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Because Everything Has a Price

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 27, 2008 3:29PM

2008_02_bling.jpgNot that we're going to be spending any time lounging at the new Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago anytime soon. Especially seeing as how they have a $25 bottle of water in their minibar.

The Sun-Times reports on the amenities stocked in the minibars of the Trump hotel rooms. Local toffee maker Terry's Toffee makes the cut (with the expected over-the-top praise for Trump from owner Terry Opalek). The most inane high-ticket item in the bar is Bling H2O. Bottled from a Tennessee spring located "in the middle of 120 acres of virgin forest," the real selling point of Bling H2O is the BeDazzled and frosted Swarovski crystal bottle (think Grey Goose or Belvedere) holding the water. We aren't above paying a premium for quality; it's only been a few weeks since we paid $40 for a bottle of beer. However, if we've learned anything from hip-hop stars and vapid heiresses, it's that anything is better if it comes to you in a frosted bottle. So if you do buy a bottle of Bling H2O, pass it around and pour some out for the homies that ain't here no more.