Blog: Chris MercerKim Jong-il's taste for... Perrier Water

Chris Mercer | 19 August 2010

Imagine that you are the undisputed head of a dictatorship, complete with nuclear warhead arsenal and with the ability to spend a fifth of your country's income on whatever you so choose.

That's what Kim Jong-il has to contend with every day, and do you know what gets him through? But, of course, it's Perrier Water.

Apparently Nestle's sparkling water brand is just one of life's little luxuries that the Dear Leader cannot do without. Another is Pernod Ricard's Martell Cognac, according to a defector from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Kim Jong-il's taste for Perrier is almost as surprising as news that the coach of the country's football team has been "given a second chance [at life??]" following World Cup disappointment.

I wonder if he's ordered any of those bottles with Dita Von Teese on them...


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