Other waters may taste good, they do not offer the same beneficial level and ratio of minerals. Other mineral waters are packed with minerals, but have a salty or slightly bitter taste due to the high sodium chloride or sulphate they just don’t have the same unique balance and so don’t offer a clean and neutral taste. It is not only the level of mineralization that is crucial, it is also the type and balance of those minerals that is important and that is precisely where the quality of Gerolsteiner Mineral Water comes from. Owing to its unique balance of calcium, magnesium and bicarbonate, Gerolsteiner has a pleasant harmonious taste without any dominant individual mineral notes. Also, thanks to its acid neutralizing effect, bicarbonate ensures a well balanced taste. Gerolsteiner Sparkling contains at least 1,800 mg of bicarbonate per liter.