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Re: Soda
« Reply #245 on: February 25, 2017, 06:12:36 PM »
I remember sitting around one day and deciding I wasn't going to drink soda anymore. I haven't had a drop since.

That was 15 years ago.
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« Reply #246 on: February 25, 2017, 07:37:07 PM »
I remember sitting around one day and deciding I wasn't going to drink soda anymore. I haven't had a drop since.

That was 15 years ago.

That's awesome!

I can never drink soda. I just don't have the taste for it. It's either milk or water. Anything else....I just can't. Well except Vanilla Bean...lol.

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« Reply #247 on: February 26, 2017, 06:36:52 AM »
I gave up on New Years. I still have the very occasional one.

There's a health food shop that does a can of organic non sugar non aspartame non sweeteners cola which is actually pretty nice !

But I haven't had a coca cola since my bro's birthday on Jan 8.

I just have soda water at home because i find it good for relieving acid reflux.


Since nobody can say one way or the other what Aspartame actually does to you - I just avoid it anyway. Diet Coke tastes absolutely awful.

Coke Life is pretty decent since there's no chemical sweeteners and 40% less sugar.

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« Reply #248 on: February 26, 2017, 08:18:52 AM »
I feel the same way about the Aspartame. People get fired up about it on both sides of the debate. I have no idea for sure, but better safe than sorry is how I am approaching it

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« Reply #249 on: February 26, 2017, 08:20:54 AM »
Every thing i've read says it's not harmful in drinks because there's barely any in there.

But in the long run they can't say for sure.

I drink a lot more mineral / soda water now.

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« Reply #250 on: February 26, 2017, 04:59:51 PM »
Bacon is also carcinogenic. What matters is how much and how often you need to be exposed to it in order for your chances of mutation to rise above the base-line. No research suggests that Aspartame consumed in normal quantities will do that. Given how large a segment of the population has been exposed to it, you would have expected something to show up in studies beyond "maybe".

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« Reply #251 on: February 26, 2017, 05:05:58 PM »
I'm so glad i'm not a huge fan of bacon  :biggrin:

I have a couple of rashers like once a month - if that. I'm not a huge fan.

Right now i'm trying to cut out anything processed or unhealthy.

If I fancy a soda - i'll pick a regular coca cola or pepsi. But now it's only on special occasions.

or when I go to the cinema and I hardly go !

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« Reply #252 on: February 26, 2017, 05:07:09 PM »
My doctor told me that with my coughing issues aspartame can add to the coughing issues.
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« Reply #253 on: February 26, 2017, 05:08:28 PM »
My doctor told me that with my coughing issues aspartame can add to the coughing issues.

I've also noticed that since I quit soda, bread and sugar in tea / cakes etc..

I get acid reflux a fuck load less.

I read that losing weight can help with acid reflux too and I've lost around 10lb since New Year :)

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« Reply #254 on: February 26, 2017, 05:13:58 PM »
I'm a fat bastard and I need to do it all different. Including exercise.
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« Reply #255 on: February 26, 2017, 05:17:16 PM »
Especially exercise  :biggrin: :biggrin:

All I did was have sugar & salt free Muesli in the morning. A few boiled eggs for lunch and a home cooked dinner with all proper ingredients.

After 3 months I was 10lb lighter. I didn't even do THAT much exercise bar walking up a steep hill a few times a week.

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« Reply #256 on: February 26, 2017, 06:00:59 PM »
At my family's store, about three years ago, I brought in a bunch of craft sodas. We used to have around 50 different kinds, but now I'm up to about 100 different kinds of glass bottled sodas. It's kinda fun to see all the different kinds.

I just had this one last night:
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« Reply #257 on: February 26, 2017, 06:16:55 PM »
GET YOURSELF A LENINADE !!!


QUIT STALIN !!!!

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« Reply #258 on: February 26, 2017, 11:01:51 PM »
:lol I don't know what the deal is with that soda, but it looks delicious regardless.
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« Reply #259 on: February 26, 2017, 11:02:34 PM »
GET YOURSELF A LENINADE !!!


QUIT STALIN !!!!

I'd give it high Marx.

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« Reply #260 on: February 26, 2017, 11:13:26 PM »
My doctor told me that with my coughing issues aspartame can add to the coughing issues.

I've also noticed that since I quit soda, bread and sugar in tea / cakes etc..

I get acid reflux a fuck load less.

I read that losing weight can help with acid reflux too and I've lost around 10lb since New Year :)

If you're like me (who had the same experience) you'll also find that on the odd occasion that you do have pizza/lasagne or something the reflux will be ten times worse than it ever was prior to being "low carb".  All good as long as you stick to what you're doing  :D

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« Reply #261 on: February 27, 2017, 04:00:28 AM »
I think I also get it from drinking coffee in the evening.

So I don't do that. Even if it's Decaf.

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« Reply #262 on: February 27, 2017, 09:01:08 AM »
I haven't given up soda entirely, I have it a couple of times a month. Usually as a mixed drink but man is it sweet.

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« Reply #263 on: February 27, 2017, 11:13:38 AM »
Im a diet only person as well, once you get used to the taste than regular no longer tastes good, feels too thick and syruppy.

I switched to diet about 8-10 years ago and completely agree.  Regular pop is too sweet and syrupy for me.  But I drink Diet Dr. Pepper and the various Coke Zero flavors (coke zero, vanilla and cherry) by the gallon.  Diet Coke tastes gross, but I don't mind Diet Pepsi.

At least in diet, there is no to minimal calories. 

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« Reply #264 on: February 27, 2017, 11:36:01 AM »
Yeah Diet Coke is vile.

It has that horrid saccharine-y aftertaste. Coke Zero doesn't have it and neither does Coke Life - which has Steviol in - which is a planet extract so probably less un-healthy than chemicals.

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« Reply #265 on: February 27, 2017, 03:26:09 PM »
See, I'm the opposite. I can't stand the aftertaste of full sugar sodas.

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« Reply #266 on: February 27, 2017, 06:33:03 PM »
:lol I don't know what the deal is with that soda, but it looks delicious regardless.
It's a pink lemonade. It's really quite good.

Here's another one called Rat Bastard


MacFuddy Pepper Elixir. This one tastes like Dr. Pepper with more pepper. Really quite refreshing actually



Sea Dog. Vanilla is the primary flavor, so it reminds me of A&W, but way better.


The craft soda world is a lot of fun, and interesting. There are so many different kinds and some are different kinds (some bottled under a different label, yet still the same one). The distributors that I get my sodas through is working with me to develop my own root beer that would be available for distribution. It's a fun process. I tell them the flavors I'm looking for and they send me 12 different variations of those flavor combinations and I whittle it down to three. I work with those three and give them feedback on them towards one final product that goes to bottling. The label is the first process and that's where I'm still finalizing.
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« Reply #267 on: February 27, 2017, 10:40:37 PM »
At what point are all of those sodas basically just funny names? Does Rat Bastard taste too different from any other root beer?
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« Reply #268 on: February 27, 2017, 11:19:52 PM »
Rat Bastard is an odd one. It's a root beer, but is more medicinal tasting. It's got cloves in it and jasmine amongst other things. It's not my favorite. I just listed some of the quirkier ones, most aren't funny names. Some taste similar, but a lot have different tastes. Root Beer can have many different forms
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« Reply #269 on: February 28, 2017, 09:32:11 AM »
I remember sitting around one day and deciding I wasn't going to drink soda anymore. I haven't had a drop since.

That was 15 years ago.

That was me last year, well almost.  Im approaching one year without soda, just gave it up one day.  I can't say I've noticed much of a difference besides a dollar or two saved with most meals out.

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« Reply #270 on: February 28, 2017, 11:37:09 AM »
I love Pepsi. I could have one everyday, but I refrain from doing so because its horrible in so many ways. I did have one last night and it was divine!
In general I don't drink it.
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« Reply #271 on: February 28, 2017, 03:45:46 PM »
I love Pepsi. I could have one everyday, but I refrain from doing so because its horrible in so many ways. I did have one last night and it was divine!
In general I don't drink it.

I never got Pepsi. I was never too huge into Coke either, but I would always choose Coke over Pepsi. Almost everyone knew, though, loved Pepsi.
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« Reply #272 on: February 28, 2017, 03:50:53 PM »
Pepsi tastes thicker to me. More caramel-ly.


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« Reply #273 on: February 28, 2017, 03:55:17 PM »
I was always a bigger coke fan than pepsi.  Pepsi was good but tasted more sweet than Coke.  I thought Coke got the flavor/sweetness hot spot.  But diet pepsi was better than diet coke, diet coke tastes nothing like regular coke where as diet pepsi does taste similar to regular pepsi.

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« Reply #274 on: February 28, 2017, 04:30:36 PM »
I always thought Diet Dr. Pepper tasted the same as regular.

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« Reply #275 on: February 28, 2017, 04:36:10 PM »
I always thought Diet Dr. Pepper tasted the same as regular.

Yea, I found those to be pretty similar in taste.  Really its only diet coke that tastes so different than the regular version

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« Reply #276 on: February 28, 2017, 05:32:29 PM »
I had a Dr. Pepper today. It was incredible

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« Reply #277 on: February 28, 2017, 06:26:35 PM »
Nothing beats an ice cold Dr. Pepper from a glass bottle.

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« Reply #278 on: February 28, 2017, 07:20:44 PM »
Mr. Pibb called this thread to say Dr. Pepper is garbage.

I love soda, and would easily be 5 pounds heavier if I drank it as much as my cravings wish I did. I drink a lot of water during the day to avoid drinking soda.
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« Reply #279 on: February 28, 2017, 07:43:59 PM »
If I was stranded on an island and there was a case of Dr. Pepper on the beach,  I would drink the ocean water instead.
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