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Does anyone else dilute their coke with water?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by offsideref, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. offsideref

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    I never knew the plague was carbonated. You live and learn.
     
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    I’ve given Coke or lemonade 10 or 20 seconds in the microwave sometimes, on a cold winter day. It certainly does bring out the flavour. I’ve drunk a lot of Coke in my time too, it doesn’t make you a bad person, but maybe it was a lot of calories we didn’t need, and I’m sure it damaged the surface of my teeth a bit as well.
     
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    Yes I dilute coke, pepsi, fruit juice - all of them, with water. Just like them better that way.
     
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    Oh dear. Do you think I should delete it? (Serious question). I thought I was stating a fact - although perhaps it’s an urban myth - I certainly wouldn’t advocate anything unlawful.
     
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    Ah now root beer is amazing. My go-to soft drink any time I visit America. And for me, Dr Pepper is a close second. It’s hard to find a decent root beer in Scotland, and if you do find one it’ll be expensive (compared to Coke).
     
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    I only drink coke with rhum.

    Cuba libre is the way to go, but not that much with Martinique/Guadeloupe Rhum Agricole.

    It's better with molasses one.
     
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    My wife and I wondered, just the once, if a Sodastream could turn white wine into fizzy white wine. Still not clear why I was the one who had to clean the work surface, wipe the walls, wash the Sodastream machine, mop the floor, and pretend to have wiped the ceiling, while she got to drink the tablespoon of slightly fizzy wine that was all we salvaged.
     
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    Yes. I dilute my Coke so much with water that it's basically no Coke and all water. Come to think of it, it's just water and no Coke at all.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    :lol: yup, same here! except it was St Malo, ‘70s, the girls were drinking Doublementhe - lemonade with crème de menthe in it - and I’m ashamed to say I can’t recall the young lady’s name.
     
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    For sure, you don’t want to sneeze while you’re drinking Coke.
     
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    I’ve never had Mexican cane sugar glass bottle Coke but I agree completely.

    Here in Scotland we live in one of the few countries in the world where a locally produced soft drink - IrnBru - is the #1 top seller, and Coca-Cola ranks #2. Barr’s IrnBru was invented in Glasgow and was originally called Iron Brew. Most people think they had to change the name because it doesn’t contain any iron, but they’re wrong. Its unique flavour derives partly from the inclusion of a small amount of ferric ammonium citrate. They changed the name because it isn’t brewed! There are other fruit flavours in there, and caffeine. Over the years, the amount of sugar in the stuff was reduced, but a year or two ago they introduced IrnBru 1901, the original recipe, in glass bottles, which makes it more or less the equivalent of your Mexican Coke.

    Drinking fizzy beverages at cruising altitude is great. Drinking same down a coal mine, not so good. It’s a bit flat at the bottom, but when you come back up to the surface it regains its fizz, not great if your stomach is full of it!
     
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    Schrödinger’s Coke.
     
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    By 1903, Coca-Cola was down to trace amounts, technology eliminated it by 1929...but they are still the only licensed importer of cocoa leaves in the US.
     
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    Coca-Cola actually still puts coca leaf extract in its product as it still contributes to coke's flavor, however, as per federal laws, they have to remove all of the tropane alkaloid stimulant compounds naturally found in the coca plant, and thus, the extract, before they add it to their product.
     
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    Spent many years diluting my Coke with Jack Daniels. Turns out to not be the healthy option.
     
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    Isn’t talking about making crack against the tos here? =p.
     
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    I have drank a glass of water before drinking a Coke or a beer to quench my thirst . Yes, if over ice that melts into the Coke. But, intentionally diluting Coke with water no.
     
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    Ew. Weirdo.
     
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