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hatteras04

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Worst Drink Ever Tue, 05/5/09 1:26 PM (permalink)
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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    divefl

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

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      Re:Worst Drink Ever Tue, 05/5/09 1:57 PM (permalink)
      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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        easy1

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        Re:Worst Drink Ever Tue, 05/5/09 3:39 PM (permalink)
        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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          cavandre

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          Re:Worst Drink Ever Tue, 05/5/09 3:40 PM (permalink)
          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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            Foodosaurus

            Re:Worst Drink Ever Tue, 05/5/09 3:42 PM (permalink)
            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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              mar52

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

              Ick
               
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                BigAl72

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                Re:Worst Drink Ever Tue, 05/5/09 5:08 PM (permalink)
                 @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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                  chewingthefat

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                  Re:Worst Drink Ever Tue, 05/5/09 5:15 PM (permalink)
                  Original Moxie...soft drink
                  Harvey Wallbanger...alcholic drink
                  My Aunt Margurite's well water...plenty of tasty sulfur
                   
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                    bakman_01570

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                    Re:Worst Drink Ever Tue, 05/5/09 5:49 PM (permalink)
                    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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                      food4u

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                      Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/6/09 12:43 PM (permalink)
                      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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                        mar52

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                        Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/6/09 2:56 PM (permalink)
                        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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                          bigdog540

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                          Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/13/09 3:30 PM (permalink)
                          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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                            DLnWPBrown

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                            Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/13/09 4:27 PM (permalink)
                            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.



                            Dennis in Cary 
                             
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                              trolasater

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                              Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/13/09 4:30 PM (permalink)
                              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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                                David_NYC

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                                Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/13/09 4:58 PM (permalink)
                                 
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                                  i95

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                                  Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/13/09 7:29 PM (permalink)
                                  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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                                    Greymo

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                                    Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/13/09 7:45 PM (permalink)
                                       





                                     
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                                      Greyghost

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                                      Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/13/09 8:07 PM (permalink)
                                      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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                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                        Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/13/09 8:11 PM (permalink)
                                        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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                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                          Re:Worst Drink Ever Wed, 05/13/09 8:12 PM (permalink)
                                          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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                                            DLnWPBrown

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                                            Re:Worst Drink Ever Thu, 05/14/09 3:43 PM (permalink)
                                            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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                                              the grillman

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

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                                                Re:Worst Drink Ever Thu, 05/14/09 4:37 PM (permalink)
                                                Coke Blak...Russ
                                                 
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                                                  kirstine

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

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                                                    Re:Worst Drink Ever Thu, 05/14/09 6:14 PM (permalink)
                                                    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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                                                      CajunKing

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

                                                      What are we going to do with you!

                                                      I love it!!!!
                                                       
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                                                        Niagara

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                                                        Re:Worst Drink Ever Fri, 05/15/09 9:44 PM (permalink)
                                                        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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                                                          ann peeples

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

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