Bottled water is consumer’s first choice

Earlier this year, a survey was conducted of 1,300 US consumers for their views on a wide range of beverages.  Regular cola came top for taste, but bottled water fared best overall.

1st for ‘thirst quenching’ with 58% agreeing, followed by sports drinks on 36%.

1st for ‘healthy choice’ with 58%, followed by hot tea on 31%.

1st for ‘goes well with food’ at 48%, followed by regular cola on 40%.

2nd for ‘tastes great’ with 35%, behind regular cola on 39%, but ahead of hot coffee on 32% and iced tea on 31%.


The ‘tastes great’ score is particularly encouraging for the future of US public health.  Perhaps we should have a similar survey conducted in the UK?


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