: In St. Galmier, Loire Valley the naturally sparkling Badoit water comes bubbling up.
The water was described by Gilles Gorrozet as "perhaps more delicious than beautiful wine."
Naturally sparkling with a moderate fluoride content, the water comes from a deep rock spring on the edge of the Monte du Lyonnais.
August 4: Birth of Auguste Saturnin Badoit in Saint-Germain-Laval.
: Richard Marin de Laprade, honorary Doctor physician to King Louis XVI described the effects of Saint-Galmier water
and formally recognised it as having virtues that “enhance the appetite, sooth digestion and make cheerful the spirit”
: Auguste Badoit, 36 years old, developping sales of Saint Galmier water.
: Badoit is named after Auguste Badoit.
The water was sold only in pharmacies.
: Pharmacists are choosen as first sales agents.
: Death of Auguste Badoit,
the Badoit company now selling 1.5 million bottles per year.
At that time no other spring had a similar performance.
: Badoit already advertised in newspapers in major cities.
: Academy of Medicine regognised Badoit as a public asset.
: Metal crown cap replacing cork to lock a bottle.
Badoit bottle opener became an accessory.
: During the inter-war period, Docteur Bien-Vivre (Doctor Live-Well) appeared in the form of a bottle of sparkling water.
As the sparkling spokesperson for Badoit, he embodied the values of happiness and lively spirited that are so dear to Badoit.
: Sale of Badoit water no longer restricted to pharmacies.
: Jean Feldman created the famous Badoit slogan: "Badadi, badadoit, the best water is Badoit!"
: Badoit is now sold in PVC bottles.
Glass bottles remain for restaurants.
: 1.25l bottles received screw caps.
: Launch of a limited edition design bottle for the winter holiday season.
Collectors welcomed the initiative!
: Launch of Badoit Rouge, with intense fizziness!
: Launch of prestige 75cl format bottles for restaurants.
: No Badoits with flavor of lemon, lime and mint.
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