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#1 Old 10-05-2009, 06:20 PM
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I haven't had a drink of soda in about 4 months. I really like to have a drink of bottled water from the supermarket - it's called "naturally sparkling water" and it usually has what they call "natural flavours" in lemon-lime or raspberry. How is this water naturally sparkling? Also, when they say "natural flavours" does that mean real lemon/lime and raspberry?



For example I like Polar Seltzer:



Can I make my own water like this or does it come out of a spring somewhere?
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My guess would be that the natural flavors are plant derived, but you should call them and ask if you want to be sure.



Contact info for Polar Beverages: http://www.polarbev.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121
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Yeah, ask the company about that... BUT... You could also do something similar at home. I think. I found this video on How Stuff Works.



And I'm sure further googling would lead you to more stuff. I am dying of the plague at the moment, so my google-fu is suffering...



But yay for doing it at home - think of all the plastic bottles and money you'll save over time!
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How is this water naturally sparkling?

Ground water that is under pressure can absorb carbon dioxide and become carbonated, or 'naturally sparkling". Almost all commercially produced "naturally" carbonated spring waters have the carbonation removed, and then added back in controlled quantities to ensure product consistency though. I am not aware of any bottled naturally carbonated water that is bottled straight from the source without some sort of processing.



I've drunk from a naturally carbonated spring before with no ill effects, but they do warn you not to, on account of animals drinking from such springs too, and other contamination possibilities.

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I have a shop-own brand version in my bag, and it's certainly veg*n.

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Yay!



Though I don't know why there wasn't lots of joyous revelry over my licking. I have a tongue ring, most people enjoy it when I lick their junk.







... that came out wrong.



haha



I am sure they do.
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