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Blackwater


In 2014, Albie and Chris Manzo, the sons of Real Housewife of New Jersey Caroline Manzo, became the faces of BLK, a designer Canadian spring water the color of coal. BLK is infused with fulvic acid, a natural compound popular in alternative medicine, which gives the water its signature black hue. The company was started by two sisters Jacqueline and Louise Wilkie, who believe the drink’s “alkaline fulvic trace” saved their mother’s life. On Wikipedia, “Blackwater” may refer to the private American security consulting firm associated with the 2007 Nisour Square massacre, a liquid waste remaining after coal preparation, and a wastewater containing feces, flushwater and urine from toilets, an acute kidney disease, towns in Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, Poland, Romania, United Kingdom, and the United States, and assorted artworks. The Manzo brothers no longer promote BLK water. In 2015, they opened an upscale bar-food restaurant in Hoboken, New Jersey called Little Town Social. Chris Manzo told Nj.com that high class restaurants were in demand in Hoboken. "It's not a beer and shot town anymore," he said. "It's a place where people want to enjoy themselves." In 2016, Chris published his first children’s book, Oliver Brightside: You Don’t Want That Penny. Nevertheless, BLK water and its “alkaline fulvic trace” persist. A pack of 24 16.9 oz BLK bottles costs $50.90 on Amazon. One reviewer wrote, “It just taste’s like water but it has a dirty aftertaste and it taste’s really bad warm” (sic).