67 – Top 5 Soft Drinks

August 28, 2019

Tsck…pshh…fwshhhhhhhhh..fizzzzz

Hear that? That’s the satisfying sound you get when you pop open a fizzy drink of goodness that’s about to be chugged down. Over the years, there has been a plethora of flavoured, syrupy, sugary, carbonated/uncarbonated soft drinks that has hit the shelves – some great and some that make you question your life.  BUT as always there can be only five that reign supreme! Join Tuong La and Unhealthy Human Beings Angus MacDonald, Matt Barrow, and Leslie Cserepy as they bring drink samples to the table and make themselves nauseous as they rank Top 5 Soft Drinks!

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Ground Rules

  • Must specify the brand AND the flavour
  • This is a samples episode. If you didn’t bring the sample then making your case will be exponentially harder

  • Definition for “soft drink” we are going for is as follows (credit to the Internet):  “Soft drink, any of a class of nonalcoholic beverages, usually but not necessarily carbonated, normally containing a natural or artificial sweetening agent, edible acids, natural or artificial flavours, and sometimes juice. Natural flavours are derived from fruits, nuts, berries, roots, herbs, and other plant sources. Coffee, tea, milk, cocoa, and undiluted fruit and vegetable juices are not considered soft drinks.”
  • If the drink is more “juice” than what the group is considered more of a “soft drink” than it does not count and that person has to renominate

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Canada Dry Original

4. The Pop Shoppe Black Cherry

3. Sprite

2. Cherry Coke

1.  A&W Root Beer

Tuong’s List

  • Canada Dry
  • Orange Crush
  • GT Kombucha Gingerade
  • Perrier – Strawberry
  • 7-Up
  • Vanilla Coke
  • Coca Cola
  • Mug
  • Cream Soda Crush
  • NEstea
  • Full Throttle

Angus’s List

  • Rock Star – Pure Zero Fruit Punch
  • Mountain Dew – Code Red
  • Cherry Coke
  • Jarritos – Strawberry Soda
  • Crush – Lime
  • Rockstar -Sour Apple
  • Rockstar -Sugar free Watermelon
  • Rockstar – Strawberry
  • Barqs
  • Some Japanese soda that’s melon flavoured (can’t remember the brand)

Matt’s List

  • A&W’s Root Beer
  • Jarritos – Mexican Cola
  • Stewart’s – Orange Cream Soda
  • Dr.Pepper
  • Stewart’s – Root Beer
  • Pepsi – Lime
  • Stewart’s Cream Soda
  • Kool-Aid Grape
  • Grape Crush

Leslie’s List

  • Sprite
  • Arizona – Arnold Palmer
  • The Pop Shoppe – Black Cherry
  • The Pop Shoppe – Bubble Gum (maybe not anymore though)
  • Coke
  • White Gatorade?
  • Minute Maid from a Can??
  • Rockets
  • BAWLS Energy Drink
  • Clearly Canadian Peach Flavour

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