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To me Evian water is posh water. I like to drink water and in this heat we have been having lately I have really been guzzling it though not the white and slightly frothy looking stuff that comes out of my taps so I have been buying lots of bottled water and this is the one I have been drinking the most.
What makes Evian special?:
Well this water is from the French Alps from a natural source meaning that it is pure, fresh and clean.......sure beats the stuff that foams out of my taps and takes seconds to settle and even then tastes of weird chemicals (to my taste!).
Evian is available in lot of different sized bottles however they are all distinctive in appearance and look the same. The bottle I am drinking out of at the moment is quite a small bottle holding 33cl of water and it comes in a see through plastic bottle with ridges for ease of handling all the way up it and a light blue twist on/off lid/cap to the top of that and then around the bottle on white and see through plastic we are clearly shown a small light blue picture of the French Alps and told in big red lettering that it is indeed 'evian' Natural mineral water and there is various bits of information on there too in foreign languages and contact details for Evian are given.
Fresh, clean and clear this is a flat crisp water. Our bodies are mostly made up of water and we need to hydrate often and for me this is the perfect water to drink. It has no calories, no bubbles and just with a really pure taste and no chemical undertone, bits or anything else adverse within it, its just really refreshing and like I have already said with a clean taste. I think its best served chilled, you can mix it with things if you want to and the bottles can be reused though according to the packaging they are recyclable should you want to do that.
For me this is one of the best tasting bottled waters out there and I am a real fan of the stuff. I usually have a bottle on standby for when I take my tablets at night chilled in the fridge for when I need it and I buy my bottles for just 30p a time in my local B & M store though prices vary widely they are readily available and can be bought in most good supermarkets etc!
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I've never enjoyed drinking water at all, especially because wherever I live my tap water seems to taste horrible (no taste they told me... lies!). So I decided it was time to turn to mineral water in an attempt to be healthy, and admittedly to get a bottle the right size for taking to the gym...
I settled on Evian 70cl bottles. You can pick them up for around 85p in tesco (I assume that it is similar in other places) and it's usually on some sort of deal (buy 2 for £1.50 or similar) which is relatively cheap for a branded water bottle - and much cheaper than that of coke or similar soft drinks (and much bigger and thirst quenching than those).
I found the water was exactly what I had always been told water should be - nearly completely tasteless but just slighly sweet (obviously not from sugar... it was just pleasant tasting). Which I had come to believe was completely impossible. Other mineral water, such as supermarket brand still has a bit of a funny taste to it, but Evian appear to have managed to completely eradicate that and make it much more appealing to those of us who don't really like water at all.
I would definitely recommend this as a good alternative to sugary soft drinks, and to anyone who is trying to be more healthy but isn't a massive fan of water.
I often buy Evian water at newsagents, as I don't often see it at fast food restaurants, it's certainly not as commonly found as other brands of bottled water. I have however, noticed they don't do that stupid sports cap on most of their smaller bottles of water which is very good indeed.
The bottle is well designed with a simple and easy to use screw on cap, and the main part of the bottle is made from thick plastic. Hard to penetrate but not too thick to the point where I struggle to squeeze it. The label is loosely fitted to the bottle and isn't glued the whole way around so it's easy to detach. You can recycle the bottle but I am not too sure about local recycling for me personally, as the paper is a sort of rubbery / waxy type of paper.
The water itself is between hard and soft, a sort of medium hardness, so if you're using it to wash hands or hair, your shampoo or soap will froth up a little bit but not excessively. A perfect balance I find given that I live in the softest water area of britain, and i'm used to soap frothing up excessively.
The water does not have even the slightest hint of saltiness or any sort of acidic flavour to it. It has a slightly alkali PH balance but this has not affected the taste. I certainly cant taste any of the minerals or natural chemicals that form this water. Seems like every other bottle of water. If you made me try this water blindfolded I wouldn't have a clue that it was Evian.
The water is not too viscous or thin and does not have any real kick or flavour to it. I find that it is best served chilled. I like to put bottled water in the freezer, which usually takes about 10 minutes to start freezing properly and after an hour or so it turns to an ice cube. Very cool and refreshing in the summer.
The water does not make me feel any better or in any way make me feel "healthy" as such. By this I mean when i'm out running I don't get any benefit from it other than just hydration. It hydrates me well and usually takes 20 minutes to make me feel hydrated again.
Overall a good quality bottle of water and it's a shame more restaurants like KFC and McDonalds don't sell this. You can buy it in bulk at Costco or in super markets and newsagents but other than that I don't really see it anywhere else.
This review is based on the 33cl plastic bottles of Evian natural mineral water.
I personally have never really liked mineral water, but upon recommendation by a friend, and by pure force in the way of having nothing to drink on a hot summer day outing and only bottled water being available, I finally gave in and decided to give it another crack. The bottle was inviting, although no single brand really stood out with all using generic colors such as red, blue and green with a see-through label with the only color coming from some writing and their logo.
I don't really buy bottled water at all so I'm not sure if they are normally refrigerated but this one was, most likely on account of it being a warm day. At first this tasted alright... actually pretty good. I was reluctant to admit it due to my long history of negative response towards the product, but it actually was and I thought things might have changed. The water was cool and refreshing, as water should be and did the job of hydrating me perfectly.
I only drank half the bottle at once and saved the rest in case I was thirsty later on. This uncovered the hidden flaw. One of the main selling points of mineral water is that it lasts a long time when stored away, this definitely does not apply once it has been opened. Within an hour or so I took my second plunge into the world of mineral water, only to be greeted with a warm, thick, sticky tasting liquid which in no way resembled water, or even the same mineral water in that bottle an hour ago. Admittedly the warmth would have been caused by the weather, but there really is no excuse for the fall in other qualities.
I don't know why it changes like that but that will be my last foray in mineral water. I still buy it, but only for the bottles, the water gets poured down the drain; I know not eco-friendly but I use them more than once and I am starting to move to proper reusable bottles. I would recommend the bottles, they are sturdy and last for ages, but not so much the product within. I anticipate that the few sales they get from me, for the bottle alone, will soon diminish to nothing.
In the past I was very reluctant to drink water (it has no taste!) But of recent times in a bid to be slightly more healthy I have turned to drink more water. The recommended 8 glasses a day is a bit out my reach but I have started off easing myself by drinking a 50cl bottle a day and Evian is the brand I opt for as a preference.
It is refreshing and thirst quenching, but seems to make me pee much more often! I like Evian as opposed to other brands as it is mountain water, sourced in the French mountains and a brand I feel has the most purity and tastes a lot less processed and you can definitely taste the lower sodium content than other brands of water I have had.
They are relatively inexpensive (although more pricey than a supermarket own brand) and I usually pick up 2 50cl bottles for 99p. I can definitely say I notice a huge difference in my skin and feel a lot healthier from drinking water and the purity of Evian is definitely beneficial!
I'm not a big water drinker, I tend to find the whole experience rather upsetting! It reminds me of being a child when you are forced to drink something when you don't want to! However I've found that I don't actually mind drinking the water from Evian!
I mainly buy the 75cl bottles which are perfect for day to day on the go use. I pay around 80p for a bottle... for only a couple more pence you can get a bottle double in size, but it's not as portable... unless you're a camel.
The bottle design is the main reason why I, and it appears most others end up buying Evian water. Its design is different to all the other bottles out there, it's slightly plumper looking with a distinctive red top. The bottle has a mountain range etched into the top.
The bottle is a perfect size for day to day use. The red top is a flip down design that allows you to have quick swigs when you want. I've never had any problems with it leaking but sometimes the bottle top gets caught on stuff in my bag and ends up flipping open, wetting the contents of my bag. That's not the best of things when you keep your mobile phone in the same part! I've learnt my lesson on that one!
To me water is water, however I do feel that this has a 'cleaner' taste. The water tastes nicer as does most water when chilled.
Value for Money
I find that the price is competitive, however if you just want a quick water fix you can get water for half the price from most supermarkets.
Many people don't realise that the human body is mostly made up of water which renews every 6 weeks and so drinking plenty of water is an important part of keeping your body running well but does drinking a brand name water like Evian really make a difference?
Evian water is a naturally filtered water from the heights of the French Alps which enables it to have a very good quality of composition full of minerals needed by the body to ensure a healthy running immune system, clear skin and an overall healthier body.
The water comes in number of different capacity bottles which offer a varying amount of value for money so it is always worth shopping around to get the best deal. For the best deals you will find you can get a litre of Evian for around 22 pence which is exceptional value when you consider the quality of natural filtration you are getting in each bottle of this. If you don't shop around you may find you are paying around £1 for a litre of Evian and so it is clearly important to shop around before you buy.
Evian comes in a variety of bottles but each bottle is can be recycled which for me is a hugely possitive thing in such an environmentally focussed society.
Evian is a very fresh and crisp tasting water (I know that for many water is water but try a few different brands and you will find favourites) that is one of the best out there for me in terms of quality.
Overall this is a very high quality, naturally filtered, great tasting water that is full of the minerals your body needs to remain healthy. Drinking plenty of water is an important part of keeping your body healthy plus your skin young and clear from spots (these are often caused by the chemicals put in the body from things like fizzy juice which are not naturally ocurring and your body can find difficult to cope with). Recyclable packaging makes for an environmentally friendly way of drinking more water with ease. Shop around for the best value as this can make a huge difference in price.
A friend of mine every time he saw me drinking Evian would point out its naïve backwards and that's what I was if I believed it was any better than tap water... Now I don't think its any better than tap water, but as far as convenience goes... It's a lot easier to grab a bottle when you are on the go and as the recommendation is to drink 2 litres of fluids everyday - Evian definitely helps towards that.
I always look for Evian, I like the taste and yes I know that sounds stupid as water doesn't really have a taste! Evian always seems fresher to me than other bottled water, more crisp and refreshing. It also tends to be the most reasonably priced too.
Usually I buy the 50 ml bottle which costs around 70p- much cheaper than fizzy drinks and with the obvious health benefits of drinking water - and fits easily into my bag making it easy to carry around and not too heavy. I'm sure supermarkets do the bottles but when I'm home, I am quite happy drinking tap water and I just buy it when I am out and thirsty.
Water is very important for healthy living. Most of the time, I'm not really fussed about what type of water I'm drinking. However, when you're out and about on a sweltering hot day, regularly drinking water must be the top priority. I tend to get headaches when I get thirsty and dehydrated, so I always bring a bottle of water with me or buy a bottle if I fancy icy cold water to quench my thirst. Usually I tend to go for Evian bottles because they look appealing and most shops sell them.
As for the appearance, the bottle is clear with 'Evian' on it with a backdrop of alps. It reflects the source of Evian water that comes from the French alps. The bottle design looks simple and clear, in my opinion but it is not a bad thing. Evian water comes in many different bottle sizes but my favourite ones are the 330 ml (smallest) and 500 ml because they are so easy to store either in your bag or on the table. The bottles are made with good quality plastic so you can reuse them many times as well; this is what I do to save money sometimes as bottled water tends to cost money regardless of the brand.
Since it's mineral water, it contains a lot of naturally occurring chemicals. For instance, there's 80 mg of calcium per litre of Evian, which is good for your health. It also contains magnesium, sodium and bicarbonates in quite small quantities. Even though it does contain such chemical, it does not really interfere with the taste. Personally, I find Evian water quite refreshing and clear especially if you drink it chilled. Still the taste does not spoiled even if you leave it out for 5 hours (this usually happens when I'm travelling on a train).
The one disadvantage is that it's bottled water, meaning you have to pay. A 50 ml bottle usually costs around £0.50-0.90 depending on where you buy it from. You can also buy them in bulk if you have some storage space. I do drink tap water, so I tend not to spend too much on bottled water unless I'm out and about. So I usually buy a 50 ml bottle from a cafe or something. Also, I always buy still water because sparkling water is, in my opinion, a horrible excuse for tasteless juice.
Overall, Evian does deliver good quality mineral water for the price given. The taste is certainly superior over tap water but I tend to mix and match bottled and tap water to save me some pennies.
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Water is water to most people and you can say the same about evian but it does the job and doesn't leave any nasty after taste in your mouth. Evian water is clear, refreshing and light and wakes you up without having to resort to caffine or sugar rushes.
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Evian is one of the most expensive of the still waters and sometimes it's better value to just have tap water but if you're in a hurry or need something to go with your meal deal then this drink does the job and can come with a handy pull up to open lid for single handed use.
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Evian water lasts well once opened and doesn't loose it's taste or texture throughout the day so if you've got a long day ahead of you and you need some liquids to get you through, this is the drink to pack.
What a refreshing drink water is! It is one of my favourite drinks around, and I really prefer it to most squashes. After the gym, during a car ride, at a festival or just generally on a hot day (yes really!) water is lovely to drink. Evian have been an up and coming brand for a while, but recently have been releasing some powerful advertising to promote the youthfulness of the brand. They have face wipes, sprays but are still going well with their water!
The bottles themselves are lovely designed, not cheap plastic but strong and sturdy bottles that can be filled up time and time again.
I would also recommend you to go on the website, because it is quite good! There is plenty information on what it helps, what its doing for the environment, information about other products and also how what they put into making their bottles. They are very eco-friendly it seems! They also sell a range of glass bottles too.
The water is from the french alps, and does taste lovely, because it has a great refreshing taste. To be honest, I can't tell a difference between most waters and I do buy quite a few different brands but this one I do think tastes great! It is a quality product.
The cost --> It usually in one of the more expensive on the shelf, and these prices are from ASDA.
For a pack of 6 - £2.13
2l - 88p
12 - £3.77
750ml - 90p
500ml - 60p
Evian natural water has its strong establishment in British market. Evian is a French registered PLC. It has expanded business over America and Europe. Evian is often portrayed as a luxurious and expensive drinking water. A typical 50cl bottle of Evian water contains the following mg per litres:
It is available in various shapes and sizes ranging from a 30cl, 50cl, 1 litre or even bulk buy plastic containers. I personally prefer Evian over Volvic or Burxton due to its taste. I am not sure is it the actual quality of the drinking water or is it just the psychological thinking behind it since Evian is expensive you tend to think it is better quality. I am unaware of the processing of these mineral waters but if it simply comes down to taste, I prefer Evian. Evian bottle usually comes with a light blue cap and Evian wrap in light pink colour. It definitely stands out in the shelf and I agree with the saying the Evian is believed to be a luxurious and posh drinking water. I usually buy 1 litre bottles in a pack of four, they work out much cheaper than individual small bottles.
Evian has recently won awards for its efforts in water preservation all around the world. In specific it won Ramsan Convention award for its efforts in Nepal, Argentina and Thailand. It clearly is committed to its responsibility as a world leader in mineral water producer. I would definitely recommend Evian to my friends/family any day.
I currently work in a bakery cafe , and whilst working, I'm allowed a certain number of free drinks . Unfortunately, being on a diet rather restricts my choices - those nice creamy latte's are out, as are the various sugary fizzy drinks on offer . But, there is one very low fat, very low calorie drink available - Evian Mineral Water .
This is available in both still and sparkling . Since I have long been of the opinion that sparkling mineral water tastes like a fart in a bathtub, I opted for the still version .
You might be wondering why I didn't just decide to drink out of the tap at work - in all honesty, although the tap water at work tastes just fine, I find it is difficult to get it out of the tap sufficiently cold for my liking, especially as I work near hot ovens and do tend to overheat. So a bottle of water right out of the fridge at a cold temperature is the better option for me .
This 300 ml bottle is made from PET recyclable plastic, which is always good new for the environment, and has a simple and uncluttered look, with the bottle itself being transparent with just the palest tint of blue, and the lid being a light blue screw off lid . The label is a very muted pink, with the word evian along the middle in a red, and a stylised blue mountain range providing a backdrop for the words.
The mountain range on the label is, of course, designed to illustrate the French Alps, which is the source of evian water. Each bottle of water begins it's life as snow at the top of the alps, and then travels down through the mountains, and their mineral deposits, to end up in our bottles. This process takes around 15 years - a rather long time really, and samples are taken several times a day from various positions on the mountain to ensure the water remains as clear and pure as possible .
Of course, one o the joys of mineral water is that it isn't pure - evian, for exmaple, contains many minerals that it naturally picks up during it's journey down through the mountain . Whilst I wont bore you with the full list, a few you might want to make note of are : 80mg of calcium , 26 of magnesium, and 360 of bicarbonates, all these measurements being per litre .
We all know that calcium and magnesium are good for your health, although these amounts are, arguably, too small to make a huge difference either way . However, bicarbonates are an interesting one - especially for people that like to excercise . You see, when you excercise, your body produces lactic acid, raising the PC acidity of the blood , which in part is what causes the pain felt after physical excericise .
The body fights this by using up natural bicarbonate reserves to neutralise the acid, but this is turn can lead to a drop in energy, resulting in fatigue . Topping up your bicarbonate levels prior to,and during excercise, for example by drinking a mineral rich water, or taking a supplement, can keep your bodys natural reserves topped up, and help to prevent fatigue . Not to mention that your body loses water when you excercise and you need to keep hydrated anyway .
Onto the taste - well, really, it's water, so there isn't that much to say . It certainly has a much purer and clearer flavour than anything you'd get out of a tap, and the fact that it is chilled and ice cold really helps it to slip down a treat . Having drunk this also when warm, I can say that unless it is very chilled, there is no real flavour advantage to drinking this over and above tap water.
Overall, if you are thirsty, you'd probably be hard pressed to find a healthier, lower fat, lower calorie drink than water . It might not be the most flavoursome drink around - but there's no arguing that water is good for you . However, unless it is very very cold, evian water is, in my opinion, not any more refreshing than tap water .
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First of all I want to make it clear that I am not one of those snobby people that only drinks bottled water and never touches tap water. There was a time when I thought bottled mineral water was just a big con and that there was no difference at all between bottled and tap water.
Two litres is the recommended daily intake of water which I doubt I get. Water is good for the skin, eyes and basically the whole body.
I live in London and so the water is pretty hard and you can tell when you taste it. It tastes a bit salty. My dad doesn't like tap water and bottled water is too expensive so we have a Brita filter as a compromise. The water from the brita filter tastes has a rather dry after taste and it is not refreshing at all. I prefer tap water to the filtered water as a result.
I have tried other brands of mineral water such as buxton, highland, tesco highland, tesco value, volvic and co-op mineral water. But Evian defiantly trumps them all and is the best branded water. The bottle is a standard screw topped lid and the packaging is made from plastic. I don't like the bottles that have a ejector top where you have to lift the top and then suck the water. The bottle design is nice and it's easy to grip the bottle in your hand because the bottle is designed with an indentation for the fingers.
The water tastes refreshing and I can definitely tell the difference between the salty tap water and the refreshing and light Evian water. The other important things that make me really like Evian is that the water in the Evian bottle stays nice and cold for hours on end even if it is quite warm outside. This means that its really good for the summer months when its really warm. The water maintains its coldness. I reuse the small 500ml bottles and I can use them many times before I have to replace it. Other branded mineral water bottles become smelly after a week and I can't really re-use them after.
The water bottle is available in different sizes ranging from 2 litres to 330ml. The 2 litre bottles come in packs of 6 and is good for those who are going to use them for drinking and have a big family. These cost about £3.50. There is a 750ml bottle for those that want a slighlty bigger bottle than the 500ml one and costs about 75p. The 500ml one costs 43p and this is the one that I always take with me as its small enough to fit in my bag whilst still giving me enough water. The 330ml bottle is not big enough for my daily needs at work and when I am out and about.
I have been told by my colleague that Evian spelt backwards is naive and that this is what I am but I don't think so. I said that I have a better palate since I can taste the difference between Evian and tap water.
I've had the debate so many times with people about whether there is a difference between bottled mineral water and tap water......and clearly there is a difference!!!! I actually find it really hard to believe that people can't taste the difference and I'm a firm believer that it's stubbornness that prevents them from admitting it! Anyway, clearly I am a believer on bottled water - and one brand that I buy frequently is Evian Natural Mineral Water.
Whenever I drink water direct from the tap, I am always struck by the strong taste of Chlorine in the water, as well as the fact that the water always appears cloudy and tastes warm! Ugh....really and truly, I HATE tap water. And so I turn to bottled water, preferably natural mineral water. From trying many brands, I do believe that Evian is one of the leaders in terms of quality.
The last 2 liter bottle of Evian I bought from my local Tescos was £0.77 - which is just 38p a liter. I do recognize that Evian costs considerably more than tap water ( apparently tap water is just 0.22p per liter), but I do believe you generally get what you pay for! The water comes in a plastic bottle, which is contractable and recyclable.
It's difficult to explain how the taste is different - except that it is! It tastes very fresh and natural without any overpowering chemical undertones. The absence of the Chlorine taste is what I find most noticeable - and the fact that there is no unpleasant chemical aftertaste. I also notice that when I pour it in a glass, the water is crystal clear and looks so pure and untainted that it's incredibly inviting. I also love that it's easily stored in the fridge so that it's cold whenever I want it.....water, in my opinion, always tastes better when it's cold.
I'm not blind to the environmental implications of bottled water....the plastic that is used for the bottles and the "water miles"' involved in delivering the water from source to consumer etc., but as a consumer I want a quality product. If tap water was of a higher quality then I would drink it.....but the simple fact is that its heavily chemicalized and that cant be very environmentally friendly either!
I will continue to drink Evian because its simply good quality.