Texas’ evian mineral-water content is in triple digits, new report says
Posted On July 21, 2021
The word evian was first used in the 17th century by Chinese merchants as a drink made from the leaves of the wild violet plant, which has a scent similar to the fragrance of lavender.
The word has become synonymous with the beverage as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments, including asthma, rheumatism and heart disease.
But the popularity of the drink has declined dramatically in recent years as health experts and health-conscious consumers have switched to other natural drinks.
Evian is now available in a range of brands, including Minute Maid, Coca-Cola, Red Bull and the brand of Mountain Dew, which is owned by PepsiCo.
The Houston Chronicle is seeking comment from the City of Houston and its environmental regulator, the Texas Department of Transportation.
In an emailed statement, the city said that “as the most widely used natural product in the United States, the evian brand has enjoyed widespread distribution in Texas, including through major retail outlets and convenience stores.”
The company did not respond to questions about whether it plans to expand its evian offerings.
The Chronicle reported that the company uses “evian water” to prepare its beverages, which are then bottled.
In a statement, Minute Maid said it “continues to use evian water as the beverage of choice for all of our beverage products, and the evicewave brand is the natural water of choice in Minute Maid’s flagship stores across the country.”