Fat food beverages?


I was just sent this delicious link: www.thisiswhyyourefat.com. As I salivated over the morbidly fascinating dishes I could only wonder what beverages people consumed with the trashy food. Thunderbird? Cola? Hydrochloric acid?
I love the artistically arranged "bacon wrapped French toast sticks Stonehenge".
Cheers!
Martin
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Martin Field
> I was just sent this delicious link: www.thisiswhyyourefat.com. As I > salivated over the morbidly fascinating dishes I could only wonder what > beverages people consumed with the trashy food. Thunderbird? Cola? > Hydrochloric acid? Trashy?! And then some people here get indignant when smoked out to be snobs. Nothing wrong with the dishes, with some of them anyway. :) > I love the artistically arranged "bacon wrapped French toast sticks > Stonehenge".
I'll take an off-dry Riesling with these for brunch, thankyouverymuch.
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Patok
> I was just sent this delicious link: www.thisiswhyyourefat.com. As I > salivated over the morbidly fascinating dishes I could only wonder what > beverages people consumed with the trashy food. Thunderbird? Cola? > Hydrochloric acid?
I learned this the hard way.
Despite my aversion to fast food, there are occasional situations, when travelling, where you have no choice, eat trashy or starve. When confronted with this, in a MISGUIDED attempt to keep my food intake as untrashy as possible, I would do things like accompany the offending proteins with something that seemed healthier, say, a glass of milk or fruit juice, but nothing prevented me from terrible consequences on my digestive system.
When doing fast food, voluntarily or under coercion or by necessity, do it all the way or not at all. Burgers are inseparable from COKE: Coke is the antidote, the antiseptic balancing force that MUST accompany fast food. You can't have one without the other and expect a normal digestive cycle.
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Mike Tommasi
>> I was just sent this delicious link: www.thisiswhyyourefat.com. As I >> salivated over the morbidly fascinating dishes I could only wonder >> what beverages people consumed with the trashy food. Thunderbird? >> Cola? Hydrochloric acid? > > I learned this the hard way. > > Despite my aversion to fast food, there are occasional situations, when > travelling, where you have no choice, eat trashy or starve. When > confronted with this, in a MISGUIDED attempt to keep my food intake as > untrashy as possible, I would do things like accompany the offending > proteins with something that seemed healthier, say, a glass of milk or > fruit juice, but nothing prevented me from terrible consequences on my > digestive system. > > When doing fast food, voluntarily or under coercion or by necessity, do > it all the way or not at all. Burgers are inseparable from COKE: Coke is > the antidote, the antiseptic balancing force that MUST accompany fast > food. You can't have one without the other and expect a normal digestive > cycle. > > >
Agreed. I dislike fast food, but sometimes that's just the only option.
Coke definitely helps, in fact coke is useful for situations where keeping things down is difficult, e.g. recovering from food poisoning or undergoing chemotherapy.
While many of the dishes on the site are really revolting, certainly some are traditional and excellent. Toad in the hole, for example. Best with real Cumberland sausages, but tonight I will make it with local French equivalent, raised and ground about 20 km from here.
My intent is, however, eschew wine with this marvelous concoction (oh no, I've been reading too many Godzilla posts! :)) and pass directly, as should be, to the black.
-E
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Emery Davis
>> I was just sent this delicious link: www.thisiswhyyourefat.com. As I >> salivated over the morbidly fascinating dishes I could only wonder >> what beverages people consumed with the trashy food. Thunderbird? >> Cola? Hydrochloric acid? > > I learned this the hard way. > > Despite my aversion to fast food, there are occasional situations, when > travelling, where you have no choice, eat trashy or starve. When > confronted with this, in a MISGUIDED attempt to keep my food intake as > untrashy as possible, I would do things like accompany the offending > proteins with something that seemed healthier, say, a glass of milk or > fruit juice, but nothing prevented me from terrible consequences on my > digestive system. > > When doing fast food, voluntarily or under coercion or by necessity, do > it all the way or not at all. Burgers are inseparable from COKE: Coke is > the antidote, the antiseptic balancing force that MUST accompany fast > food. You can't have one without the other and expect a normal digestive > cycle.
Here I must make several confessions. I have never drunk a Coke or a Pepsi or any other soda; I have also never eaten at Mickey D's or Burger King or several other fast food purveyors (not to say that I haven't eaten fast food, though: Pizza Hut and Taco Bell have been my stops of last resort while traveling). I will take your word for it that Coke is the beverage of choice with those foods, but in my limited experience with fast food, I have been contented with (unsweetened) ice tea or water. YMMV of course.
Mark Lipton
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Mark Lipton
> >> I was just sent this delicious link:www.thisiswhyyourefat.com. As I > >> salivated over the morbidly fascinating dishes I could only wonder > >> what beverages people consumed with the trashy food. Thunderbird? > >> Cola? Hydrochloric acid? > > > I learned this the hard way. > > > Despite my aversion to fast food, there are occasional situations, when > > travelling, where you have no choice, eat trashy or starve. When > > confronted with this, in a MISGUIDED attempt to keep my food intake as > > untrashy as possible, I would do things like accompany the offending > > proteins with something that seemed healthier, say, a glass of milk or > > fruit juice, but nothing prevented me from terrible consequences on my > > digestive system. > > > When doing fast food, voluntarily or under coercion or by necessity, do > > it all the way or not at all. Burgers are inseparable from COKE: Coke i= s > > the antidote, the antiseptic balancing force that MUST accompany fast > > food. You can't have one without the other and expect a normal digestiv= e > > cycle. > > Here I must make several confessions. =EF=BF=BDI have never drunk a Coke = or a > Pepsi or any other soda; I have also never eaten at Mickey D's or Burger > King or several other fast food purveyors (not to say that I haven't > eaten fast food, though: Pizza Hut and Taco Bell have been my stops of > last resort while traveling). =EF=BF=BDI will take your word for it that = Coke is > the beverage of choice with those foods, but in my limited experience > with fast food, I have been contented with (unsweetened) ice tea or > water. =EF=BF=BDYMMV of course. > > Mark Lipton > > -- > alt.food.wine FAQ: =EF=BF=BD
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Wow. You may be the first American adult that I've encountered that's never eaten at Mickey D's or had a Coke or any soft drink. Yikes. Now I'm going to be puzzling over this all day. FWIW, IMHO, AFAIK, IIRC, Mickey D's and Wendy's are a step up from Taco Bell. Dave Thomas was a good friend and business partner of mine and he would be rolling over in his grave at this confession!! :-)
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Bi!!
> Wow. You may be the first American adult that I've encountered that's > never eaten at Mickey D's or had a Coke or any soft drink. Yikes. > Now I'm going to be puzzling over this all day. The puzzle isn't too big, Bill. First of all, I grew up near Berkeley in the '60s and McDonald's didn't have a foothold either there or in SF until I was already in my early teens. I also grew up in a household with a mother who was a proto-Slow Foodie and would have had kittens had I gone to a fast food outlet. FWIW, I don't mention this to blow my own horn or anything, but rather because it's such a big blind spot for me, akin to my total ignorance about prime time TV programming over the past 3 decades. > FWIW, IMHO, AFAIK, > IIRC, Mickey D's and Wendy's are a step up from Taco Bell. Dave > Thomas was a good friend and business partner of mine and he would be > rolling over in his grave at this confession!! :-)
I have eaten at a Wendy's once or twice and agree that the choices are better than at Taco Hell. But when you're doing the coast-to-coast on I-70 and overnight in Salina, KS, don't expect to find a Wendy's waiting for you ;-) From what I know of him, Dave Thomas was quite a remarkable human being and admirable in many respects. And just to be clear, here's the list of fast food franchises whose food I _have_ eaten:
Pizza Hut Taco Bell KFC Subway Dairy Queen Wendy's Hardee's
Undidactically yours, Mark Lipton
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Mark Lipton
> > Wow. =A0You may be the first American adult that I've encountered that'= s > > never eaten at Mickey D's or had a Coke or any soft drink. =A0Yikes. > > Now I'm going to be puzzling over this all day. > > The puzzle isn't too big, Bill. =A0First of all, I grew up near Berkeley > in the '60s and McDonald's didn't have a foothold either there or in SF > until I was already in my early teens. =A0I also grew up in a household > with a mother who was a proto-Slow Foodie and would have had kittens had > I gone to a fast food outlet. =A0FWIW, I don't mention this to blow my ow= n > horn or anything, but rather because it's such a big blind spot for me, > akin to my total ignorance about prime time TV programming over the past > 3 decades. > > > FWIW, IMHO, AFAIK, > > IIRC, Mickey D's and Wendy's are a step up from Taco Bell. =A0Dave > > Thomas was a good friend and business partner of mine and he would be > > rolling over in his grave at this confession!! =A0:-) > > I have eaten at a Wendy's once or twice and agree that the choices are > better than at Taco Hell. =A0But when you're doing the coast-to-coast on > I-70 and overnight in Salina, KS, don't expect to find a Wendy's waiting > for you ;-) =A0From what I know of him, Dave Thomas was quite a remarkabl= e > human being and admirable in many respects. =A0And just to be clear, > here's the list of fast food franchises whose food I _have_ eaten: > > Pizza Hut > Taco Bell > KFC > Subway > Dairy Queen > Wendy's > Hardee's > > Undidactically yours, > Mark Lipton > > -- > alt.food.wine FAQ: =A0
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I have a preference for Arby's and their roast beef sandwiches with the horseradish sauce. I wash them down with the light lemonade, the better to avoid so much belching! Subway is good once in a while, too. If it was available, I would have a spicy Gewurztraminer with the food from either place.
Dan-O
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Dan the Man
>I was just sent this delicious link: www.thisiswhyyourefat.com. As I >salivated over the morbidly fascinating dishes I could only wonder what >beverages people consumed with the trashy food. Thunderbird? Cola? >Hydrochloric acid? > > I love the artistically arranged "bacon wrapped French toast sticks > Stonehenge". > > Cheers! > > Martin
I do wonder how these concoctions come about. One can get fat easily by eating simple foods, too; if it's calories one needs, pack a lunch of bread, chocolate, cheese, preferably the best your money will buy for you. All go well with a glass of wine.
DH read a few months ago about a "divine" sandwich made of olives (with pimento), mayo, and peanut butter. When he wants a comfort food, these ingredients are always on hand.
Dee Dee
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Dee Randall
> > Wow. You may be the first American adult that I've encountered that's > > never eaten at Mickey D's or had a Coke or any soft drink. Yikes. > > Now I'm going to be puzzling over this all day. > > The puzzle isn't too big, Bill. First of all, I grew up near Berkeley > in the '60s and McDonald's didn't have a foothold either there or in SF > until I was already in my early teens. I also grew up in a household > with a mother who was a proto-Slow Foodie and would have had kittens had > I gone to a fast food outlet. FWIW, I don't mention this to blow my own > horn or anything, but rather because it's such a big blind spot for me, > akin to my total ignorance about prime time TV programming over the past > 3 decades. > > > FWIW, IMHO, AFAIK, > > IIRC, Mickey D's and Wendy's are a step up from Taco Bell. Dave > > Thomas was a good friend and business partner of mine and he would be > > rolling over in his grave at this confession!! :-) > > I have eaten at a Wendy's once or twice and agree that the choices are > better than at Taco Hell. But when you're doing the coast-to-coast on > I-70 and overnight in Salina, KS, don't expect to find a Wendy's waiting > for you ;-) From what I know of him, Dave Thomas was quite a remarkable > human being and admirable in many respects. And just to be clear, > here's the list of fast food franchises whose food I _have_ eaten: > > Pizza Hut > Taco Bell > KFC > Subway > Dairy Queen > Wendy's > Hardee's > > Undidactically yours, > Mark Lipton > > -- > alt.food.wine FAQ:
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I have a preference for Arby's and their roast beef sandwiches with the horseradish sauce. I wash them down with the light lemonade, the better to avoid so much belching! Subway is good once in a while, too. If it was available, I would have a spicy Gewurztraminer with the food from either place.
Dan-O
Is "5 Guys" considered fast food yet -- no problem there stepping up and ordering and waiting. Only burgers, dogs and fries, and the usual vending machine assortment of colas. Dee Dee
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Dee Randall
> I was just sent this delicious link: www.thisiswhyyourefat.com. As I > salivated over the morbidly fascinating dishes I could only wonder what > beverages people consumed with the trashy food. Thunderbird? Cola? > Hydrochloric acid? > > I love the artistically arranged "bacon wrapped French toast sticks > Stonehenge".
Well, after steeling myself and looking through the gallary, I was surprised not to see the now-infamous "Bacon Explosion":
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Some of those items were -- how to put this delicately? -- suitable substitutes for ipecac IMHO ;-)
Mark Lipton
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Mark Lipton
> > Wow. =A0You may be the first American adult that I've encountered that'= s > > never eaten at Mickey D's or had a Coke or any soft drink. =A0Yikes. > > Now I'm going to be puzzling over this all day. > > The puzzle isn't too big, Bill. =A0First of all, I grew up near Berkeley > in the '60s and McDonald's didn't have a foothold either there or in SF > until I was already in my early teens. =A0I also grew up in a household > with a mother who was a proto-Slow Foodie and would have had kittens had > I gone to a fast food outlet. =A0FWIW, I don't mention this to blow my ow= n > horn or anything, but rather because it's such a big blind spot for me, > akin to my total ignorance about prime time TV programming over the past > 3 decades. > > > FWIW, IMHO, AFAIK, > > IIRC, Mickey D's and Wendy's are a step up from Taco Bell. =A0Dave > > Thomas was a good friend and business partner of mine and he would be > > rolling over in his grave at this confession!! =A0:-) > > I have eaten at a Wendy's once or twice and agree that the choices are > better than at Taco Hell. =A0But when you're doing the coast-to-coast on > I-70 and overnight in Salina, KS, don't expect to find a Wendy's waiting > for you ;-) =A0From what I know of him, Dave Thomas was quite a remarkabl= e > human being and admirable in many respects. =A0And just to be clear, > here's the list of fast food franchises whose food I _have_ eaten: > > Pizza Hut > Taco Bell > KFC > Subway > Dairy Queen > Wendy's > Hardee's > > Undidactically yours, > Mark Lipton > > -- > alt.food.wine FAQ: =A0
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So when someone finds "cola" flavors in a CA PN you haven't a clue what they're talking about? :)
I generally only eat fast food on long drives, but then my preference is usually Wendys or McDs. Pizza Hut and Taco Bell would probably be last on a long list!
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DaleW
> "Dan the Man" wrote in message > > > Wow. You may be the first American adult that I've encountered that's > > > never eaten at Mickey D's or had a Coke or any soft drink. Yikes. > > > Now I'm going to be puzzling over this all day. > > > > The puzzle isn't too big, Bill. First of all, I grew up near Berkeley > > in the '60s and McDonald's didn't have a foothold either there or in SF > > until I was already in my early teens. I also grew up in a household > > with a mother who was a proto-Slow Foodie and would have had kittens had > > I gone to a fast food outlet. FWIW, I don't mention this to blow my own > > horn or anything, but rather because it's such a big blind spot for me, > > akin to my total ignorance about prime time TV programming over the past > > 3 decades. > > > > > FWIW, IMHO, AFAIK, > > > IIRC, Mickey D's and Wendy's are a step up from Taco Bell. Dave > > > Thomas was a good friend and business partner of mine and he would be > > > rolling over in his grave at this confession!! :-) > > > > I have eaten at a Wendy's once or twice and agree that the choices are > > better than at Taco Hell. But when you're doing the coast-to-coast on > > I-70 and overnight in Salina, KS, don't expect to find a Wendy's waiting > > for you ;-) From what I know of him, Dave Thomas was quite a remarkable > > human being and admirable in many respects. And just to be clear, > > here's the list of fast food franchises whose food I _have_ eaten: > > > > Pizza Hut > > Taco Bell > > KFC > > Subway > > Dairy Queen > > Wendy's > > Hardee's > > > > Undidactically yours, > > Mark Lipton > > > > -- > > alt.food.wine FAQ:
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> > I have a preference for Arby's and their roast beef sandwiches with > the horseradish sauce. I wash them down with the light lemonade, the > better to avoid so much belching! Subway is good once in a while, too. > If it was available, I would have a spicy Gewurztraminer with the food > from either place. > > Dan-O > > > Is "5 Guys" considered fast food yet -- no problem there stepping up and > ordering and waiting. > Only burgers, dogs and fries, and the usual vending machine assortment of > colas. > Dee Dee
Ah but you can take them home and have them with a Cheval Blanc.
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Lawrence Leichtman
> > Wow. =EF=BF=BDYou may be the first American adult that I've encountered= that's > > never eaten at Mickey D's or had a Coke or any soft drink. =EF=BF=BDYik= es. > > Now I'm going to be puzzling over this all day. > > The puzzle isn't too big, Bill. =EF=BF=BDFirst of all, I grew up near Ber= keley > in the '60s and McDonald's didn't have a foothold either there or in SF > until I was already in my early teens. =EF=BF=BDI also grew up in a house= hold > with a mother who was a proto-Slow Foodie and would have had kittens had > I gone to a fast food outlet. =EF=BF=BDFWIW, I don't mention this to blow= my own > horn or anything, but rather because it's such a big blind spot for me, > akin to my total ignorance about prime time TV programming over the past > 3 decades. > > > FWIW, IMHO, AFAIK, > > IIRC, Mickey D's and Wendy's are a step up from Taco Bell. =EF=BF=BDDav= e > > Thomas was a good friend and business partner of mine and he would be > > rolling over in his grave at this confession!! =EF=BF=BD:-) > > I have eaten at a Wendy's once or twice and agree that the choices are > better than at Taco Hell. =EF=BF=BDBut when you're doing the coast-to-coa= st on > I-70 and overnight in Salina, KS, don't expect to find a Wendy's waiting > for you ;-) =EF=BF=BDFrom what I know of him, Dave Thomas was quite a rem= arkable > human being and admirable in many respects. =EF=BF=BDAnd just to be clear= , > here's the list of fast food franchises whose food I _have_ eaten: > > Pizza Hut > Taco Bell > KFC > Subway > Dairy Queen > Wendy's > Hardee's > > Undidactically yours, > Mark Lipton > > -- > alt.food.wine FAQ: =EF=BF=BD
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Whew, I feel a lot better now...! :-)
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Bi!!
> > > > > > > "Dan the Man" wrote in message > >news:be90b777-f0e9-4944-80d8-bd27742f5ada@f11g2000vbf.googlegroups.com..= > > > > Wow. You may be the first American adult that I've encountered that= 's > > > > never eaten at Mickey D's or had a Coke or any soft drink. Yikes. > > > > Now I'm going to be puzzling over this all day. > > > > The puzzle isn't too big, Bill. First of all, I grew up near Berkeley > > > in the '60s and McDonald's didn't have a foothold either there or in = SF > > > until I was already in my early teens. I also grew up in a household > > > with a mother who was a proto-Slow Foodie and would have had kittens = had > > > I gone to a fast food outlet. FWIW, I don't mention this to blow my o= wn > > > horn or anything, but rather because it's such a big blind spot for m= e, > > > akin to my total ignorance about prime time TV programming over the p= ast > > > 3 decades. > > > > > FWIW, IMHO, AFAIK, > > > > IIRC, Mickey D's and Wendy's are a step up from Taco Bell. Dave > > > > Thomas was a good friend and business partner of mine and he would = be > > > > rolling over in his grave at this confession!! :-) > > > > I have eaten at a Wendy's once or twice and agree that the choices ar= e > > > better than at Taco Hell. But when you're doing the coast-to-coast on > > > I-70 and overnight in Salina, KS, don't expect to find a Wendy's wait= ing > > > for you ;-) From what I know of him, Dave Thomas was quite a remarkab= le > > > human being and admirable in many respects. And just to be clear, > > > here's the list of fast food franchises whose food I _have_ eaten: > > > > Pizza Hut > > > Taco Bell > > > KFC > > > Subway > > > Dairy Queen > > > Wendy's > > > Hardee's > > > > Undidactically yours, > > > Mark Lipton > > > > -- > > > alt.food.wine FAQ:
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> > > I have a preference for Arby's and their roast beef sandwiches with > > the horseradish sauce. I wash them down with the light lemonade, the > > better to avoid so much belching! Subway is good once in a while, too. > > If it was available, I would have a spicy Gewurztraminer with the food > > from either place. > > > Dan-O > > > Is "5 Guys" considered fast food yet -- no problem there stepping up an= d > > ordering and waiting. > > Only burgers, dogs and fries, and the usual vending machine assortment = of > > colas. > > Dee Dee > > Ah but you can take them home and have them with a Cheval Blanc.- Hide qu= oted text - > > - Show quoted text -
Good call. Interestingly enough, I met a friend for lunch today and we split a smoked duck with hoisin and green onion wood fired pizza with a bottle of 2005 Pousse D' Or Pommard "Jarolieres" which was terrific. The sweetness of the hoisin brought out the minerality of the Pommard and there was significant ripe fruit to stand up to the bright flavors of the pizza.
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Bi!!
> So when someone finds "cola" flavors in a CA PN you haven't a clue > what they're talking about? :) > Nope. You can search all my notes, and I don't think you'll find a single reference to cola in them. I've poached some ice cubes from someone else's Coke, but all I could tell you is that it's gawdawful sweet ;-) > I generally only eat fast food on long drives, but then my preference > is usually Wendys or McDs. Pizza Hut and Taco Bell would probably be > last on a long list!
De gustibus. My bias is that I eat a lot more pizza and burritos than burgers. Actually, my favorite fast foods are all non-chain: a good brat or sausage with mustard, sauerkraut and onions; a good taco; a falafel sandwich or even good pizza by-the-slice.
Mark Lipton
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Mark Lipton
> > So when someone finds "cola" flavors in a CA PN you haven't a clue > > what they're talking about? :) > > Nope. =A0You can search all my notes, and I don't think you'll find a > single reference to cola in them. =A0I've poached some ice cubes from > someone else's Coke, but all I could tell you is that it's gawdawful > sweet ;-> I keep coke syrup and have a device to carbonate the water in 1 L bottles. The syrup has a limited time to be used, once opened. Very few stores sell the classic syrup to individuals. I have to buy mine at a food supply store in the US West and have it shipped. The minimum purchase is 2 gallons, and it comes in 1 gallon boxes much the same as used for box wines. I pour one gallon in 1 qt bottles and freeze all but one that I keep in the refrigerator. I freeze the second box. Actually the syrup does not freeze even at 0 F, because of the extremely high sugar content - high fructose corn syrup these days in the US. Sucrose may still be used in some other countries. Much larger containers of syrup are available for commercial bottling companies. I don't drink much coke, but I know several people who do. Some even like chocolate cokes, which were popular in some parts of the country in the 1950s. When you add chocolate syrup to coke, you have something really sweet. Also some like undiluted coke syrup as a topping for ice cream. > > > I generally only eat fast food on long drives, but then my preference > > is usually Wendys or McDs. Pizza Hut and Taco Bell would probably be > > last on a long list! > De gustibus. =A0My bias is that I eat a lot more pizza and burritos than > burgers. =A0Actually, my favorite fast foods are all non-chain: a good > brat or sausage with mustard, sauerkraut and onions; a good taco; a > falafel sandwich or even good pizza by-the-slice. > > Mark Lipton > > -- > alt.food.wine FAQ: =A0
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cwdjrxyz
>>> So when someone finds "cola" flavors in a CA PN you haven't a clue >>> what they're talking about? :) >> Nope. You can search all my notes, and I don't think you'll find a >> single reference to cola in them. I've poached some ice cubes from >> someone else's Coke, but all I could tell you is that it's gawdawful >> sweet ;-> > > I keep coke syrup and have a device to carbonate the water in 1 L > bottles. The syrup has a limited time to be used, once opened. Very > few stores sell the classic syrup to individuals. I have to buy mine > at a food supply store in the US West and have it shipped. The minimum > purchase is 2 gallons, and it comes in 1 gallon boxes much the same as > used for box wines. I pour one gallon in 1 qt bottles and freeze all > but one that I keep in the refrigerator. I freeze the second box. > Actually the syrup does not freeze even at 0 F, because of the > extremely high sugar content - high fructose corn syrup these days in > the US. Sucrose may still be used in some other countries. Much larger > containers of syrup are available for commercial bottling companies. I > don't drink much coke, but I know several people who do. Some even > like chocolate cokes, which were popular in some parts of the country > in the 1950s. When you add chocolate syrup to coke, you have something > really sweet. Also some like undiluted coke syrup as a topping for ice > cream. >
They've come out with a potion in Europe which is coke mixed with coffee, presumably to up the jolt. I think it's called coke Black. I tried it on a long drive when feeling sleepy, and it was nauseatingly sweet. Truly awful. The only good news was I felt so nasty I was no longer sleepy, so in that sense it worked.
-E
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Emery Davis
> extremely high sugar content - high fructose corn syrup these days in > the US. Sucrose may still be used in some other countries.
Actually ,, I understand if you go looking this week, you can find real sugar Coke in some stores (yellow cap). Special kosher for passover cuvee!
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DaleW
> > > > > Wow. You may be the first American adult that I've encountered that's > > > never eaten at Mickey D's or had a Coke or any soft drink. Yikes. > > > Now I'm going to be puzzling over this all day. > > > The puzzle isn't too big, Bill. First of all, I grew up near Berkeley > > in the '60s and McDonald's didn't have a foothold either there or in SF > > until I was already in my early teens. I also grew up in a household > > with a mother who was a proto-Slow Foodie and would have had kittens ha= d > > I gone to a fast food outlet. FWIW, I don't mention this to blow my own > > horn or anything, but rather because it's such a big blind spot for me, > > akin to my total ignorance about prime time TV programming over the pas= t > > 3 decades. > > > > FWIW, IMHO, AFAIK, > > > IIRC, Mickey D's and Wendy's are a step up from Taco Bell. Dave > > > Thomas was a good friend and business partner of mine and he would be > > > rolling over in his grave at this confession!! :-) > > > I have eaten at a Wendy's once or twice and agree that the choices are > > better than at Taco Hell. But when you're doing the coast-to-coast on > > I-70 and overnight in Salina, KS, don't expect to find a Wendy's waitin= g > > for you ;-) From what I know of him, Dave Thomas was quite a remarkable > > human being and admirable in many respects. And just to be clear, > > here's the list of fast food franchises whose food I _have_ eaten: > > > Pizza Hut > > Taco Bell > > KFC > > Subway > > Dairy Queen > > Wendy's > > Hardee's > > > Undidactically yours, > > Mark Lipton > > > -- > > alt.food.wine FAQ:
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> > I have a preference for Arby's and their roast beef sandwiches with > the horseradish sauce. I wash them down with the light lemonade, the > better to avoid so much belching! Subway is good once in a while, too. > If it was available, I would have a spicy Gewurztraminer with the food > from either place. > > Dan-O > > Is "5 Guys" considered fast food yet -- no problem there stepping up and > ordering and waiting. > Only burgers, dogs and fries, and the usual vending machine assortment of > colas. > Dee Dee
Dee Dee,
I haven't been to a Five Guys before; there aren't any in my area. No surprise, there - it was only a few years ago that IHOP and Outback Steakhouse first showed up in Berks County!
Dan-O (same for Chili's)
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