When I opened the first package from the folks at ThirstMonger to see what I’d be reviewing this week I let out an audible laugh. Within the next month or two TheSodaJerks.net will have over 500 reviews on it and I’ve seen and reviewed quite a few beverages, but nothing could prepare me for what ThirstMonger wanted me to write about. People Water.
That’s right, I’m about to review a bottle of water, spring water to be more exact. After a bit of research, I found out that People Water comes from a spring in the Palomar Mountains and not from a tap in your neighbor’s house. This is a good thing. People Water is also a very green company in the fact that their plastic bottles are designed to break down faster than a standard plastic bottle. This is also a good thing. For every bottle of People Water that is purchased they will give an equal amount of clean water to a person in need. Yes, that’s another good thing. At the very least I seem to be dealing with a company that has strong moral convictions, but honestly we’re looking for a clean taste here. With all that said, I’m still about to review a bottle of water and I’m not quite sure how it’s going to go.
There is no smell. It’s water. If there were a smell I’d tell you right away, and probably not even risk drinking this. To reiterate, there is no smell.
While many might have issue with the taste of City of Houston tap water, I have no problem consuming it en masse. With that said People Water tastes better than what flows out of my local tap. I can also tell you that it tastes better than some of the “big name” brands as well. Could I pick it out in a blind taste test? No, but I know what “brands” of water I prefer and this tastes better than those I do not prefer. It’s rather refreshing water as well, but honestly most water is so I’m not sure I can laud it for doing what clean water does.
All in all, I’m happy the people at People Water are doing what they’re doing. They really seem to be a group of folks who care about the environment and getting clean water to others. Sadly none of those factors go into our ratings, but it’s still worth noting. People Water is bottled water. If you buy it, buy it knowing that you’re helping out someone and be happy with that.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
Twist wanted to try some, but I reminded him that the bottle clearly states that it's People Water. It was at this point he reminded me he was a person some 500 years ago.