Soo…My Favorite Bottled Water Brand Is Murky Huh?

I don’t know how my cousin and I got on the subject of the best bottled water brands yesterday but it made for an interesting conversation and a pretty sad discovery.

I purchased a ton of bottled water for my 4th of July celebration. Now let me just say that yes, I am totally down with the going green movement of using your own water bottle. I usually only purchase bottled water if I’m out and about or having a get-together (ok I guess that’s kind of  lot),  HOWEVER when I do, it HAS to be Dasani!!!!

I used to be a hardcore bottled water drinker back when it was the coolest thing ever to be seen with a bottle of water. I’ve tried sooooo many kinds but always went back to the smooth, crisp, clean taste of Dasani. Ahhh there is nothing more heavenly that cracking that top open and gulping down pure, ice cold water…..

Ok back to the lame convo I was having with my cousin who is so “earthy & researchy”. She claimed that “her research” and “sources” says that Dasani has one of the nastiest water reservoirs and all these other horror stories about drinking bottled water.

I just brushed this aside while sipping on my Dasani because this is the same chick who refuses to use products from Proctor & Gamble because some church lady said they were devil worshipers.

Even though I had no intentions of straying from my favorite brand, I was curious to know what brand others preferred (hey! I was bored!)  so I hit up google. I stumbled upon a bottled water scorecard from They rate bottled water based on how pure the water is, if the company is willing to disclose where the water comes from and how the water is treated.

What grade did my Dasani get?  A big fat  D : (

Most brands received D’s and F’s but there were 3 brands that got B’s and one was Nestle’s Pure Life!!! They are open about where their water comes from,  passed the purification/water treatment test and also use advanced treatment.

Congrats Nestle!! You got me!!!!

With all that said…..I am now a Nestle Pure Life water drinker. And even though that water taste slightly like sitting pond to me, I can always respect a transparent food and beverage company, no pun intended.

Ok this post has totally made me really thirsty!
What’s your favorite bottled water brand?


  1. Nancy says

    Hi, I am becoming addicted to your site. Love it. I have to comment on the water subject. I was a bottle water only drinker for a while. I thought for sure that it “tasted” better. One day my son took a couple almost empty water bottles out of my car and filled them up with regular ol’ tap water. He put them in the fridge and went about his business. After my workout, I grabbed one out of the fridge and drank the whole thing and said “Wow, this is good water.” My son started laughing and said, “Test complete.” So, now I will buy the bottle water every once in a while, and refill them a few times with water straight from the tap. I also have my my own water bottle, but I still like to trick my mind into thinking I’m drinking “the good stuff.” LOL…

  2. trina says

    i’ve tried all of the brands but like you i keep coming back to dasani. bottom line for me I HATE WATER, but i know I have to drink water so in order for me to drink it, it has to taste good, and that’s what i get from dasani. Unless i see a rat turd in it myself, I’m still going to drink it. Other brand just taste like dirt or tangy but I love dasani it must be the dirt that makes it takes good lol.

  3. tae says

    i never really liked dasani..i have ALWAYS loved Nestle and its sad that some companies just put tap water into bottles and charge crazy prices for it.. and some states tap water is better than the bottled…Sad Huh.

  4. Anonymous says

    OMG Nestle is sooo disgusting to me!!! I love love love Dasani and Smart Water hmmm I wonder what's their rating…

  5. Nikki D says

    Yea!! Nestle is all I drink!!! I'm so happy that they got a B! Thanks for sharing this info with us.

  6. Donna R. says

    My husband is in the water flow/ purification business; he's always said bottled water is the biggest scam. You can basically pee into a bottle and sell it as there is really no FDA moniotoring. Best water is from a fridge or Brita purifier…hands down.

  7. Tia says

    WOW, this is interesting to me because I never liked Dasani. It tastes like dirt to me. I thought it was just me being crazy. The Nestle water is my favorite because it just tastes "fresh" – and it's cheap :)

  8. ydcc says

    I know exactly what you mean about Nestle being "soft". I'm not a big fan of that texture.

    Gonna try that smart water tomorrow. I hate curiosity!!! : )

  9. Focused says

    I'm a give fan of Dasani. I won't be giving it up because I already know that it's just purified tap water w/some minerals added. At least they're not pretending it's from a "spring"! Nestle's water is too "soft" on my tongue, if that makes sense.

  10. Aly Cat 121 says

    We drink Penta Water, it also got "B" grade. It's actually pretty good but i'm not sure if you can find it at "regular" grocery stores. Whole Foods carries it for sure.

  11. MagnificentReign says

    I hate Dasani water personally. I usually drink either SmartWater or Aquafina. But my all time favorite water is Tynant water. I've only ever seen it in my local farmer's market in Cleveland. But I believe it's from the UK. My husband and I call it "air water" because it tastes so clear!

  12. Stefanie says

    Hmm…interesting. I usually drink alkaline water at home and Dasani when I go to the gym. Most other waters are just too thick (if that makes sense). This will definitely make me carry some alkaline water with me instead of the Dasani.

  13. ♥ CG ♥ says

    Yikes! I've been downing Deer Park lately like it's going out of style….it's murky too :-(. I like Aquafina and Dasani…murky x 2…oy!

  14. Anonymous says

    Your cousin sounds just like me when it comes to foods and drinks. My sister used to love Dasani water, but she drank it so much that she got tired of it altogether. I buy bottled water once in a while when I'm out, but not too often. Dasani is pretty good, though.

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