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Diet Coke with Grenadine

I’ve been in the service industry for a few years now and I would always joke about someone ordering a diet soda with grenadine. It was never serious, it was just a hypothetical situation in which a fictional moron would order a sugar-free soda and add cherry flavored sugar to it. It’s the kind of thing that George Carlin would make a punchline out of, like getting a veggie burger with bacon on it. It’s why you don’t pour Red Bull in a decaf coffee.

And then one day a guy ordered a Diet Coke with grenadine. He was serious. My first instinct was to talk him out of it. But he insisted. If I have to contribute to somebody’s diabetes for a 20% tip then so be it. He even had refills. That was the day I lost all faith in humanity and he didn’t see anything wrong with it.  No wonder people hate Americans.

Critically Rated at 1/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Cherry 7 Up

The classic lemon-lime soda gets a cherry flavor boost. Cherry 7 Up is essentially a prepackaged Shirley Temple without a cherry garnish. It’s not as sugary as a Shirley Temple that you would get in a restaurant because they use grenadine. It’s kind of refreshing, but also really sugary and syrupy. And there’s no caffeine. It’s a decent soda, but there are a thousand better drinks out there, and there’s no need to waste your time on this one.

Critically Rated at 6/17

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