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Old 07-11-2020, 02:39 PM   #101
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Where is here?

Can you order an iced tea and get what you want, or do you need to specify sweet tea?
This is a valid question. Where I live, if you ask for tea you're getting diabetea. To me it's syrupy, but the people around here love it. I'm guessing the 7-11 tea you're talking about is even more overly sweetened.
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Old 07-11-2020, 03:09 PM   #102
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The sweet tea line seems to be somewhere in VA on the east coast. South of that if you ask for tea outside of chain restaurants, from past experience, it's going to be sweet tea. North of this line in VA it's not going to be sweet. If you ask for sweet tea without asking what they think sweet tea is north of this line you're going to get GD raspberry tea.
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Old 07-12-2020, 05:59 AM   #103
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Can you order an iced tea and get what you want, or do you need to specify sweet tea?
Saint Louis. You have to specify unsweetened if that's what you want, otherwise they're bringing you sweetened by default.
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:22 AM   #104
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Yea.. here it's always been one way. You order tea and they give you a glass of very bitter unsweetened. Period. Needs diabetes number of packets to make it marginally drinkable. Some places do it so poorly where the tea to water ratio is all jacked so it winds up even worse and nothing you can do to fix it. If you're at a half decent restaurant the help staff can usually be trusted to make an Arnold Palmer that doesn't suck. Otherwise if you've a hankering and absolutely must have tea, only safe option is hot. At least there most places spend a little more for the bags and you get to mess with it to your own taste.
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Old 07-12-2020, 11:29 AM   #105
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Tastes like pouring $5 down the drain.
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Old 07-12-2020, 11:54 AM   #106
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Tastes like pouring $5 down the drain.
Odd, because non-diet coffee creamer has got to be the hardest food item to eff up.
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Old 07-12-2020, 01:40 PM   #107
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Tastes like pouring $5 down the drain.
Like markman said, how the hell are they messing up pasteurized milk and sugar?
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Old 07-12-2020, 01:44 PM   #108
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I'm wondering if the expiration date dictated it's destination.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:46 AM   #109
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Not really worse or better just kind of, eh?

The pop tart back half ****s the whole thing up. If it were all pretzel it would be great. Charge more, make it a chocolate filled pretzel.

Itís not bad, itís just.. eh.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:50 AM   #110
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I'm wondering if the expiration date dictated it's destination.
I thought this, but expiration is in October. I shook the **** out of it a little after I posted thinking it may help. It very slightly improved, but didn't save it.
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Old 07-15-2020, 01:26 AM   #111
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This is a valid question. Where I live, if you ask for tea you're getting diabetea. To me it's syrupy, but the people around here love it. I'm guessing the 7-11 tea you're talking about is even more overly sweetened.
:fingergunz: I used to stay in areas where you did not have to specify. It was lovely.

But yeah, this is literally water, sugar syrup and tea powder. Just bleh. The raspberry tea was ok.
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Old 08-15-2020, 03:37 PM   #112
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I didn't *buy* it, but I kept hearing about espresso tonic... I was excite, because I love espresso, and I love gin & tonic.

I picked up some good tonic (not the cheap seagrams stuff), made some good espresso, and I tried several recipes... and none of them were spectacular. They varied from meh to awful. The best version used ginger syrup and a generous squeeze of lemon juice, but it was still nothing to write home about.

Conclusion: espresso tonic is hipster nonsense.

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Old 08-15-2020, 04:09 PM   #113
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I didn't *buy* it, but I kept hearing about espresso tonic... I was excite, because I love espresso, and I love gin & tonic.

I picked up some good tonic (not the cheap seagrams stuff), made some good espresso, and I tried several recipes... and none of them were spectacular. They varied from meh to awful. The best version used ginger syrup and a generous squeeze of lemon juice, but it was still nothing to write hope about.

Conclusion: espresso tonic is hipster nonsense.
Not if you drink it out of a $50 Yeti cup.
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Old 08-15-2020, 05:05 PM   #114
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Not if you drink it out of a $50 Yeti cup.
Was also missing the hint of curled mustache beard butter
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:41 AM   #115
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Feels like deja vu. This time with MCT oil.


Not sure why I got this.. and I don't know what the **** a monkey fruit is or why we'd use it for sweetener. In any case might try and kill it quickly rather than pouring it out.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:54 AM   #116
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Vita-coco coconut water. It was like drinking watered down milk that someone jizzed in.
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Old 01-21-2021, 12:27 PM   #117
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Trader Joe's Toffee Pretzels taste like a movie theater lobby smells.
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:10 PM   #118
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My experience is not exactly about specific food, but more about preparation and service. I went to one of the neighborhood restaurants and wanted to get calf liver with onions, I love this stuff. I know that it's hard to get a nice piece of meat without veins, and when I was ordering it, I told waitress, please make sure that it doesn't have a lot of veins. When I got my dish and started cutting it and it was basically all veins. I called the waitress to show her what I got, she apologized and offered something else but I already lost the appetite. It was so traumatic experience , that I never went back to the same place and I remember it after almost 20 years.
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Old 01-21-2021, 02:48 PM   #119
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Trader Joe's Toffee Pretzels taste like a movie theater lobby smells.

Confusing. Usually the lobby smells like buttery popcorn goodness. How does that make it bad?
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:14 PM   #120
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I can't think of a better way to explain it. Vaguely salty, sort of sweet in a weird, chemical kind of way, as though someone had spilled a bunch of popcorn and soda on the floor next to you a few hours ago and you could sort of still smell it after trying to clean it up.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:17 PM   #121
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Feels like deja vu. This time with MCT oil.


Not sure why I got this.. and I don't know what the **** a monkey fruit is or why we'd use it for sweetener. In any case might try and kill it quickly rather than pouring it out.
Monk fruit.

Itís lower carbs than sugar, according to the people on diet sites. Only 4carbs per tsp. Sugar is double that at 8 carbs.......
















Per 2 tsp.
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Old 01-31-2021, 02:08 PM   #122
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It sounded cool.
It is what it says it is: Coffee mixed with Coke. But the experience is akin to a going-flat vanilla coke with coffee flavoring.
EDIT: WTF is up with that image size.

Don't buy it. You'll regret it.
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Old 01-31-2021, 02:22 PM   #123
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It's no cinnamon coke.
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Old 01-31-2021, 02:24 PM   #124
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That it is not.
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Old 01-31-2021, 02:42 PM   #125
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Canned Cod Livers. Yup - even worse than it sounds.
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