Blk Water – Review

If you haven’t seen Blk Water yet you owe it to yourself to check it out.  Here’s a link to the BLK’s website you’ll notice their slogan “The Dark Side of Water.”  They have a very different take on bottled water than most conventional bottled water.  To give you an idea, the bottles on their home page, they are clear bottles.  There is also a hidden message written in black on the bottle, can you see it?

blk water half empty

You’ll have to find a bottle to find the hidden message! (truth be told I forgot to snap a picture of it and I don’t want to steal someone else’s) The water looks similar to a cola in color, though this is not carbonated.  They claim there are no colorings or artificial ingredients added to create this opaque water, it’s done by minerals left in the water by mother nature.  Sounds kind of gimmicky to me, but it’s not everyday you can drink black water that you literally can’t see through.

blk water bottle

A friend brought this to a party we were having so we decided that everyone should try it, as reluctant as some were!  It tastes confusing, you’d expect it to have a strong taste or smell and it does not.  I think it smells faintly metallic but it could be my senses playing tricks on me. The statements made about it’s taste ranged from, it tastes like regular water, to it tastes like a swamp smells.  I personally thought it had a taste, slightly metallic, slightly like lawn clippings smell with a unique mouth feel.  Though it was far from in your face and pronounced, these were very subtle flavors.  Overall I thought it was an enjoyable water to drink and I’ll probably try it again and do further testing with it.

I’m curious how it is at various temperature extremes, as ice and heated to make tea or coffee with.  If you wanted to go all out you could cook with it, can you image using it in rice or with pasta?  I think they would make great ice cubes, in particular at a cocktail party.

I certainly wasn’t turned off by my experience with it and I would try it again, it’s a great topic of conversation, in particular if you have it on hand to share with people.  The uses as a gag prop are nearly limitless, I think it could be a lot of fun to use as a prank.

Here’s another image of it in a clear glass

blk water in a glass

I don’t think I’d drink it every day, not only would it get a little expensive but part of me thinks consuming abnormally high amounts of any mineral is probably not wise.  That said the company claims it is entirely healthy and they are probably right I am just a little weirded out by black water!  I say that in a good way, it’s a very different take on bottle water and if your curious I’d strongly recommend trying it.