I stopped by the health food store last week to get E. some vitamin drops (hopefully they'll help him less sickly) and noticed these Metromint bottled waters. I had seen them around before at fancy food/import type stores but had never tried them.
I'm kind of conflicted when it comes to bottled water. When I'm out and about I often prefer drinking water to soda or other drinks and it's convenient to buy bottled water to take with me. But it's ridiculous how much waste in the U.S. is generated by plastic water bottles. And it's also pretty wasteful to pay for clean, drinkable water when the U.S. has a great infrastructure that provides it to us in our homes.
But clean, drinkable water that's flavored with mint? And in a nicely-designed bottle? I will TOTALLY buy that for a $1 (Especially if they're on sale.)
I ended up getting one each of the Spearmint, Orangemint, and Chocolatemint flavors. I wasn't so much a fan of the Orangemint flavor: the combination tasted a little weird to me. But the Spearmint flavor felt cooling on a hot day. And the Chocolatemint flavor was great: a perfect blend of chocolate and mint that was refreshing and slightly sweet.
So if you're going to drink bottled water anyway, you might as well drink these. (But recycle the bottle when you're done!)
Labels: food, recommended