ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Perrier, slightly stronger fizzy water of the gods

Updated on June 18, 2015

Perrier packs a punch

If you're looking for sparkling mineral water that packs a little bit more of a carbonated punch than, say, San Pellegrino, Perrier is it. I gave up drinking nearly six years ago, and then this year, more or less gave up soda drinking (I splurge for soda and popcorn with movies nowadays, but very little else). As a result, I tend to equate the fizzy waters I drink with various alchololic or soda drinks. Perrier is quite similar to beer: if you drink a bottle fairly quickly, you're probably going to burp a lot (my burping conversational skills have improved by leaps and bounds thanks to Perrier). San Pel is a bit more like a fine wine, better over ice; and seltzer water is the "hard stuff."

After a long day at work, you deserve a completely guilt-free beverage (no calories, no fake sugar, and even a trace amount of minerals) that you will have to drink pretty slowly. Perrier actually goes really well with pizza, which surprised me, to say the least. Drink 6 of them in a night? Not a huge deal (although you might want to wake up with a glass of actual water next to your bed simply because Perrier does have a little bit of sodium). And that's the best part about drinks like Perrier- the only thing you might feel a little guilty about is that it does cost money. Well, so be it. Paying a few bucks in trade for far better health is well worth it in my book, and Perrier has an excellent taste that you can acquire in a very short time.

Perrier's alcoholic equivalent would be beer - carbonated enough to slow you down so that you have to force yourself to enjoy each sip, but drinkable enough to plow through several in a night (if you have a fizzy water compulsion or whatevs).

This ridiculous commercial pretty much sums it up

So how does it stack up?

Perrier is quite a bit different from San Pellegrino. San Pel is certainly tasty, and it has a fair degree of loyalty from me. But while San Pel is similar to wine or a light beer in terms of what I'd pair it with, food wise, Perrier is more like liquor or stronger beer. I'd eat a steak with either one, but I'd wind down at the end of the night with San Pel. I'd start a study session with Perrier (assuming I'm not interested in having coffee). Seltzer water, on the other hand, is far more strong than Perrier, but just doesn't have the same flavor. I really like to mix it up from time to time, keeping things interesting.

Personal change

I'm really glad to have discovered Perrier in the last year, and it has become a staple of my "diet", if you can properly call something that has zero calories and no negative repercussions a part of a diet. Either way, it's delicious. I very rarely drink diet soda any more (I'd say movies and the occasional pizza- not that I have pizza occasionally, but that I have soda with the pizza occasionally; I have pizza as often as I want). It may seem trivial that such a small thing can have a fairly big impact on your life, but diet is frequently cited by experts as one of the main contributing factors to happiness, so I think it's worth considering what you're putting into your body.

Making a change can be pretty tough, too. Changing habits can take a really long time to make them stick, as I've noted here. Experts suggest that a new habit can be formed after three weeks of consistently making the new routine stick, and I can say from experience that this is the case. I simply made drinking fizzy water a part of my daily routine, and boy am I ever a creature of habit, whether it's drinking alcohol at the end of every day (as I did in my 20s and 30s) or whether it's enjoying carbonated water with slight traces of minerals, as now. No matter what, you can change your own habits with the 21 day challenge as I have.

Guestbook

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • revolutionbjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Andrew Smith 

      4 years ago from Richmond, VA

      @hentaiclone: Do you like San Pel at all?

    • profile image

      hentaiclone 

      4 years ago

      I LOVE Perrier!!!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)