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My Sweet And Fizzy God

starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So, I have giving up drinking soda at my home for the time being, but when I go out I find it a bit hard to resist.

I have discovered the thing I really enjoy about soda is that it is carbonated. I could make use of some suggestions for carbonated beverages that are better for you than soda is.

I tried seltzer this past week and while it is good, I had to let it fizz for so long to prevent an explosion upon opening that it basically went flat.

Any other things out there that I can whet my whistle with?

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    I like San Pellegrino mineral water a lot. It can be less expensive than soda, too.

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    TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    You could just use sparkling water and put a little lemon or lime in it, if what you're after is the fizzing and not the sweetness.

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Do they sell sparkling water in like. single serving things? Would want to avoid losing all the carb on the first time opened.

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    noobertnoobert Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Uhh, diet drinks?

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    noobert wrote: »
    Uhh, diet drinks?

    Tryin' to escape soda, although I love me some Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper and Vanilla Coke Zero.

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    CFluxCFlux Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Here I can get a case of talking rain 20oz bottles at costco. Talking rain is sparling water but some have flavors like lime or orange. No sugar or fake sugar. I like that as an alternative to soda. Or I'll just drink gerlsteiner which is a mineral water.

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Do they sell sparkling water in like. single serving things? Would want to avoid losing all the carb on the first time opened.

    Yes, but as long as you finish it that day it should be fine.

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Is mineral water all carbonated, or is it like just sparkling mineral water?

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    ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Here is how I gave up on drinking anything but water in restraunts.


    :looks at bill:
    "Oh, I spent like, 2.50 on my drink, then it got taxed, and I tipped on it. Water is free. I like free."

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    Super NamicchiSuper Namicchi Orange County, CARegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Here is how I gave up on drinking anything but water in restraunts.


    :looks at bill:
    "Oh, I spent like, 2.50 on my drink, then it got taxed, and I tipped on it. Water is free. I like free."

    dude you have no idea how much water I drink now, considering Arkansas sales tax is almost 10%

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Does Polar sell stuff where you live?

    They make some really good non-soda carbonated beverages, but they may be local.

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    CFluxCFlux Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Oh I really miss polar, When I was in college I was addicted to their orange soda. Sadly no polar on the west coast

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    MC MysteryMC Mystery Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Water is where it's at. Financially.

    Soda is soooo fucking addicting. SOOOOOO FUCKING ADDICTING. I am completely and utterly unable to stop drinking it as much as I try.

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    Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I like enviga, sparkling green tea. It's supposed to burn calories but who knows if it actually does. I just like the flavor.

    Sparkling fruit juice is tasty, but it's often expensive and just as sugary as soda.

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    cyphrcyphr Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    MC Mystery wrote: »
    Soda is soooo fucking addicting. SOOOOOO FUCKING ADDICTING. I am completely and utterly unable to stop drinking it as much as I try.
    Learn to drink coffee. You're probably addicted to the caffeine, and black coffee is actually healthy for you in moderation (boosts the metabolism).

    Not that you were asking for advice, but I'm bored. :P

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    MC MysteryMC Mystery Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Ahahaha I drink coffee relatively constantly too. However I consider it necessary for work so I'm not trying to quit. Soda though, I'll down six in night just for the fun of it.

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    cyphrcyphr Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    In that case.....teach me.

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    JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Doc wrote: »
    I like San Pellegrino mineral water a lot. It can be less expensive than soda, too.
    I second that delicious motion. I have a bottle in front of me right now. All the kick and zing of carbonated soda, without all the crap. The last 1/6th of it can get pretty meh if you leave it be a while, which is why I usually try to finish it in a sitting. I buy huge boxes of the stuff from Trader Joe's

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    OrganichuOrganichu poops peesRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited December 2007
    I hate my soda addiction. I'm a very healthy guy and soda is my biggest obstacle in that journey. Other people break their diet for a cheat meal of french fries and burgers- I'll gladly eat the same thing I've been eating all week if I can just get a nice, big bottle of Mt. Dew or Pepsi mmmmm....

    It sucks so badly.

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    KMFurDMKMFurDM Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    JAEF wrote: »
    Doc wrote: »
    I like San Pellegrino mineral water a lot. It can be less expensive than soda, too.
    I second that delicious motion. I have a bottle in front of me right now. All the kick and zing of carbonated soda, without all the crap. The last 1/6th of it can get pretty meh if you leave it be a while, which is why I usually try to finish it in a sitting. I buy huge boxes of the stuff from Trader Joe's

    I would have to agree...almost. I prefer Gerolsteiner.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerolsteiner_Brunnen

    More fizzy than Pellegrino, higher mineral content.

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    MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Maybe I'll try this fizzy water. Soda is my big weakness because there is a big cooler full of it at work... free.

    I can't drink diet personally.

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    ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I either get water or a beer. Have you tried a beer with eating? Having a beer with a meal is awesome to me. I love it, but it sucks when it isn't happy hour and I just payed $3.75 for a sam light. Really water is the win. Healthy, free, and necessary to life.

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    MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Shogun wrote: »
    I either get water or a beer. Have you tried a beer with eating? Having a beer with a meal is awesome to me. I love it, but it sucks when it isn't happy hour and I just payed $3.75 for a sam light. Really water is the win. Healthy, free, and necessary to life.

    See, when I'm eating, beer doesn't seem to quite work for me. Doesn't make me less thirsty.

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    ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Shogun wrote: »
    I either get water or a beer. Have you tried a beer with eating? Having a beer with a meal is awesome to me. I love it, but it sucks when it isn't happy hour and I just payed $3.75 for a sam light. Really water is the win. Healthy, free, and necessary to life.

    See, when I'm eating, beer doesn't seem to quite work for me. Doesn't make me less thirsty.

    Well if I'm having a beer I usually have a glass of water with me as well. Beer will not make you less thirsty but certain beers go very well with food. I just mentioned it because it is carbonated.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    There are sodas out there that are not as horrible for you as many of the common supermarket sodas you find.

    Things like Mountain Dew, and especially Coca-Cola, are just downright horrible for you. But there are many good tasting sodas that are lighter and sugar and don't have all that nasty acid in them.

    Jones Soda comes to mind, which uses cane sugar instead of that corn syrup shit found in your average soda.

    My personal favorite is a brand called Stewart's, both their Orange and Creme and their Cream Soda are delicious, lightly carbonated, and aren't nearly as bad for you as cola.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Also, Orangina.

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    MurphyMurphy Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I've recently fallen back in love with Clearly Canadian (which wasn't available in my area for a long time). Not the sugar free flavors because they are nasty, but the regular ones? So good. Still, it's all about water, water, and more water for me for the most part.

    And iced tea.

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    Smug DucklingSmug Duckling Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Shogun wrote: »
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Shogun wrote: »
    I either get water or a beer. Have you tried a beer with eating? Having a beer with a meal is awesome to me. I love it, but it sucks when it isn't happy hour and I just payed $3.75 for a sam light. Really water is the win. Healthy, free, and necessary to life.

    See, when I'm eating, beer doesn't seem to quite work for me. Doesn't make me less thirsty.

    Well if I'm having a beer I usually have a glass of water with me as well. Beer will not make you less thirsty but certain beers go very well with food. I just mentioned it because it is carbonated.

    The thing is though that beer is hardly better than soda health-wise anyway, so there's not a whole lot of point switching from soda to beer.

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    ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Shogun wrote: »
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Shogun wrote: »
    I either get water or a beer. Have you tried a beer with eating? Having a beer with a meal is awesome to me. I love it, but it sucks when it isn't happy hour and I just payed $3.75 for a sam light. Really water is the win. Healthy, free, and necessary to life.

    See, when I'm eating, beer doesn't seem to quite work for me. Doesn't make me less thirsty.

    Well if I'm having a beer I usually have a glass of water with me as well. Beer will not make you less thirsty but certain beers go very well with food. I just mentioned it because it is carbonated.

    The thing is though that beer is hardly better than soda health-wise anyway, so there's not a whole lot of point switching from soda to beer.

    I never said anything about healthy. However a good light beer is a lot better than a soda.

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Mineral water is delicious.

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    gobassgogobassgo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Also, Orangina.

    fantastic drink! although a bit pricey.
    Making "ghetto Orangina" isn't bad either: carbonated water + orange juice.

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    jotatejotate Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Diet Coke with Lime is my current substitute. I haven't really found anyone that didn't care for it, if you're interested in giving it a shot. Still not good for you, but better than Pepsi/Dew/Coke.

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    MC MysteryMC Mystery Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm drinking a coke right now, this is my third this morning. I'm gonna be 500lbs in no time.

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    MC Mystery wrote: »
    I'm drinking a coke right now, this is my third this morning. I'm gonna be 500lbs in no time.

    MC just stop. It's just a soda... It's not happiness.

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    VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    urahonky wrote: »
    MC Mystery wrote: »
    I'm drinking a coke right now, this is my third this morning. I'm gonna be 500lbs in no time.

    MC just stop. It's just a soda... It's not happiness.

    Try saying that to my pepsi addiction. I do a 24oz bottle between noon and 5pm, then a can or 3 at home. The drinking at home all depends on how much whiskey I drink as I love the carbonated cola taste with a cheap canadian whiskey.

    I'd drink less if I could find a good substitute to the fizz AND cola flavors, but everything I find around here is more expensive than pepsi. I blame the bottling plant just down the road.

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    KatholicKatholic Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    So, I have giving up drinking soda at my home for the time being, but when I go out I find it a bit hard to resist.

    I have discovered the thing I really enjoy about soda is that it is carbonated. I could make use of some suggestions for carbonated beverages that are better for you than soda is.

    I tried seltzer this past week and while it is good, I had to let it fizz for so long to prevent an explosion upon opening that it basically went flat.

    Any other things out there that I can whet my whistle with?

    http://content.costco.com/Images/Content/Search/720557bs.jpg

    These are seriously the nectar from the Gods. They are 70% fruit juice, carbonated, and delicious. Drink now.

    EDIT:They are called Juice Squeeze

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Any ingredient lists avaliable?

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    ErgandarErgandar Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    There's carbonated cranberry juice, as well as other carbonated juices.

    My new soda-ish addiction is ginger beer.

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