When Does It Stop Being Water?

@porwest (11779)
United States
August 9, 2018 6:51am CST
When I worked at Coca-Cola, we of course made Dasani water. After a little while they called a meeting and said they were going to introduce adding flavors to the water like strawberry, cherry, lemon etc. Shortly after that they called another meeting and said they wanted to add a sweetener to the flavored water. Some time after that they called yet another meeting to announce they were adding some fizz... At which point I asked the question, "At which point are we just making another soda?" Record scratch.
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@just4him (136939)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Aug
I didn't know Coca-Cola made Dansani water. I drink Ice Mountain, plain, nothing added.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
12 Aug
Yep. Coca-Cola makes Dasani. I believe Nestlé makes Ice Mountain. I generally opt for what's cheaper. Most of the time it's Great Mountain which I usually get from Menards when they run their 11% off everything rebate deals. It's $1.99, and after I take off the 11% it's only $1.77 for a 24-pack of 16.9 ounce bottles.
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@just4him (136939)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Aug
@porwest That's a great saving. I had to check the bottle to verify it's put out by Nestle. I didn't know that.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
16 Aug
@just4him And actually the one I get from Menards is Glacier Mist.
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@JudyEv (147945)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug
I don't know why some people can't seem to just drink water. It tastes perfectly fine to me.
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@sol_cee (18525)
• Japan
10 Aug
I know someone who can't drink plain water.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
12 Aug
@JudyEv I have a hard time getting it down and so I have to force myself to drink it. But I do. I know it is healthier than anything else we can drink, and we need it...so...
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
12 Aug
@sol_cee It can be difficult. But not impossible.
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@MALUSE (47048)
• Uzbekistan
9 Aug
"...we of course made Dasani water..." What is Dasani water? Why 'of course'?
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@NJChicaa (49836)
• United States
9 Aug
Dasani is a brand of bottled water sold by Coca Cola
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@MALUSE (47048)
• Uzbekistan
9 Aug
@NJChicaa Thank you for telling me. But I think that the writer of a post should explain a term / brand name. This is an international site.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
12 Aug
@NJChicaa She can be a tough one, that @MALUSE.
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@franxav (5940)
9 Aug
Does Coca-Cola have water at all?
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
9 Aug
Soda is almost entirely water with sugars, acids, and flavoring added. Probably 90% or more of a soda is water.
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• San Jose, California
9 Aug
@porwest That is true.You add the ingredients,such as sweetener and flavors,ti water to make a soft drink
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• San Jose, California
10 Aug
Of course it does.Otherwise it would be solid.
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@sharon6345 (153208)
• United States
9 Aug
It's water when nothing is in it.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
12 Aug
I think that is a sound way of looking at it.
@sharon6345 (153208)
• United States
12 Aug
@porwest I am sure it took me a long while to think that way. I went four years without drinking water. I am lucky to be here.
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@sharon6345 (153208)
• United States
16 Aug
@porwest See you know what I went through. I drank anything I wanted four years and when I was laying in bed. I could barely move and my mouth was dangerously dry. I asked for two days for someone to carry me to the dr.I was tired of the ambulance coming here. I made it in a slight min to get out of bed and walk. The dr said I would have been gone that night had I not been there. I was admitted that night. Three bags of blood and pure iv liquids. they tried about three times to get blood. I was dangerously low. And dehydrated. Now I drink water and tea. I am working on getting away from the coffee. I still have two makers since of course, I reviewed them. But I am sure not going to be drinking like before.
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@pgntwo (22736)
• Malaga, Spain
12 Aug
So it goes. Ditto "New, improved!" - they are not going to write "we made it worse to keep margins up"...
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
18 Nov
Of course not.
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@pgntwo (22736)
• Malaga, Spain
18 Nov
@porwest I thought as much. Capitalism would go down the toilet that way... New and Improved, of course!
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
19 Nov
@pgntwo Yes. Of course. And long live capitalism. It's what keeps the wheels turning, tables full of food, rooves over heads, cars in the driveway, and who knows what else.
• United States
9 Aug
Good question in your post makes people really think about what liquid is actually going in to do the work cells need by hydration; however I am more concerned with elements of water that SHOULD not be part of the chemical make up and are seriously over looked such as lead, aluminum, chlorine and fluoride . . .
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
18 Nov
In this day and age I think it is extremely difficult to get away from certain additives and contaminants. Not sure what the answer is there.
• United States
19 Nov
@porwest actually it is NOT as difficult as people think it is... complain enough about something called TBHQ and sure enough a new preservative will make a debut on the fda front and a whole new slew of people will be made sicker . . . knowledge and chemistry are key and of course understanding how nutrition actually plays a role in wellness and we all would be better
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
22 Nov
@enlightenedpsych2 Well, certainly people can make more things from scratch and be more cautious about what they buy and from where. More fresh produce for example. Most of the time people just don't want to take the time—but time is potentially what they lose in the end.
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@sunrisefan (22389)
• Philippines
16 Aug
The salesman just delivered 5 boxes of nature's Spring water for us a while ago. A box contains two 5-liter bottles. Sometime ago, the salesman gave me a sample of those flavored water and I did not like it. I prefer to have the natural spring water that they deliver. BTW, Coca-Cola in our country also bought out Viva Mineral Water some years ago and continue to sell this product which is a rival of the Nature's Spring that we've been buying for 14 years now.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
18 Nov
Me too. Not really all that into flavored water. Just give me water straight up and I am happy with that.
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@sunrisefan (22389)
• Philippines
18 Nov
@porwest Same here - I'm more satisfied with plain water without any flavoring.
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@Blondie2222 (22994)
• United States
11 Aug
I for one like the flavor waters as sometimes plain water just doesn't cut it for me. But yes they have made so many of them, why can't they just stick with a few instead of coming out with all kinds of new flavors ?
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
18 Nov
In some ways I think they are just trying to throw things out there to see what works and what does not. Obviously the consumer will decide what ultimately stays on the shelves and what falls by the wayside.
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@Blondie2222 (22994)
• United States
19 Nov
@porwest Yup I agree with you
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@aureliah (21614)
• Kenya
9 Aug
It seems that another soda is not coming up anytime.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
18 Nov
Who knows what they will come up with next?
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@aureliah (21614)
• Kenya
19 Nov
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@RubyHawk (30511)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Aug
I sounds like another soda to me. I can't see any difference.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
18 Nov
Neither could I, which was why I posed the question.
@May2k8 (7253)
• Indonesia
16 Aug
Why is the purifier water written on the packaging, I just want to drink pure water.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
18 Nov
Just means it has gone through ozonation and reverse osmosis. Most bottled water is purified tap water.
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug
I never bother with plain bottled water, I get it from the tap, but I do like the lemon and lime flavoured.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
12 Aug
I do sometimes refill the bottles with tap water. Never had a problem with tap water personally.
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@GardenGerty (106705)
• United States
9 Aug
I will get flavored fizzy water instead of soda as there are still things I do not want in the soda. I do not want it sweet whether artificial, stevia or real sugar. It just does not quench my thirst if it is sweet. I only do fizzy and flavored for a treat.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
12 Aug
Most of the time these days I don't much care for soda either. On occasion I might get PowerAde or something if I don't want soda or water.
• United States
9 Aug
Although all that added stuff makes the water taste good but I agree that it's really just another type of soda.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
12 Aug
Yeah. I say, if you are going to drink water just drink water. I suppose if you LIKE the flavored stuff, and obviously there is a market for it otherwise they would not make it, but I think some people are tricking themselves they are drinking water when really they are not getting as much in as they think. Not sure if all of these additions make it a diuretic, but certainly it reduces the actual amount of water you are getting.
@JohnRoberts (70104)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Aug
I guess Dasani became Coke Lite.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
12 Aug
lol. Indeed.
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@kepweng (19407)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
9 Aug
water is liofe
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
12 Aug
Very true about that.
@Kandae11 (40280)
9 Aug
Give me pure , clear water anyday.
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
18 Nov
I am with you on this one as well. I never liked any of the flavored waters anyway, and I still don't. My wife drinks them often though. For me just give me plain water and I am happy as a lark.
@andriaperry (67279)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Aug
Yes they turned water into another soda, so what water is better for me to drink?
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@porwest (11779)
• United States
18 Nov
I'd say just regular, plain, unadulterated water.
@PBKING (1539)
• India
11 Aug
Have you got answer to your question? Are they making another soda?