Thursday, June 16, 2005

ark land water

straight from Armenia (probably from an Armenian tap) to you comes Arkland Water. Not only do they have a funky packaging concept... somewhere between Tokyo and Bratislava.. but their water is actually half decent. The carbonation is not overpowering, quite subtle. The taste is slightly minerally, a little salty but in no way unpleasant. It might taste fishy a bit but I couldn't tell because I had just eaten half a smoked herring, so everything tasted fishy. The only real surprise about this water was that it had a nice little chunk of scale in the bottom of the can which I obviously only noticed after I crunched down on it. Why I was tempted to chew my water i don't know.
Cost around $1.25, if you are in montreal and have to try this, you can buy it at Capitol in the Marche Jean Talon.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ark Land bottled water may contain arsenic, Canada's food watchdog warns
Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2007 | 9:54 AM ET
CBC News
Some bottles of Ark Land brand bottled water may contain arsenic, a toxin known to cause cancer in humans, Canada's food watchdog says.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall Wednesday of Ark Land brand Naturally Carbonated Mineral Water sold in 330-millilitre(UPC 7 85000 12033 9) and 500-ml (UPC 7 85000 12050 6) bottles with a best before date of 09/05/07.

Long-term exposure to high levels of arsenic may cause thickening and discolouration of skin, nausea, diarrhea, irregular heart rhythm and blood vessel damage. Short-term exposure can cause symptoms including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, numbness and loss of movement.

The water, imported from Armenia-based Arzni Source, was distributed in Ontario and Quebec and possibly across Canada.

The CFIA is monitoring the recall of the water from the marketplace.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of the product.

For more information, consumers can call CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

12:08 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That water was recently found to contain Arsenic and should not be sold/consumed.

5:02 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume Ark Land brand Naturally Carbonated Mineral Water because it may contain arsenic.

The affected Ark Land brand Naturally Carbonated Mineral Water was sold in 330 millilitre bottles with the UPC code of 7-85000-12033-9 and in 500 millilitre bottles with a UPC code of 7-85000-12050-6. The Best Before date of both products is 09-05-07.
If you're in Canada, go check your refrigerator!

5:04 p.m.  

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