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I have always enjoyed poland springs water, until the last few months. Every once in a while a gallon would have a very strong taste to it, infact it would leave an after taste in my mouth, couldn't drink it.

Every week I buy 6 gallons of poland springs water, don't always shop at the same grocery store. This last week I purchased my usual 6 gal. and every jug of it was putrid tasting. This was purchased at our local shurefine store.

Anyway went to hannafords and bought some more poland springs and this is fine. I hate to change brands but I also hate to keep shelling out cash for a product I can't use.

Monetary Loss: $12.

Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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#2089687

I just bought 2 gallons of Poland Spring from a local store here in NJ and both have a strong chemical and/or metallic odor and a strange taste. Something is very wrong.

I usually buy Deer Park water because it tastes the best to me but the store was out of it. This water sucks.

#2098323
@PissedConsumer2089687

same here.. However, I've been buying from the local corner store for quite some time now but this is the first time I've experienced a metallic taste. There is definitely something going on here.

#2098340
@PissedConsumer2089687

I just switched out an older bottle that tasted of chemical ... I've now replaced it with a brand new from delivery person 6-gallon and it STILL tastes bad.

I even went so far as to drain out some of the water from the previous jug. I have a feeling poland springs has a lot of water that has been sitting for quite a long time with covid etc and they are trying to circulate it out ...

none of the people in my office want to drink it. Honesty I drank quite a bit earlier b/c i was super thirsty but now my stomach has been giving me trouble.

#2048369

I just bought 3 gallons of Poland Spring from the Sunoco gas station in Wappingers Falls, NY and they had a chemical taste that you could smell just from opening the lid! I chose to feel dehydrated until the grocery stores opened rather that drink that nasty chemical water.

#2045443

Same! We buy 3 cases at a time and I opened 4 different bottles thinking maybe one was bad but all of them have a bad metal taste I thought maybe it was me but my son opened a bottle and said same thing

#1845308

The Poland Spring water we have been buying in the 24 packs has been having a machine oil taste to it...I thought it was just me but my son mentioned it and after seeing these comments I hope all of us won't end up with health issues from it.

#2044430
@Keli Rqy

Has anyone contacted Poland Spring to see if they will give refund/coupon? We should get the water tested ourselves but we are reluctant because of the cost that we shouldn't have to bear.

#1815354

Just bought 6gal case at Bjs in Ny of Poland Spring. It tastes terrible.

not like it usually does. Will be calling Monday to find out what's going on.

#1829178
@PissedConsumer1815354

I have had some mouth/under tongue swollen issues I believe its from drinking PS and I did notice since last year the taste of Poland Spring water has changed. Very sad since I like it.

#1797657

Here in NYC and the last 3 gallons I've purchased have the same taste people are describing. Almost has a gasoline aftertaste!!

Kinda nervous after seeing these comments - I'm throwing away and not purchasing again. Was there an oil spill near their source somewhere??

#1792560

let Poland springs know their water tastes terrible. go to https://www.polandspring.com/contact-us

#1789421

Same here! Taste like heavy plastic and last night left my mouth salty and dry.

Strong disgusting taste we purchase from multi sources does not matter.

I would say half of what we buy is undrinkable. Some stronger than others.

#1789989
@PissedConsumer1789421

I had the SAME happening with me now! The exact same taste and feel!!

#1788483

I bought 6 2.5 gallon jugs right before Thanksgiving. All of them taste horrible.

I've been drinking Poland spring for a number of years and I really don't think im going to buy it again. This was in Red Bank NJ at super Foodtown.

#1787609

Ok so I'm not nuts...... i never experienced the awful taste in Poland spring water before today.

I see from all the posting it is very common. I guess I'll find another brand. I live in an area with very high mineral and lime content in our tap water which ruins appliances.

I really wonder what chemical is causing the bad taste. Has this water been tested?

#1787077

I have been having the same issue over the past year. Might switch brands...

#1786323

I bought 4 gallons from a Stop & Shop in NJ about a week ago. I opened one & noticed the taste was bad - like a toxic/plastic taste.

So I dumped it down the drain. Opened a 2nd one and same thing. I am returning the other unopened ones tomorrow.

It's not worth paying the extra price for this supposed "spring water". I may as well stick with the Stop & Shop brand for half the price.

#1786531
@PissedConsumer1786323

Same thing happened to me. Bought two gallons from Wegmans in NJ. Awful chemical and plastic smell and taste.

#1768689

I bought a case of poland spring water bottles at walmart in hudson nh today. It smells like chemicals.

A very long time ago i bought mini bottles that had what looked like crumbled concrete in a few. If you call you only get a coupon for more of their stinky water...

#1740320

I bought a gallon of PS today and it taste like a plastic

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