For years (really, years and years), I was and still am a loyal Coca-Cola drinker. At every job, it would take about a week for colleagues to realize just how often I drank it. There haven't been many days that have gone by where I haven't had a Coke, which I alternate between thinking of as a mark of shame and shrugging off as an aspect of my personality. I'm not saying I can tell the difference in a blind taste test, but Pepsi cola lacks the zing that Coca-Cola has.
Sitting in my fridge is a cold bottle of the nectar of the gods, aka Coca-Cola classic. This month, after seeing my daily dosage of black sugar water increase to three bottles a day and being inspired by Darren Barefoot's month off from the soft-drink (a successful month off it turned out), I drank a lot of juice and coffee (oh and beer), but no carbonated beverages.
On March 3rd, I'll be participating in a bowling tournament to support Big Brothers. I'm taking pledges for that if anybody would like to donate. Contact me privately (or leave a comment) with your pledge. Canadians get a tax receipt for anything over $25.
Sacha, citing my plan to give up Coke for all of next month: “the caffeine intake of a litre of Coca-Cola is about equal to a cup of well-brewed coffee. Since the drug is second on earth to alcohol in terms of how many people it has been clinically tested on, there doesn't appear to be any adverse effects when taken in moderation over long periods of time.
Self-described Coke addict and described-by-others Vancouver's blogfather is quitting drinking the nectar of the gods, a.k.a. Coca-Cola Classic, for the month of February. Though I mocked him in the comments for choosing the shortest month of the year, I salute his effort. If he would have done it for charity, and if the cause was a good one, I would have pledged.
Karl-Martin Skontorp : “So, does it taste good? I have not met one single person who likes Vanilla Coke. Most people think the awful vanilla (sub-)flavor is inducing nausea and vomiting. Personally I have consumed 2 bottles of it. 2 bottles too many. It is really, really terrible.” I'm going to second that emotion: I've only had one bottle, and the first sip was actually pretty good. The rest were, to put not too fine a point on it, not.