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Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/5/09 1:26 PM
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In Atlanta, my wife and I went to the World of Coke which is right across from the aquarium.  Not really that exciting but they do have a tasting room with 65 flavors of drinks from around the world that they produce.  By far the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted is Beverly from Italy.  Seriously, my wife gagged and said it was awful and I still took a drink and had the same feeling.  I guess it is quinine flavored though the guy there told us it was grapefruit rind flavored.  I don't know if it is intended to be mixed with something but straight up it is undrinkable.  Go to youtube and put it in the search and you will see a lot of people's reaction to it. 
 
Has anyone else ever tried it or even maybe like it?  Also, has anyone been to Italy and can confirm if they drink it straight or as a mixer.  Just wondering

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/5/09 1:53 PM
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Grapefruit flavored soda : Wink
American soda bottled by IBC. Nasty stuff.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/5/09 1:57 PM
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Hansen's makes an excellent diet grapefruit soda.  Love it.  The tangerine lime is good too.

http://www.hansens.com/products/products.php?subcat=2&color=soda


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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/5/09 3:39 PM
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At EPCOT in Disney World Orlando, they have a small shop in the front half of the park, near the gift shops before you go across to the world Showcase.  Same concept, they have a whole bunch of coke dispensers with probably 50 or 60 different countries to try.
 
I think I've had that Italian concoction, not very good IMO.  It's funny how different countries have different tastes.  I'd like to try a place like that for beer or wine, of course there would have to be someone limiting intake.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/5/09 3:40 PM
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Coke has a tasting exhibit at EPCOT. It's become a tradition to con first time visitors to taste that stuff and wait for the reaction. It is god awful! Maybe it makes grappi taste palatable?

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/5/09 3:42 PM
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I had the same stuff at the Coke Museum in Las Vegas.... It was awful.  I really couldn't imagine that people drink that stuff on purpose. 

I actually stayed in the tasting room for quite awhile longer than I would have, just to watch people's reactions to tasting it.  I can't think of one positive response to tasting it.



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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/5/09 4:12 PM
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Dr. Brown's Cel Ray Tonic.

Ick

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/5/09 5:08 PM
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 @Mar52,

Do you like ginger ale? I recently started drinking cel ray with my pastrami sandwiches after years of not being willing to try it. To me, it tastes pretty much like ginger ale, with maybe a somewhat fruitier/vegetably-er flavor.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/5/09 5:15 PM
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Original Moxie...soft drink
Harvey Wallbanger...alcholic drink
My Aunt Margurite's well water...plenty of tasty sulfur

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/5/09 5:49 PM
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i just got back from Disneyworld.  I can't believe I missed this Coke exhibit.  Must have walked right by several times.  Well something to look forward to for next time....

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/6/09 12:43 PM
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Wow! I didn't realize that there were 65 different flavors made by Coca-Cola. It surprises me that the grapefruit one would be so bad. After all, I'm sure they make flavors that you wouldn't want to drink in plain juice form. But grapefruit juice is pretty tasty!
According to the Wikipedia entry for the Beverly drink, it actually IS flavored with quinine. Why??
Here's a photo of the Beverly dispenser at the World of Coke. Some of the comments under it are pretty funny.

http://photo.hillfamily.net/atlanta/atlanta_23

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/6/09 2:56 PM
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BigAl72,

I'm a big fan of Ginger Ale.  I've given Cel Ray a few tries and can't do it.

However, I like Moxie and Pelagrino Aperatif.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/13/09 3:30 PM
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I've got to agree with the Dr. Brown's Cel Ray, pretty nasty stuff.

The Moxie on the other hand is one of my favorites.

Here's a good site if you have difficulty finding it. 

http://www.moxie.info/findmox.htm

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/13/09 4:27 PM
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mar52


Dr. Brown's Cel Ray Tonic.

Ick


Amen to that.... had a co-worker who drank them all the time. I tried it once, one sip and that was it for me.



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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/13/09 4:30 PM
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The local General Store in New Hill, NC got a big assortment of new Yoo-Hoo flavors. Several of us  got Chocolate-Banana thinking that it was the original Yoo-Hoo flavor (the bottle labels were nearly identical). We all thought that the stuff had spoiled. Nasty!

Big surprise - the same General Store started carrying Hispanic sodas. I tried Sugarcane Soda. It didn't have much flavor, but it did chunks of sugar cane suspended in it. I got a bunch of stringy fibers stuck in my teeth. Living near an old service station that had a huge collection of junk found in still full soda bottles - cigarettes, cracker wrappers, bugs and a mouse - made me nearly spit it out on the floor.

The Little Rebel Drive-in in Stateville, NC had a fountain soft drink called the "Witch Doctor". This was all of the sodas mixed together (Coke, Sprite, Orange, Grape, and Root Beer) with sweet pickle juice and served in a milkshake cup with ice and a sweet pickle spear. It didn't taste that bad, but was an indescribable muddy brown color.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/13/09 4:58 PM

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/13/09 7:29 PM
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hatteras04


By far the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted is Beverly from Italy. 

 

 

Well, I think we've just guaranteed that Beverly

will never post here again. Arrivederci, B!


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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/13/09 7:45 PM
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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/13/09 8:07 PM
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I used to be a fan of Dr Pepper until I bought a two liter bottle absent of all 23 flavors. It was absent of all flavorings and consisted of soda water and coloring. Insipid to say the least.

My trust in the company was lost. If they can forget to put the favoring into the drink I wonder about their general safety standards. I have not and will not indulge in a Dr Pepper again.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/13/09 8:11 PM
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mar52


Dr. Brown's Cel Ray Tonic.

Ick


I have loved Dr. Brown's Cel Ray Tonic since I was just a wee tad being bounced on my grandfather's knee.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 05/13/09 8:12 PM
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chewingthefat


Original Moxie...soft drink
Harvey Wallbanger...alcholic drink
My Aunt Margurite's well water...plenty of tasty sulfur


I haven't had any in years, but I grew up drinking Moxie, and I loved it.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Thu, 05/14/09 3:43 PM
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trolasater



The Little Rebel Drive-in in Stateville, NC had a fountain soft drink called the "Witch Doctor". This was all of the sodas mixed together (Coke, Sprite, Orange, Grape, and Root Beer) with sweet pickle juice and served in a milkshake cup with ice and a sweet pickle spear. It didn't taste that bad, but was an indescribable muddy brown color.


 I grew up with what was called a "Suicide" which had everything on tap mixed in, just no pickle juice added to it.



Dennis in Cary

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Thu, 05/14/09 3:54 PM
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Worst alcoholic drink I ever had was a banana daquiri.....nasty stuff.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Thu, 05/14/09 4:37 PM
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Coke Blak...Russ

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Thu, 05/14/09 6:02 PM
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I like Moxie too...worst drink for me would be diet Pepsi or Dads root beer!

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Thu, 05/14/09 6:14 PM
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Russ Jackson


Coke Blak...Russ


Oh God, I forgot how #&@$*!$ nasty that was. I took one sip and dared all my co-workers to try it...... no one was brave enough.



Dennis in Cary 

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 05/15/09 5:59 PM
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I-95

What are we going to do with you!

I love it!!!!

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 05/15/09 9:44 PM
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The worst alcoholic drink I ever had was Hop'n'Gator.  I remember trying it at MSU as a freshman in '71 - it was a mixture of malt liquor & Gatorade in a can.  The appeal was supposed to be that the Gatorade got the malt liquor into your system faster.

It was exactly as bad as you would expect Colt .45 mixed with Gatorage to be.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 05/15/09 9:56 PM
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I cannot stand diet Coke-caffeine free.Worst soda I have ever tasted.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 05/15/09 11:07 PM
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I detest all diet soft drinks. I've never tasted one that wasn't truly awful.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 05/15/09 11:17 PM
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Michael, it's okay that you like Cel Ray Tonic.

Do you also like cilantro?

Maybe it's a chemical thing.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Sat, 05/16/09 12:47 AM
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mar52


Dr. Brown's Cel Ray Tonic.

Ick


It's, er.......an acquired taste. And, you have to be from NY. I'll drink it with a good pastrami sandwich but, it's not my favorite.
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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Sat, 05/16/09 3:27 AM
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I had a Squirt once when I was a kid and actually spit it out.  Canned rootbeer especially diet.
 
A friend of mine who tended bar at a place I worked forced a rusty nail on me.  I dislike the taste of scotch anyway and adding a scotch liquer to it was enough to make me gag.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 05/19/09 10:28 AM
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Vernor's always seemed to be a pop that people either loved or hated.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 06/19/09 6:39 PM
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Southern Comfort just tastes plain nasty to me.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 06/19/09 7:55 PM
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Beer, in any way, shape or form....

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 06/19/09 8:02 PM
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I was just at a Vietnamese restaurant and at the table next to me they were enjoying  (???) an avocado shake.

Guess that's better than the Durian that was on the menu.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 06/19/09 8:48 PM
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for  me it is scotch. tastes like malted battery acid

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 06/19/09 9:13 PM
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Mountain Dew!!!!...I guess I'm too old for it...my generation hated it when it made its first go round in the 60's!!!

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 06/19/09 9:25 PM
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I have a relative who drinks--sit down, please--Barq's Diet Root Beer with Captain Morgan rum.

He has other character flaws as well.
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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 06/19/09 9:38 PM
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I never could tolerate Mountain Dew; just overbearingly sweet.
As for an alcoholic beverage, someone made me a grasshopper many moons ago...it felt like my teeth were going to rot out of my mouth from the sweetness.  It was nauseating..it tasted like I was drinking a dessert topping (with a little octane, of course!)



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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 06/19/09 9:42 PM
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For a few years in the early 1970s there was a drive up eat in eatery in newport beach called The Jungle, all their menu items and employeers as well as the place itself was jungle themed. The serve a concotion called swamp water which was root beer mixed with grape and orange sodas, yukkkkkkkkkkkk
 
Everything else was pretty good including the roller skating servers in Jane type skimpy outfits coming up to your cars

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Fri, 06/19/09 10:13 PM
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Diet Dr. P is not bad with a slice of lime in it.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Mon, 06/22/09 9:30 PM
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Never tried it but I see two things on the grocer shelves that make me wonder if/how anyone drinks them--  Clam Juice and Sauerkraut Juice.

Worst thing I've ever drunk on purpose? Jolt, heated to tea temperature.  I was on deadline for a book and bought my first (and last!) pack of Jolt.  Nothing could make the stuff palatable.  In a moment oif madness, I remembered an ad suggesting Dr Pepper warmed up as a winter driink.  Well, it may work for Dr P but for Jolt.....  oh my ghourd.......

Worst thing I've personally drunk accidentally?  Coffee.  Had to drink a half gallon of milk before the lead ball in my gut was neutralized.
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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 06/24/09 10:19 PM
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1.  Diet Mt. Dew
2.  Non-Diet Mt. Dew
3.  Thunderbird Wine    
4.  Decaffeinated Coffee
5.  Straight Gin  (actually may be a tie with #1)

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Wed, 06/24/09 11:56 PM
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HPlatz


1.  Diet Mt. Dew
2.  Non-Diet Mt. Dew
3.  Thunderbird Wine    
4.  Decaffeinated Coffee
5.  Straight Gin  (actually may be a tie with #1)

 
Even worse than Thunderbird was Night Train......the ghetto delight. Hmmmm seeing Thunderbird reminds me of their ads back in the day,
What's the word? Thunderbird!
What's the price? Twenty-twice!!
 
The absolutely worse tasting concotion I have ever had IMO is the Canadian brand of cough syrup, Buckley's, it is enough to make you puke and it's stench is rancid however it is the most effective cough syrup known to mankind
 


 

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Thu, 06/25/09 12:20 AM
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therbs


for  me it is scotch. tastes like malted battery acid


mmmmm, scotch. I heard Mr. Johnny Walker calling my name.


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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Thu, 06/25/09 12:25 AM
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jonjax71


HPlatz


1.  Diet Mt. Dew
2.  Non-Diet Mt. Dew
3.  Thunderbird Wine    
4.  Decaffeinated Coffee
5.  Straight Gin  (actually may be a tie with #1)

 
Even worse than Thunderbird was Night Train......the ghetto delight. Hmmmm seeing Thunderbird reminds me of their ads back in the day,
What's the word? Thunderbird!
What's the price? Twenty-twice!!
 
The absolutely worse tasting concotion I have ever had IMO is the Canadian brand of cough syrup, Buckley's, it is enough to make you puke and it's stench is rancid however it is the most effective cough syrup known to mankind
 


 


Ok, there is something worse than Thunderbird, it was called Red Roster 21 ... a delightful wine with artificial colors and flavors added. I remember back in the late 80's going out with a friend and we had enough between us to get 2 bottles. I drank it down, almost puked, then later wished I had. One of the few times I have ever been hungover.



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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Sun, 06/28/09 12:23 PM
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 Buckley's cough syrup truly is dog nasty.  I'd rather kick a cough with a tall tumbler of Night Train.  Check this site for some great reviews on these finer wines.... 
 
http://www.bumwine.com/
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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Sun, 06/28/09 2:21 PM
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I tried Beverly at the Coke exhibit in Orlando and spit it back in the cup.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 07/14/09 10:50 AM
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HPlatz


1.  Diet Mt. Dew
2.  Non-Diet Mt. Dew
3.  Thunderbird Wine    
4.  Decaffeinated Coffee
5.  Straight Gin  (actually may be a tie with #1)


I have fond memories of my late grandfather and his ever-present bottle of Thunderbird in the fridge, late 70's-mid 80's. I remember smelling it in the glass and thinking it smelled great, couldn't wait until I was old enough to drink it. He at some point stopped drinking it, passed away in 95, and I forgot all about it. Then I found it in the grocery store in Richwood, OH, where I was living at the time, and thought it would make a nice trip down memory lane to have some. Holy Mary, Mother of God, I tried to force a small glass down, said "sorry Pop, can't do it" out loud, and dumped the whole bottle down the drain. Horrible, just horrible.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 07/14/09 11:42 AM
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Hate Big Red or any other strawberry flavored pop.

Love Squirt, especially as a kid when it was still glass bottled and made with real sugar.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 07/14/09 11:46 AM
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mar52


Michael, it's okay that you like Cel Ray Tonic.

Do you also like cilantro?

Maybe it's a chemical thing.


Yes, I do like cilantro.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 07/14/09 12:09 PM
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topferment


Hate Big Red or any other strawberry flavored pop.

Love Squirt, especially as a kid when it was still glass bottled and made with real sugar.


I second the Big Red hate, topferment, though it's never tasted like strawberries to me. I think it tastes like bubble gum, a flavor I loathe.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 07/14/09 12:24 PM
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I worked in a liquor store once.  The #1 seller in the store by a factor of 5 was "Wild Irish Rose", which claimed to be wine.  It sold for $1.65 per quart.  My friends and I tried it one night and every single one of us vomited. 

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 07/14/09 5:09 PM
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The single worst tasting beverage I have ever had would have to be the A&W Floats.  Read a great review of them somewhere.  They have a Sunkist one too.

It tastes like someone took root beer and mixed it with some sort of space-age polymer that looks a little bit like melted ice cream, but tastes like something the Devil himself concocted.

If you see one, try it, just so you know.

Bleh.  Bleh, bleh, bleh......

I literally wiped my tongue off with napkins at the convenience store that I bought it in.

Wrong on so many levels.....

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Tue, 07/14/09 5:18 PM
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http://www.chow.com/stories/11143

There is the review.....the problem is, I read it AFTER I drank it.

:)

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Thu, 07/16/09 2:10 PM
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I've been drinking diet pop for at least the last 20 years since my metabolisim dropped, helps keep the weight off without all those empty caloroies.

Now whenever I taste a full calorie pop it makes me gag.  Sickly sweet, thick, syrupy.  The texture alone lets you know you're heading to a sugar OD.

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Sat, 07/18/09 10:47 AM
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I have had a number of vile drinks in my time, ones which, after one sip, I knew there would never be a second.

However, a special place has to go to Nehi Blue Cream Soda. At the time I tried it, I LIKED cream soda; it was a frequent choice of mine. When I was 19 or so, I bought a bottle, and gave it a try. It had a bottom note that was reminiscent a lemon that had been in the back of the refrigerator for a couple of months (if you have never smelled one, I strongly recommend that you do NOT try it out and check it out for yourself). It was so vile that it was literally decades before I could even try cream soda again, and even now, cream soda is something that I can only drink if there is nothing else I like available.

(BTW, it wasn't the color; I've since had Tropical Fantasy Blue Cherry Soda, which is mediocre, but not bad. I don't know if they still make it, but it was a great practical joke to put it into a spray bottle, and drink it in front of people; it looks exactly like Windex.)

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Re:Worst Drink Ever - Sun, 08/16/09 12:22 PM
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Wink, ..the sassy one, from Canada Dry.

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