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View Poll Results: Carbonated Beberage Preferences
Brand name plain carbonated water (seltzer/club soda/sparkling water) 4 22.22%
Generic plain carbonated water 3 16.67%
Brand name flavored soft drink / pop 7 38.89%
Generic / store brand flavored soft drink 1 5.56%
A semi-carbonated (like Orangina) 1 5.56%
Other? 2 11.11%
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:57 AM   #21
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Pepsi Throwback, about once a month. Barq's Rootbeer, about once a month. Mostly coffee, tea and water.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:01 AM   #22
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I will drink maybe one can of cola in a week. My wife keeps it around, the Coke clone in the local grocery brand. I probably drink more Schweppes Bitter Lemon (basically, tonic with lemon essence) than cola. (With certain fortifiers.) Orangina is very good, but rather expensive here.
Orangina is pretty expensive, but its intense flavor lets me stretch it quite a bit by diluting it with seltzer.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:03 AM   #23
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Orangina is pretty expensive, but its intense flavor lets me stretch it quite a bit by diluting it with seltzer.
Is there a difference between club soda and seltzer? Aren't they both just carbonated water? I've been thinking of getting one of those seltzer thingees.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:57 AM   #24
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Is there a difference between club soda and seltzer? Aren't they both just carbonated water? I've been thinking of getting one of those seltzer thingees.
Many club sodas are likely to contain some salt additives. Canada Dry Seltzer is supposed to be free of sodium. My experience with home made carbonated water has been less than favorable; it has not been as bubbly and tastes somewhat flat. That's why I stick with Canada Dry, to which I sometimes add a little home made strawberry or other fruit syrup or some home made ice cream mix.
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Many club sodas are likely to contain some salt additives. Canada Dry Seltzer is supposed to be free of sodium. My experience with home made carbonated water has been less than favorable; it has not been as bubbly and tastes somewhat flat. That's why I stick with Canada Dry, to which I sometimes add a little home made strawberry or other fruit syrup or some home made ice cream mix.
Thanks Bill. I guess I'll have to try any seltzer maker before I buy it or get one with a satisfaction guarantee. The ones in bars make perfectly acceptable club soda. I drank a lot of that when I was a bar tender. I'll watch out for the sodium.
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Back in the 1980's at the Market Bar & Restaurant in the World Trade Center, our bar tender used to treat us by hocking a few bottles of Schweppes Quinine from the dining room bar; it tasted a lot better than the stuff that came out of the bar's gun. But everything seemed to taste better back then including, the lobster bisque our barkeep used spike with sherry.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #27
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Back in the 1980's at the Market Bar & Restaurant in the World Trade Center, our bar tender used to treat us by hocking a few bottles of Schweppes Quinine from the dining room bar; it tasted a lot better than the stuff that came out of the bar's gun. But everything seemed to taste better back then including, the lobster bisque our barkeep used spike with sherry.
A dash of conspiracy always enhances the flavor!
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:04 PM   #28
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I love water, but it has to be non-carbonated. I like either spring water or our well water.

Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper is one of my favorite pops, along with diet A&W root beer, diet A&W cream soda, Cherry Coke Zero, and now and then diet Squirt.
Did I read Diet. Squirt??? I love Squirt and just found the diet typeI have to watch how much liquid I drink so I have one once a week. I love any water carbonated or not but yep have to watch how much. Nutz
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Diet Coke!
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:37 PM   #30
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Anyone remember Clearly Canadian? Fruit flavored fizzy spring water. Nice glass bottle design. I used to buy it by the case at Costco years ago. I think they even had shares on the stock exchange. I don't see it anymore on shelves.
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