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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 05-28-2012, 08:43 AM   #41
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I also like the very lightly flavored seltzers out there now.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:30 AM   #42
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I buy San Pellegrino, in 1 litre plastic bottles, by the case. For working out at the gym, I buy Propel, usually grape, lemon, or berry flavoured. I refuse to buy plain bottled water. I can get that from my Brita pitcher a lot cheaper, with no CRV and no plastic bottles in the landfill worries.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #43
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Put a little vodka in with the tonic water, and it's not too sweet. Squeeze of lemon or lime, as well.
Just what I wanted - sugar and it isn't even making it sweet or better and alcohol when I asked for club soda to avoid alcohol. Nah, I'd rather drink tap water.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:21 PM   #44
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I often have Canada Dry club soda when others are drinking soda pop. I like carbonation, but not sweet. Works for me, sometimes I will drink tonic water if club soda isn't available. One summer DH and I were following the South Beach diet, so no alcohol was allowed, I packed 2 liter bottles of the unsweetened lightly fruit flavored carbonated water to all of the picnics, BBQ's etc. that we were invited to, it worked okay for the diet, and I like it, but it's no replacement for a beer, wine or cocktail ;-( especially when others are imbibing :).

I too miss Clearly Canadian. I only drink soda pop a few times a year, and my preference would be root beer, Fresca, or Squirt.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:20 PM   #45
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I dont drink many fizzy drinks on their own. I will use them as mixers though, for example a nice rum and coke, or a gin and tonic.

For bubbles I much prefer champagne and prosecco.

I'm not really a plonky, honest........
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:35 AM   #46
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Sometimes I need a fix of Mountain Dew. I buy a 6-pack of the diet version, it lasts me a couple of weeks, and I'm done with it for a few months.

The tonic and soda confusion is funny because my husband likes a scotch and soda on occasion, but when we were on the road and he'd request it at a restaurant or bar, 99% of the time he'd get what he'd ordered. But there was that 1% that make you roll your eyes--scotch and coke a few times, scotch and tonic which is gross.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:12 AM   #47
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Sometimes I need a fix of Mountain Dew. I buy a 6-pack of the diet version, it lasts me a couple of weeks, and I'm done with it for a few months.

The tonic and soda confusion is funny because my husband likes a scotch and soda on occasion, but when we were on the road and he'd request it at a restaurant or bar, 99% of the time he'd get what he'd ordered. But there was that 1% that make you roll your eyes--scotch and coke a few times, scotch and tonic which is gross.
I absolutely hate Mountain Dew, but I have an apple dumpling recipe a friend gave me which uses 10 ounces of Mountain Dew. It is one of the best desserts I have ever had!
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #48
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I cleaned out the top of the pantry and there was an unopened sealed can of Raspberry diet rite. It only weighed 4 oz and it was a 12 oz can!!! It must have been up there for 10 years, saving it for a rainy day.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #49
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I buy San Pellegrino, in 1 litre plastic bottles, by the case. For working out at the gym, I buy Propel, usually grape, lemon, or berry flavoured. I refuse to buy plain bottled water. I can get that from my Brita pitcher a lot cheaper, with no CRV and no plastic bottles in the landfill worries.
I'm a Brita fan as well. I have the pitcher & the tap attachment, since I'm a big water drinker. Kudos to you re plastic in landfills. Pretty soon plastic bags will be a thing of the past at the supermarket.

Back to carb beverages... IMHO, they pack on the weight. I bought Crystal Light to try, but it's been sitting in the pantry.

http://www.kraftbrands.com/crystalli...ult.aspx#/home
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #50
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Schweppes Ginger Ale.

My other carbonated beverages involve alcohol, tonic water and beer.
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