Amazon Fine Food Reviews


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290741290741B005HG9ESG#oc-R2R45EEG606NCJLeah Maines0051347580800Essentia 9.5 pH Drinking Water is very refreshing and delicious.Essentia 9.5 pH Drinking Water is very refreshing and delicious. I drink a lot of bottled water, and I'm very particular when it comes to taste. This brand tastes better than most. It ranks right up there with popular French brands when it comes to flavor. I also enjoy that I can get a good electrolyte drink without calories or sugary taste. There are times when I just don't want a sugary drink but I do need the added benefit of an electrolyte boost. I'll try this brand again.
290742290742B005HG9ESGA1BT6TL7UCIC5YQuoad Toad0031347580800Too much hypeThe description for this product makes some rather bold claims such as normalizing your blood pressure, proving a better night's sleep, boosting heart health, and muscle strength. When I see these sorts of claims, I get very suspicious. I'm not a scientist, but these sorts of claims bother me when no studies are cited.

From what I can tell, the 9.5 pH level is achieved by the addition of sodium bicarbonate, the same ingredient in many antacids. If you really hate the taste of antacids, trying this water to get relief might be worth it.

I have to admit that this water really does taste great. It's difficult to describe the taste exactly, but it tastes much better than most bottled waters.

For some odd reason, this water gave me a stomach ache, so despite the taste, I won't give it another try.

I marginally recommend this item if you want to give it a try for relieving indigestion.
290743290743B005HG9ESGA4D5B7Q8A7PA6Vynny "Vynrod"0051347494400Beats the heck out of the tap!I have to take several pills each day and the rusty dirt that the local municipal water company seeps out of our kitchen faucets doesn't particularly further my eagerness to swallow them. Choosing instead to use Gatorade or the Mio water flavoring is neither ideal or inexpensive in the long run either. I was pleasantly surprised therefore to find the Essentia pH Drinking water a nice alternative to flavorings plus the bottle that was supplied by Amazon was much larger than I expected. At the current price point this offers very good value for money especially when compared to the little 8oz bottles you can get at the store.

Now I can't comment on the additional positives added by the pH levels boasted on the bottle, nor can I honestly say whether this water tastes 'good' compared to others. It tastes like clean water. I can say that some of the pills I take (steroids) taste awful so it's nice to be able to down them with a cold refreshing bit of aqua instead of brown sludge or sickly sweet drinks.

Ultimately, if like me, your water supply is less than stellar then you can't go wrong with this brand for cost or quantity.
290744290744B005HG9ESGA1OWRLSD7LTSQ9Creative License "Creative"0041347494400Essentia 9.5 pH Drinking WaterReviewing water, seems a crazy thing to do! I can not say I felt any different after drinking this, it has all kinds of wonderful praise sung on its page like: "Silky smooth taste; Hydrates better; Electrolyte infused; Best available pH at 9.5
Convenient and portable in BPA and Phthalate free recyclable bottle" I think that THIS is what I liked best about this product, the bottle. If you are going to purchase bottled water it's a GOOD thing that the bottle is BPA and Phthalate free plus recyclable. I drank some of the water plain, tasted like regular water to me, and made a pot of coffee with most of it, it DID make a GOOD pot of coffee!
290745290745B005HG9ESGA2OR4QUQSUMOW7A. "ABrinskele"0041347408000If your tap water tastes like this, we should all move to where you live!If this water tastes like your tap water, we should all live where you live! My tap water is terrible and this is some of the best tasting water I have had. I am already a regular drinker of PH water but it is 8.4 and this particular one is 9.5. I have found that PH water really does give me more energy and I have found that it allows me to eat some foods I love that I used to have more problems with because of the acid, like tomatoes and uncooked apples.
I know this water is man made but they do the job right with reverse osmosis. I love the extra things added to this water because many of us need them so much in our busy lives, things like electrolytes and potassium. I will buy this water as an extra when I am out and about or when I run out of water but I am sticking with my 8.4 alkaline water because it is cheaper, has the same smooth, good taste and is natural as well as less expensive than this one.
290746290746B005HG9ESGA2ZKQC0XCIIAEMKTM mom "Live fast"0021347408000Water by any other nameSo this water seems to have a lot of hype surrounding it with added PH and electrolytes for flavor along with lots of other beneficial extras. However I'm not to sure how impressed I am with it overall.
The water itself seems to have a filmy taste to it although my kids didn't seem to notice,if the water is chilled its somewhat less noticeable. The price for 12, 1.5 liter bottles seems to fluctuate quiet a bit on here since the price yesterday was double what it is today. The size of the bottle is nice especially for a work environment so you don't have to get up as much for refills.
As far as this water is concerned I think ill just stick to tap water or something like mountain spring bottled water instead.
290747290747B005HG9ESGA2JAEZ0FMAMJVWA. Helfer0041347321600It's clean water in a plastic bottleWhen I read that this water had a balanced pH and minerals added for taste, I had to try it to see if I could discern any significant difference between it and other bottled still water. I couldn't. It tastes like water, refreshing when cold. After drinking it for a few days, I didn't notice any significant difference in my biological functions. Perhaps drinking nothing but pH adjusted water for weeks would make a difference. It didn't do much for me.

In short, it's decent bottled water. If you like still bottled water in plastic bottles, then you probably would enjoy this as much as any other.
290748290748B005HG9ESGA3MUSWDCTZINQZUlalume Jones "Creative Gal"0041347321600I am not sure how to do reviews about waterLike another review said, "It's water."

Clear, refreshing, water. The taste? Watery. Meaning next to no taste.
After effects? I was hydrated, just like most water does.

Conclusion: I could buy this water, be hydrated and it doesn't have any funky taste. But I could do the same thing with my water filter.
290749290749B005HG9ESGA2K75QOCP9ZHSLA. John "military mom"0031347321600Tastes ok but nothing specialMaybe the claims are true but who can really tell after trying just 1 bottle. The water tasted ok to me but I did not get that "difference you can taste" feeling. Was I did taste was a slightly nasty aftertaste. It really was not that great that I'm willing to shell out the big bucks that they're asking.

I'll stick with my Fiji.
290750290750B005HG9ESGA2TBAUW2W7J538Matthew Brown "mbrown3"0041347235200Good...I mean, it's water.This is good, but it's really just water. It doesn't really taste any different than regular water (which is OK with me, because I LOVE water). As far as reducing reflux or helping with digestion, I can't really speak to that as I was only sent one bottle for review. It's certainly something I would try, as it SEEMS to have more benefits than other bottled water.
290751290751B005HG9ESGA1I477ADGMLVJMD. Matlack "Guidedog"0031347235200Tough callI'm pretty much of the mind that if the water is clean than it will be doing its job as far as providing hydration & sustenance to the body. That being said I find myself pretty much unmoved by Essentia's claim for a 9.5PH factor, electrolyte infused & great taste.

Quite frankly it tastes like filtered water. Unoffensive & yes, thirst quenching. I suppose the real bone to pick here would be the price. A case of this = twelve 1.5L bottles runs between $22.00 to $68.00 bucks. A case of 24, 20ox bottles runs for about $31.00 - meanwhile a case of Aquafina: 32/16.9oz bottles can go for as low as $4.95. And tastes pretty much the same.

So I suppose the real answer is not so much the water itself but how much you are willing to pay?
290752290752B005HG9ESG#oc-R155JB2SA58E17Seanna0051347235200The best water I've ever tasted!If you love bottled water, and are looking for one that is the purest and cleanest tasting then look no further. Essentia drinking water is purified through micro-filtration, UV lighting and reverse osmosis which leaves it as one of the best PH balanced waters available 9.5. There are no No chlorine or fluoride and the water is only enhanced with pure minerals. This water is so clean you can taste it and I absolutely love it.
290753290753B005HG9ESGA20V7N5A22F4BMBrian D. Newby0051347235200It's Good Water, But...?I popped open a 1.5 Liter bad boy after a six-mile run and felt refreshed, but it was very hot and I don't know that the refreshment was from anything more than recovering from severe thirst. I drank the entire bottle in about 15 minutes.

I take other pre-workout and post-workout supplements and many of them have potassium and electrolytes. I noticed that a bottle of water from Wal-mart, bottled at a municipal plan, contains the same level of potassium as Essentia. I down a couple of 16.9 ounce bottles of that water after running as well.

So, I can't attest that this water will change your life. I can't even attest that it's worth more than other waters. pH balanced water sounds great, and there's really nothing from a taste level that's bad, certainly. But did it impact my overall physical recovery after a run? I don't think so. I was less thirsty, of course, but my legs didn't spring into action any faster or anything like that.

It's good water. Given a choice of this water or another brand that was similarly priced, I'd reach for this one. But I also didn't experience a compelling reason to switch from the cheaper Wal-mart water.
290754290754B005HG9ESGA3KDO3XV0MK1GXGo Blue 990041347235200Good tasting water with electrolytes.This Essentia purified water is infused with electrolytes, which are ideal for an energy boost. While a lot of athletes get their electrolytes from Gatorade, this water would be perfect if you don't care for the Gatorade sweetened flavors. This water tasted great and has no lingering aftertaste.

There are no calories, and the pH level is 9.5. The water is bottled in the state of Washington.

Unfortunately the one negative is that the price is high for bottled water.
290755290755B005HG9ESGA37OYVYHR5U4NUFreudian Slips0041347148800Pleasant tasting waterI conducted a blind taste test between 4 different waters: tap water, tap water filtered through a Brita filter, a popular bottled water, and this product. All of the waters were at room temperature. Not surprisingly, the tap water tasted the worst. The bottled water was next, and I would say that this water tied with the Brita filter water for good taste. The Essentia water tasted "softer" (similar to Evian), but with a better flavor. It has a little after-taste which I presume is related to the minerals. I can't evaluate any health benefits because I've only tried the product for a few days, but I'll update this review if I notice anything. Bottom line-- at home I'll still probably use Brita-filtered water because it's less expensive, but when buying water at the store or needing bottled water for any reason, this is an excellent choice and better-tasting than typical bottled water.
290756290756B005HG9ESGA3H7NPNDMGLOU4Kerri Elders0041347148800Crisp, Smooth, Taste PLUS Electrolytes & Balanced pHEssentia has a nice, clean taste with no hint of chemical residue. I've only tried one bottle so far, so I can't speak to its long-term health benefits.

I DO know that UV treated reverse-osmosis water is the "safest," although, as with distillation, the R-O process also depletes minerals. Which is probably why Essentia has added electrolytes, a big plus. My hubby has a health condition that demands he carefully monitor his electrolyte levels, so this water makes that just a little bit easier, with a good balance of magnesium, sodium, and potassium, without any of the added sugars of conventional sports drinks like Gatorade.

If you take vitamin supplements like I do, it's especially important to use a chlorine-free water like this for mixing and simply taking your supplements. Chlorine SERIOUSLY interferes with the efficacy of supplements; this is especially obvious with green drinks, which will actually lose some of their color (and TONS of their nutritional value). A compelling argument for giving a little more thought to the water you drink...
290757290757B005HG9ESGA2IMLOJ2Z2QEU2Naomi (Storm)0041347148800Good taste - haven't hit on the benefits yetI haven't felt any difference using the Essentia water after a workout - honestly the pH doesn't seem to impact the post-workout thirst, but the benefits from the electrolytes are a nice addition. I'm not a big fan of sports drinks so this unflavored option is welcome. If there's anything I can say that I don't like, it'd be that the water feels "heavy". I generally drink a generic bottled spring water (the tap water is very hard and tastes off to me) and in comparison the Essentia felt almost thick on the tongue.

For the green folks, the bottle itself is listed as BPA free (PET 1) but it is not biodegradable (but it will not leech into the soil either - it simply won't breakdown).

The purification method the company lists on their website is microfiltration, UV sterilization and reverse osmosis. For those who aren't familiar with these processes, safe to say that it really will not matter where the original water source originates from if these processes are used. Both microfiltration and reverse osmosis will remove most of the large particles and the UV light will kill off the organisms. Using a spring water source would really be irrelevant at this point because you'd essentially be stripping everything out of the water, leaving nothing but simple H2O.

All-in-all, the Essentia didn't taste bad, and the flavorless electrolyte source is a great option if you're not a sports drink fan. Also, the fact that it didn't taste "salty" like the Disani-type waters was a big plus for me.
290758290758B005HG9ESGA37FFWZUGO8L7WFrancis Tapon00413470624001.5 liters of tasty healthy water Length:: 1:32 Mins

One reviewer smartly pointed out that the water source that this company uses is "municipal water." That's tap water. Before you think negatively of that, consider that they then put it through the reverse osmosis process and add the ingredients that I mention in the video.

More importantly, since it's bottled in Bothell, Washington, you can be assured that their municipal water is outstanding - practically spring water.

The fact that it tastes just like nice water isn't surprising. It would be worrisome if it didn't taste like water!
290759290759B005HG9ESGA1ZENB34HH2EIMSAlaska "S"0041347062400If I'm going to buy bottled water, I'll seek this one out.I try not to buy a lot of bottled water. It's expensive, and I don't like the extra plastic it creates even though I always try to find a recycling bin for my empties. However, there are those days where I forget my water bottle or want more to drink than I carried with me. For those few days, I'd choose Essentia drinking water as often as I choose spring water even though Essentia comes from municipal sources. Essentia's silky texture is very cool. It reminds me of the lake and creek water we drink when out and about in rural Alaska (NOTE: you should NOT drink lake and creek water without verifying its safety). I chose to try out Essentia since I was curious about the whole 9.5 pH thing. I don't feel any difference in consuming this pH of water, but did find it nice to drink as water.

In short, I can't say I'll be a regular consumer of Essentia since I'm not a regular consumer of bottled water. But on the few days that I am, this is a choice I'd make.
290760290760B005HG9ESGANTN61S4L7WG9Sukru Tikves0051347062400Good water, but could not confirm pH 9.5 benefitsEssentia has two major claims about this water: it has a smooth taste, and it also has health benefits due to 9.5 pH level. I can confirm that it does indeed taste good, but my research on pH 9.5 benefits were not conclusive.

First of all, it really has high pH level. I have a test kit for my aquarium, and it confirmed that this water's pH is near asserted levels. But when I performed some research whether it really has benefits, I ended up with mixed results.

Most majority of water sources (whether tap water, or special ones like Fiji) seems be alkaline (high pH level). And I know that natural water sources that are advertised to have health benefits are also in this area. But they are usually not that high (at least recommended levels are up to 8.5), and they contain beneficial minerals. Essentia lists only a few of them.

Drinking such high pH would probably not upset your stomach (since our diets are highly acidic, this would only neutralize it). However I would not recommend it for any other use. For example coffee would not taste right. And it would probably kill your fish in the aquarium.

Overall, this is much better than tap water, or regular bottled ones. While I cannot completely vouch for its chemical benefits, most of my research points in that direction. If the price is right (currently it seems to be higher than normal), I would recommend this.
290731290731B005HG9ESGAFFVUZEGP1FDQMorrigan Alexandros "The Opinionated Me"0011347840000Have you ever had...dry water?Essential water sounded great...in theory. Just what I needed after running. After trying it, I guess i will stick to Gatorade to replenish electrolytes.

I tried this water over several days and I have to say, have never felt so thirsty whilst drinking so called "water". Let's start with the taste. I have tried spring water, as in 'put my hand in a spring and drink water' spring water and this can't taste any further from it. It tastes metallic and artificial at the same time. It leaves my mouth with a horrible after taste. Not only that, after drinking it I was never dated. I have never been so thirsty after drinking water... Ever.

The price of this is well above anything I would pay for water. At least Vitamin Water tasted good.
290732290732B005HG9ESGA1LHAXBM5GBJS2Scooter McGavin0031347840000Not Better Than My Filtered WaterA couple years ago my dentists told me that tap water was rotting my teeth. So it was time to make change. Usually I just drink from the filter I attached to my kitchen faucet since bottled water is not good for the environment and sometimes bottled water manufacturers have been found to just put tap water in their bottles. Essentia hypes "silky smooth taste" "hydrates better" "electrolytes infused" and "Best available pH at 9.5". Okay, the last two sound like marketing mumbo jumbo. It does have silky smooth taste, but really all water I have drank aside from unfiltered well or city water has silky smooth taste. It does have a slight weird taste to it. Not bad weird or good weird, just different taste to what I am used to. As for its claim to that it hydrated better, I drank it after mowing the lawn and did not feel better than I do with my regular filtered water. Essentia will not get me to change from tap water, but if you only drink bottled water you may want to give it a try, it is a bigger bottle which makes it slightly better for the environment than the smaller bottles (but not s good as just buying a filter).
290733290733B005HG9ESGA3G7BEJJCPD6DSLuxuryReading0031347840000Water like water...The makers of the water claim that Essentia is purified through reverse osmosis, is electrolyte infused, hydrates better and has a pH of 9.5.

As far as taste goes, I didn't think it was particularly smooth - I much prefer the taste of Fiji. I drank 1 glass a day for about a week and can't say I feel any miraculous results. I can get just as well hydrated with water from my Brita filter and not spend almost $30 bucks for 12 bottles of water...
290734290734B005HG9ESGA25C5MVVCIYT5DNatalie Dawn0041347840000Tastes goodHas a smooth taste like it claims without any unpleasant metallic flavor. Hydrates well although I think it is rather expensive and I personally didn't notice it hydrating any better than Arrowhead water which is what I normally drink. If, however, you have already discovered that high ph water helps you more than other types this water tastes good and would be a good choice.
290735290735B005HG9ESGA2YPB8IOEU10XJcrazyoaks "crazyoaks"0031347840000It is water.....Other than orange juice in the morning I pretty much don't drink anything except water. I received a 1.5 liter bottle to try of this purified water. I think "purified" in the name says something.
The bottle says that they have "proprietary technology" which has purified the water by reverse osmosis then infused it with electrolytes for taste, alkalized and restructured it using ionic separation technology. Okay, we will take their word for it, but none of that sounds any different from any other reverse osmosis to me and adding the "electrolytes" is what changes the pH of the water to make it alkalized and restructured, if I remember my chemistry correctly. The ingredients are listed as purified water, sodium bicarbonate dipotassium phosphate magnesium sulfate and calcium chloride. The bottle never gives a source but you can find Bothell WA, so most likely it comes from the public water supply there.

More bottle information - Doctor recommended to protect improve and enhance the quality of your health. Silky smooth taste, infused with electrolytes for a difference you can taste 9.5 pH. I have been told by my doctor to drink at least 2 liters of water daily. I am a distance walker and live in a hot dry area of the country so any outside work or exercise requires a replacement of fluids and most likely electrolytes. I don't like sports drinks. So water with electrolytes is perfect for me.

This water did taste good. It was smooth. I am just not sure that I want to drink water from a public water source when I can get water from a spring, drop in an electrolyte tablet and have the same thing. So while I can't argue with any of the claims made on the bottle, I am not convinced enough that this is a "can't live without it" purchase.
290736290736B005HG9ESG#oc-R2XZVYL146WRFLIron Man "JON"0051347840000Noticeably great tasting water compared to regular bottled waterThe Essentia 9.5 pH drinking water has a noticeably distinct taste compared to the regular bottled ones you buy in the store. And I say this from a bottled-water drinker perspective. Water in my part of the country is specially hard, even when applying consumer filtration. That is why we have regular drinking water delivery. But after trying Essentia, I have a brand new perspective of what drinking water should be. Nothing beats water that has been industrially treated with the right minerals and ph balance. Unlike other consumer grade bottled drinking water, the Essentia undergoes the usual filtration: reverse osmosis, UV, etc. but what makes this a truly long lasting hydrating liquid is that it is infused with electrolytes and life essential minerals that you cannot get with consumer-grade bottled water. Essentia hydrates better making drinking water fun and far in between. Very highly recommended!!
290737290737B005HG9ESGA1KXJCXS6HFRQZEric S. Olstad0041347753600Health claims aside, it's a unique tasting waterThere are a number of interesting studies surrounding alkaline water and its health benefits. A google search can be hard to find a good source given the amount of salesmanship surrounding this type of product. However, I felt the livestrong website had a well-sourced write up ([...]). Having only had one bottle to sample, the long term benefits are not my concern for the purposes of this review.

What I did notice right away was that this water does actually have a unique taste -- as subtle as water tastes can be. I thought it was actually quite pleasant and clean -- certainly better than the filtered tap water that comes out of my fridge. The electrolytes, which can sometimes have an oily taste, are undetectable.

The hydration factor is noticeable to me. I would go out on a limb and say that it may even surpass the hydration factor of electrolyte water on its own (which can be made easily by buying electrolyte packs to add to water).

Now, is the hydration factor and *potential* long term health benefit something that's worth more than double the price of, say, Poland Spring? That's up to you. There's not a lot of information surrounding how much of this stuff you'd need to drink to see health benefits. So using it as a long term product might get quite expensive. Using it for hydration after a long day, or when feeling sick would be my choice.
290738290738B005HG9ESG#oc-RKU1BA6XFA3Q4Mary Santos0051347753600Pure-Tasting WaterPerfect tasting water! I have a reverse osmosis system under my kitchen sink, so I know how good, clean water should taste and this Essentia definitely tastes pure. I can say that I did feel better hydrated first thing in the morning drinking this instead of my water.

It tastes MUCH better than the majority of bottled waters out there that are little more than tap water. This is a thousand times better tasting than tap water. Essentia has no smell and no aftertaste. I will be using this before my morning workouts from now on.
290739290739B005HG9ESGA3VI2VETB90ZG5J. Sullivan0051347667200Superbly RefreshingI drink water from my jug as I work through long days, and I love water so much, I usually drink more from a glass when I get home as well. Water is my drink of choice.

This Essentia pH balanced water has an advantage over plain water when it comes to refreshment. I've read about the scientifically most agreeable level of pH in water before, but I had never tried any of it until now.

Having had jugged tap water until I was blue in the face that hot workday, I figured there would be no better time to try my Essentia once I got home and I was all watered-out. In every bit of honesty, I savored this bottle of water. I chugged, at a reasonable pace, every drop. I found it delicious, smooth and refreshing.

Sure, it's more than just water; actually, it's purified water, sodium bicarbonate, dipotassium phosphate, magnesium sulfate and calcium chloride. That's what it takes to achieve the perfect pH that makes it so easy to glide through all six servings these 1.5 liter bottles provide. Like most commercial beverages, this one has a formula as well, and it works out great.

In the end, it's still water, but there is something favorable about water with a pH of 9.5. When chilled, this stuff is remarkably enjoyable. If you're a water connoisseur and you buy bottled water anyway, then definitely try Essentia - it's very nice.
290740290740B005HG9ESGA267FU71Z01CIHKipp Poe Speicher "Kipp Poe Speicher"0041347667200Great tasteA certainly refreshing bottle of water and a very large one at that. The taste is very pleasing without the plastic from the bottle taste to taint it. It seems a bit pricey though giving you extra benefits might just be worth the purchase.

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