Recently someone sent a press release to encourage me to write about flavored water. Personally, I find the concept disgusting.
I think it’s a ripoff. Look at bottled water: Look at how much bottled water costs and what a billion dollar industry it has become. All most of it is — glorified and purified tap water in a bottle that has been falsely promoted as clean water cascading down some rocks. Aquafina and Desani owned by Pepsi and Coke Cola are the two biggest offenders.
Now the water industry is pushing flavored water. If we thought water was a fiasco, flavored is even a bigger fiasco.
Don’t think for a minute that they squeeze a fresh orange into the water. Nope, that is not the case. That’s something you could do with relative ease. Here’s a PUR product cartridge that attaches to your existing PUR filter to provide drops of flavoring to the water.
Again, don’t delude yourself into thinking that this is freshly squeezed orange juice.
This product claims to have no sugar, no calories, and no dyes.
Ingredients: What it does have is water, propylene glycol (used as a base for deodorants), citrus acid, sodium citrate, malic acid, acesulfame K, sucralose (a form of sugar known as Splenda; 600 times sweeter than sugar), sodium chloride, benzoic acid, and sorbic acid. The last two claim to be preservatives. Oh, yes, there are three separate flavors — raspberry, peach, and strawberry and each has raspberry flavor, peach flavor, and strawberry flavor about halfway through the list.
Stop wasting your money on flavored water! Tell your friends about the flavored water ripoff. Shop smartly.