My go-to punch formula is .75L liquor, 1.75L fruit juice and 2L soda. I want to put some dry ice in the punch bowl to make that cool roiling fog. Will the carbonation in the soda interact badly with the dry ice, i.e., in a Mentos-and-Coke sort of disaster? If so, do you know of any workarounds other than the obvious removal of the soda? Punch suggestions also welcome!
Is mixing this cranberry juice with equal parts seltzer genuinely healthier than drinking something like ginger ale (Canada Dry, nothing fancy) or just healthier on paper? Assume that at the most I am drinking no more than 16-24 oz per day of either the cranberry/seltzer mix or straight ginger ale.
I've become addicted to soda water recently in a big way and while I know it's better than sugared soda for me, I worry that at the amount I'm drinking (6-10 La Croix cans or 2L of Sodastream bubbly per day) is it more harmful than plain water? It's probably harmless but is there anything I should look out for at high levels? Are there gum diseases associated with Sodastream abuse? Does my liver hate processing acids all day? Is there anything I should avoid with these beverages or am I safe and in the clear?
I'm looking for a drink I can have that's low/no calorie, and low/no caffeine that's also not water. [more inside]
If I replace coke with caffeinated tea and sugary sweets, why do I still get withdrawal headaches? Is there something in coke that is more addictive than caffeine or sugar? [more inside]
Sodastream seems to have stopped producing many of their flavors. So far the alternatives for diet flavoring seem to be Crystal light, Prairie Moon, or shaved ice flavoring syrup. Prairie Moon gets bad reviews for their flavorings. What other diet alternatives exist? I am not interested in making my own as a weekend project, I'm looking for point-click-buy convenience.
I had a keratin treatment on Wednesday to straighten my hair. I am wondering if I can use baking soda as shampoo and vinegar as conditioner, or will it ruin the effect? [more inside]
I have an amazing memory of a delicious bottled beverage from the 90s but have never been able to verify it's existence. It was Snapple brand but it was carbonated, came in a glass bottle but with a plastic screwtop you'd find a plastic soda bottle. The flavor was raspberry, I think technically "Raspberry Royale," and it was deep magenta. Anyone else remember this or did I dream it all up?
Why does seltzer explode on the regular but flavored sodas rarely do under the same conditions? [more inside]
Is there a brick and mortar store in Tokyo that I can walk into and walk out with Diet Mountain Dew?
Is there anywhere left in the world to buy Vanilla Float (not Cherry Vanilla) Dr. Pepper? It was a limited version Dr. Pepper this year, and my wife has mourned the drinking of her last can this week. Amazon and ebay seem to be slim pickings. Is there anywhere I haven't considered? Is there a special rare soda distributor that would have it in stock?
Where can I find Boylan's Shirley Temple soda or Batch Craft's Shirley Temple soda locally near San Francisco? [more inside]
I want to get a soda charge holder today. This place is in Seattle but not open today. I want to get it in person because I'm not sure the measurements are the same. I have an older iSi soda siphon and want to bring it in to make sure the charge holder fits. Can anyone think of a place in Seattle that sells seltzer bottle parts or even new seltzer bottles and is open today?
I happened upon an extremely good sale on 2-liter bottles of soda yesterday, and stocked up for entertaining this holiday season. Like a big dummy, I forgot they were in my trunk over night, and when I went and retrieved them this morning, they were partially frozen. [more inside]
I would love to make my own non-alcoholic beverages. As hippy, from scratch as possible. Do you have favorite recipes? [more inside]
In the curious 1975 comedy Linda Lovelace For President, there's a scene in which, faced with the bankruptcy of her campaign, Lovelace starts inexplicably chanting the phrase "Soda water bottle, have a banana." This is picked up on by members of her marching band, and then becomes a series of calls and responses. The scene, completely safe for work, can be seen here. What on earth is this a reference to?
I really enjoy Coke. (Yes, the soda.) I need a sugar-free or lower-sugar alternative beverage to drink at work. It's for dental reasons, not diet. Any ideas? [more inside]
I picked up a to-go order of food, which included a bottled soda. My hands were full for the walk home, so I put the soda in my shoulder bag so I could carry everything else. When I got home, the soda bottle was empty, and my bag—containing my laptop and iPad—were full of sticky soda. Turns out the server had loosened the bottle cap, but didn't tell me. [more inside]
What are the health risks if a person drinks diet sodas pretty much to the exclusion of water or any other type of beverage? Average amount consumed is 3.75 liters a day, about a liter is caffeine free, brand name is any and all. [more inside]
When I lived in LA I could drive to BevMo or to Galco's and fill up on Cheerwine, Moxie, and various birch beers and sasparillas and other local sodas. When I go see my parents in Northern California I can do the same at the local Nugget Market. Now that I'm living in NYC and am carless, where can I go to satisfy my specialty soda fix?
Help me find tasty beverages that don't have caffeine, alcohol, or loads of corn syrup. [more inside]
Why do waitresses always assume I want diet soda? [more inside]
A store charges more for the smallest size of fountain soda than for the next size up. What’s a rational explanation for this? The store is a Quick Chek, for what it’s worth.
Two soda fountains. Two paper cups full of ice. The first fountain consistently dispenses soda into its cup with very little foam. You could fill it all the way up to the top without having to stop once to let the foam subside. The second consistently produces a very foamy drink, so that you have to stop, let the foam subside, fill again, stop, start, etc. until your cup is full. What's the difference? Why the foamy soda? [more inside]
Is there any appreciable difference between making homemade sodas by adding carbonated water to flavored syrup and making them by carbonating a more watery/liquid flavored base in a soda siphon? [more inside]
I need to stop chugging 8+ cans of the vile (wonderful) liquid a day. Multiple previous attempts have failed. I need (1) motivation and (2) a plan [more inside]
Why am I almost always trembling, shaking, or shivering? [more inside]
I want to stop drinking Coke and other syrupy sodas. Anybody have easy ideas for soda-replacements? [more inside]
Where can I find Diet Moxie offered as a fountain beverage? [more inside]
Time for tinto de verano and rebujito: what's the closest equivalent to Spanish gaseosa that's commonly available in US supermarkets?
What's the matter with these soda cans? I have two cans of diet pop that are bulging on the bottom (pics inside). Is this botulism or does it pose any danger? [more inside]
Sometimes when I drink really sugary drinks quickly, especially soda or juice, I get really uncomfortable chest tightness for a few minutes. (If I sip them it's usually fine.) Why does this happen?
Is there a quick and easy way to tell if the soda I am drinking is diet or not? [more inside]
Does caffeine really taste like anything? And if not, why does caffeine free soda (specifically Caffeine Free Diet Coke on my desk) taste so much worse than the caffeinated version?
Anyone use baking soda instead of shampoo to wash your hair? [more inside]
Stoney Tangawizi is sweet sodafied deliciousness. You owe it yourself to try some. If you tell me where I can buy it in New York City, I'll get you a bottle.
Does anyone know anything about Rebel soda? [more inside]
Where can I an alternative to SodaStream tonic water syrup? [more inside]
I just learned that I have 2 cavities and I am guessing it's because I switched to drinking a lot of diet soda since my last dentist visit. Are there any diet sodas that are not acidic? (both caffeinated and uncaffeinated). If all diet sodas are acidic then is it possible to make kool-aid with a fake sugar and then carbonate it using a carbonator? How would that taste? Would that be ok for my teeth?
Looking forward to a low-carb diet after the holiday excess, and wondering about aspartame use during the induction phase. Looking for diet soda in USA with Splenda/sucralose instead. [more inside]
Help me find Cheerwine in New Jersey [more inside]
How much does it cost to bring a new (non-alcoholic) beverage to market? [more inside]
Searching for Anniversary Dr. Pepper in Chicago. [more inside]
How much coffee/caffeine can you drink and not develop a tolerance? [more inside]
I'm looking for an online copy of a TV commercial for a local supermarket chain Wegmans and their line of house-brand carbonated beverages named WPOP. [more inside]
I absolutely LOVE Fanta soda, especially the orange flavor. [more inside]
Any place you've seen Cactus Cooler for sale in or around D.C.? [more inside]
Help me find a replacement for Stewart's Ginger Beer! [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with adapters for Sodastream machines? [more inside]
Why is fruit so much more nutritious than candy, when both are mostly sugar? [more inside]