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August 2000 Issue

Whatever Happened to Plain Old H2O?

In the ‘70’s, it was Perrier mineral water and Evian spring water. In the ‘90’s, flavored and sweetened "waters" made their debut. What’s next? Would you believe fiber-fortified water, soy-fortified water and vitamin-fortified water? Believe it. Here’s a sampling: This month, Essentia Water, Inc., is introducing Aquess, an "enhanced bottled water" fortified with five grams of fiber per 16-ounce bottle, touted as "the first water-soluble fiber beverage" and boasting "VERY low calories." Since

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