Evian water has long been associated with those who come from a higher income group due to its price and the health benefits it provides.
A Malaysian vendor recently caused a stir among netizens after he was filmed using bottles of the mineral water to prepare drinks instead of tap water as most would do.
Evian water used to make fruit juice
In a 1-minute clip shared by user @faizedzahar on Twitter, it showed a vendor emptying several bottles of Evian water into a large container to make drinks.
According to the caption, the vendor is expected to make an appearance at Setin Puncak Alam in Selangor and told viewers to stay tuned for further updates.
Accompanying the clip was also a cheeky caption, which said: “Guys, T20 bottled water has now appeared in the market.”
Watch the clip here:
Masyarakat. Air balang T20 telah wujud di pasaran guys. pic.twitter.com/REz3dSAUaD— FE (@faizedzahar) June 29, 2023
Mixed reactions from netizens
The tweet, which has been viewed 3.2 million times at the time of writing, saw a range of reactions from netizens who either agreed or frowned on the vendor’s choice of water in making the drink.
Some criticised the vendor for wasting such an expensive bottled water to make a drink which could be made using tap water as well as neutralising whatever minerals the Evian water had by combining it with sugar.
On the other hand, some defended the vendor and said that he was merely trying to market his business and earn an honest living.
Why does Evian water cost so much?
If you’re wondering why does this brand of bottled water costs way more than other brands, here are the few reasons why:
- Many years of strong branding
- Uses only polyethylene terephthalate (the world’s most recyclable plastic) to make its bottles
- Contains high amounts of minerals such as calcium and magnesium
Would you be willing to spend buying a roadside drink that uses Evian water? Let us know in the comments!