Today, I may have tasted water for the first time in my life

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According to this $0.80 box (already at 50% off), it's filled with water. Just water straight from the source, enveloped by 100% recyclable materials designed to not mix with the water itself. This way, when you taste the water, you're not tasting plastic, glass or metal. It's "Just Water".

What did it takes like? Believe me or not, it tasted... Pure. Like there really were no residual chemistry from industrial processing or from the water coming in contact with, well, anything. I didn't taste anything except water itself. It was an eye-opening experience. What have I been drinking all this time? Now, I want to build my own water filtering system.

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Milk has also been relatively new to me. Now that I can afford less-cheap products, lovely bottles of cow milk have been coming home with me from the supermarket. The difference? Cows are free to roam in this industry's farms. If you don't know about the industrial process behind milk, it's brutal.

I've had no other choice before I got to know this brand - now, I don't feel horrible when eating my cereals with milk. It's only slightly more expensive than regular milk, too. My mind has been freed from the torturing dilemma of staying healthy by drinking something produced in atrocious manners. I'd never have guessed!

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I've never noticed glass interfering with the taste of things. However, due to expense (my guess is because of weight/shipping costs more than the cost of glass itself), you don't typically find beverages in glass much (with the exception of alcoholic beverages). Soda, juice, water, etc. all taste better out of glass. I've been looking for a glass lined thermos (they used to be made this way long ago) for that reason too but haven't had much luck. Plastic and aluminum (or any other metal) change the taste in a noticeable way but glass does not (at least to me).

As far as tasting real water, long ago I lived in a farm house in a small town that had a well. That's about as real as it gets I guess.

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but glass does not

long ago I lived in a farm house in a small town that had a well

maybe you're just really used to how glass tastes. if you try really hard to remember, does water from that well really taste the same as any water you've had in recent years?

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I mean I can put glass in my mouth and it doesn't really have a taste to me. Glass is very inert hence its use in chemistry. It's hard to imagine how it would leach any taste into water or anything else for that matter. Maybe if there is soap residue or something else on the glass. That sort of thing can be very hard to remove completely sometimes. I know that colored glass and other certain types of glass (e.g. oven safe) have other chemicals added to the glass. Maybe that affects flavor. I've never noticed ceramic affecting taste either (e.g. a coffee mug). But that's basically clay and glaze. Food safe glaze is made from silica and clay so I wouldn't really expect that to affect taste either I guess.

It's been a really long time since I have had that well water but as I recall it is higher in mineral content which is all removed from "purified" water (which may also have additional metallic or plastic taste depending on how it is packaged or delivered). That mineral content makes it taste better. A good water filter makes water taste much better than minimal safety standard city water that may have a chlorine after taste among other things but removing the mineral content makes water taste more...bland. I think some bottled water adds minerals back in but its not quite the same.

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