Poll: Soda water or mineral water?!

Question: Poll: Soda water or mineral water!?
What are your favorite drinks so far!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

Soda waterWww@FoodAQ@Com

Soda and mineral water (generally just called "soda water" or "soda" here unless a distinction is necessary) was bottled in a relatively diverse array of bottle styles as indicated by the grouping pictured above!. However, like with the beer/ale bottles, the (usually) carbonated nature of soda and mineral waters narrowed the possible bottle variety in several ways!. Most importantly, the bottles had to be made of relatively heavy/thick glass in order to withstand the gaseous pressures of the product itself!. (Bottles made to withstand internal carbonation pressure were known as "pressure ware" in the bottle making industry [Glass Industry 1959]!.) The bottles also had to be able to survive the rigors of the high pressure bottling process as well as the extensive post-bottling handling and use since soda water bottles were typically re-used many times!. This is evidenced by extensive base and side wear to many examples!. In fact, similar to beer bottles, many (most!?) soda water bottles were the property of the soda bottler and were sometimes marked as such, i!.e!., THIS BOTTLE IS NEVER SOLD or similar embossing to that effect (Riley 1958; Paul & Parmalee 1973; Busch 1987)!. The Hutchinson soda pictured to the below right has significant wear to the high points of the embossing from rough contact with its neighbors in bottle cases and from the bottling process!. Not surprisingly, this is often called "case wear!."


I prefer tap water!. It does not have the added taste of mineral water and research showed that some of those bottles were filled from the same water supply as the water company used!. Why pay and lug those heavy bottles if I only have to turn on the tap!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

I prefer soda over mineral water!. But I prefer iced tea over soda!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

mineral water!. it's healthy and pure Www@FoodAQ@Com

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