Here is a closer look:
I'm not sure if you can completely see the label but it says:
"Purified Water, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Salt. *Adds a negligable amount of sodium and minerals added for taste. Purified by Reverse Osmosis"
Why in the world would I want a taste to my water other than its natural taste? We have a reverse osmosis water purifier at home and the taste isn't any taste specific, isn't that what water is supposed to "taste" like? I looked up what Magnesium Sulfate and Potassium Chloride are and here is what I learned-
(from Wikipedia about Potassium Chloride)
"The majority of the potassium chloride produced is used for making fertilizer, since the growth of many plants is limited by their potassium intake. As a chemical feedstock it is used for the manufacture of potassium hydroxide and potassium metal. It is also used in medicine, scientific applications, food processing, and as a sodium-free substitute for table salt (sodium chloride).
Potassium chloride is used as the third of a three-drug combination in lethal injection. Additionally, KCl is used (albeit rarely) in fetal intracardiac injections in second- and third-trimester induced abortions."
And Magnesium Sulfate "Magnesium sulfate (or magnesium sulphate) is a chemical compound containing magnesium, sulfur and oxygen, with the formula MgSO4. In its hydrated form, the pH is 6.0 (5.5 to 6.5). It is often encountered as the heptahydrate, MgSO4·7H2O, commonly called Epsom salt. Anhydrous magnesium sulfate is used as a drying agent. Since the anhydrous form is hygroscopic (readily absorbs water from the air) and is therefore difficult to weigh accurately, the hydrate is often preferred when preparing solutions, for example in medical preparations. Epsom salt has been traditionally used as a component of bath salts."
I understand that Magnesium Sulfate is also "commonly used in bottled water" and I wouldn't normally have a problem with all these minerals in the water, as long as the water was labeled Mineral Water so that my choice could be a true one, but in this case it wasn't. It just said Purified Water. Afterwards when we got to the lakehouse, where we don't have a filter (yet), we checked a large bottle we had in the fridge, and just as it says on the Dasani bottle, it was labeled, minerals added for taste. I just don't like that water isn't water anymore, and I don't really understand why it can't be. I want my water to be the old fashioned H20, 2 hydrogens, 1 oxygen.
I guess from now on, I will have to always keep my Siggy with me, even on the weekends, and no more Dasani for us!
Have you ever seen the label, ingredients added for taste, on your bottled water?