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Started tasting like sewage
May 10, 2014
New Review: Edited from 5 star to 1 star
I drank this stuff for years and loved it. They must have changed the water source over the last year or so, though, because now it tastes super sewagey and makes me nauseated. I hate that I can’t drink it anymore. As you can tell from my original review below, I loved it :(
I hate, HATE, coffee. I can only drink it with a butt-load of cream and sugar. The only coffee-like product I can drink is a mocha, but that has more calories in it that I should probably even eat in a whole day! Because of this, I drink a lot of soda to get the caffeine I need just to function. Even if I drink calorie-free, diet soda, I'm still drinking a bunch of sugar and God knows what other kind of gunk. I've been saying for years, "I just want water with caffeine!" Well, the other day I did some googling and found this. The website said it was available at all my local Walgreens and here on Amazon.
I got a bottle at Walgreens to test it before ordering a whole case here-not trusting the whole "tasteless" pitch. I opened it in the car and was so impressed by it I went back in and bought a few more. Since I got these last week I haven't even had a single soda (despite a previous at least 4 cans a day addiction). I take a bottle to work and since it has as much caffeine as two cans of coke, I feel pretty great. I just keep refilling the bottle up the rest of the day with the water from the water cooler at work and don't find the need to go to the machine for a soda.
I read the one star reviews and am not sure why they don't appreciate the taste. I don't get any aftertaste from it. It may be that they are more accustomed to drinking bottled water than I am. Personally, it tastes like water to me. But, I also have, until now, refused to pay for bottled water. I've always considered it a waste of money. So, perhaps it isn't good to those types of water connoisseurs, but for this ex-soda addict it is perfect.
Also, to the whole "just get caffeine pills instead" comments I see in the low scores, I am much more comfortable with this. I feel that any of that other stuff has a much higher chance of making me OD or go all Jessie Spano.
P.S. I'm now a monthly subscriber to this stuff :)