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BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Ice Mist from Morarp, Sweden,
was crowned best bottled water in the world, while Bosec of Harghita
County, Romania, won the carbonated bottled water category in an
international water tasting contest.
Tap water form Desert Hot Springs, California, won the gold medal
for municipal water, and Pure StoneClear Springs of Vanleer,
Tennessee, won for purified drinking water, at the 14th annual
Berkeley Springs International Water Taste.
Water from Bosnia and Canada also won prizes in the contest where
judges sipped samples from six countries.
Generally, the more natural a water is, the better it tastes and
the better it fares in competition. Some municipal systems use as
many as 30 chemicals to clarify, treat and flavor their water.
Potassium, for example, makes water sweeter, while calcium and
magnesium give it body.
The ideal water is colorless and clear, odor-free, with a balanced
mouth feel and no single overpowering taste or aftertaste. Each
sample is weighed on six points: appearance, odor, flavor, mouth
feel, aftertaste and overall impression.
These were the results of the contest:
Non-Carbonated Bottled Water
Purified Drinking Water
Carbonated Bottled Water
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