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Nov 19, 2012 12:19 PM

To Coke or Not?

One question:

Do you drink pop (or soda, soda pop, soft drinks)?

Yes or No?

Just curious.

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  1. I drink it when we buy it so I try not to buy it.

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    1. re: viperlush

      Same. I have a daily morning Coke Zero problem but I don't keep it in the house because I wouldn't be able to leave it alone.

    2. Generally, no. I have never like the feeling of the bubbles; they hurt my mouth. Didn't even drink it as a kid. On very rare occasions, I will drink orange pop.

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      1. re: Sooeygun

        Funny, I'd forgotten that as a kid I considered pop to "burn" my mouth.....

        1. re: sandylc

          That "burn" was part of the deal when I was a kid, I thought. I believe some Chowhounds speculated on this a few yrs back on a thread where someone said the great "burn" left us when Coke changed its formula and/or when high fructose corn syrup got snuck in. The carbonated bubbles popping out of a glass of coke used to put on a bit of a show...sort of.
          But back to the OP, I can go months without any soft drinks, but I am working on some chores around the house today, a day off, and I just finished my second Coke. Very unusual for me.

      2. Yes. No shame about it.

        I drink "fancy" soda drinks (Fentiman's, Marco's ... ) instead of Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola when those are available even if they cost more.

        1. Very rarely. I switched to flavored seltzer over ten years ago. I might drink a Coke once or twice a year, and occasionally I like to mix Ting (Jamaican grapefruit soda) with vodka.

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          1. re: 4X4

            Love Orangina and vodka -

            Past that I drink a diet coke a couple of times a week..

          2. Nope. Even when my meal price includes a soda, I want water. I can't tolerate sugar drinks or artificial sweeteners. My exception is an occasional summer G&T.

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            1. re: Veggo

              I'm with you. They are both too sweet and the artificial ones taste bad and are likely bad for you.