A friend and
I were discussing bottled water varieties and tap water. She
was telling me about Voss and she felt that it was really thirst
quenching. A nice taste and the bottle was nice. (being
a woman we are never swayed by design - Are we?)
She kindly bought me a
bottle to try. I have the 800ml Glass Still Water Bottle.
The bottle itself is simple
and crisp. The lid is plastic and to me looks like it is off a
spray can! Not sure that is actually the design they are going
for but hey!
I poured myself a glass and
I have to say it looks so clear. Water generally looks clear
but this is really defined and crisp. The flavour is really
very pleasant. No funny after tastes.
Having it out of the fridge
meant it was cold but I was amazed at how cold it has stayed as it
is a warm day.
Was Voss better than any
other water? Well yes and no. I think the taste is much
better than Highland Spring Water as I do tend to find that has a
taste to it.
Voss artesian water is not
filtered or treated; its unprocessed nature and naturally low
presence of total dissolved solids (TDS) give it a fresh, clean
taste. I agree with this. It does give a very fresh, clean
taste. I actually feel like my mouth is clean. My teeth are
II have cooled tap water in
a glass bottle and compared this way. My tap water is not
clear. There are definitely bits floating about. Having
taken a mouth full it sort of feels furry. Almost like a film
is coating my tongue and gums. My tongue is not sliding as
easily over my teeth.
I seriously had not thought
that a water could give me a different opinion but the VOSS was a
more pleasant experience.
Is it better than tap water?
ermmm - Well yes I suppose it is. But is it worth paying a lot
for. I am not convinced it is but it certainly tasted more
I love seeing companies
focus their marketing. Using the word Artisan - Artisan (when
talking about food and drink) means "made in a traditional or non
mechanized way using high quality ingredients.
Purity: VOSS is bottled at an artesian
source in Southern Norway producing a naturally
Distinction: VOSS, with its iconic
design, is served on the tables, in the homes
and in the rooms of the most distinctive places
Responsibility: VOSS is proud of its
ongoing commitment to the Voss Foundation and
maintaining 100% carbon neutrality.
I think what helps Voss sell
and sustain its place within
the marketplace is actually
the Voss Foundation who are
dedicated to providing
access to clean water,
sanitation and hygiene as a
means to enable
in Sub-Saharan Africa and
raising awareness of the
ongoing need in the region.
Since 2008, Voss Foundation
has built 118 clean water
access points and 462
sanitation facilities in 7
countries in Sub-Saharan
Water is “H2O,” or simply
put, “Help 2 Others.”
Would I drink Voss again.
Yes. If I had to pick
a water that I was paying
for then I would choose
Reviewed by Yolanda Barker
Voss donated by a very