I have found recently that after a bottle has been opened, it will taste foul after a while if left standing. This is true even if it is placed in the refrigerator again.
I also tried two bottles straight from the fridge at a local store which had not been opened and they had a chemical taste.
i too am wary of buying the brand any longer and throwing away my money.
I feel very disillusioned at what i had thought was a trustworthy company although i had been told that Poland Spring had dried up years before.
It is very validating to know that others are experiencing the same thing and are also having to explore other affordable options.
i have always stayed away from Aquafina because of the chemical taste, as well as Nestles brand as it is openly "Purified" as opposed to "Spring" water.
Reason of review: Damaged or defective.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.