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9th-Nov-2009 12:13 pm
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Myself and my husband have decided not to consume any soft drinks/pop/soda/fizzy drinks/etc for a month. It's been three days and I have gone longer than that without and while I'm not missing it or craving it the idea of a month without is making me think holy crap! What can I say I like my soft drinks. Here are a few questions, because what else would there be at a community for polls?



I prefer the term(s)

Soda
26(26.0%)
Pop
13(13.0%)
Soda-Pop
0(0.0%)
Coke
3(3.0%)
Fizzy drink
2(2.0%)
Carbonated drink
0(0.0%)
Soft drink
6(6.0%)
Bubbly drink
0(0.0%)
Cola
0(0.0%)
Something else
0(0.0%)

How often do you have a soft drink?

Several a day
21(20.8%)
Once a day
14(13.9%)
A few a week
17(16.8%)
A few a month
22(21.8%)
Once every couple months
11(10.9%)
Once a year
1(1.0%)
Once every couple years
2(2.0%)
Can't remember the last time
3(3.0%)
Never
6(5.9%)
Something else
4(4.0%)

Of the drinks we bought which ones do you like?

Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino (Vanilla flavored)
5(5.2%)
Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino (Coffee flavored)
3(3.1%)
V-8 Vegetable juice
1(1.0%)
Red concord grape juice
5(5.2%)
Vitamin water
2(2.1%)
Little hugs assored juices
1(1.0%)
Milk
15(15.6%)

What non-carbonated drink do you like?

Comments 
9th-Nov-2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
I've lived in Ohio 95% of my life, thus I've always called it "pop" but this year I moved to Connecticut where it's called "soda" and I've started saying that. Now I just feel too weird if I call it "pop" again. When I visited Ohio for a family reunion they were calling it "pop" and gave me the odd eye when I called it "soda".

Oh well. But Pepsi is all I drink. It's terribly unhealthy but I can't kick the habit.
9th-Nov-2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
LOL. I've been in Minnesota/Midwest for the better part of eight years and I still say soda, and people still give me funny looks. I just can't convert over to pop. It just doesn't work! :P
9th-Nov-2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
I used to drink a lot of soda, and now that I don't, it tastes funny to me. I only drink it when we are at a fast food restaurant and you have to fill up the cup yourself. Otherwise, it kind of gives me a stomach ache and burns my throat.

However, I'm no healthier than I was before I went off the soda (which was not actually on purpose). I add those little sugary packets to my water all day long. I drink a lot more water that way...and a lot more sugar!
9th-Nov-2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
They have sugar-free ones.
9th-Nov-2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, I have those, but they still have a sugar substitute. None of it is really good for you, at least in my opinion. :)
9th-Nov-2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
That's true. I have the Lipton Energize to Go ones... they are probably giving me cancer or something.
9th-Nov-2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
When I started drinking iced tea pretty religiously -- and the gradual cutting back on sugar added to it made it less sweet and I got used to that -- I all but gave up on sodas.
9th-Nov-2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
I gave up sodas about six or seven years ago. I only drink them when there's no other option available -- otherwise, it's water/vitamin water, juices, and tea.
9th-Nov-2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
FTR, I drink only the "diet" versions of soda... their regular counterparts are much too sweet for me.
9th-Nov-2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
This is weird, but I only drink soda a soda on Sunday. No reason, just one day to have one soda.
FYI, vitamin water is not good for you, and contains tons of sugar. Seriously, the best drink is water and if you don't have good water, invest in a water filter.
9th-Nov-2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
yeah seriously, I used to drink vitamin water to help me break my soda addiction, then I looked at the label and realized it is just as bad or worse for you.
9th-Nov-2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
I drink 1-2 cans of diet Coke/Pepsi a day, 5 or 6 days a week...I know it's awful (my dentist hates me), but I look at it as better than snacking on sugar/carbohydrate-loaded junk food. And it makes me happy, so I have no plans to give it up.

I live in MN, and say either soda or pop, depending on context - i.e., "I'm going to buy some pop" vs. "I'd like a diet soda."
10th-Nov-2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Haha. My dentist actually encourages me to drink more pop. It's only because I freak out when I'm there so he wants me to like him. ;)
9th-Nov-2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
I buy soda at fast food joints because I don't like having to argue with the cashiers about it, but then I throw it away and drink water instead (I don't know why they always argue with me about it, it's weird). I can't stand the taste of soda. So this was kind of difficult for me to think about. Not...too difficult. But.
9th-Nov-2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Carbonated beverage.
9th-Nov-2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Soft drink is my preference.

I don't drink coffee and I am surely not going to buy expensive cup of coffee in the city with some dubious flavour notes , when I could just brew my own filter coffee at home for a decimal of the price.
9th-Nov-2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
I used to drink coke or RC cola all the time.

But, I started a new epilepsy drug a year ago and it made it taste like what old socks smell like.

As a result, I haven't had any soda (other than sprite when I was in the hospital for surgery this past summer) for a year now.
9th-Nov-2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
Soda - which me (and my parents) consider a special occasion/party drink. For everyday drink it's wine, water, juice or milk.
9th-Nov-2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Diet sodas are all my boyfriend has in his house...I tell him all the time to drink something healthier! I don't usually drink soda, but I do like carbonated drinks. My favorite is "Izze": fruit juice and sparkling water. I feel like it's better for me. Although there is a lot of sugar, it's from the fruit, so that's how I justify it :)
9th-Nov-2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
If you start craving something carbonated, but don't want to consume all of the crap that's in pop, try mixing together in a 1-1 ratio sparkling mineral water and apple juice. It's a common drink in Germany and I absolutely LOVE it.
10th-Nov-2009 12:04 am (UTC)
I call Coke and sometimes Pepsi, Coke. Lemon-lime sodas depend on what I'm ordering. (Sprite is easier to say but I say "vodka seven.") Generically, soda is soda.

I only drink soft drinks as part of an alcoholic beverage, a caffeinated pick-me-up when no tea is available, or 7-up when I have food poisoning. Drinking soda for the taste isn't in there. That said, I have no idea how many I go through in a month but it's probably under the "a few a week" choice.
10th-Nov-2009 04:09 am (UTC)
Pop used to be pretty much all I heard from the locals around here (Utah), but now I think soda pop is becoming more common. I say pop unless the person I'm talking to is saying soda. Then I'll say soda pop.
10th-Nov-2009 06:59 am (UTC)
Carbonated Beverage! When I feel like being smart. =P

Otherwise pop. Or when I want to be cute... 'soda' with emphasis on the 'a'.

I can't live without pop. I'd die. I drink so damn much. I know it's bad, but I don't care. It's just good dammit.
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20th-Nov-2009 10:36 am (UTC)
I'm on a diet so I drink a diet coke about once a week.
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