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NY SODA BAN................alternative

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by OldPaint, May 31, 2012.

  1. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    with the hoopla bout NY banning oversized fountain drinks, i thought i would tell ya what i got for my BIRTHDAY may 20th. hennie bought me a SODASTREAM soda maker. i know most of you old guys remember the 3 stooges and vaudeville type comedians that used those carbonated water drink mix bottles to squirt each other with. the advent of the "home bar" these was popular with folks that made mixed drinks. ive had a couple over the years but the tiny CO2 cartridge for air powered bb guns was a pain to find and they didnt last long.
    this thing is awesome. it uses a 10-12" tall CO2 canister, replacment is bout $20-$25, supossed to make like 5-6 cases(24 count)of canned soda. no corn syrup, real sugar in the flavoring, and you can use a little of it,so it isnt so damn sweet.
    http://www.sodastreamusa.com/
     
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  2. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    I have one, they sell em at costco. They're awesome.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Thanks...... I now know another thing I'm gonna get the Goddess for her birthday this coming Tuesday !!
     
  4. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    I stopped drinking all soda years ago. I'm sure it's a healthier choice. I only drink water and beer.
     
  5. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    I stoped drinking soda in 2000 now it's water or greek coffee

    My neice just bought that sodastream, I would hook it upto a 50lb Co2 tank
     
  6. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    same
     
  7. john1

    john1 Guest

    water, beer, wine and sugar free monsters here lol
     
  8. All-SignZ

    All-SignZ Active Member

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    I just dont get it. If i'm that thirsty I'd buy 2 not so oversized sodas... what's next a limit to how many fountain sodas you can buy? Dont most people walk back up to the fountain and refill anyway? I wonder how much time and money has been wasted on stupid legislation like this.

    Similarly ny just lifted the ban on smoking in parks that was just passed withing the year. How long untill this soda ban is lifted? Don't our legislators have any real work to do...
     
  9. john1

    john1 Guest

    :thumb:

    Always seems like the people with money do the stupidest things and makes me feel good about staying small time.

    Heard last week some 22 year old girls bought a 85 million dollar 73,500 sq ft house. Really?
     
  10. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    ridiculous - you cant buy a 2-liter to put in your fridge?
     

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  11. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    i quit drinking DIET COKE, 1991. i was a coke a holic from age 5 when my parents bought a grocery store. the down side of that coke drinking at an early age wound up with me developing sever stomach aches that would last 10-18 hours. had all the test done for all aliments Gastro-intestinal. found nothing wrong. wasnt untill i was in the air force 1965-69 did i get a clue as to the cause of the stomach aches. COKE, of the 50's is not the same COKE you drink today. neither is the carbonation process. back then a lot more acidic chemicals was used. the way a air force doctor explainedthis to me was:
    as a 5 yr old, with a still developing body, by ingesting so much acid from the COKE, my stomach shut down its own acid process, to protect itself. with me drinking 1-2 8 oz cokes with my meals at that age, that was enough acid to help the digestion. sometimes it still wasnt enough, so the stomach ache started..........till the food got digested, 10-18 hours later. no more stomach ache. as i got older they still effected me. i discovered that drinking a qt or more of PINEAPPLE or ORANGE JUICE, stopped the stomach ache. all that acid..........most people woulda GOT A STOMACH ACHE!!!HAHAHAHAHA
    1991-92 we got involved in TAI-CHI and since i had already had 1 heart attack in 87-88, would be a good idea to stop drinking that diet crap for sure. i still enjoyed the bubbly and burps from it so i would go to a restaurant and order soda water and lime of lemon slices. this got me off the DIET COKE. in the grocery store i found SYFO. this is a ZERO CALORIE, ZERO SUGAR carbonated water with orange, raspberry, or lime flavored. drank that for many years. being in the hospital couple times got me back on drinking GINGER ALE. i prefer VERNORS, but the flavoring in the sodastream is close, and i use less flavoring per liter.
     
  12. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Old paint,
    Back in your day Coca Cola use to put cocaine in there soda.
     
  13. john1

    john1 Guest

    i was thinking of that too lol
     
  14. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    iam not that old............SI PROBABLY REMEMBERS THAT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
  15. Gino

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    Yeah you are.................. :ROFLMAO:


    I knew a kid that drank almost two 6 packs a day. However, his poison was Pepsi, I think. He's about 52 or 53 now. He drank it since he was a kid. His teeth literally decayed away. He lost all the enamel on his teeth and they said it was completely because of his high soda intake. Not to mention, he was only about 4 inches short of 5 foot. His kid was about 6 when I met him and the last time I saw the kid he was still only about 3' tall.

    Hey OP...... I thought all Italians drank wine soda when young..... were you some kinda prissy kid and couldn't handle the wine ?? :clapping:
     
  16. showcase 66

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    I stop drinking soda about 6 months ago.(except when mixed with something) I will go through spurts of 2-3 months without any but usually will go back. This time, I found Arrowhead sparkling water and mix a Lemonade MIO type thing and that takes the craving away.

    This looks cool though. Might have to pick one of those up.
     
  17. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    gino if you can find me a bottle of REAL DAGO RED like i drank as a kid...........id probably get drunk with ya)))))
     
  18. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    I only drink Bushmill or Jameson. If I must drink wine, it's gonna be a good Port. That's my style.

    But if ya come up North, I'll get ya some grappa and we'll go from there. Carol is now making home-made Limoncello. It is so-o-o-o-o. good. It's more than just a digestivo.
     
  19. thewood

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    My mother made some Limoncello recently that is just fantastico.
     
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