Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Costco Water Really Sucks

Confession time… I have often reeled on about the evils of bottled water and how it takes tree times the amount of water to produce the bottle that contains the water. Bottled water is an ecological nightmare.

OK, now to my confession. I was recently at an event where there was a light meal and offered with the meal was a bottle of water. Having no other containers I took the water. The water was from Costco and I’m writing this in the hopes that Costco has a person searching the net for disparaging things said about their products.

The water was absolutely disgusting, and I’ll say it is worse than the water from the City of Tangent, Oregon. I wondered how this could be. Did the plastic off gas something to ruin the taste? I decided to read the label carefully.
Ingredients: Purified water, Potassium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride.

I mean WTF? No wonder it tastes like shit. I wanted a drink of water not a chemical cocktail. Doesn’t Kirkland’s R&D taste this crap before it goes into the bottle? They couldn't possibly have.


Blogger darev2005 said...

Hmm.... we can't bring any unsealed liquids into the prison and the tap water there is extremely nasty. So we buy bottled water and i try to bring home all of the bottles for recycling. Some types taste pretty bad. Some are okay. The Nestle water contains: Water, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate and Magnesium Sulfate. It's pretty good, for water.

Why can't they just contain water?

6:20 AM  
Blogger mark said...

If you have to drink bottled beverages, stick to beer.

9:12 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Darev, I don't understand it either.

Mark, I wonder what sort of water they start out with...

5:34 AM  
Blogger Jaggy said...

You pickin' on Tangent? I mean, I'm not from there, but not too far away. And mid-valley water is far and away the best I've ever had. Lebanon beats Albany and Corvallis hands-down (upstream and all), but Salem does a darn good job too.

It's the Santiam River. Good stuff right there. :)

9:55 PM  
Blogger Tango said...

I filter my own water and bring it to work. The water there tastes like chlorine and I can't stand it. No telling what all is the in the city water.

7:22 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Jaggy, Tangent water tastes like crappy Costco water.

Tango, is it a stainless steel bottle?

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you should check whats in your tap water, and also read up on those compounds that are in bottled water instead of suddenly thinking they are a "chemical cocktail"

Cities actually add fluorine to tap water to prevent bacteria from forming, and also to help with teeth (since flourine is designed to help clean teeth)...

If you want PURE water, drink some dionized or distilled water, aside from taste, tap water is perfectly fine...

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Potassium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods and is necessary for many normal functions of your body, especially the beating of your heart.
Potassium bicarbonate is used to prevent or to treat a potassium deficiency (hypokalemia).

Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) commonly called baking soda is a natural substance used in the human body within the bloodstream to regulate pH as a counterbalance to acid build up, which is critical to life. It affects the pH of cells and tissues, balances cell voltage, and increases CO2 which helps with oxygenation. Sodium Bicarbonate is a powerful medical tool that everyone would benefit by knowing more about.

Sodium Bicarbonate can be used as a first line of defence for a vast range of sickness including, cancer, flu, diabetes, kidney disease and even the common cold. Sodium Bicarbonate can be used in many forms whether transdermally in a bath, orally or nebulised for lung conditions. It is so powerful in it's ability to detox that it can even be used against radiation exposure.

Calcium Chloride is a mineral salt, which is administered to increase the blood levels of Calcium in the body and to get the heart working where potassium levels are too high.

Magnesium is a mineral that occurs naturally in the body and is found in certain foods. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles, nerves, heart, and bones.

Magnesium chloride is used to treat or prevent magnesium deficiency (lack of natural magnesium in the body).

10:43 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

The water sucks because you can taste all this shit in it. The minerals listed should be available in the foods one eats.

5:36 AM  

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