PRODUCT PLACEMENT | WATER: Aqua Panna


I have recently determined that my new-favorite water is Aqua Panna.

Supposedly it is bottled at the source somewhere in or near the Alps in Italy, but who really knows about these things. What I can say myself is that is has no trace aftertastes of minerals or chlorine, which of late I had been increasingly noticing in my other bottled water brands. Most significantly, I think, is the glass bottle. Plastic has a taste, which I think has to be created from some sort of leaching into the liquid. This has already begun to be associated with some particular types of cancers and, even if the health concerns turn out to be unjustified, simply tastes awful. Admittedly, some sorts of plastic seem to be worse for this than others – but in all cases it’s hard to see how you’re not drinking petro-chemical residue. Aqua Panna’s glass bottles ensure a clear, fresh taste, especially when served chilled. It’s a bit more-pricey, but since being introduced to mass merchandising stores like Wal-Mart and Amazon over the past year or two the cost has dropped noticeably. Nonetheless, so I’ve been refilling from my more budget-conscious Culligan water – which is not quite as good, but close enough for government work most days.

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