Watch Your Mouth: Tapping the Source of Carbonated Water Where Does Carbonated Water Come From? Watch Your Mouth: Tapping the Source of Carbonated Water Where Does Carbonated Water Come From?
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Watch Your Mouth: Tapping the Source of Carbonated Water Where Does Carbonated Water Come From?

by Peter Smith

August 7, 2011


In the 1990s, marketers proved that just about anything can be bottled and sold by convincing us to buy water. Since then, we've bought more and more of it. Bottled water consumption has quadrupled since 1990. The marketing feat of the decade relied on positioning the product as a kind of status hydration. Some people are content slurping straight from the tap for less than a penny a glass. Set yourself apart by paying up for natural artesian water bottled from the islands of Fiji.

Images via Descriptive Catalogue of James W. Tufts Arctic Soda Water Apparatus, 1890, courtesy of Rabelais BooksThumbnail photo (cc) via Flickr user racheocity

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Watch Your Mouth: Tapping the Source of Carbonated Water Where Does Carbonated Water Come From?