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Apollinaris water

What it is:  Additive

Brand of effervescent table water, very well-known in German-speaking countries as "The Queen of Table Waters". Since 1852, Apollinaris is sourced from a spring in Bad Neuenahr, Germany. From the mid-1930s and until 1945, the Apollinaris company was controlled by the Amt III ('third office'), a division of the SS-Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt' Amtsgruppe W in charge of the food industry in Nazi Germany. Along with other mineral waters—Sudetenquell and Mattoni—Apollinaris was bottled at the Rheinglassfabrik bottling plant, also controlled by the SS. Today the source and the brand of Apollinaris belong to Coca-Cola which had acquired it from the multinational Cadbury-Schweppes in 2006.

Substitution:  seltzer water Substitution:  soda water Substitution:  syphon seltzer Further reading: