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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:36 PM

Supermarkets are selling bottled tap water to millions of unsuspecting customers.

Bottles of Tesco ‘Everyday Value Still Water’ and Asda ‘Smartprice Still Water’ are sitting on shelves alongside big brands of mineral water such as Evian and Perrier.

However, there is no explanation on the label of these supermarket brands that the contents are simply tap water.

http://www.dailymail...-customers.html

These supermarket own brands cost next to nothing but that's not the point. I bought two bottles of the Tesco Still Water two days ago. I only keep it in the house for emergencies like if the water supply gets cut off due to burst mains. Other times I use tap water and a water filter jug,

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

I've been drinking that.


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:45 PM

We know this here.
More than 50% of all bottled water sold in the USA,is tap.
Dassini is the biggest seller .
The only one I would drink,was Fiji water .It's legit ,but apparently the Government is so corrupt ,they use fear and intimidation to keep on top.
The Fiji govt is alleged to be illegal . Residents have no water,but they bottle it and sell it for millions in export.


There's a story about a reporter who went to the island to do an expose on them,and they kidnapped her ,and I think beat and  menaced her for days.
I forget the details of the story now,but I haven't touched a bottle of Fiji,since.
Let me see if I can find the article about it.

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 18 August 2012 - 02:01 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:49 PM

It's a great marketing ploy. :)


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

http://theniya.org/f...pin-the-bottle/

Wow,most of its been whitewashed from the internet .

This article has one line about it.. http://theniya.org/f...-freedom-index/




Edited by Simbi Laveau, 18 August 2012 - 01:57 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

Just liek to remind everyone that if you go in there and ask for a glass of water they lagally have to give you one. So take a bottle to refill... lol


View PostSimbi Laveau, on 18 August 2012 - 01:56 PM, said:

http://theniya.org/f...pin-the-bottle/

Wow,most of its been whitewashed from the internet .

This article has one line about it.. http://theniya.org/f...-freedom-index/


More bullying, lies and criminal activity by corperate companies.

Sad thing is I'm not suprised.

Horrible though, poor woman. :td:

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:16 PM

I find it difficult to supress a chuckle when I see a bottle of water which has (allegedly) spent hundreds of years filtering itself down through layer upon layer of volcanic and mineral strata, sitting on a Supermarket shelf with a 'best before' label! Huh?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

Well, not really shocking. There are subtle differences in water labeling. If it is called Mineral Water it has to come from a source and have a minimum mineral content. If it is called Table Water it can come from anywhere, even the tab.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:00 PM

I generally only buy liquids that are 40% proof... :whistle:

Edited by BrianPotter, 18 August 2012 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

...anybody remember the "Only Fools and Horses" episode where Dell Boy and Rodney did exactly the same thing :w00t:   absolutely classic!!


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

View Postkeithisco, on 20 August 2012 - 01:53 PM, said:

...anybody remember the "Only Fools and Horses" episode where Dell Boy and Rodney did exactly the same thing :w00t:   absolutely classic!!

Just beat me to it,

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:06 PM

View Postkeithisco, on 20 August 2012 - 01:53 PM, said:

...anybody remember the "Only Fools and Horses" episode where Dell Boy and Rodney did exactly the same thing :w00t:   absolutely classic!!
Peckham spring, i don't think i ever saw a bad episode of OFAH.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 20 August 2012 - 02:05 PM, said:

Just beat me to it,

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And me.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 20 August 2012 - 02:05 PM, said:

Just beat me to it,

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Thanks for the link!!

When I get home (friday)  I will watch it again :yes:


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

Have a good reverse osmosis system installed, you can even get one that filters out flouride for $125, it connects to your sink and is very easy to install. After running it through that, it's extreemely pure and the taste is unbelievable. Check it out.

http://www.qualitywa...ter-filter.html

Edited by Spid3rCyd3, 20 August 2012 - 02:47 PM.






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