(July 17, 2012) – If it is true, as Chris Laurita said last Sunday, that he and his wife are “all in” in blk, I worry about this couple and anyone else who has invested a significant amount of time or money in their novelty water pipe dream.
I don’t say that casually without some knowledge of their fulvic acid-rich drink. Months ago when I saw it in a Wegman’s grocery store, I bought three bottles for $6. I think they were 16 oz. each which makes them pricy, especially when it’s not sold as an ice cold solution to a steaming hot day.
Some people who have tried it say it has a slight metallic taste. That was not my experience. I think it was almost exactly what water should be: clean, refreshing and wet.
Two tasters and I took a few swigs, admitted it “wasn’t bad” and put it back in the fridge, assuming we’d have more later. That was months ago and we never took another sip, even when there was nothing else to drink. We simply could not get over the fact that it was dark and murky looking. A few days ago – months after they were purchased – I tossed all three half-full bottles, knowing there was no possibility anyone would ever drink them because blk is not visually appealing on any level.
Being the Mistress of the Obvious, I mention this because watching Chris drive down to DC’s Fancy Food Show, I could see, hear and feel his anxiety. That man is a nervous wreck. Like all of us, I am sure he has lots of problems, some of which are being played out on the Real Housewives of New Jersey and others that he and his wife Jacqueline Laurita are hiding from Bravo’s cameras. I suspect the least of those is the fact that his ne’er-do-well nephews and their fried Greggy Bennett haven’t the first clue how to put in a honest day’s work, promoting his business or doing anything else.
For all of their sake, I hope the blk storyline is manufactured for Reality TV. I hope none of these people has invested a second or a penny in trying to make root beer-colored water anything more than a drink appropriate for a Halloween party gag gift or Marilyn Manson‘s dressing room rider demands. If this family’s financial health is dependent on this water to the extent that Chris suggested, they’re going to have to file personal bankruptcy, regardless of whether Patti LaBelle says, “it’s good” on camera, or if Greggy convincingly says it’s an effective hangover remedy.
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