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Comment: Is this company real? Or, is this a joke? (I hope.)
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http://www.icerocks.com/

ICE ROCKS® are secured ice cubes made from
spring water and ready to be frozen. These cubes,
to be consumed within two (2) years, are
hermetically packaged in disposable, recyclable
containers, providing the user with a complete
guarantee with regard to hygiene and safety,
while respecting the environment. ICE ROCKS® uses
a patented technology, providing a container of
refreshing ice cubes that are pure and hygienic.

ICE ROCKS® is a product that is sold in its
unfrozen state (liquid), so it is in fact a
product offering substantial savings in terms of
delivery costs, in that it does not require
trucks to be refrigerated for transportation. "

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The web site looks impressive, but I have no idea about the company. 'The Water Bank of America' sounds a bit corny, to say the least.

However, in the UK Tesco's sells 'frozen Spring Water' ice cubes, so you never know.

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Greetings,

I poked around the webpage for a bit, and it seems like a good deal of the information is only available in French - while that does mesh with the idea of being a Canadian webpage and company, it limited what I was able to figure out. Some of the linked articles contain phone and fax numbers: perhaps a Snopester who is braver than I could give them a call? If this is a real company, I give these guys credit: they appear to be making millions selling water.

WATER BANK OF AMERICA INC.,
Head Office - Canada
1000 De la Gauchetière West Street, Suite 2400
Montreal (Quebec) Canada, H3B 4W5
Tel. 514-448-2169
Fax. 514-448-5101

WATER BANK OF AMERICA INC.,
World Headquarters
1395, Brickell ave., Suite 1020
Miami, Florida, USA, 33131
Tel. 786-597-5282
Fax. 786-513-0858

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What's so unusual about making millions selling packaged water? Lots and lots of companies do it. This company is selling it special packages. I guess it's supposed to be funny because they call it "liquid ice"? That's just their way of getting the point across: these packages are meant to be frozen. (Of course, this kind of thing is another reason to market their product this way: free publicity.)
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When I first read the subject, I thought it was about those "Whiskey on the rocks"-rocks you can buy here. It's ice cube sized and shaped stones, cut from granite, which are put into the freezer and then put into a beverage to cool it.

Actually, it's a pretty cool idea (both literally and figuratively).

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In all actuality, it's not a horrible idea. I have often made ice from bottled water because I don't like the taste of my tap water and ice made from it adds that taste to any drink it's in. Also, ice can pick up funky flavors from your freezer and it does go "stale". (If you have ever found an ice tray in the back of your freezer, the ice sort of dissapates and gets a chalky coating)

Not that I'm going to spend money on prepackaged "liquid ice", but I really don't think it's a bad idea.

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I have found something like this before in my grocery store and they are great, they don't "disappear" in a frostless freezer like most ice cubes do and the taste to your drinks are awsome.

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The current issue of Consumer Reports says that they contacted "a man in the U.S. sales office of Water Bank of America, the developer of Ice Rocks, and were told in August that they are sold in France and would soon be flowing into the U.S."

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quote:
Originally posted by Troberg:
When I first read the subject, I thought it was about those "Whiskey on the rocks"-rocks you can buy here. It's ice cube sized and shaped stones, cut from granite, which are put into the freezer and then put into a beverage to cool it.

Do those things actually work? Water would have about twice the thermal mass, but the granite wouldn't dilute the drink, which would be nice.

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Originally posted by mizzie:
In all actuality, it's not a horrible idea. I have often made ice from bottled water because I don't like the taste of my tap water and ice made from it adds that taste to any drink it's in.

It's cheaper to get a reverse osmosis filter put in and make your ice cubes from that. I have one hooked to the ice maker in the fridge.

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