Amazon Fine Food Reviews


IDIdProductIdUserIdProfileNameHelpfulnessNumeratorHelpfulnessDenominatorScoreTimeSummaryText
291061291061B005HG9ESGA3NOBH42C7UI5MCarol "kepela"2341331078400Essentia 9.5 pH Drinking WaterI usually only drink spring water and even then I have my favorite brand. I was surprised that this water was really pretty good, especially in coffee; the fact that it has extra electrolytes is icing on the cake. I do think it's a little too expensive. I'm use to paying about $1 a gallon, or so, for these large bottles.
291062291062B005HG9ESGA2L6BT1PVV9YN0R. OSullivan2351329955200Great Tasting Water In Health Conscious Bottles Plus More!I really love this water. First, I am so glad that it's in a BPA free bottle as I do worry about the effect of drinking water from regular plastic bottles every day. Second, I do find the taste to be very smooth and pleasant. Its tough for me to get in enough water when I'm at work, even with an Arrowhead dispenser in my own office. But for some reason I am enjoying the Essentia and not hesitating to drink it. I guess it just tastes better to me. Third, I also like the size and it helps me set and maintain a goal for how much water to drink. This is about 50 ounces, or just over 6 cups, and I have been bringing one to work every day and finishing it by the time I leave the office. Fourth, I do feel more hydrated and better. I'm not sure if it's the special qualities of the water (high PH and electrolytes) or if it's just because I am actually getting in enough water every day but its a good result either way! My husband has been drinking it too and similarly seems to easily polish off a whole bottle over the course of a few hours. Even our 11 year old loves it and he's not a huge water fan. I suspect it is but don't know for a fact that Essentia is better for you health wise than other bottled water on the market and I do know without a doubt that I love the crisp taste of the water and love the BPA free bottle and enjoy it more than my bottled Arrowhead. At first, the price seemed like this water is a real luxury, but at just over $2 a bottle on subscribe and save it's not any more expensive than what I have been paying for a smaller 20 oz. bottle of Vitamin Water. Although I was I introduced to this water as a Vine reviewer, I plowed right through a case of it and have already ordered more on my own.
291063291063B005HG9ESGA33Y8C4818EJL0Live, Laugh, Love...0041351036800Refreshing as long as its cold!This water was very refreshing when it was chilled in the refrigerator. However, I have a tendency to carry a bottle with me til its gone. That means it might be a few minutes or perhaps a few hours. I didn't care for this water when it was room temperature. It had a metallic taste. However, considering the benefits of ph balance I will probably still buy this again, but only in small bottles
291064291064B005HG9ESGA215WH6RUDUCMPShilom0051351036800Good, Crisp, Clean TasteLarge Bottled Water, Good, Clear, Crisp, Clean taste. Great tasting water that adds a boost to your day! Very refreshing and cool, I definitly recommend this to anyone looking to up their water intake. I really liked this one!
291065291065B005HG9ESGAC0HPFQVBZVGYDaniel Lee Taylor "dan57"0041350950400Its wet!This is a good tasting bottle of water. It is not unlike many other brands tastewise, but did seem to has a smooth feel to it as I drank. There are many health claims attached to the product to which I cannot speak. I had one bottle, so verifying any health effect would not be possible.
291066291066B005HG9ESGA321W4SSC0F6APJoseph Dewey0031350864000Warning: watch my face on this video before you guzzle this water Length:: 1:47 Mins

I only had one of these bottles, so I only had one take to do this video. I'm someone who routinely guzzles 64 ounces of regular water at a time, so I thought I could easily handle the 50 ounces in this 1.5 liter bottle of water. I'd tasted just a little tiny bit of this before the video, and it tasted like Smart Water

Even though I pretend to like the water in my video, notice the very pained expression on my face, especially toward the end. After the video ended, I fell on the floor, confused and moaning. The pain only lasted for about 5 minutes, but please learn a lesson from me--this isn't your normal drinking water, and you shouldn't chug it like I did. It is very alkaline.

What is a 9.5 pH? Well, normal drinking water and purified water have a pH of 7.0. Regular baking soda has a pH of 9.0. Antacids, like milk of magnesia, have a pH of 10.0. And, bleach has a pH of 13. High numbers are bases, and low numbers, like 3.0 pH for orange juice, are acids. If you remember your warnings from your high school chemistry teacher, bases can be as dangerous as acids.

This product's #2 ingredient is baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). And, this water is even more basic (alkaline) than baking soda is, thanks to its other ingredients.

If I get another one of these, I'm going to do the science experiment where I put some vinegar in, because I'm sure this water with just a little vinegar would totally fizz up, like those volcanoes that I used to make for a science project.

In summary, it's a decent product, but please sip, and don't gulp this stuff.

Pros:
+If you take a lot of Tums or other antacid products, then this is a great way to get an acid reducer, without taking a pill
+Large, 1.5 liter bottles

Cons:
-Very alkaline. Be very careful in drinking this.
-It would have been nice if they made the pH 9.5 by a fancier ingredient than baking soda
-If you don't have acid stomach problems, then you probably won't appreciate that it messes with your stomach juices
291067291067B005HG9ESGA2L6QS8SVHT9RGrandomartco "period film aficionado"0031350777600Hmm...tap water is just fine, thank you,'Infused with Electrolytes for a Difference you can Taste' is what the label says...and I guess you can taste a difference: it tastes a bit different than 'regular' water, but not something you can really put a finger on. It tastes fine, good even, but nothing special from a taste perspective that I could discern. Ingredients are purified water, sodium bicarbonate, dipotassium phosphate, magnesium sulfate and calcium chloride....really, I think normal water is just fine. I'm not sure why these added 'electrolytes' make this water 'better for you' or whatever. I drink plain water from the tap, or spring water from a bottle...I almost feel the need a little to burp after drinking it, which is weird. I'm not against this water, but not really a fan either: maybe someone else will better discover its purpose but I'd honestly just rather drink regular water.
291068291068B005HG9ESGA3SMV35531YMEBookAddict0051350777600Refreshing!The flavor is no different from quality spring water. What is different is how hydrated I felt after drinking this bottle of water. This is a product I would happily use again.
291069291069B005HG9ESGA3QVAKVRAH657NOrrin C. Judd "brothersjudddotcom"0051350518400The strange thing is.......that it does taste smoother on the tongue than normal water, almost like unset gelatin.

At any rate, we took it to an ultimate frisbee game in pretty dire heat and it quenched thirst so well that several folks said they needed less to drink than normal H2O. Kind of cool....
291070291070B005HG9ESGA3S9FDZSHZW79YEric Kassan0031350518400Decent waterI must confess, I am generally biased against bottled water in favor of filtered tab water, but I tried to taste the product on several ocassions with an open mind. The water did taste "silkier" than other waters, but I did not notice any other benefits. Like any good water, there was no noticeable taste.
291071291071B005HG9ESGAS44QEHT3KSPKslaphappy0041350518400ok but don't see the difference in one bottleReally hard to feel any specific benefits from just one bottle - it tasted great, didn't have that icky "smooth" taste that Evian has. It's good for you, but I didn't notice any feelings that I could directly associate to one bottle.
291072291072B005HG9ESGA1ZGHA3IJV01BKK-cee Kit "CAH-M"0031350518400It's water...This water taste well... like other water. Off the top I dont care for the price or the long list of suppose special health benefits of Essentia, but it taste good and if bottle water helps you get your required daily amount of water then go for it.
291073291073B005HG9ESGASB4QD6YZJ7EXC. Bailey0051350518400essentia waterI like this water--feel it is less acidic than other waters-
I especially like having it mailed to my house and not having to carry it from the
grocery store.
291074291074B005HG9ESGA1OHGX0LKS6QLPEve Ferguson0051350432000Essentia Water is essential!I have been drinking Essentia Water for the past year after a friend introduced me to Ph correct alkaline water. I used to take gallons from her ionic filter, but after a while I needed to find a new source. Another friend sent a list of alkaline waters in which Essentia was one of them. I have been hooked ever since. Not only is it one of the highest Ph waters avaiable, it is highly hydrating so you get more hydration for your gulps. But it also tastes really good and quenches the thirst thoroughly! A case lasts me about a month, so it is also cost-efficient. Now that it is sold through Amazon, the shipping is free. Great water, great price, and you feel great after drinking it!
291075291075B005HG9ESGAQ2UN38CMK119P. Mann0031350259200It's water.On the bottle's label is the statement "Doctor recommended to protect, improve and enhance the quality of your health." The vagueness of that statement--does it mean that one doctor recommended Essentia as opposed to any other water? Or perhaps that doctors in general acknowledge what everyone knows, namely that water is essential to life?--amused me. There are a variety of claims on the label and at Essentia's website (including a testimonial by a "Dr. G.N." from Wisconsin), but it turns out that Essentia is just municipal tap water that's gone through a variety of processes designed, apparently, to provide electrolytes and improve hydration.

I'm not in a position to judge these claims, though having reading books such as Bottlemania and seen shows such as Penn & Teller's show about bottled water, I am somewhat dubious of claims regarding bottled water. So I did an informal test. I filled three bottles with water: one with this product, one with simple tap water from my kitchen sink, and one with purified water from a generic brand. I put the three bottles into the refrigerator (with little pieces of paper taped to the bottom indicating the source), and shuffled them every day for two weeks until I was--or believe I was--unaware of the provenance of each bottle's contents.

The results: A virtual dead heat. I could tell that one of the bottles (the Essentia, as it turned out) was slightly different. There was a slight aftertaste. It wasn't unpleasant, just there. But before I looked at the identities, I did rank the bottles. Tap water won. Essentia was second. And the purified water was third. Oddly, it tasted rather plastic and was the only one that did so despite the fact that all of the bottles were identical. (They were empty bottles of that same water.)

In the end, though, I noticed no benefits of superior hydration or the additives. I simply tasted water that was slightly different from two others. Of course, my test wasn't scientific. It wasn't double-blind, though I tried hard to make it as close as possible. It represents, for what it's worth, my experience.
291076291076B005HG9ESGA2XIOXRRYX0KZYB.L.0051350259200Tastes Very PureI have to give them credit for how smooth the taste of this is. They did a good job purifying it ahead of time. It didn't have any lingering chlorine taste or anything like it that I detected.

It is obviously more impractical and expensive to buy bottles of this and have them shipped to you than it is to purchase a filter that can handle a much larger quantity. For the occasions when you feel like you really need to have some on hand that has already been purified (and particularly if you've interested in the fact that it has a 9.5pH), though, this works out just fine.
291077291077B005HG9ESGA2UGR7VULJBQ2NJanice Turner0051349913600Great tasting waterI'm on auto and I love my water. Just wish it was a little bit cheaper, or IF they give discounts or free 6 pack with 4 orders, it would make thing a bit easier. I will continue to get my Essentia as long as I am able to. The water does have a lot of wonderful advantages. I have fluid build up in my legs and sometimes my lungs because of my heart. I had kidney failure, this water has helped me to be well hydrated and to keep my kidneys in working order. The water goes directly where it is needed.
291078291078B005HG9ESGA14EF1PPKMSEPUE. Brown "EB"0041349913600Proper pH... with 'ingredients'I prefer water with an alkaline content more in tune with my body's. However, I don't want 'ingredients' in my water. I'd rather get my minerals & electrolytes from their natural source. So, if you want pure, clean, alkaline water, this is not for you. You might try Fuji water

If you seek additives (electrolytes & minerals) in your water, then Essentia is a tasty option, if a bit pricey.

Here is a list of ph levels of numerous bottled waters.
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291079291079B005HG9ESGA22CW0ZHY3NJH8Noname0041349827200Tastes like waterI served this Essentia water to my family at dinner tonight. My husband says it tastes like water. My son and I did a taste test between the filtered tap water from our fridge and Essentia. Neither of us could tell the difference. My daughter says Essentia has an aftertaste and refused to finish her cup. I'm not sure if she was imagining things or not.

Overall, I don't think the flavor distinguishes Essentia from other bottled water. If you are looking for alkaline water that tastes like water, this will work just fine.
291080291080B005HG9ESGA1W2EGUPW8OYH4robert0051349568000Super WaterTaste just like they say, silky smooth! The higher PH has so many benefits, from the transportation of nutrients to the cell, the removal of waste products and toxins from the body and most recently the studies linking sodium bicarbonate, which is the second listed ingredient in the water, with the ability to kill cancer cells.
291081291081B005HG9ESGAHUT55E980RDRNeal C. Reynolds0051349481600This is converting me....I haven't been a bottled water fan, but hey, I did like the purer taste of Essentia. I thought at first it might be an overactive imagination convincing me that there's any difference, but I then tried a different brand of bottled water, and I am sold on Essentia. I haven't yet budgeted for bottled water, but am planning to shortly.
291082291082B005HG9ESGA11OTLEDSW8ZXDCGScammell0041348963200Tastes like water!I was a little leary trying this high-alkaline water but I was pleasantly surprised. It tastes like normal tap water to me. Which begs the question: Why even make this water so alkaline? Our bodies are usually within the pH of 7. Unless there's a reason to drink this expensive water, I'd rather stick with normal spring water.

This water tastes pure but the price is a bit high for daily use.
291083291083B005HG9ESGA2561PYW9TTMYDLori Calabrese "0051348704000Great taste and refreshing
291084291084B005HG9ESGA29534U2P9CLNRLisa Stubblefield0031348704000Tasted like waterNo surprises here, I guess. When I drank it, I got just what I was expecting. Water. It tasted good, no plastic or funny after-taste. I can't say it did anything else for me, seems a bit pricey for what it is.
291085291085B005HG9ESGA23RZIU0N8K2KRM. Caceres0041348704000Fresh tasting.I got this product out of sheer curiosity and as a sufferer of acid reflux (sometimes when I drink water, the acid in my stomach goes up and I can feel it in my esophagus). The first sips gave me acid reflux just like all the other water brands. However, after a few days of only drinking Essentia, I found that the water no longer impacted my acid reflux and I was able to drink it normally. I do not know if this was a placebo effect, but I did find that it gave my stomach no reaction when it was drank cold. As a result, I will continue to drink Essentia water.

I heard Whole Foods sell these, and they probably have it cheaper. So I would go there first before purchasing here on Amazon.
291086291086B005HG9ESGALSAOZ1V546VTA Research It Maven "Just the facts please"0051348704000Balanced PH!This is a refreshing tonic style bottle of water that renewed my energy after my workout and it's delicious, too! The price is right, also, so I recommend you try this water!
291087291087B005HG9ESGA9XX8OHS2ZQ2XR. Neil Scott0031348704000Taste good ...I think the Essentia drinking water tastes very good. After watching a demonstration on the benefits of purifying the water that comes into my home I can see that drinking from my tap is not an option. However, as much as I like the Essentia water I am not convinced it is so much better than other bottle water that is certainly more affordable.
291088291088B005HG9ESG#oc-R28I1AL1ZAZLXLM. Brown0051348704000TastyFor me some bottle water is better than others. This bottled water was very good. It had a good, clean taste which is always important, especially for those who do not enjoy drinking water. The bottle was also thick enough to withstand being dropped but not so thick that you are really just paying for the bottle. Overall I would buy this bottled water again.
291089291089B005HG9ESG#oc-R1GSBW9QIVY489Ariaceliz "changosdaughter"0051348704000DeliciousThe bottle of water is huge and helps keep me hydrated when I have had a marathon of patients in my office. The minerals in the water help replenish what you lose after a workout , a day or two of not eating right, or even having one two many drinks at cocktail hour. I loved the taste and having such a huge bottle helped me get my recommended water intake for the day ( when I don't drink enough I feel dizzy or get a migraine).
291090291090B005HG9ESGA16PUD6V3KAZ0QB. Caruso "The Happy Aspie"0031348617600Taste's like.... Water.Essentia Drinking Water tastes like (drumroll please) clean, filtered (public RO) drinking water. Having used an alkaline gadget with my water in the past, I expected it to have more of a slightly different "flavor", but that wasn't the case. It tastes like water.

But taste isn't everything. The bottle boasts of a silkiness to the water within the bottle.

The silkiness made this less refreshing for me and I, frankly, avoided the rest of the bottle for a day and tried it again and still, the mouth feel made it seem like a thicker beverage with some sort of starch in it. According to the label of the bottle I have on hand, there is no starch, but still it feels that way. Like cornstarch- soft, silky, but not something I would seek out in my quest for hydration. The silkiness killed it for me and sent me in pursuit of a bottle of Smart Water. (Note: please read the other reviews. The silkiness might not be an issue for everyone, but I am very sensitive to texture and flavor variations. This might be a non-issue for you. YMMV)

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