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Aug 7, 2012 11:31 PM

Do you drink soda pop?

I refused to drink it for years, because I'd only ever had Sprite or Diet Pepsi. These days, I'd rather have a cold Cherry Coke or root beer than dessert.

Do you drink soda? If so, what kind?

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  1. I'm with you, sometimes a soda is my dessert. My faves are Coke, Cherry Coke, Cherry RC, Pibb Xtra and root beer. I'm trying to cut back on sugar, but I can't stand almost all diet sodas, but Pepsi Next isn't too bad, and I actually really like diet A&W root beer. When I get burned out on soda, I drink sparkling water with a good splash of lemonade added.

    1. I try to avoid sweet drinks as much as I can - the calories add up. But when I do drink pop, I tend to like the dark ones best - Coke (over Pepsi), rootbeer, sarsparilla, Dr Pepper. I also enjoy ginger-ale and ginger beer, and I drink ginger-ale or sprite when I've got an upset stomach.

      I love Cherry Coke, but don't care for the vanilla or lemon versions (adding vanilla or lemon to coke tastes much better). I don't generally drink flavours like orange/grape/melon/cream soda, as I find them way to sweet.

      And I actively dislike every diet pop I've ever tried - they all taste metallic and flat to me. The only circumstances under which I drink diet pop is when there's nothing else, and it's not safe to drink the water.

      My default cold drink, though, is plain carbonated water.

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      1. re: tastesgoodwhatisit

        Wow, I thought I was the only person who experienced that metallic taste.

      2. I wasn't raised with sodas at all - so whether or not that matters, I can't really tell the difference between diet soda and non-diet. So for calorie reasons, I drink only diet soda. And for reasons that I'm sure aren't good for my health (if not my specific weight), I drink tons of soda.

        My regular go-tos are Diet Sprite followed by Diet Coke/Coke Zero. But beyond that I love ginger ale, Fresca, the Hansen diet sodas (that include rootbeers, tangerine lime, grapefruit, vanilla, black cherry, strawberry kiwi, etc.), chocolate/chocolate cherry sodas, etc. For years I assumed it was because of having immature tastes and a really strong sweet tooth, but now I also really like drinking tonic water, sparkling water, and club soda. So there's also something about the bubbles that I enjoy.

        1. Very, very rare that I drink pop. Growing up, we always had it in the house, esp Coke for my brother. I never liked the flavour of cola and I never liked the feel of the carbonation in my mouth. To me it hurts.

          I'm glad I never got into the habit. I have enough problems keeping the calories down.

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          1. re: Sooeygun

            That pretty much sums it up for me, too.

            1. re: mucho gordo

              I agree with sooey and mucho, never touch the stuff.

              1. re: Val

                Same for me. I can't stand the thought of drinking my calories. Would rather eat more or have a glass of wine or beer! So if I do have it, it's diet. I have used every artificial sweetener there is in my coffee (currently on stevia, because at this moment that's allegedly the best choice) again, because I don't want to waste calories on beverages. So artificial sweetener doesn't bother me. But I have sleeping issues and don't do caffeine after noon. I have no need to keep it in my house (unless I'm hosting something) so opportunity to drink it would be in restaurants or others' houses...but both of those rarely have diet AND caffeine free, so I stick to water...or wine or beer, ha!

          2. I drink it on the weekends only. I like San Pellegrino grapefruit, lemon, or blood orange, or Mexican Coke/Throwback Pepsi

            Strictly sugar sweetened. To me HFCS pop is sickly sweet and has a lingering funny taste. YMMV

            During the week my pop cravings are satisfied with flavored seltzers like Polar or La Croix

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            1. re: coney with everything

              Agree, anything with HFCS tastes nasty. I can totally drink the Mexican versions of Coke, Fanta, and Sprite with contain sugar but never can stomach their American corn-syrup sweetened counterparts.