock. I will drink our tap water too though.
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  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    I love all kinds of water. I'll drink it warm, room temperature, cold, even hot, just as long as there's no ice in it, I'm fine. (My teeth are sensitive to super cold water) I'll drink tap water anytime, I like it. I'll also drink the water from our refrigorator. I'll drink any bottled water, as long as it's not Evian, (spelling?) that stuff is nasty. Usually, the bottled water I drink is Poland Springs. Fiji is my favorite, but its too expensise, so I only have it once and a while. I also really like Ethos water because the money goes to help countries that don't have clean water.
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    I drink filtered water with a few drops of lemon essential oil. Just use tap water for coffee and tea.
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users
    Not at all. Our tap water is mountain fresh and tastes good most of the year (late summer/early fall is the only iffy time).

    When I travel, though, I only drink bottled water. I was in San Diego last week and the water tasted terrible.
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  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    Yes! major water snob!! :oops: I don't care for tap water! I prefer Evian or Volvic water.
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    Nah, I wouldn't call myself one. I actually think our tap water tastes better than some bottled water, but I'm kind of weird.

    I think the only time when I actually drink bottled water is on vacation or traveling - it always tastes weird to me. Not neccesarily bad, just much different from what I'm used to.


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  • MegaraMegara Posts: 424Registered Users
    Our water sucks, so yeah, we filter it. We have one of those fridges with the filter thingy in it, so it works out all right.

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    Am I the only one that finds Evian to be oily?
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  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    I'm not that fussy about water, but I'm used to the well water we have at home. It has a whole-house particle filter and a charcoal filter for the fridge. Tastes pretty good.
  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
    I have a faucet filter since water is my main beverage. I will occasionally drink some bottled teas, but mostly enjoy water with slices of lemon the best.

    Regarding bottled water: I don't really know the different brands...but I am going to try Fiji water since so many people seem to think it tastes really good.

    I have bought bottled water and it has had that plastic bottle taste...not sure why how that happens since the water hadn't "expired".
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  • loosecurlsloosecurls Posts: 637Registered Users
    No, our tap water's actually pretty good. I still use a brita filter sometimes tho.

    When I lived in Portland, ME the tap water there was HORRIBLE! I shudder to think how much $$ I spent on bottled water when I lived there.

    If I buy bottled water now I do prefer Dasani to other brands.
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    Mountain Valley Spring Water is my favorite and that's what we have delivered to our house every month for our big water dispenser thingy.

    My sister-in-law has water delivered for her water dispenser; I just remembered that it's one more water that I will willingly drink. I'll have to check to see if hers is Mountain Valley Spring Water.

    My other SIL gave me a cup of ice water from her tap and it was just :nono:nono1.gif Both the ice and the water smelled horrible.

    I can't afford Evian water all the time, only when I'm feeling a little crazy with my $$$, and then it has to be a small one. I've always wanted to try some of the other fancy waters in the funky bottles (to see if they taste like the water back home) but they are just SO expensive!
  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    I drink filtered water at home and bottled water at work. I will drink spring water (love Fiji and Pure American). If spring isn't available, I'll go with a purified like Dasani or Aquafina. I can't tell the differences between those two, but I can tell when I'm drinking spring vs. filtered or vs. purified.
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    I used to drink tap water, but then I decided to try bottled water and now I drink bottled water most of the time. The tap water doesn't taste as good to me anymore.
    I get the cheapest kind usually. I never drink anything else but water so I thought that at least I could drink bottled water then. :P