What are Your Favorite Bottled Water Brands?

It may seem ridiculous to spend your money on something that comes free out of your home’s tap, but not all water is created equal. Being raised in the Denver area, I feel very privileged about the water in my home. The water here is usually cold and almost always fresh-tasting and pure of any fishy tastes, sand and sediment. Yet, even thought I find the water coming from my faucet to be excellent most of the time, I still appreciate the convenience of bottled water. If you have tried a variety of Bottled Water Brands, you quickly learned that they can vary greatly in taste and price.

Bottled Water Brands that Taste Good

Being in a region that has decent water, the last thing I want to do is pay good money for bottled brands of water. Most of the bottled water brands taste really good, but I’m not willing to pay a great deal of money for them. So, what is the best water for the best price? Let me start by telling you which one is not. There is one brand of bottled water that tastes every bit as cheap as it’s price. I am talking about Arrowhead. I am unsure how a manufacturer or bottler could screw up something as simple as water, but Arrowhead has done it. Arrowhead is the flattest, most foul-tasting of any bottled water I’ve ever tried. Taking a sip or gulp of Arrowhead water is about as refreshing as trying to suck the sweat from your moldy socks. While I’m picking on Arrowhead, I will also add that it deserves consideration for worst product packaging nomination. Have you ever successfully opened a bottle of Arrowhead without getting wet? Try twisting the lid off one of these bottles without getting your sleeves drenched. I’ve found out the secret of how to open a bottle of Arrowhead, but why should I waste my time teaching you something you don’t have to use? There are other bottled water brands that are nearly as inexpensive, but far better tasting and easier to open.

The Best Bottled Water Brands

For pure taste, my two favorites are Dasani and Aquafina. These two brands are extremely refreshing and thanks to competition, are really not that expensive anymore, especially since you can find them frequently on sale. For overall value, you can’t beat Kroger’s Big-K or Costco’s own Kirkland brand bottled water. For $3 or $4 you can get a 24 pack of Big-K or Kirkland. While the taste is not quite as special and refreshing as Dasani or Aquafina it is still good. Their convenience makes them well worth the low price. At a price of $2.99 for a 24-pack, buying bottled brands of water becomes much more palatable.

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