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Q: Which brand of bottled-water do you prefer?

 

I typically buy C'estbon for the individual size, I know a local store where I can get the 555ml for 1.5kuai. C'estbon is consistently my favorite, but I sometimes buy one of the lesser known brands (SunRay Cave) because I can get the 1.5L for 2kuai. I have always wondered if all bottled water is the same in terms of quality/purity. Thoughts on this fellow China-dwellers?

9 years 49 weeks ago in  Food  - China

 
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I buy the Evian bottled water from France available at Carrefour. 

Nessquick:

can we be sure, is really bottled in France and not re-bottled in China ? 

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I typically only buy Nogfu Spring (the red bottles) because of the price (usually 6-7rmb at the stores here for a 4L jug)  and because everyone tells me it's safe and clean.

 

If I can't find that then I'll usually go with a foreign brand but I hate wasting all that extra money on water.

 

There was another brand I use to always buy, i forget what it was called. But then one day news came out that the water was tainted and stores started pulling it off shelves Oups.  It was dirt dirt cheap though so I should have known better.

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i use the normal 20L bottle Laughing out loud.. wont drink directly... use another equipment 5L.. which boils and then keeps it warm at 60 degree (drinkable)...

 

Also the 20L dispensor-Midea- is equipped with a jug/kettle ... which boils water as well.. for coffee/tea..

 

As long as the water is boiled... i feel safe.. if its safe to breath air here... its ok to drink that water..

 

if outside -and in summer- usually drink nestle.. just because its a brand i know from back home... and the bottle looks nice... my wife always prefer nongfu though..

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Most of the time i buy Wahaha,i think  it's a brand i can trust.If i can't get it,then i would get Nongfu Spring instead.

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just to be sure that we are talking about the same thing.

 

Most part of the bottled-water sold in China are actually just boiled water (NongFu) and not mineral water (Evian). I make this difference, because the quantity of minerals in a water is also what makes a brand different from another one.

 

My two favorites are Vittel (French brand) and San Benedetto (Italian brand).

 

 

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I dont mind about the brand. I end up buying almost everytime the Nongfu, seems to be the biggest brand in distributed in Shanghai. Anywhere I go is the first I see. Sometimes they dont have and I grab the first I see.

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Re Nessquick's valid question above, I have no idea as to whether or not the EVIAN sold in China is real, fake, locally bottled or imported.  The thought did cross my mind, however.  Good point, Nessquick.

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I usually buy Nongfu as it seems to be widely accepted as safe and as a mineral water.  It you can't read Chinese you might not know, but a lot of waters are not mineral, they're just purified and they say it on the bottle. These waters are pretty bad for your body actually.  Not only do they contain no nutrients, but they actually absorb nutrients from your body and then you piss them away.

Nongfu is mineral water from one of China's lake ( i forget which one) so whoever above said its just boiled tap water is not exactly correct.  Just make sure you buy mineral water  矿泉水 and not purified  纯净水

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best I can read,,,, c'estbon is just purified, not mineral. darn! well, I used to drink Nongfu a lot, guess I'll go back to that.

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I bought a bottle of Nongfu Springs today. Maybe that'll be the last time I do so -   8.5kuai for 4L !  cool

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it's water ...who cares about the brand!!!!!!!!!!!!

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c'est bon is what is deliverd to my home water cooler ... 10 -- 5 gallon bottles for 180yuan --think they are 5 gallon

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never try to figure out if it is real or fake .....  it is what it is.......  and it isn't just china that has this issue ..........  you never know what you are getting anywhere!!!!!!!!!

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Nongfu is the best for me

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Tibet Spring 5100 is by far the best water in China.  Melting ancient glacier at 5100m above sea level.  And tasty.  Water so good, Evian made a bid and is looking to buy them out. It's a little pricey, but if you ride a high speed train, they'll give you a few bottles for free.

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Thumbs down? For what? Because I like 5100 water?

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