Talk:Soft drinks

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Any non alcoholic drink[edit]

Just wondering if this article is only intended to be about branded soft drinks or any non-alcoholic drinks? Would maybe benefit expanding to reference such drinks as cranberry juice, mango lassi and Apfelschorle. --Traveler100 (talk) 17:57, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[]

Actually I had just branded soft drinks in mind when starting this article. But I see no problem in including other non-alcoholic drinks as well. ϒpsilon (talk) 18:17, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[]
OK added some additions, if you can see a better way of organizing the sections feel free to change, was just the first method I could think of. --Traveler100 (talk) 20:54, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[]

Carbonated only or not?[edit]

This is an interesting article whose value is evident to me, but I see a problem. Hawaiian Punch is mentioned under American soft drinks, but it's not carbonated. Should we restrict this article to carbonated beverages, and if not, what line will we draw that presumably excludes milk, non-carbonated juices, tea, coffee, chocolate, and even plain water? Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:38, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[]

In my opinion soft drinks include (or are expected to include) water, Carbon Dioxide and sugar or another sweetener. This would exclude (almost all types of) Apfelschorle, but so be it Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:41, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[]
You may have a point. Should we have a separate article for other non-alcoholic drinks? --Traveler100 (talk) 22:14, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[]
Juices could be covered in a different article if we so choose, but Schorle is a kind of borderline because it can be carbonated. I loved Rabarbeschorle in Munich, which was a combination of rhubarb concentrate made from fresh rhubarb and then stored and fizzy water (plus, I think, a minimum of sugar, as it was tart but not exceedingly sour). I'd call that a type of soda. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:46, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[]

I find our lack of soft drink variety for the US disturbing...[edit]

After all, they invented the big majority of them. Where is the five page essay on why Europeans will never understand root beer? Where is this one soft drink they only drink in Vermont? Where are all the sodas and pops and cokes and whatnots that are (in part) to blame for the obesity epidemic the US is often unjustly associated with? My own experience with "exotic" US soft drinks is rather limited, I'm afraid. Though I did get myself a "Dr. Pepper" when it was available (it is almost unheard of in most of Germany) Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:55, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[]

The article is hardly a couple of days old! ϒpsilon (talk) 08:43, 23 August 2015 (UTC)[]
I know. It just shows that our American editors either don't drink soft drinks all that much or have - in their majority at least - not yet had time to add them in any significant amount... Hobbitschuster (talk) 11:40, 23 August 2015 (UTC)[]
I don't drink soda a lot, no, and I hate colas. :-) Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:53, 23 August 2015 (UTC)[]

Dr. Pepper which tastes like marzipan[edit]

Concerning this, I just went and bought a bottle of Dr. Pepper in a convenience store and still think it has an overtone of marzipan/almonds. There are also some other people who think Dr. Pepper has a taste of marzipan. I guess it depends on the individual how you perceive the taste, also the fact that soft drinks in Europe as sweetened with sugar and in the US with high fructose corn syrup may play a role. ϒpsilon (talk) 06:19, 18 September 2015 (UTC)[]

Yeah, the version you get in Europe may well taste different from what we get in the US. If you feel strongly about this, reinstate, but it sure didn't seem similar to me. Then again, it's been a long time since I tasted any cola, as I don't like cola drinks. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:33, 18 September 2015 (UTC)[]

What about the UK?[edit]

w:Elderflower Coridial w:Dandelion and burdock w:Ginger beerw:Ginger ale beloved of some children's writers :)

etc... ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:01, 9 June 2016 (UTC)[]

Add 'em! Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:43, 9 June 2016 (UTC)[]