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Baconfest Chicago is pleased to welcome back Smeraldina water as the official mineral water of Baconfest Chicago 2015.  Eating all of those delicious bacon dishes and sampling the many tasty cocktails will make you thirsty.  Have no fear!  Smeraldina has your hydration needs covered.  A bottle of Smeraldina is a crucial companion to have on your journey through the bacon wonderland that is Baconfest Chicago 2015.  Thank you Smeraldina!!

About Smeraldina Water

Smeraldina is not just water. It is the realization of a dream, a passion that took form after much effort and many sacrifices. It is the fruit of perseverance, desire and determination, and having always completely believed in the project without ever losing the way. It has been a long and sometimes tortuous path, but without doubt enthralling. A path made up of interminable effort, vitality and energy.

Smeraldina Natural Artesian water comes from the heart, from a great love for Sardinia, and from the pride and generosity of the island. Since 1985, harmony and balance have been its most important characteristics.

The purity of the water is a gift of a territory that is uncontaminated and removed from any source of environmental pollution. The granite rocks of Gallura through which the Smeraldina water runs enriches it with minerals, imparting the final touches to bring it to its perfection of quality.

Limpid and transparent, Acqua Smeraldina contains very low levels of dissolved minerals (TDS at 180° is 190 mg per litre). These characteristics make Acqua Smeraldina Natural Artesian water (Oligominerale).

Light and smooth, Smeraldina Natural Artesian water is extracted cold (15° C) and its mineral composition qualifies it as a chloride rich alkaline water, where the chlorides prevail over the bicarbonates and sulphates in an ideal perfect balance between sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

Sardinia, an Italian island located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, with a very low population and removed from the main sources of environmental pollution of the mainland. Smeraldina starts its journey in a pristine region at almost 1000 feet under the Mountain of God, after being naturally filtered for hundreds of years by granite rocks, typical of this area.


About Baconfest Chicago:

On April 17th and 18th, 2015, 4500 ticketed guests will come together at the UIC Forum to celebrate bacon at the seventh annual Baconfest Chicago.  Over 150 celebrated chef-sponsors will provide tasting portions of creative bacon-inspired dishes.  An assortment of liquor sponsors will provide bacon-themed beverages to compliment these dishes.  Over twenty bacontrepreneurs will sample and sell bacon merchandise in the Baconfest Vendor Expo.  The event will feature the presentation of the Golden Rasher awards, the “Oscars” of bacon.  The Greater Chicago Food Depository will run a non-perishable food-drive at the event and will receive a portion of the ticket proceeds.  More information about the event and the organization can be found at