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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tell me your thoughts on bottled water


I am asking people a few questions, feel free to leave comments here, or email me your responses.

If you buy bottled water (and I know some people do not--)
but, IF you buy bottled water--what contributes to your decision to buy one brand over another? Are you brand loyal? Is it packaging? Is it price alone? Does the ownership of the brand affect you? (ie Central Dairy bottles water, do you "support the local business")
Coca-Cola and Pepsico market their own brands, do you seek out or avoid them? Can you taste a difference from one brand to another? (Jess doesn't like Aquafina, and thinks that Evian is the best tasting)
Are you concerned about drinking water that has been treated from the Missouri river? What about the recent Fluoride issues? (people in my water district did not have the required fluoride added to their municipal water) What about hard water? If it stains your shower, your dishes and your toilet--does it affect your kidneys? (probably)

At this point I am just collecting some very basic market research from a skewed self selecting group of consumers, stay tuned for what I find out....

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jen said...

Nestle & Dannon are the best. They're both very tasteless--no aftertaste--cold or room temp. I don't pay attention to where any of the brands are bottled, but I probably should. Price somewhat affects my decision to buy, but it's mainly based on taste. Aquafina definitely sucks. I don't know how they stay in business.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aquafina is horrid. I think they fill their bottles from my backyard garden hose. I have found Dannon appeals to my taste buds, or doesn't offend them, whichever may be correct. It tastes more like the filtered water that comes through my refrigerator door. I don't drink tap water at home too much anymore, and refuse to drink it elsewhere, but I don't think it tastes too bad around here. Anyway, I go for taste, not price.

-L

12:07 PM  

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