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Old 05-23-2014, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Soda has become a staple of the American diet, with nearly half of Americans drinking at least one carbonated beverage daily.

While the drinks get a bad rap today for containing too much sugar and other additives, they were once considered healthy and pharmacists frequently prescribed them to people with upset stomachs and nausea, among other symptoms.



Read more: Regional Soda Pops In America - Business Insider
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:06 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I've only heard of Moxie, something you get if you go to Maine. Tastes terrible but some people get used to it. Root beer isn't really root beer anymore since they discovered the roots were poisonous or something. I'm not a soda drinker, never have been. It's something that is really, really not good for you, despite its medicinal origins.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Buffalo Rock's Grapico (Alabama) is much better than the ginger ale.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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We did not drink soda growing up except on special occasions. My mom was from Michigan though and so we were introduced to Vernor's. It's one of the few soft drinks I will drink today. I love that I can get it at mt HEB's in Texas!
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:21 AM
 
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I'm surprised that they didn't mention Almond Smash (Suburban - Baltimore, Md.).
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I miss Faygo pop. Vernor's I import every time I visit Ohio.

I haven't thought about Bubble Up in years - we drank it by the buckets when we were kids.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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I have been across country fifty times trying out various local sodas. I have heard of perhaps 10-15 of them.

I think that about ten of the sodas on the list have not been around long enough to get "cult status."
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Have you ever been to Pop's on Route 66 in Oklahoma? They have every soda every made, including from foreign countries. Good burger restaurant too.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:51 PM
 
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Colas are STILL recommended for an upset stomach. When I was at the pharmacy recently I even saw a bottle of that ancient remedy -- undiluted cola syrup. It cures what ails you.
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Soda has become a staple of the American diet, with nearly half of Americans drinking at least one carbonated beverage daily.

While the drinks get a bad rap today for containing too much sugar and other additives, they were once considered healthy and pharmacists frequently prescribed them to people with upset stomachs and nausea, among other symptoms.



Read more: Regional Soda Pops In America - Business Insider
High fructose corn syrup - poison - was never part of the recipe. Pepsi-Co offers their 'throwback' versions of Pepsi or Mt Dew periodically and they are made with sugar only. They taste different as well as not feeling like thick syrup in your mouth.
The colas that were supposed to have health benefits are artificially flavored now so how much of the actual cola properties still exist? Coca Cola removed the cocaine from their flagship pop decades ago.
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