Well, Covid ruined that for me.

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  1. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Just had my first Coke, a Coca Cola for the first time in about three or four months. And maybe the sixth or seventh coke since last March.

    Fuck me. It was like drinking syrup. The first sip nearly made me gag. It tasted so.... bad? The flavor was cloying, it took four or five sips before it even wasn't overpowering in drinking it. Before last March, I probably had about one a day. Now I can't even imagine having another one. Only reason I even had one just now, we're in Asheville NC, and stopped at our third brewery. And since I'm driving I needed to have something other than beer.
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  2. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf I am the Seaman, I am the Walrus, Qu-Qu-Qapla'!

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    Sir this is a Taco Bell, we only serve Pepsi products.
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  3. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Yeah, I quit soda over 10 years ago and went over to flavored seltzers, cuz it was giving me gout and stones, and anytime I have sugar soda for a birthday or something, it's like chugging pancake syrup.
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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    I rarely drink a non-diet soda, but when I do it's a Mexico Coca-cola made with actual sugar instead of corn syrup.
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  5. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Don't be a dick about the things you don't like

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    If you like the taste of beer, there are some seriously phenomenal non-alcoholic beers available these days.

    Not like the shite from years ago.
  6. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    I drink diet soda in addition to vitamin water and seltzers, but same deal. A regular soda is like trying to drink maple syrup. :yuck:
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  7. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Same. Diet soda gives me the sweetness without the thickness. I know it’s not healthy but I’m a serious addict.
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  8. Ten Lubak

    Ten Lubak Salty Dog

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    Soda is poison

    Can't believe all the rye and cokes I used to drink in my 20s, wtf was I even thinking
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    We Are Borg Don't be a dick about the things you don't like

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    I figure sugar and corn syrup are way deadlier than aspartame or sucrose. :shrug:
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  10. TheBurgerKing

    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    Doesnt the diet stuff fuck your gut biome something awful?
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    oldfella1962 the only real finish line

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    it depends on who is conducting the experiment. :lol: The data on fake sugar is all over the map - every study proves something different it seems.
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  12. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    I started drinking those about four years ago. Now I'm going through three to six a day. When I'm really thirsty, one of those is about the only thing that really helps.

    I'll also sometimes mix the seltzers with the frozen limeade concentrate, it makes a great carbonated limeade.
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    Figures. Gave up soda years ago anyway. Water and Gatorade are all I really drink.
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    oldfella1962 the only real finish line

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    original Gatorade or diet? :unsure:
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    I gave up sugared sodas years ago, then gave up diet sodas and alcohol after the bariatric surgery 3 years ago. Iced tea with stevia is the poison of choice these days.
  16. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    If you're in N.C., try Cheerwine. I usually only drink tea, but if I'm going to drink a soda it's going to be Cheerwine.
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  17. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Was in Asheville earlier today, saw Cheerwine in several places. But I can get it in the Kroger and Publix stores by my house. Also, in SC, I saw Nehi in several places. Kept thinking about the Grape Nehi's that Radar would always get on M*A*S*H.
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    Fisherman's Worf I am the Seaman, I am the Walrus, Qu-Qu-Qapla'!

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    Rimjob Bob They call me Hard Bob, and you know why?

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    Stick to tonic water. Quinine is a prophylactic against covid, or so Trump told me. :yes:
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  20. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    I keep a few bottles of those around, every once in a while I like the flavor of one.
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    Fisherman's Worf I am the Seaman, I am the Walrus, Qu-Qu-Qapla'!

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    That's why I drink gin and tonics medicinally every night. Plus the lime gives me Vitamin C (I think-- what am I, a doctor? ).
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  22. Order2Chaos

    Order2Chaos Ultimate... Immortal Administrator

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    I'll still drink root beer, but only with a meal. Pretty much anything carbonated makes me gassy. Plain water if I'm thirsty.
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    Federal Farmer Anti-Federalist

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    Get the bottled Coke from Mexico, it’s the real deal.
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    Federal Farmer Anti-Federalist

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    Cheerwine is awesome!
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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    FTFY


  26. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    I'm a two Pepsi a day man, with lunch and dinner. Nothing else works for me. Waddayagonnado. :shrug:
  27. Federal Farmer

    Federal Farmer Anti-Federalist

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    Even better:zenow:
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  28. Torpedo Vegas

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    Draper does it again!
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  29. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    I think they sell it by the case at Home Depot.
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    I got a soda stream a couple years ago - that way I can add as much or as little syrup as I like. Also, I can buy syrup with either sugar or HFCS.

    But, with covid, exchanging the CO2 containers is a bitch.

    When I gotta have a soda, I usually get a fountain drink.

    Otherwise, it's seltzer water for me.