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« Reply #315 on: March 24, 2017, 05:01:49 AM »
I love a good quality root beer.  Can't drink it every day at every meal, but as a treat now and again, sublime.  :)

For some reason root beer pairs with a Jersey Mike's sub really well.

Jersey Mike's.  Stop, you're killing me.  There used to be one in my home town and I fell in love.   Now the closest one is about an hour away (at the casino, where I'm not usually going to eat hoagies).   When I travel for work, one of the offices I go to has one about a mile away, so I make it a point to have every lunch I can there.   

There was a Jersey Mike's maybe 10 minutes away from where I lived in Florida and I never tried it. I moved, I got a new job, and the only place close enough that I can make it to for lunch was Jersey Mike's and I'll say this now. I'll never go to another sub place (unless I want a hot sub, I'll go to Firehouse) again.

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« Reply #316 on: September 02, 2017, 03:52:00 PM »
I tried the "new" coke zero



Not bad. Tastes pretty much like the old coke zero.
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Re: Soda
« Reply #317 on: September 03, 2017, 11:34:39 AM »
I don't really like it, I prefer the old coke zero. There isn't that much of a difference though.

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« Reply #318 on: September 03, 2017, 12:03:37 PM »
There's "New" Coke Zero?
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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« Reply #319 on: September 04, 2017, 08:22:50 AM »
Yeah, they discontinued Coke Zero and now have Zero Sugar Coke. I didn't really notice a difference
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Re: Soda
« Reply #320 on: September 04, 2017, 10:57:47 AM »
Diet soda is the Devil's Semen.   

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« Reply #321 on: September 04, 2017, 09:22:48 PM »
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« Reply #322 on: September 04, 2017, 10:16:50 PM »
Diet soda is the Devil's Semen.

It's a goddam lifesaver for those of us who have to watch our sugars and love soda though.


Plus, I'd like to think the Devil's semen would be a bit spicier...
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« Reply #323 on: September 05, 2017, 07:52:37 AM »
Diet soda is the Devil's Semen.

It's a goddam lifesaver for those of us who have to watch our sugars and love soda though.


Plus, I'd like to think the Devil's semen would be a bit spicier...

Be careful, though; I've read some studies that are disturbing; studies to the effect that the lack of sugar in the soda can make people crave it that much more, and actually lead to an increased sugar intake overall.   (That, and the chemicals are why I say "Devil's semen"). 

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« Reply #324 on: September 05, 2017, 09:30:31 AM »
I struggle with soda, I love it but if I drink even one then I feel like shit. So I limit my intake these days. My mother for some reason always gets me some soda when she goes grocery shopping though so there's always some in my fridge, tempting me, calling me... I just say screw the diet stuff, but only because I'm not diabetic or have to watch my intake.

What I do need to stop are energy drinks. I drink zero calorie/rehab Monsters like they're going out of business and I would like to stop but man, they're so damn good and have (almost) no calories... would save quite a few bucks if I stopped, too...

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Re: Soda
« Reply #325 on: September 05, 2017, 10:57:14 AM »
Diet soda is the Devil's Semen.

It's a goddam lifesaver for those of us who have to watch our sugars and love soda though.


Plus, I'd like to think the Devil's semen would be a bit spicier...

Be careful, though; I've read some studies that are disturbing; studies to the effect that the lack of sugar in the soda can make people crave it that much more, and actually lead to an increased sugar intake overall.   (That, and the chemicals are why I say "Devil's semen").

It's not an issue, 99.9% of what I drink is iced tea.
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« Reply #326 on: September 05, 2017, 11:00:36 AM »
FYI ya'll... it's called "pop".
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« Reply #327 on: September 05, 2017, 11:23:09 AM »
I struggle with soda, I love it but if I drink even one then I feel like shit. So I limit my intake these days. My mother for some reason always gets me some soda when she goes grocery shopping though so there's always some in my fridge, tempting me, calling me... I just say screw the diet stuff, but only because I'm not diabetic or have to watch my intake.

What I do need to stop are energy drinks. I drink zero calorie/rehab Monsters like they're going out of business and I would like to stop but man, they're so damn good and have (almost) no calories... would save quite a few bucks if I stopped, too...

That's funny you say that; I LOVE an ice cold Coke classic... but I drink one and I feel weird.   I don't know how to describe it, but weird.  Almost nauseous, but not quite.

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« Reply #328 on: September 05, 2017, 02:33:30 PM »
I never drink soda except for spiced Rum and Coke.  Damn, those are good. :2metal:
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« Reply #329 on: September 05, 2017, 06:33:29 PM »
Yeah, they discontinued Coke Zero and now have Zero Sugar Coke. I didn't really notice a difference
So basically what Pepsi did with Diet Pepsi Max? It turned to just Pepsi Max, and now Pepsi Zero Sugar.
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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« Reply #330 on: September 05, 2017, 07:52:27 PM »
Essentially, yeah. Really kinda dumb, but that's Coke for you.
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« Reply #331 on: September 05, 2017, 09:52:28 PM »
I'm going to be a rebel and still call it Coke Zero... as I still call the Pepsi product Pepsi Max.
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Soda
« Reply #332 on: September 06, 2017, 10:15:14 PM »
It's been well over a year without any soda.  I really don't struggle with cravings for it, which is amazing since I drank a lot of soda, daily.  In fact, I've cut a lot of sugar out of my diet (such as in my coffee, the same coffee I used to get my caffeine without soda).  What I have noticed though is that my body has adjusted and a soda feels wayyy too sugary now.  Well, not even a soda, just any drink that has sugar in it.  One of the drawbacks however:

I never drink soda except for spiced Rum and Coke.  Damn, those are good. :2metal:

I miss those captain and cokes.  That was a drink of choice in my past, but I stopped drinking this since I gave up soda.  I just use seltzer now as my mixer. 

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« Reply #333 on: September 07, 2017, 05:08:12 AM »
Its amazing and scary how much stuff (not just soda) has sugar in it. I just try my best to cut back when possible
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« Reply #334 on: September 07, 2017, 02:10:23 PM »
It's been well over a year without any soda.  I really don't struggle with cravings for it, which is amazing since I drank a lot of soda, daily.  In fact, I've cut a lot of sugar out of my diet (such as in my coffee, the same coffee I used to get my caffeine without soda).  What I have noticed though is that my body has adjusted and a soda feels wayyy too sugary now.  Well, not even a soda, just any drink that has sugar in it.  One of the drawbacks however:

I never drink soda except for spiced Rum and Coke.  Damn, those are good. :2metal:

I miss those captain and cokes.  That was a drink of choice in my past, but I stopped drinking this since I gave up soda.  I just use seltzer now as my mixer.

Yeah, Captain and Coke is dangerous.  If I kept that stuff in the house all the time, I'd probably become an alcoholic.  :lol  How is it with Seltzer?
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Re: Soda
« Reply #335 on: September 11, 2017, 12:28:54 PM »
I dont use the rum with seltzer, just vodka. Not sure I'd like captain and seltzer.

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« Reply #336 on: September 11, 2017, 03:08:24 PM »
Coke is my enemy .. I probably have more Vanilla Coke ... it goes so well with Chinese Food, Pizza or even Fish and Chips. I have cut sugar nearly everywhere else.
I usually have about 2 a week and try for the little bottles, but a lot of places only stock 600ml bottles. But I am learning to not feel like I have to have it all, have enough, leave the rest.
I will visit World of Coca Cola when in Atlanta next year though.
Not that a drink Bourbon often, but I couldn't imagine it without Coke.

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« Reply #337 on: September 23, 2017, 04:52:20 AM »
Not that a drink Bourbon often, but I couldn't imagine it without Coke.

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Bourbon should never be mixed with soda! Okay, well good bourbon anyway. Blanton's straight and neat, or a Maker's Mark Cask Strength poured straight and add one small ice cube. Yum!

I was a massive Pepsi junkie, quit smoking 17 years ago and gained 40 pounds. Discovered Weight Watchers and had 2 choices: Give up the soda, or switch to diet. I could tolerate, barely, the "clear" diet sodas (Sprite, 7Up), but not the colored stuff, so I basically gave it up. You'll find a variety of "gourmet" sodas in my fridge, but they're a treat and I doubt that I average one per week. Couple of my favorites that are always in-stock:
 - Mexican Coke (the only Coke that I will buy. THIS is what Coca Cola is supposed to taste like!)
 - Henry Weinhard's Vanilla Cream
 - Caruso's Dark Vanilla Cream (make an ice cream float using a super premium ice cream...it's heaven in a glass!)

When I can find it, Dang Red Cream soda will always come home with me. That's really hard to find in my area, but the Dang Butterscotch Root Beer is really awesome too.

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