Blk Water: Looks Dirty, Tastes Like ... Water
To my surprise, while shopping at the Coconut Grove Milam's, I found it! A black bottle that said blk. At $1.69, it was cheap enough for me to pick it up and try it. Even better -- I brought it into Short Order's weekly blogger meeting.
You might recall that for a while, we had a weekly Short Order Taste Test segment, where a blogger would bring in a food item and the other bloggers would taste and rate the item.
Imagine the surprise when several bloggers didn't want to try it. OK, I will admit that when I opened the bottle and poured, I realized that the bottle wasn't black -- the water was. Really. The bottle was clear. This water looked like the stuff that you're forced to drink when you're stranded out in the woods. Bear Grylls drinks this in survival training. Real people shouldn't have to pay for it.
There's a moment of disconnect between what you're seeing and what you're tasting. It looks like dirt, but it doesn't taste bad. It does have some mineral finish. In the end, though, one of our bloggers summed up the experience, "It tastes like ... water."
Conclusion? Kinda cool gimmick (we could see it added to some vodka for a new drink, maybe a "black diamond"), but really? Short Order bloggers agreed -- unanimously -- they'll stick to old-fashioned clear water.
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