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Does Trader Joe’s Sell Distilled Water? (Answered)

Does Trader Joe's Sell Distilled Water

More and more people are starting to open up their eyes to the benefits of drinking distilled water. But, does Trader Joe’s sell distilled water?

At the time of writing, there is no evidence that Trader Joe’s sells distilled water. In fact, the number of water products that they do sell is quite minimal.

Let’s go into a bit more depth, shall we?

Trader Joe’s and Their Products

As a smaller-sized grocery store, albeit one with hundreds of locations, Trader Joe’s has fast become known as one of the best companies for offering quality products at bargain basement prices.

Most of the products sold at Trader Joe’s are high-turnover products. They discontinue products and introduce products at a fairly regular pace too.

This means that some of this information may be out of date by the time you read it. However, if you keep tabs on the Trader Joe’s website then you should be fine. 

Availability of Distilled Water at Trader Joe’s

At the time of writing, Trader Joe’s does not seem to stock any distilled water products. They have mostly been sticking to flavored mineral waters which, of course, are the complete opposite of distilled water. Distilled water has all of those minerals removed, after all.

It is impossible to know whether Trader Joe’s is ever going to have distilled water in stock. This is because their product range does change fairly often.

However, they have never really stocked a huge number of water products and, in one case, they stocked a water product that ended up falling foul of some regulations, so we guess Trader Joe’s is reluctant to sell more unique types.

It doesn’t surprise us, really. While distilled water is popular it is not insanely popular. Trader Joe’s only likes to stock popular products in their store because they have a very limited amount of space in which to sell it.

We can’t imagine that the profit margins on water products will be that high anyway. These are normally the cheapest items in stores and Trader Joe’s could probably fill the space on their shelves with something that makes them a lot more money.

Alternatives for Purchasing Distilled Water at Trader Joe’s

You can’t purchase distilled water from Trader Joe’s, but you will almost certainly find a store in the local area that will sell it. It is a popular item at places like Walmart.

You may want to steer clear of the smaller grocery stores. This is because distilled water isn’t popular enough for them to stock it as standard. Remember, the vast majority of people that want to get their hands on some water will probably be on the lookout for normal water.

Thankfully, you don’t really need to hunt down distilled water yourself. You can save a bit of money making it at home, and you don’t really need a ton of equipment.

You just need a couple of pots (a large one, and a small one that sits inside of it), some standard tap water and some ice. You can then follow these instructions:

  1. Add 8 cups of water to a large pot and put it on the stove.
  2. Put your smaller pot inside the large pot. It should float on the surface of the water.
  3. Bring the water up to about 200F. You do not want it to boil away. On most stovetops, you will need to set the stove to medium-high to get to this temperature.
  4. When the water is at a rolling boil, take the lid to the larger pot and place it on top of the large pot. It should be upside down.
  5. At this point, place a lot of ice in the upturned pot lid. You don’t really need ice, but it makes the process faster.
  6. You should now leave the rolling boil for about an hour. You will likely need to replace the ice twice.
  7. Any water in the small pot after an hour is distilled.

Do bear in mind that you won’t get a lot of distilled water from the water that you put in. You will get about a quarter, at most. However, you can keep the boiling process running if you want to squeeze a little bit more. 

Considerations When Using Distilled Water

You can drink distilled water. The problem is that you may not want to drink it regularly. Distilled water has had all of the minerals removed. This means that it is going to have less of a taste (it will probably be tasteless) and it may not hydrate you as you need the electrolytes from the water.

Distilled water is normally used for cleaning, or you can even dress wounds with it. You may even find distilled water sold in cleaning aisles or at pharmacies.

However, do bear in mind that unless the water has been labeled as safe to drink, then you probably shouldn’t be drinking it! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Is Distilled Water Available?

Distilled water is normally found in big stores e.g. Walmart and Costco. You can also find it in some pharmacies.

However, do bear in mind that pharmacy-distilled water may not be safe to drink. Make sure that you check the label.

What Water Does Trader Joe’s Sell?

Trader Joe’s only sells mineral water, mountain spring water, and alkaline water. Most of the products that they sell will their own branded water.

They do not have a big range of water brands in their stores (due to the low profit margin), so we probably wouldn’t suggest that you head to Trader Joe’s, unless you like their water.

Final Thoughts

Trader Joe’s does not sell distilled water in their stores and it is unlikely that they will ever sell distilled water.

If you want distilled water, you can either make it yourself or you can buy it from a store like Walmart.

Do bear in mind that you shouldn’t only be drinking distilled water. The lack of minerals can lead to dehydration. You do need some electrolytes in your system, after all. It works much better for cleaning. 


Shane is a fitness enthusiast who also has a passion for trying and cooking new foods. His favorite stores to shop at include Trader Joe's, Wholefoods Market, Sprouts, Stater Brothers, and Target.

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