Beverages


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May 10

Vitaminwater Smoothie

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Pictured here are the ingredients of the smoothie I just made. I used orange vitaminwater, Edy’s vanilla frozen yogurt, strawberries, raspberries and bananas. This was my first foray into vitaminwater smoothies and I really didn’t know what to expect. I was a little worried that it would be totally nasty.

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It was actually quite good. In fact, it only took me a few minutes to drink the whole thing. I think this whole vitaminwater smoothie concept deserves further experimentation.


22
May 10

Lemon Drop Jelly Belly Soda

As some of my blog readers may know, I’m a huge fan of lemon flavored things. Lemonade, lemon iced tea, lemon gum, lemon Jelly Belly jelly beans, and yes lemon soda. Needless to say, when I was walking through the grocery store the other day and saw this product, I just had to buy it.

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It’s delicious! Not only is it sweetened with cane sugar, it’s also flavored with natural lemon flavor. It’s very lemony and very delicious. If you should encounter this product, I suggest you buy it.

The grocery store had a few other Jelly Belly sodas I’m looking forward to trying. Perhaps I will post blogs about them as well.


18
May 10

And Now A Few Words About Dr Pepper

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Yesterday I went to our local McDonalds establishment and noticed they now had Dr Pepper available in the soda fountain. That’s pretty cool, as I think Dr Pepper is a fine beverage. (By the way, I still say Burger King is better than McDonalds, but my town doesn’t have a Burger King.)

One of the more unique aspects of Dr Pepper is that it can be found in both Pepsi and Coke fountains. You might find it at KFC; a company which serves Pepsi, and then also at McDonalds or Burger King. (Restaurants that serve Coke.) I guess you could call it a free agent of the fountain beverage world.

Dr Pepper is even bottled by Pepsi or Coca-Cola bottlers in some regions. This has gotten less common over the years, but it still happens in certain areas. There has been a little confusion with some people thinking Dr Pepper is a Coca-Cola product and others thinking it’s a Pepsi product. The truth is that it’s a product of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. (A spinoff from Cadbury Schweppes PLC)

Incidentally, Dr Pepper always had a period after the “Dr” part until the 1950s. This was changed because the logo design at the time would have made it look like Di: Pepper instead of Dr Pepper. The period was never added back even though the logo design has changed a few times over the years.

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11
May 10

An Awkwardly Named Soda

So the other day when I was grocery shopping in Ohio, I encountered an awkwardly named soda.

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It’s called “Ale 8 1.” It’s supposed to be a play on “A late one”, but where I come from, our accents don’t make “Ale 8 1” sound like “ a late one.” But I digress, the soda is yummy.

It’s a bit sweeter than Canada Dry, and the glass bottle seems to make the whole experience better too. Overall it’s a fetching ginger ale.

Apparently it’s made in Kentucky and only available there and the surrounding states. (Like Ohio.) I’m about to drink my last bottle. Maybe I’ll buy more again someday. 


9
May 10

Hey, wanna see something cool?

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Neat huh? It’s like a little soda house. A little soda house with lots of different flavors to choose from. Just looking at this pic makes me thirsty. The photo was taken in Brookville, Ohio.


7
May 10

Dewmocracy

Today while browsing soda at Walmart, I found three new flavors of Mountain Dew. Apparently they’re having a “Dewmocracy” campaign. Fans can go online or send a text and vote for their favorite flavor. I guess the flavor with the most votes then becomes permanent.

So I tried Typhoon first, which is a fruit punch flavored Mountain Dew. I thought it was delicious! Having not tried the others yet, I assumed it would be the flavor getting my vote.

Then I tried Whiteout, which is a “smooth citrus” Mountain Dew. Oh. My. Goodness. It is delicious. It’s even better than Typhoon, so I guess Whiteout is getting my vote.

I have not yet tried “Distortion”, which is a Dew with lime flavoring. It’s the flavor I find least intriguing, and I have a feeling I won’t like it better than Typhoon or Whiteout.

Incidentally, Walmart was selling 12-packs of cans for $4.38. Right below it they had 4-packs of cans for a dollar. Uh yeah, the 4-packs are a much better deal. I’ll take 12 cans for $3, thank you very much!


19
Apr 10

A Delicious Snack

This is what I am presently eating and drinking.

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Barbecue popchips and a Berry Lemonade Jones Soda.  What a fantastic snack. Mmmmm.


11
Apr 10

Mountain Dew at Piggly Wiggly

There sure are a lot of ways to buy Mountain Dew at Piggly Wiggly.

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You can get 2-liter bottles!

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6-packs of 24 ounce bottles!

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24-packs of cans!

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12-packs of cans!

You can also get 20 ounce bottles from the cooler by the cash registers, but I didn’t take a picture of that ‘cause I didn’t want to get any funny looks or explain why I was taking pictures.

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You can also get a can of Dew from this vending machine outside.

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Or you can get a 20 ounce bottle from this vending machine!

You know what’s stupid though? A 20 ounce bottle of Dew inside the store costs $1.59. A 20 ounce bottle outside the store costs $1.25. A 12 ounce can outside costs 50 cents. So between those three choices, the cheapest option is actually cans from the vending machine outside. You can get two cans for a buck. Not only is that a quarter cheaper, but you get 4 extra ounces.

Your soda prices make no sense, Piggly Wiggly!


3
Apr 10

An Amazing Accomplishment

I have accomplished something that I had attempted many times before. It’s something I’ve failed to succeed at many many times. Therefore, I feel a sense of pride and joy as I announce to my friends, family and the entire blogosphere that I have managed to consume an entire half gallon of milk before the sell by date!

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How did I do it, you ask? Well, with the help of my friends, Nesquik (both strawberry and chocolate), Honey Comb cereal and Froot Loops with marshmallows, I was able to accomplish this amazing feat.

Let us rejoice! *rejoices*


28
Mar 10

Dewey

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Say hello to my empty Mountain Dew bottle. Just moments ago, this bottle was full and brimming with energy and life. And then it was poured down the mouth of a man desperately seeking to quench his thirst.

The future of this bottle, whom I shall call Dewey, is bleak. In a short time Dewey will be carelessly cast into a large recycling dumpster where he will lay in the cold, damp, darkness for days. 

After a few days pass, a large truck will come and fetch Dewey and all of his recyclable friends. He will be taken to a processing plant where he will be bathed in harsh chemicals. He will then be crushed, smashed, shredded to bits and melted until Dewey is no longer even a bottle.

Farewell Dewey. I’d wish you well, but we all know that won’t do any good.