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Texas Mineral Water So 'Crazy' it Comes in Different Strengths

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Sunrise at Lake Mineral Wells State Park in Mineral Wells, Texas. The mineral-rich water in the area is renowned for its properties – and now it's being bottled. ";

Anytime people talk about Texas and food, the usual suspects come up. (Brisket anyone?) Texas Standard is taking the road less traveled, in search of some uniquely Texas provisions worth discovering.

Bryan Black is our guide. Each month he shares something new from the pantries of the Texas Department of Agriculture with the Standard. This month: Crazy Water, bottled in the town of Mineral Wells, where the water is renowned for its rich, naturally-occurring mineral deposits.

Crazy comes in three strengths – ranging from a "crisp and light" blend to a "full-bodied" water its bottlers recommend only 1 to 2 glasses of daily.

Texas Standard host David Brown tested the waters with Black. Find out how they fared by listening to the audio above. And find more Texas-made food and drink at gotexan.org.

David entered radio journalism thanks to a love of storytelling, an obsession with news, and a desire to keep his hair long and play in rock bands. An inveterate political junkie with a passion for pop culture and the romance of radio, David has reported from bases in Washington, London, Los Angeles, and Boston for Monitor Radio and for NPR, and has anchored in-depth public radio documentaries from India, Brazil, and points across the United States and Europe. He is, perhaps, known most widely for his work as host of public radio's Marketplace. Fulfilling a lifelong dream of moving to Texas full-time in 2005, Brown joined the staff of KUT, launching the award-winning cultural journalism unit "Texas Music Matters."
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