Why you can't buy Dasani water in Britain
čas přidán 8. 03. 2020
Coca-Cola's brand of bottled water, Dasani, was a flop in the UK after the public realised it was just filtered tap water. But the story's a bit more complicated than it might seem. | Drinking Dasani with Ashens: • 15-year-old UK Da...
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Thanks to Sally Le Page on camera! / @sallylepage
I'm at tomscott.com
on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott
on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott
and on Instagram as tomscottgo
If you wish I'd drunk some of this: so do I! And you're in luck, because Ashens and I did just that over on his channel: cs-tv.org/tv/video-c6VhcpwFZJM.html
Dasani water is crap! We have it in the US and I do not like the taste and it bothers my stomach.....and costs way too much!
You gotta try Glaceau Smartwater. It is a tap water from Cocal Cola launched in 2016. Available in UK.
Try New Zealand we have two separate brands of water from this owned by Coca Cola
Hey Tom, did you talk about the weird pacing of the episode of Only Fools and Horses so that it would technically be seen as a review and wouldn't get copyright strikes? Very curious about your answer!
pov: you're slowly backpedaling away from a psychopath talking about water
Duhhhhh - nuuh Duhhhh - nuh Duh nuh Duh nuh Duh nuh duh nuh Duh nuh duh nuh
I resemble that remark
You make some very elaborate videos, but I cannot imagine how difficult it is to shoot all of this in one take. The fact that you were able to line up the destination with your punch line. The fact that you were not distracted at any moment by the world going around you. The fact that you remembered every word you were planning to say. I would love to see a Tom Scott blooper reel one day!
@jayw900 almost like professionals mess up too? 😂
He was using cue cards
@jayw900 an intelligent one :P
There's a kind of pleasure in seeing a corporation as big as Cola-Cola completely failing at something, even if the media outrage was over nothing.
@Person Oisels You're wrong. They didn't "mis-sell" anything. People in the UK either weren't reading the label, understanding it, or not caring. That's on them, not the company. It says Pure Water on the label, not mineral water. Did you even watch the video? You're just wrong.
@Person Oisels It says Pure Still water, not pure mineral water. Still water can also be artificially made.
@Cory Zilligen Still water just means that it's not carbonated. You wouldn't want to drink non-purified water that's from a standing or slow-moving body.
It's absolutely incredible how Tom can not only remember his 10 minute long script, but do it in a single take AND get to the plant the second his script tells him he should point at the plant. Incredible. He doesn't even lose focus once. Ps. Cudos to the camera person for walking backwards that whole time and not stumbling.
Likely has a teleprompter with timing cues. No reason not to.
@Reece Deyoung I can see that. Thank you.
He had to walk REALLY slow to time it right
He nearly lost it when he almost dropped the bottle...
This video is a certified masterpiece. Its one straight near 10 minute take full of info and facts about something you didnt know you wanted to know, and the walk was perfectly timed with the speech to end up at the bottling plant. Absolutely perfect
Niko OneShot pfp!!!!!
True, also making something interesting that in other contexts may not be so intriguing, which is quite difficult already.
Thanks Britain for thwarting the invasion. At one point in my life I was locked in a ship with only Dasani and its Pepsi counterpart Aquafina, and it felt like drinking nothingness, which managed to make me even thirstier. Even the tea brewing in it felt lacking.
@Symphony & Serenity Yes! I swear it even dries my mouth out, somehow.
Agree! It literally doesnt quench your thirst, horrible water.
@Frank Furter arrowhead water use to taste like boiled weenie water…
It's all just overpriced water
Yeh both are disgusting; the only thing worse is Evian which is so base I use it only to induce vomiting.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate this monstrous 9 minute single take with many facts, names, and quotes
@Donald Sayers 9:12...Actually, what seems like a pair of them by the bottling plant's "HGV Entrance." Perhaps it was a pre-understood cue to Tom which meant "when you see the gloves on the pavement, it's time to take the gloves off."😎
It's like that take on the beach in Atonement.
True!! This guy has an incredible gift.
and all the cars
I feel like Dasani is pushed on us in the US. More often than not it's the only bottled water you can buy in hospitals. Imagine being thirsty while waiting for something at a hospital and your options are Dasani and the water fountain. I choose the water fountain.
@sean1 the1 a lot of Americans do drink tap water. It just matters where you are. We got 50 states all tap water is different. Of course ya know, flint Michigan and nearby the state of Michigan aren’t the best
@VioletEmerald "and their open mouth actually touching the faucet thing sometimes" because there's really going to be that much of a difference if their mouth is open or not
@fotisk1190 personally I would drink the tap water at hospitals in the US but a lot of Americans don't drink tap water period
I love your genuine wholesome reactions at the end when you nail it in one take or talk about something else that was happening in the background. It's authentic and adds to your already great delivery of clearly well researched and planned out content.
it's part of his manipulative editing that he talked about in another video. the unnescessary intros and outros that can be easily edited out are left in on purpose to create an illussion of authenticity and relatability. Have to admit it works and is probably a huge part of his success.
I loved it too.
During a trip to the US I was like "hmmm what the hell is that purified water they sell in bottles ?" And it was just that. What you can do at home with a water purifier, they do sell to you in a bottle... France, like the UK, never had such a product, and like the UK, has many mineral water brands, exported all over the world (Evian, Vittel, Volvic, Perrier...). There is no way such a product would have worked once people would have known what it was in France, because they would have had the same reaction as me : "why the hell would I pay for that when tap water is so cheap?".
Side note: at least where I live, we only buy bottled water for convenience when on trips or outings.
@Nicolas Bertin I looked at what kind of stuff I was buying again, and it was all eau de source. So I guess no, there isn't any bottled water specifically from the tap
As someone who has bought bottled water literally all over France, either I smell BS or you've never been to a Carrefour or hell, even a rest stop vending machine.
There's also a lot of interesting legal, ecological, geological, and even political aspects to why bottled water is prevalent here. It's no surprise it didn't work out in Europe.
They still promote bottled water in Finland with images of pure, clean nature. Finnish scientists sampled the bottled water and found 1000-10 000 times the amount of bacteria in the bottled water than in our tap water. I still have no idea why anyone would buy insanely expensive and stagnant water in Europe.
Probably because your tap water contains chlorine's, atleast ours in Australia does and you can actually taste it it is way too much
@tj Bottled water's initial bacteria level is measured but nobody measures bottles after weeks of room temperature and exposure to sunlight in stores. That's the part that messes up the bacteria level. You can use as many quotation marks as you want, but I don't any research articles to prove me wrong.
@Dora Špoljar not exactly true. Although the water is almost never hazardous for your health, in some places it tastes so bad that is not exactly drinkable, at least not if you have any other option.
healthy bacteria i presume?
I cant tell if im more impressed by the information being told to me, or the commitment and sheer cool factor of your walking start to the cocacola plant, amazing video as always
@Lone Beast Tom is awesome
Allow me to 1 up that, for the entire 9 minutes and 50 seconds, there is not a single cut in the video
The fact that this video is one take, no stuttering and no teleprompter makes this video truly amazing.
@Plotylty Anxiety takes multiple forms. Anxiety over public performance is also known as stage fright. Some people overcome it with a great mental effort, some overcome it with chemical supplements, some give up trying to do the performance and some are lucky enough to not suffer from the problem. If some widespread activity such as school forces most of the population to perform unless they explicitly declare themselves to suffer from severe stage fright, the result will be a lot of people making such declarations to avoid the unpleasant situation.
He's had plenty of practice...
There's nothing special about good public speaking skills. Just like any skill, you need practice and it can be learned the same way as ice skating or cooking. You can also memorize your speech like actors often do, and still sound smooth, natural and believable without a prompter. It is also obvious that his speech was thoroughly prepared beforehand
@Plotylty then your just lucky
you don’t know that for sure
I'm thoroughly impressed with how you are able to articulate yourself so well in one take like this. Something like this would take me weeks to put together in terms of delivery and pacing. Incredible!
When I talk I sound like a bumbling bufoon.
when I was in Ireland this year, I noticed one of the brands of bottles of water I bought somewhere was produced by Coca Cola (Deep River Rock), and was shocked because it actually tasted like normal water instead of disgusting like Dasani. Clearly they can do it, they just choose not to in North America... bleh
They don't have to worry about it tasting good if half their contracts force it be the only option
After finding out about this, my school decided to stop adding Dasani in the water vending machines and replace them with actual "clean" water
I hope that they just went with whatever was cheapest as that is actually probably best for the environment and exactly the same for the users. Second of course to making it easy to just get water from a tap
the diffrence is negligable at best, i promise you if you blind tasted It you wouldnt notice a difference, and you body also would see no difference between the two
That was really well done! For nearly 7 minutes I was thinking 'he sure is covering some ground in this video', then he arrives at the place he's talking about as he's introducing it! Must have worked out how long it'd take to present and how far he'd have to walk for it to line up like that, it's a great idea and very well executed!
Its a British work
A few have commented on that. If you notice though, once they reach the Coca Cola plant their pace does pick up. Still nicely timed however
This is insane, I've been living in the US for the past 3 years and I'm just now realizing that I've been drinking glorified tap water the entire time...
I can’t believe people would buy it knowingly.
Posting to call out the fact that this was nearly ten minutes in a SINGLE TAKE and aside from the car horn, it's basically perfect. How Tom hasn't been snapped up to present major TV or film documentaries yet is amazing to me. It takes serious talent to deliver like that, for that long, entirely from memory. Bravo, sir!
He also almost dropped the bottle at one point
@Ruben Ungerathen Exactly right. It's not talent. It's skill, hard work, planning, experience and charisma. Talent often implies a lack of need for skill and Tom's got skill in spades.
@Lumioze coca colia
@Cheems Dog coca colia
I'm amazed you were able to do this video in a single continuous take without cuts. I can only imagine how difficult it was to perfect this video
Riveting! Tom Scott, you make the Dasani story so much more dramatic than my former business school marketing case studies of product launches that failed disastrously. Thanks for the research, and fascinating storytelling. Have never bought Dasani here in the US, because we know it’s tap water. Apologies to my friend, who had a 20-year career in Coca-Cola marketing.
I don't consider filtered tap water to be the same as tap water. It becomes high quality water.
I remember when restaurants here in Italy (a land of extremely good mineral waters) tried to sell "purified water" at the same price of mineral water. It lasted a couple of years then people started to refuse to pay.
I'm always blown away by your preparation and execution in these videos. Almost 10 minutes in a single take and a perfectly timed reveal! Well done! Oh and also the story was cool too.
Only fools and horses is one of the best and one of my favourite tv shows! It was hugely popular in Croatia and today is still considered cult classic.
Pov: ur going for a walk and some stranger starts following you and lecturing you on a story about bottled water
People don't walk backwards....
A stranger is a friend you have not met yet! :)
And you listen intently for the full 10 minutes
This may be one of my favorite Tom Scotts, it’s something I genuinely care about (DO NESTLE! SAVE B.C. LAND!) Plus this is soooo well done in regards to the acting, composition, and cinematography! Everyone else has already said what I could on this so… cheers!
Dasani existed here in Colombia, but they didn't sell still water, but flavoured water. Probably because there are more established brands of bottlef water
Dasani was originally intended to be sold in a glass bottle, but bacteria thwarted that plan if I remember correctly.
Always so interesting, I love the snippets of history like this that you bring up for us to learn about, thank you. And these single takes are incredible pieces of art. Nice
I lived in Eastern France and after drinking water from a local source for years it was declared unusable because of the cattle urine in the water.
That’s what gives it it flavor 🤤
Some people praised 1917 for it's long shots, but Tom Scott showed us all how it's done.
Just to clarify 1917, is not a single take. But it is made to look like that. It's a continuous scene to the audience, it was 1000's of scenes to the makers who used special effects or clever cuts to make it seem continuous.
the long shots were edited to look that way
Watch the move Victoria if you want to see a good movie that's shot in one single take.
Unlike 1917, Tom Scott told everyone a story that we wanted to hear.
Watch Joyner Lucas's behind the scenes music video for ADHD
I remember one of the UK water companies doing a marketing stunt where they bottled regular tap water and filled a supermarket aisle with the bottles. I think the whole aisle of water cost about 5 pounds or something. I never looked at bottled water the same way again, it truly is one of the greatest cons of our age.
They sell bottles, not water
I usually buy it when I'm far from a trustworthy tap and need a single serving of water with a snack, sandwich or medication. But I'm also grateful it's available when there's a rare tap water contamination emergency in my home area.
there are places where the tap water isn't drinkable, and many more where the tap water is technically drinkable but unpleasant. i live in such a place, and i'm grateful for bottled water.
In what sense is it a con?
Do you have a link for that?
I was booked to promote this product in the UK from a branded van and was overjoyed when it got pulled just before I had that cancer-wagon outside my house as I was still paid the full fee. 😁
I love how excited Tom is about getting it all done in one take :D
I love that 1) there are a bunch of random pieces of paper on the ground just before all the newspaper clippings start covering the screen and 2) there's a crushed Coke can on the ground just after all those (bad publicity) clippings disappear. Considering how well this video is timed, I wouldn't be surprised if those items were planned. Then again, it could be just happy randomness.
I came from a part of the US where the tap water was actually delicious and safe. We all thought bottled water was stupid when you could get it for free on any street corner or water spigot. Now those same people are convinced they must buy bottled water or they will get poisoned. I now live in a desert where the water isn't so good. I filter the heck out of it and travel with bottled water because it's relatively cheap for the convenience.
Wow, I'm super impressed that they timed an almost 7 minute walk to be able to turn the camera and have a shot of the factory at the exact right time.
Eh. They could have had a hundred meter margin of error on that.
Yea me too
@Toby Groves No, because there isn’t an overbearing soundtrack drowning out Tom 🤪
Just walked round the place in a circle
Something else important to realize is that because of the US’s size, a majority of the country’s land doesn’t have wanted service. Most people outside of a medium size town have wells. Well water is really hit or miss. Without my VERY expensive water softener, my well water is SO hard, it’s next to undrinkable. It has so much iron, when my water softener goes down, it stains all of my clothes red. If you can’t afford a water softener, then drinking filtered tap water makes perfect sense.
I truly think this might be the best video on CS-tv and for several reasons. Informative and remarkably Filmed in one take! And an insanely ironic story. I have too many questions.
Very interesting info and extremely well delivered. No pauses, cuts or errors. All the names and quotes memorized. Excellent.
8:17 they kinda did the same thing in germany, they sell purified water, but without the added minerals as the region they get the water from has enough minerals. It's also called Vio instead of Disani
I remember the launch. They were laughed out of the country for having the audacity to think they could literally bottle tap water & sell it at a premium 😂😂😂
Yet, you have Italian Lete Acqua Minerale (Not to be mistaken with PepsiCo AquaMinerale) or Nestle's Vera, which are exactly that
It always makes me happy to see Tom's "one take" celebrations, but what really impressed me was the camerawork. Not only did they keep Tom in centre frame while moving backwards for the full 9 minutes (and particularly while crossing the driveway), they made space for the graphics to appear when Tom mentioned them.
I too was impressed by the camerawork. I tell you what, keeping someone in frame while moving is tough. Doing it while walking backwards, next to a road, with cars honking? That's a special set of skills
@Tahlia Kaye in this case or usually?
@Jim Groth *her
I assumed that it was a camera drone set to keep a certain distance away.
Usually there's a person walking ahead of the cameraman, leading him the right way, guiding over obstacles and so on.
I use to work at a water bottling company. We had a purification system for the "tap" water the way it was done we had to had minerals back in to give it taste. Our Water supply is really good. But we also bottled Spring water that came from a small local town about 30 miles away they didn't even need to treat their water it was that good but we still had to play it safe and run it through a UV filtration and the taste didn't change any and we bottled for like 20 different labels. Our biggest customer. Costco Wholesale.
This is good to know. Thanks for sharing. We buy costco bottled water all the time since my husband works at Costco.
When i went to Greece i was kinda surprised that there was no “purified water” just mineral and spring, to me i can feel the difference between purified and spring/mineral. Unless they are both ice cold, then it’s just cold water
@IliasLive yo, i forgot there was a Lidl there, they have those back in my hometown in america
In Greece there is purified tap water but it's sold in LIDL, which is a german store! :P
@X I’ll only use it for good, don’t worry.
you might be the chosen one , what a superpower you got there..
I love how excited you get when you crank out these one-take wonders!
In Germany we did have BonAqua from 1998 to 2018, which was tapwater also. So coke tapwater already made it to Germany before the UK Dasani disaster. Apparently it's still sold in scandinavian countries.
In America, Dasani is filled with chemicals designed to dry out your tongue. It's often sold amusement parks and events to increase the likelihood of people buying more drinks.
@A M it's just a trace amount of sodium, but it's still shady
that’s so scary
It’s a miracle that Dasani didn’t fail everywhere, literally the only water you will hear people call bad
The best Tap water is BISLERI
Zephyrhills tastes like swamp. Hate the stuff.
Copenhagen tap water is shite
arrowhead tastes worse imo
@Marty Halloway 🧢
Really interesting story thank you for the time you put to make this content 👍
I worked in a supermarket at the time and I remember it being literally poured down the sink.
Bottle water (wether is processed tap water or mineral water) is quite working well in Hong Kong because we folks might used up all the water in our bottle while wandering around or hiking and do need some ice cold refreshments when near a store.
You know if you ever really want Dasani but are in a place that doesn’t allow/provide it you can always just drop a couple of nickels in a regular water bottle and boom good to go
During the beginning of corona there were people buying all the TP and bottled water. And there were pallets of Dasani untouched.
I just love it when Tom gets excited about doing 1 take.
If you've ever tried to film something to camera, especially largely from memory... You'd be that stoked too.
Austin Farley.. ur a witness huh?
@Scott King 🤓🤓🤓
@Scott King it’s not really a surprise just a cool thing
I think it is crazy that in places with good tap water it is legal to sell plastic bottles of water I’m not worried about paying a lot for tap water I’m worried about how much plastic people are using when they have clean water already
You can get good water out of a spring in pristine territory, but after you run any water through all those pipes and pumps, it's not going to be clean or healthy.
@Jim Harding So do you think it should be illegal to sell plastic bottles of water but legal to sell plastic bottles of cola or ice tea? What should the minimum strength of tea be?
What do you expect us to do if we're thirsty and there's no convenient tap? If you're going to legislate I'd rather legislate to make tap water more widely available, not to take away bottled water. Bottled water is no worse than any other bottled drink.
4:30 while that is absolutely hilarious, if you think about it, no one would actually be alive without “spunk”. So the slogan definitely doesn’t lie
There used to be a bottled water brand by the Coca-Cola Company in Germany called BonAqa. They only stopped selling it after 30 years in 2018. Germans have a weird obsession with bottled mineral water, so maybe that's why it was easier to get a foot into the market. I grew up without any clue of what it actually was, though you'd only buy it in places that were contractually bound to sell Coca-Cola products only.
Every single video I watch of yours, I think to myself. This is what I could have done with life if I chose not to smoke.
I buy it because it's one of the few waters left that come in good, solid bottles (not the crinkley kind!) that can be refilled and used again and again!
I am weirdly impressed by the timing of the monologue with the panning reveal of the bottling plant. That would have been way too easy to mess up
I actually live round here! You can spin the camera and point at it from many places, because jts a massive building.
The easiest way to do it i imagine is to start the monologue at the bottling plant and walk back until it’s all read, then start from that point?
I have the slight impression that they might have rehearsed the shooting a couple of times and figured things out that way.
I scrolled down the read the comments while the video was playing and just spoiled the surprise for myself :(
It is until you realize the building is enormous and there's a big stretch of sidewalk that you could just point at it.
How the hell did this guy do this in one take! Also timed it perfect for the factory.. Bravo sir!
Your statement at the end is prophetic in itself - considering 'Smartwater' is the exact same thing and ultimately owned by CocaCola.
The way the water companies in this country are being allowed to dump sewage into rivers we'll all probably have to hook up a water purifier to our taps
I had a bottle of this like 20 years ago. It was aweful! I vowed to NEVER drink that crap again. I didn't know why or HOW a bottle of water could be SOOO bad.
One of my coworker's brothers was an executive at Coca Cola. We were talking about how Dasani is just filtered tap water and he said that his brother actually said that bottling Dasani was more expensive than Coke because of the extensive filtration process. I'm not surprised as I think that they spend more on marketing than on the actual product. To be honest, I'm much more bothered by seeing Fiji, San Pelligrino, or Evian shipped halfway around the world than the idea that Dasani is just well-filtered water.
“It’s basically Coke without the syrup” you’re not wrong
Aye aye, where are ye getting all this time to comment on everything?
@Beanie Pollard you can, if you have a contract that includes a soda dispenser. You hook a CO2 tank, water supply and syrup on the back/bottom of the unit.
I used to come across you a lot on Drew Binsky's videos
Or very light beer.
It’s crazy how much influence film and television can have
This reminds me of the story of how Walmart failed in Germany, only Walmart actually did a string of things wrong...
4:30 "Can't live without Spunk" For those wondering, Spunk in the UK is a slang term used to describe a certain reproductive fluid produced by a male. I laughed at that part, and yes, I know, I am indeed VERY Childish. (Or at least, my humor is that of a child's)
One take Tom Scott. Wonderfully done.
I stopped drinking it when I found out how acidic it was 😔
"That's an odd location to film a video..." *camera pans left* "Okay then."
It's an odd place to record a video
Gloves on the road are normal in Scott’s one takers.
@Lou Sensei I think it's because of the gloves on the road towards the end of the video.
@K C What does that even mean?
Tom puts a lot of thought into these videos.
I remember when I was doing a Marketing/graphic design course in college and Dasani was used as an example. I distinctly remember my deaf tutor with a scouse accent go on a rant about the lack of standards of American industry was a very interesting 3 hour lecture
you are the only youtuber i know who doesnt do a new shot every 4 words, it's amazing how you can just say everything within a take.
I was somewhat shocked when I went to the UK last summer and everyone said they just drink straight from the tap. I dare anyone to do that in Florida 🤣🤣🤣
@Ash Holdaway im not 100% sure about that, as i have seen taps at sinks (in a toilet) with signs next to them saying “NOT DRINKING WATER” (maybe because the taps at the sinks are fed from a tank?), however there was a water fountain nearby (which i think did have a sign saying “DRINKING WATER”)
Every cold water tap MUST use drinking water in the U.K. by law. Even if it's an outside tap, or one that's only for hand washing in bathrooms and the like MUST be drinkable.
Informative, straight to the point, not asking for a like or subcribe and well shot in one nice recording. Well done 👍
Very well timed walk to be able to pan to the Coca-Cola base just as you hit that part of the monologue.
Not only did the cameran walk backwards for 9 minutes and not only did Tom remember the entire script perfectly but they timed the "there" bit with the coca cola factory so perfectly. (6:28)
The entire video is actually filmed in reverse. Wake up sheeple
@Vere Absolutum. Teleprompter In the street? Get real.
@Oaknowledged And you think he doesn't have good memorization skills but he's actually 38 now, has been a TV-quality presenter for a very long time, and is just in-general very competent at his job, even more so than some may be led to believe. (Not directed necessarily at just you, but everyone else here who thinks it's easy to be skeptical at the spectacle that is, a person who is just very competent and more competent than they themselves are. The dude's had a lot of experience, and a lot of passion for his work).
@Rubiks0505 you think he has good memorization skills but this is actually take 178 on day 5 of filming
He could have been 50m before or after and you would have barely known the difference
You didn't miss out on anything. I am so fond of this product that I often choose to go on still thirsty rather than drink Disani.
Respect on the one take, but double respect on having it paced perfectly to arrive at the destination right on time. Very cool.
Lucky, you guys banned Coke’s Dasani Great job!!!👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
That was super interesting. I have never been a fan of Dasani water because they add Salt. I get bad heartburn if I drink it.
Similar story in other countries with Pepsi's "Aqua Fina" which was taken off the market when they admitted it was tap water.
Toms trying to flex on us with his one take 9 minute walking monologue but we're all here marveling at how the camera person walked backwards and even crossed a road without falling over and kept a good shot
Nah.. it's so perfect it was green screen with a teleprompter! *jk*
I assumed it was a drone flying in front of him, never thought it might be another person holding a camera. I thought Tom did all his work solo.
@cvnic they are there to give us a hand
@Oarqvs Rodte i might not be seeing the obvious here, but what is the purpose of that pair of gloves?
they could just have a camera mounted on the back of them, or walked sideways
I still can't wrap my head around people happily paying as much or more for a bottle of tap water as they do for a bottle of fruit juice. Most bottled water isn't close to being as pure and clean as the water coming out of my own kitchen tap. And yet, I've even purchased it occasionally. It's insanity.
It was much too expensive. I was lucky to have three bottles pushed onto me on the street one day during one of their free bottle drives. Took them home and nobody thought they tasted anything special, certainly not worth the exorbitant price. So we never bought any and when the end came it was quite a relief knowing that we did not buy any.
I don't know why. But I'm one of those people who taste the difference between mineral and ground water. For us, Indonesian. Mineral water came from the natural springs in the mountain. I can tell if a water came from what source. The difference is not necessarily the taste, mineral water tends to be a bit sweet, but it doesn't matter now days anyway because a lot brand actually add sugar on their ground water. The difference is when it touch your togue and when you swallow it. Mineral water is easy to swallow and actually feels a filling. While ground water tends to be bit salty, hard to swallow, left a bitter taste on the togue, and after you drink it you somehow actually feels more thirsty.
I live near Buxton and the tap water is amazing, it's like you are getting the best quality mineral water straight through the tap. Travelled to many places and nothing compares to it. Even London's water is horrible to me compared to Buxton.
Tom Scott is honestly so good at what he does.
People are talking about Tom's "one take" ability but nobody's mentioning his ability to wear a red shirt and grey hoodie for the past 5+ years.
Aren't we all.
No Targets in the UK 😝
@swingstylez I've been subscribed to him for years, I guess that video is one of the few I missed!
@Hanakooh Yes, some day we'll get a behind the scenes tour of Tom's flat, and see a closet full of red tee-shirts and grey hoodies.
Fascinating. Great bit of marketing history that I have to say has utterly passed me by. Then again I have only ever (to this day) drunk East Surrey Water's finest, and the only time I have gone eww is back in the 1980's with Thames Water's "product" from my aunt's kitchen tap in Dagenham.
literally seen a video after the latest hurricane in Florida, they all panic bought bottled water, Dasani seemed to have pallets and pallets of stock while every other brand sold out
Fun fact: My country (Maldives) has a Coca-Cola brand water bottle called Bonaqua that is actually good unlike Dasani LMAO
It’s mad how everyone in the uk hates bottled tap water and I never knew until now
Ironically there is a river that springs about 3 miles to the south of there, if they’d wanted to do it properly
This should be #1 on trending. The research and effort that Tom puts into his content puts many CS-tvr's to shame. Keep up the excellent work
I’ve watched other videos stating all the facts at me about Dasani in Britain, but not ONCE did I believe they advertised SPUNK in the market of Britain. Who’s that Stupid? This was fantastic,
Also trending based on a spike of views based off the average a video usually gets on the channel.
No it shouldn't🤣🤣 I like his videos but definitely not a #1 trending I mean cmon fanboy calm down
No the godzilla music video holds that spot rightfully so
Especially his ability to do it all and recite everything verbatim without a script. I could've done without the busy road, but his well timed passing by the plant was a bravo moment
You structured this story incredibly well.
"can't live without spunk" is going to be my new life motto