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– April 20, 2015
Two different bottles from two different stores. The label on the
bottles implies that the water inside is pH 9, alkaline.
The water in both bottles measures pH 6.2, which is a slightly acid.
Either the bottles are not labeled correctly or the wrong water was
bottled. Caveat emptor.
– June 21, 2015
I tested my water, 9.5. Love the taste, and how refreshing it is.
– July 24, 2015
Checked ph level and it tasted well below the 9.5. To bad for trader joes for misrepresentation ., I would have expected more. Dont waste your money.
– September 1, 2015
John, it “tasted’ well below 9.5? Wow! You got a tongue that rocks!
1.15 a liter, much cheaper than arrowhead water. If you’re gonna buy bottled water, and you have acid reflux, this is the way to go. Mine ‘TESTED’ at 9.
– October 14, 2015
Don’t get me wrong, I love Trader Joes and most of their products but I agree with Mark and Bill on the “alkaline water” ph. I tested several batches with two different brands of ph test strips and ALL BOTTLES tested at around 6.5. That wouldn’t be a problem except for the fact that Trader Joes clearly has it labeled ph9.5 plus. For someone with a compromised immune system that’s counting on their labeling to be accurate this IS a problem. I brought this up to our local store manager and she was very concerned about the mislabeling. Trader Joes either change the label or improve your quality control!
– March 1, 2016
Just got my water, bought 3 bottles thinking this awesomeness that TJ has alkaline water. Brought it home and tested it right away. PH level is a 6!!!!! The bottle says 9.5 ph, EXTREMELY MISLEADING!!!! Returning the other bottles tomorrow! My first disappointment with TJ’s. Misleading customers is very wrong 🙁
– March 2, 2016
were any of you able to find a higher PH?? If so, please help me out with finding!!
– March 22, 2016
TJ’s water, like other stable High Alkaline Water is as stated, in this case 9.5pH. NOTE: to accurately verify pH, use a calibrated pH meter or high-range pH reagent drops. DO NOT USE low range pH strips made to test human fluids.
I hope that clears up why many of you are getting low alkaline readings. TJ’s has a 2 year shelf life. As far as benefits, that is up to debate – to me, it simply tastes good and for some has a bit of an antacid effect.
– April 25, 2016
Water auto-ionizes back to it’s original ph within a few hours.. When they packaged it it was alkaline but within a few hours it goes back to ph ~7
– May 1, 2016
Well sounds lile i should return the whole case i bought…
– May 11, 2016
I have found thatTJ’s Alkaline is a thumbs up for me. Had my first bottle Monday, and it seemed to actually sooth my tummy discomfort; as I suffer from GERD, heartburn, and leaky gut. so my tummy is very acidic. In fact I can only drink Fuji, and water from my well. Everything else feels like I’m drinking down bleach, leading to severe heartburn and discomfort. I drank a 33 oz bottle in a few hours, and felt great. (Not typical) So, I went and bought a half a case to last me the week. No more heartburn! I’m glad i can add one more bottled water to the list that i can drink as much as I want. Not sure what the ph mislabeling is about, so I will deduct a star for the rating, But i will continue to buy it because it seems to work for me. IF you suffer from tummy issues, it may be a good fit for you too.
– June 24, 2016
I recently saw this bottled water at Trader Joe’s and picked up two bottles. Me and my wife bought PH strips to test different bottled waters/liquids to see how alkaline or acidic they are. The range of my PH strips are 4.5 – 9.5. Our tap water in NYC measured a 4.5 (which in reality could be lower, but that’s just as low as the strip shows). Evian measured between 7 & 7.5 in our tests which is accurate to what they claim on the bottle, a PH of 7.2.
The Trader Joe’s alkaline water that says it has a PH of 9.5+ on the bottle measured a 4.5 (like I said previously could be lower since that’s the lower marker on my strip). I tested it twice and was quite upset that the water they are selling as alkaline has the same PH rating as my tap water. I’m not going to waste money on this water again and am considering complaining to Trader Joe’s about false advertising. To sell water as alkaline but its not even in the alkaline range but in fact acidic is pretty deceiving.
– June 27, 2016
I used Ion Balance Diagnostic test strips and found the pH to be 5.0. This was only slightly higher than Kroger Purified Drinking water (4.5) and was exactly the same as my tap water in Irving, TX.
Based on this, I give it just a moderate rating. It does not appear to meet the claim of 9.5 pH on the bottle. Good taste and decent value for a regular bottle of drinking water though.
Jo Ann Denny
– September 4, 2016
I just know that I’ve been drinking this water for two weeks ¬ having any kind of stomach issues!!I know I have Diverticulitis&lots of gut issues.I can not beleive the difference its made for me!!I had friends ask me tonight about my skin,what makeup im useing,I had none on,I told them im drinking a half gallon of this water every day,I just turned 65!! Im sticking with this water!!
– September 11, 2016
I tested this bottle of water for its pH and alkalinity and found that it had a pH of 7.8 but very low alkalinity. It is very possible for this to happen and it means that its ability to neutralize acid is null and void. High pH ionized water w/ no alkalinity is a waste of time and money. I was upset because at this price range I felt that I was getting a great deal and I was tired of searching. Ended up get diamond creek from Harris Teeter.
– September 12, 2016
I just recently purchased TJ alkaline water. The bottles that I tested measured 9.0. I’m very satisfied with taste and cost.
– October 6, 2016
The bottle of water I had seemed to be fine, but I did not test it. I would say that maintaining an alkalinity rating of 9.5 would be quite a challenge considering how long it could be before it is consumed. Just because it measures a 9.5 when it is produced does not mean that when you buy it, it will maintain that level. The water coming from a store probably would be considered stale or old. Depending on water at the store to be fresh and still holding a ph level, I think, is unrealistic. Save up your money for an in-home purifier instead.
– October 11, 2016
Tested at a ph6, not 9.5!
– October 28, 2016
We bought several brands of bottled water and tested Trader Joes at 5.2 and 5.6. Its very disappointing indeed!
stanly r Johnson
– October 30, 2016
I have not tested the water really with the liquid drops. Or a mete,
BUT I DO AGREE DON’T USE THOSE CHEAP STRIPS THAT’S MADE TO CHECK YOUR URINE.
DO THE DROPS TEST THEN SEE WHAT YOU GET WITH TJ.
I CAN TELL A DIFFERENTS WITHIN MY BODY FUNCTIONS AND AM PLEASED.
I HAVE BEEN DRINKING TJ FOR 6 MONTHS NOW.
I WILL BE GETTING THE LIQUID PH WATER DROPS TEST BOTTLE TESTER.
A FRIEND OF MINE HAS ONE THAT HE ORDERED ON LINE AND TESTED TJ WATER AND IT TESTED AT 8.5 ALKALINITY.
OH’ BY THE WAY THIS IS NOT OR WAS NOT A PLACEBO IN MY HEAD,
FOR I HAVE TRYED OTHER WATERS AND JUST LIKE YOUR BODY WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH IT IF YOU PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO IT
IT WILL ALSO LET YOU KNOW WHEN SOMETHING IS RIGHT WITH IT AND WORKING BELIEVE IT OR NOT
– October 31, 2016
I would never have used this water if known that ther patent trae # is 666!
As far as purity alkaline water that is false as well.
– April 1, 2017
I was very ill for about a month didn’t know what was going on, decided to go to the doctor couldn’t find anything but was still feeling very ill, a friend came by to see me and was telling her about the water and then she said to me why are you drinking that water that’s what is making you sick. Once I stop drinking the water i start to feel a little better but my doctor had me do a CT SCAN of my abdomen to make sure i have no severe damage. I decided to do some research and found out that the water is no good it can damage your kidney, your heart and so much more. I wouldn’t recommend it to no one. The information about this water is very misleading. Thank you.
– October 19, 2020
I’m concerned about such mixed reviews regarding this water from TJ’s.
Can Trader Joe’s please clear this up and let us know the proper levels. Most of us buy it for health purposes and need to know the truth about what it contains. I bought 6 bottles today. Do I drink them or return them?
I’m a TJ fan. Help!
– November 28, 2020
I agree you need a good meter to test the alkalinity and the urine strips do not relate to an adequate test.
1. I have not seen one person here refer to the electrolytes, which you really need as you age. 2. No comments regarding reverse osmosis water and 3, My city water with chlorine and fluoride is terrible for the thyroid. There are cities in our nation that have had lead in the water!
Thank you Trader Joe’s for a product that is so smooth to swallow and my body likes it as I did poorly on fluoridated water. Trader Joe’s products are great.
– October 22, 2021
I have not tested the PH levels but I bought it for the electrolytes as well as the PH level. My nutritionist suggested added electrolytes to help me stay hydrated. After drinking 100 oz of reg. water a day and still being dehydrated I had labs that found several of my electrolytes were consistently low. I also have leaky gut which causes acid reflux. Since finding TJ water…no more heart burn and I am hydrated drinking less water than I was before I started with TJ. Im a happy camper!
– April 26, 2022
I’m pregnant with bad heartburn. Water hasn’t been sitting well on my stomach the last 3 months but I finally decided to try this brand and I instantly chugged it down with no nausea feeling afterwards like other waters!! I love this and it’s sooo refreshing! Definitely my go to water now !
– January 13, 2023
Amazing how many people have calibrated ph meters in their homes. Because ph strips won’t accurately test water. pH strips can’t measure the contribution to pH and alkalinity from hydroxyl ions. For that reason, you can’t test ionized alkaline water with pH strips. So stop sharing misinformation.
I suck at drinking water. My labs showed I needed more water and electrolytes. I drink 1-2 of these a day and boom, good labs.
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