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Water Reviews: Whole Foods Mint Sparkling Mineral Water

Water: Whole Foods Mint Sparkling Mineral Water

Source: La Galvanina, Rimini, Italy

Rating: four drops (out of six)

Review: A functional, everyday mineral water with a great joie de vivre. This water makes a great employee: It arrives on time, does it's work cheerfully, and stays late when it has to. It is fun and likes to gossip but it knows when to shut up and get to work.

Discovered this surprising gem over the summer in New York City, when I was working on curing the same mini-hangover that my two bottles of Saint-Geron finally pushed into oblivion. Finally got to try this again today under somewhat less dire circumstances.

The minty-ness of this water makes it kind of like drinking toothpaste. But somehow it works. It works, I tell you! I'm debating buying a case of this stuff so I can drink it every day. Along with the minty, toothpasty-ness (how many more words can I incorrectly add "ness" to?) comes an extremely refreshing and cleansing kind of zest. It has a vigorous amount of carbonation but it's not "club soda" level carbonation or anything.

Although La Galvanina produces both sparkling and still waters, I suspect this stuff artificially carbonated, but it that doesn't matter. What matters is the cool, zesty, rejuvenating feeling that overtakes you when you drink it. Because sometimes its not enough just to be juvenated once a day.

Four drops because it is too "mint-forward" to really get any sense of the underlying water itself.


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