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Old 08-25-2011, 09:36 PM
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Howdy Cola.. that stuff was vile.. my dad got it for like a nickel a can and we had to finish it.. We tried to give it away to friends but they got quick to that fast..

Yeah watching people try Beverly at World of Coke is always a good laugh..
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:00 AM
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Gotta say, I love Mountain Dew's Baja Blast. If that stuff came in diet and was available to the public, I'd have more that than blood running through my veins.

I really dislike Sun Drop. It taste like a MD wannabe with lemon Pledge chemical overtones.
The worst pop I've tasted was Pepsi Ice Cucumber. Imagine Cucumber Melon body spray, and carbonate it. That was pretty much spot on.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:19 AM
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Worst I ever tasted was Pepsi Blue. At least that's what I think it was called. A distributor was promoting it by handing out free bottles to people waiting in line for a major booksale in town here. As thirsty as I was I could hardly stand it, and never would pay for it.

Oh, I love regular Dr. Pepper. It hakes me think about my maternal grandfather, who loved it. When my sisters and I were little he'd let us have a bottle all to ourselves! We didn't have to share! Am I old or what, it was in glass bottles!

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Old 08-26-2011, 01:26 AM
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Just love "Ale-8-One" from Kentucky (wish the shipping didn't cost twice as much as a six pack online!).
I suspect I'm the only person reading this thread who is wearing an Ale81 T-shirt (a holdover from my Kentucky days, good for slouching around the house in).

I was stunned last week to find that someone at work had stashed a case of Ale81 in the break room. Maybe he's the connection for local addicts. Actually the stuff isn't bad, sort of a redneck Mountain Dew (if such a thing is possible) in which some claim to detect a ginger flavor.

Worst soft drink I ever tried is a tossup between Big Red and Faygo Red Pop. Pretty much anything sold as "red soda" is bound to be awful.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:16 AM
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I bought my little brother the Jones Soda Thanksgiving pack. He told me he wasn't able to finish any of them. I replied that I never intended for him to actually drink it.

I feel kind of sheltered. The worst soft drink I've ever had was a generic diet root beer, sweetened with saccharine, back in the 70's. I don't remember the name, but I think it started with an S. It was horrible. My parents had bought a case of the stuff, and I am pretty sure my siblings and I snuck it away a can a a time and poured it out in the back yard. It affected me. I can't even conceive of drinking a diet soft drink today.

Plus, it feels weird talking about soft drinks or sodas or pops. They were once all referred to as cokes here. When I was a kid, I fully expected to be asked what kind of coke I wanted when I ordered a coke. Anything from Dr. Pepper to a 7up was an acceptable answer.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:49 AM
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Thoe Ersatz Colas


I remmeber that the long-gone restaurant chain Howard Johnsons sold its own brand of cola (they used to carry coca-cola, but threw them out).This crap was called "HoJo Cola"-and it was awful-one sip and you would gag!
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:10 PM
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That would be from Canfields. Their diet fudge soda was bad enough. I was never dumb enough to try the peanut butter fudge.
They had a lot of bizarre flavors back in the day. The one I remember was diet pink bubblegum soda. Smelled EXACTLY like it's namesake, but was nasty nasty nasty tasting.

As for red pops, I like Big Red. I currently drink their diet version on a semi-regular basis. My all-time favorite though was Fanta Red Cream Soda. Yum!

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Old 08-26-2011, 03:46 PM
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That would be from Canfields. Their diet fudge soda was bad enough. I was never dumb enough to try the peanut butter fudge.
The chocolate fudge was not that bad warm, sort of like a liquid Tootsie Roll. Served cold, it was pretty damn foul.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:47 PM
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Moxie is pretty awful-I drank a can about 10 years ago-that was enough. Another weird concoction marketed by Coca-Cola (in Asia I think) is a grafruit-flavored soad-awful.
I also think that Dr. Brown's Celery Soda (NYC) is pretty vile.
Pocari Sweat. It is vile.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:53 PM
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Well, if we're going to get into Japanese soda, when I was there, a member of my group tried what turned out to be grass jelly soda. It was exactly what it sounds like. Basically club soda with gelatinous lumps of grass flavor. I can't imagine why it hasn't taken off here.
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Lots of sodas I've never even heard of. Who ever it was that said cream soda, I'm with them. Who would have ever thought of reproducing the taste of vomit in a soda, or that it would remain popular for so long?
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Growing up we weren't allowed to have soda that much. So I remember one big family picnic when I was maybe 5 and there was a big cooler full of ice and soda cans. I was so excited. I grabbed one and opened it and took a big swig of DIET CHOCOLATE SODA and I haven't tasted anything so horrible since. Finding out that it comes in CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER is tramatizing me all over again!

Why do companies even make stuff like that? And who buys it and leaves it laying around where innocent little girls who can't read yet might get ahold of it?
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In the years since this thread was started, I was lucky enough to go to Malta (coincidentally, the subject of my first SDMB thread). The less lucky part was trying their popular local soda, Kinnie. If you like bitter oranges and wormwood, this is for you!

It's not for me.

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I also think that Dr. Brown's Celery Soda (NYC) is pretty vile.
I, for one, love Cel-Ray. Too bad they discontinued the Diet.
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:06 PM
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Have you tried Orange Vanilla Coke?

It tastes like it should get your drunk, in a bad way.
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I'd have to go with Orangina. It tastes like they turned Orange peels into a soda.
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I have to say energy drinks. Red Bull is vile, can't see how anyone drinks it. (5-Hour Energy is worse - all the flavor of a Red Bull in one swallow.)

I also can't stand Mio, that drink additive stuff that is taking over the Kool-Aid market. That stuff tastes very chemical to me.
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I have to say energy drinks. Red Bull is vile, can't see how anyone drinks it. (5-Hour Energy is worse - all the flavor of a Red Bull in one swallow.)
I've never tried an energy drink. Partly because I asked my college students if they liked any of them...
"They taste like ASS!" yelled one kid, and this started everyone else chiming in with stories of how Red Bull or Monster tastes "Worse Than Ass". The whole class drank them, but only to stay awake. Not one single student would even say "It's ok..." The votes were 100% "Ass".
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Speaking of Malta - my vote goes to Malta Duquesa. I thought it was a brand of beer. It ain't.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta_(soft_drink)

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Tab. 'Nuff said.
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I ran across Orbitz once. Once.

While it isn't quite on point, this Simpsons quote gets the basic concept of Orbitz down pretty well:
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Speaking of Malta - my vote goes to Malta Duquesa. I thought it was a brand of beer. It ain't.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta_(soft_drink)

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My kid went through a stage where she would make "Kamikazees", the 7th-grade term for putting random quantities of various sodas into the same cup.

So, I vote "Kamikazee" flavored soda.
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I remember doing that at about the same age. Meh, I still say energy drinks are much worse than any kamikaze.
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I'd have to go with Orangina.
I seriously can't be the only one who saw this name and pictured a drink of "Orange with a hint of Vagina."
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i read where the guy who invented red bull back in the early 80s said he never drank a full glass of it as he thought it tasted disgusting and if he did sample it it was for quality control ......
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theres also the infamous banana soda from Canfield that supposedly tasted so bad they only sold a couple dozen cases and it sat there until canfield himself sold(actually pretty much gave it away) it to a lady who had a banana themed museum

she tried it and said it was the worse banana flavored item shed ever tried
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and dear lord who other than someone from or descended from mex or further south want tamarind soda?
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Have you tried Orange Vanilla Coke?

It tastes like it should get your drunk, in a bad way.
It tastes like a caffeinated, melted Dreamcicle.

I saw cinnamon Coke at the store the other day - any brave soul give it a whirl?
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and dear lord who other than someone from or descended from mex or further south want tamarind soda?
Have you ever tried it?
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I've never tried an energy drink. Partly because I asked my college students if they liked any of them...
"They taste like ASS!" yelled one kid, and this started everyone else chiming in with stories of how Red Bull or Monster tastes "Worse Than Ass". The whole class drank them, but only to stay awake. Not one single student would even say "It's ok..." The votes were 100% "Ass".
This is absolutely bonkers.

Red Bull is the only one of the major energy drinks that tastes particularly unusual. It's vaguely medicinal. I personally rather like it, but it's divisive.

But all the others just taste like ordinary soda, except a bit more strongly-flavored and sweeter. Plenty of folks could certainly dislike them, but the idea that most or all college students find them actually unpalatable sounds completely unbelievable.
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