How Far Did Voss and San Pellegrino Travel to My Whole Foods?

We charted the miles per bottle for nine top water brands.

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NAME SOURCE MILES TO SF BOTTLE WEIGHT (IN OZ.) CO2 (TRAVEL ONLY; LBS./1 L. BOTTLE) SELLING POINT

Evian (Danone)

Evian-les-Bains, France

6,265

3.35

.61

“French Alps”

Volvic (Danone)

Volvic, Auvergne, France

6,255

2.34

.59

drawn from “deep inside the lush, green ancient volcanoes”

San Pellegrino (Nestlé)

San Pellegrino Terme, Italy

6,135

17.74 (glass)

.80

“preferred by top restaurants”

Perrier (Nestlé)

Vergeze, France

5,900

17.61 (glass)

.63

“50 million bubbles”

Fiji Water

Yaqara Valley, Viti Levu, Fiji

5,470

4.15

.49

“untouched by man”

Voss

Hordaland County, southern Norway

5,100

18.93 (glass)

.57

“pure water unlike any other”

365 (Whole Foods)

Shasta, California

223

1.5

.07

“replenish*refresh*rehydrate”

Balance

Baxter, California

149

2.14

.06

“Australian flower essences”

Dasani (Coca-Cola)

San Leandro, California

22

1.94

.01

“live positively”

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