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What's everyone's favorite compound of sugar plus caffeine, carbonation, water, flavoring, food coloring, and other products used to make the substance that's known as either soda or pop? :)

I'll start off with Mountain Dew with Real Sugar. Tastes great, energizes me when necessary, and I wish there was a way to get the Mountain Dew taste in a drink of water without the health drawbacks of the mean green soda!
 

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This is a hard question for me. I usually only drink maté tea as a pick-me-up (name stolen from Mario RPG)

A friend of mine makes an awesome blend of mint type-leaves and a mate tea. Seriously better than coffee, as it doesn't give me the jitters/shaky hands that coffee does.

Mountain Dew is pretty good though. That would be my first pick. 2'nd would be Dr. Pepper.

If we are talking energy drinks... Nos and Monster are my first picks.

PS: remeber the drinks "cocaine" and "bawls"? LOL
 
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Do I need caffeine? Monster energy drinks. Ultra Rosa and Ultra White are the two I enjoy the most.

Do I need hydration? Seltzer with natural flavoring - orange, lemon lime, blackberry, etc. No sweeteners, just water, CO2, natural flavors.

Do I need to forget? Beer.


I love Shandy, but it's not that popular... does anyone else like it?

They can be super refreshing on a hot summer day :) I don't drink them frequently but I do quite enjoy them!
 
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I enjoy Coca-Cola Zero. No calories and tastes about the same as a real Coke soft drink. Calories make you fat, guys! You might not notice it now, but come back here 20 years from now, and see how you should have listened! :P Whatever you do, don't start drinking soft drinks like it's water! I have known big drinkers of soft drink (like a 2 litres bottle per day, aka 67 ounces) and they ended up having serious health issues down the line because of it.
 
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I love Shandy, but it's not that popular... does anyone else like it?

I know it's all I've gotten ads for Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy on YT when I'm on my phone (because the ads are blocked on my PC), but I'm assuming that's not necessarily what you're referring to, Costello-kami-sama?

I enjoy Coca-Cola Zero. No calories and tastes about the same as a real Coke soft drink. Calories make you fat, guys! You might not notice it now, but come back here 20 years from now, and see how you should have listened! :P Whatever you do, don't start drinking soft drinks like it's water! I have known big drinkers of soft drink (like a 2 litres bottle per day, aka 67 ounces) and they ended up having serious health issues down the line because of it.

I don't know what's wrong with my taste buds then, because any diet drinks I've had (especially Mountain Dew) taste different from the main product if I have it more than once a day or once back-to-back on days.


As for energy drinks, I've tried a few, but a lot of my experiences have been...well, crap. Venom Energy (which I just ordered from a vending machine while filling my car up with gas) left a nasty aftertaste, Coca-Cola Energy tasted...weird, and gave me a headache, and I think the one time I tried a Monster Mango (or at least I think that's what it was) it also gave me a headache. I know my supervisor for my department at Walmart had NoS. from time to time, so maybe I should give that a shot. I liked Mountain Dew Kickstart and Gatorade, though.

I'm gonna have to check out options using sparkling water now that I know better about what it is and isn't. Anyone here have any idea what the equivalents to soda are for each option of sparkling water (I understand it falls into categories that use mineral water and/or seltzer)? Like, what's the Coca-Cola, Mountian Dew, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper (actually, no on Dr. Pepper), Root Beer, etc. of these options in terms of taste and their relative health? Got any suggestions @VinsCool ?
 
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I really like just normal Coca Cola, but not the American taste, the one they sell in Germany is ok.
I also like lemon flavored wheat beer, Paulaner Weißbier Zitrone naturtrüb comes to mind.
And finally I love Fentimans' Lemon Shandy, but it's really hard to get by... they have it some times in REWE.
 

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Normally, I enjoyed Ccoa Cola a lot. The best taste Coca Cola is a glass bottle instead of can. A glass bottle taste like I was kid in 1980's. Perfect. Today like in Mcdonald's and Burger King and 6 packs of can of coke.. They taste terribly and not taste the same as I remembered in 1980's and a glass bottle is the best one. I still enjoy Coca Cola in glass bottle like this one:

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Normally, I enjoyed Ccoa Cola a lot. The best taste Coca Cola is a glass bottle instead of can. A glass bottle taste like I was kid in 1980's. Perfect. Today like in Mcdonald's and Burger King and 6 packs of can of coke.. They taste terribly and not taste the same as I remembered in 1980's and a glass bottle is the best one. I still enjoy Coca Cola in glass bottle like this one: View attachment 225504

An older brother has that glass in one of the shelving units he left at the house when he got married. It's empty, obviously, but I've had Coca-Cola Life (which they don't seem to sell anymore, not sure if it's due to COVID), which has cane sugar and stevia, so maybe if you come across it, I'd recommend giving it a shot and see if it's closer to what you remember! :)
 

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For me?? Pepsi-MAX and Red Bull

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I have worked at Mc Donalds and they are mixing Coca Cola Syrup (Yes Syrup Just like lemonnade) with sparkeling water to get Coca Cola. Thats why it taste diffrent from the can or bottle one (Some say even it tastes better)
 
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For me?? Pepsi-MAX and Red Bull

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I have worked at Mc Donalds and they are mixing Coca Cola Syrup (Yes Syrup Just like lemonnade) with sparkeling water to get Coca Cola. Thats why it taste diffrent from the can or bottle one (Some say even it tastes better)

Huh. Y'know, that's actually why I don't like Coca-Cola drinks on the regular; like the ones at fast food joints like what you described? I like those better than the ones in the vending machines at my job, because the ones at my job, the moment I drink it, it feels like someone punched me in the gut, and it feels so unpleasant. Nothing like that happens when I drink it from BK, McDonald's, or the cans!
 
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Oh yeah forgot something:
This is for all drinks (Coca Cola (Zero/Light/Original), Fanta (Orange soda), 7UP, Atleast in The Netherlands (Dont know about The rest of the world)

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Huh. Y'know, that's actually why I don't like Coca-Cola drinks on the regular; like the ones at fast food joints like what you described? I like those better than the ones in the vending machines at my job, because the ones at my job, the moment I drink it, it feels like someone punched me in the gut, and it feels so unpleasant. Nothing like that happens when I drink it from BK, McDonald's, or the cans!

I'm Supprised that you didnt knew that Hmmm maybe in the USA they are more strict about how they make food and drinks ???? :unsure::unsure:
 
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