Manitoba bottled water among world’s best

Best tasting water in the world Winnipeg

Original Article can be found here

As a self-proclaimed health nut, I am privy to some interesting e-mails. I put my name into a few e-mail lists and I get to be up to date on the latest wellness apps, technology, and trends.

This list that came across my e-mail made my head turn.

First, did you know there are international competitions for water tasting and purity? Well there are. The recognized leader in that is Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting. It’s the 25th anniversary of the competition.

So why am I writing about an international water competition? Well, our natural springs produce world-calibre, best-tasting water. Jackson Springs placed fourth this year for best-tasting bottled water. That includes entries from all over the world. It seems that the spring water in Middleboro, Man., is actually some of the best in the world. Owner Chris Garrick tells me they won the category in 2012.

Here’s an excerpt from Berkeley Springs competition press release:

“The consistency in winners from year to year with different panels of judges validates the choices,” said perennial watermaster Arthur von Wiesenberger. “It also speaks to the impressively high calibre of the waters entered.”

Fengari Platinum, a first-time entrant from Athens, Greece, won over 39 other entries for the title of world’s best bottled water. Last year’s gold medalist, Castle Rock Water of Dunsmuir, Calif., dropped to silver and previous winners Halstead Springs Water, Speedwell, Tenn., and Jackson Springs Natural Premium Spring Water of Middleboro, Man., Canada, placed third and fourth respectively. Placing fifth was another first-time entrant, Capi, Victoria, Australia.

How about that, Manitoba? We’ve got one of the world’s best-tasting waters sitting there waiting for us to drink. Not bad. That’s what happens when you take care of nature, nature takes care of you, and at a world-class level. Drink your water, and if you want it to taste the best, it appears Jackson Springs is a great choice.