By JLP | May 31, 2006
What do you do when you can’t stand the taste of your city’s water? I have tried a couple of filters but they still left the chlorine smell in my water. I hate bringing a glass of water up to my mouth and smelling chlorine. I haven’t even looked into going the delivery route. So, for the last several years I have been buying clear plastic gallon jugs of Ozarka Spring Water. Everything was fine and good until I noticed Kroger had a discontinued sign up in the slot where the water is kept. I figured it was a grocery store thing so the next time I went to Wal Mart I noticed that they were totally out too. I wasn’t happy!
Well, I went back to Kroger yesterday and noticed that they had Ozarka Spring Water back on the shelf but something was different. It is now in 3 liter jugs instead of 1 gallon jugs. Oh sure, they have a nice message on the side of the bottle saying how “refridgerator friendly” the new bottle is. I think that’s a load of crap! The old bottle fit just fine in my refridgerator. We all know that they changed the size of the jug to make more money. The 3 liter bottle, which is 21% SMALLER than the gallon bottle, is the same price as the gallon bottle was. That’s a HUGE price increase. Had they left the gallon jug alone and simply raised their price 21%, the price of the gallon jug would have gone from $1.29 to $1.56!
I might have to get used to drinking chlorine-flavored water! Or, on the other hand, let’s put the power of blogging to work. Here is Ozarka’s toll-free Customer Service Number:
Do me a favor and call them and complain! I know you don’t have anything better to do!