Saka water is absolutely the best water. I am very fussy about water and aftertaste. This water does not have any. The added plus is the alkilinity level. I don't, however, buy it from Amazon which is prohibitively expensive.
Email the company to find local sourcing. I have found them to be very responsive. I buy it in the Boston area in international stores (which carry primarily Russian goods) and haul it back to Maryland, since I am back and forth very often.
The best testimony comes from my bf who, for six years, has been adament that all water is the same. He miw admits that Saka is the best and has me bringing back some for him.
The usual price for a 24-pack is $7.99/$8.99. The 1.5L is $1.59.
I'm a scientist and big into all aspects of the product content and recycling ease. Saka is smooth, crisp, and delicious. It's received international awards as far as taste and quality. High acidity beverages wreck havok on my gut, and the alkalinity (pH above 8!) is something that really attracted me to the product initially. I absolutely love the product, it is top notch!
I ENJOY DRINKING WATER, BUT FOR THE LIVE OF ME I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY WE HAVE TO HAVE ADDITIVES SUCH AS THE ONES THAT ARE IN SAKA. WHERE IS THE OLD DAYS GONE, WHEN PEOPLE WOULD JUST DRINK WATER, AND THAT WAS IT. I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE BUYING EXPENSIVE WATER ANYMORE. WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE FROM SOMETHING ONE DAY, AND I LIKE TO ENTERTAIN THE IDEA ABOUT EATING AND DRINKING WATER, FOR YOUR HEALTH, I WILL NEVER GET IT, ALKALINE, AND ELECTROLYTES ADDED WATER. MY GRANDMOTHER LIVED TO BE 100YRS OLD, AND SHE JUST USE TO DRINK RAIN WATER, AND DID NOT HAVE ANY DISEASE OR ILLNESS. I DID NOT FEEL ANY DIFFERENCE IN SAKA WATER. THEREFORE I WILL NOT BUY ANYMORE EXPENSIVE WATER, WHILE I AM ALIVE.