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Old 01-28-2010, 11:14 AM
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Because we can't be drinking alcohol all the time.

Lemme tell you a little bit about a drink named Moxie.

(I don't think Teddy Roosevelt ever officially endorsed it)

Moxie, like Coca-Cola and other currently popular sodas, initially started out as a medicinal nerve tonic, something intended to cure-what-ails-ya from the heebie-jeebies to "softening of the brain" (seriously). The name was supposedly taken from a Native American term, and due to the drink's, uhm, uniquely bracing taste the word's become a synonym for boldness, at least among people who like to talk all old-timey.



It was president Calvin Coolidge's favorite drink. The drink was once a serious competitor to Coca-Cola but over time it became more and more marginalized and regional. It can still be found in stores around northern New England, though it recently changed logos to include merely the text and avoids including the man pointing towards you, demanding you to drink it.



It's somewhat hard to describe the flavor, as it seems to taste different to everybody; often times I've heard it called medicinal, sometimes like a cream soda, others "I'm not taking another sip of that". I tend to go through phases where I hate it and I love it.



So, if you ever get the chance, give it a try. Or the androgynous Moxie mascot will come and find you. It's up to you.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:20 AM
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But is there Diet Moxie?
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:22 AM
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But is there Diet Moxie?


Yup! That reminds me actually, they've recently put out an energy drink, I'm guessing banking on the whole "moxie = energy" association. Being somewhat adverse to the whole energy drink concept, I haven't tried it, myself.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:23 AM
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:26 AM
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Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray is so good. As far as I know, Hot Doug's in Chicago is the only place to find it outside of NYC.

Reed's Ginger Brew is my usual soft drink.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:40 PM
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Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray is so good. As far as I know, Hot Doug's in Chicago is the only place to find it outside of NYC.
Celery soda isn't even that easy to find inside NYC. It's a shame.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:09 PM
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They destroy your bones, and all that acid is murder on your teeth. For women in particular, soda is a major contributor to osteoporosis
Not every soda has phosphoric acid, which is the cause of most of the health problems you're talking about. In fact, I'm pretty sure most of them don't. It's mainly colas and Dr. Pepper. When in doubt, check the ingredients!

Anyway, the answer is Henry Weinhard's Root Beer.

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Holy crap I must have this.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:20 AM
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my bizarre old-timey soft drink of choice is celery soda.

it's real nice!


the eternal king of soft drinks is still root beer.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:27 AM
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Moxie tastes like Coke that somebody's ground a bunch of aspirin up into. Coke with an intensely bitter aftertaste. It almost doesn't seem like it'd be a New England thing, really, we tend to go for sweet.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:32 AM
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My drink of choice when I'm feeling health-conscious enough to avoid both sugary sodas and diet drinks is a club soda, preferably with a slice of lime.

Also, ginger ale and celery soda are both really easy to make at home. Try it!
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:36 AM
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Pepsi Throwback, son.

I remember when it used to be called Pepsi.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:39 AM
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The guy at BevMo told me that straight Moxie just isn't made any more. That was a sad day for me.

They didn't even have any Leninade in stock that day! That trip to BevMo sucked.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:15 PM
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Diet Coke is my go to caffeinated beverage. When I need soda but don't need caffeine it's all about ginger beers. I don't care which, the sharper and spicier the taste the better though.

the secret best soda is Dr. Pepper
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:23 PM
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I have a bottle of this on my desk! My coworkers always find it amusing.

Anyway, the best soda is Dry Soda, Lavender and Juniper especially:

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Everyone knows that Dr. Pepper is the best soda. Everyone.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:06 PM
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Everyone knows that Dr. Pepper is the best soda. Everyone.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:58 AM
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Because we can't be drinking alcohol all the time.
Says who!?!?
Also: Birch beer.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:13 AM
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Also: Birch beer.
What?!

(I enjoy bottled birch sap, by the way).
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:26 AM
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This stuff!
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:59 AM
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That's funny, I had birch beer for the first time last night. It was pretty good, like root beer mixed with cream soda.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:59 PM
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That's funny, I had birch beer for the first time last night. It was pretty good, like root beer mixed with cream soda.
That sound ridiculicious.
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:31 PM
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That's funny, I had birch beer for the first time last night. It was pretty good, like root beer mixed with cream soda.
That sounds like Sarsparilla masquerading as Birch Beer.

The real stuff should smack you in the face like a jealous lover.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:44 AM
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I do!
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:53 AM
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Grab some Goya Champagne Cola then. Pretty much the same thing.

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:19 AM
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Hey, I should try some ginger beer. Maybe it doesn't taste awful anymore.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:13 AM
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Barritt's is a tolerable brand, though if you want anything with real punch to it, you might try one of the spicy Jamaican drinks in your local International section.

I've been meaning to get around to trying out a ginger beer culture, but it's been a bit nippy so far. Summer's the time to try that out.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:47 AM
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If you want a less harsh-tasting ginger beer, I recommend Regatta or Reed's Premium. Some of your boutique ginger beers out there seem to have been formulated as some kind of test of manhood for the drinker. Those two are nice and mild, but still real gingery.

(on the other hand, if you want a real ass-kicking ginger beer, I like Reed's Extra or Buffalo Rock.)
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:11 PM
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Hey, I should try some ginger beer. Maybe it doesn't taste awful anymore.
When I was in England for a summer back in high school (doing one of them summertime study abroad things at Cambridge) I tried out a can of ginger beer thinking it was just an English-ised form of ginger ale.

Haha, my throat tried to kick my ass.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:21 PM
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Okay, this X-factor Pepsi is balls in a can. It's like drinking a can of NOS or Monster without the massive caffeine kick. The packing looked like normal Pepsi, so now it feels like a double betrayal.
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The older I get the less I enjoy overly sweet things. I'm all about ginger ale these days.
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