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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #375: March 01, 2013, 05:23:45 PM »
Great. Nice choice. Those are perfect for loose leaf.

The "FORLIFE" metal infuser thingy fits perfectly in my mug at work.  And the "Tea.  Earl Grey.  Hot." is delicious, though I think I used way too much tea.  I didn't expect the brown stick looking things to expand and unfurl into leaves.  I ended up with an infuser half full after they expanded and an almost coffee colored tea :lol:

Hmm, what kind to order next...  Adagio seems to be a fairly well rated online shop for teas.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #376: March 01, 2013, 06:02:31 PM »
That Star Trek tea looks a lot like the Earl Grey Cream that I order.

I use something like this:



but a little different. There's an infusing piece inside. It is Nats' red. It's the least messy solution I've found for the office.

I've been using Art of Tea, but they take a long time to ship and deliver. Wegman's is cheaper than anything online. I'm not sure about the quality.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #377: March 01, 2013, 11:30:13 PM »
i miss orange julius

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #378: March 01, 2013, 11:30:49 PM »
Anyone know where I can get something like a "sampler" pack of K-cups?  I've tried Caribou and the Green Mountain sumatra, plus a coworker gave me some Starbuck's House Blend, Folgers Black Silk, and Donut Shop.  I'd like to try some other stuff but I don't want to get a full box of something I don't like.

So far the Caribou is my favorite, the Folgers was bad and the Donut Shop was too weak.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #379: March 02, 2013, 01:13:35 PM »
i miss orange julius

I worked in a hobby shop adjacent to the Orange Julius in Springfield Mall, back in the early 80's.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #380: March 02, 2013, 06:58:42 PM »
i miss orange julius
I think there still is one in Potomac Mills.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #381: March 02, 2013, 06:59:20 PM »
That Star Trek tea looks a lot like the Earl Grey Cream that I order.

I use something like this:

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but a little different. There's an infusing piece inside. It is Nats' red. It's the least messy solution I've found for the office.

I've been using Art of Tea, but they take a long time to ship and deliver. Wegman's is cheaper than anything online. I'm not sure about the quality.
I've got a pot like that in white.  I use it for green tea.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #382: July 06, 2013, 03:38:33 PM »
Now available at our neighbourhood Giant: Coke, Sprite and orange Fanta, in single standard-size (355mL) GLASS (not plastic) bottles, imported from Mexico...made with pure sugar, no corn syrup...very tasty...worth checking out.

The shape of the Sprite bottle is a slimmer version of the original amphora-shaped bottle it first came in about 50 years ago. Mainly, though, one can once more appreciate what real glass means for the flavour (as of couese does real sugar) and the carbonation level.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #383: July 06, 2013, 03:41:37 PM »
Shoppers has had them for years -  so much better than us coke

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #384: July 06, 2013, 03:46:46 PM »
Shoppers has had them for years -  so much better than us coke

Really? This is the first time I had seen these (we don't have Shoppers in south Arlington)...but I agree, the taste is way better than the domestic version.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #385: July 06, 2013, 04:21:24 PM »
They're in the odd Latin/asian/organic isle in the front

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« Reply #386: July 06, 2013, 04:31:07 PM »
Really? This is the first time I had seen these (we don't have Shoppers in south Arlington)...but I agree, the taste is way better than the domestic version.

Might qualify as Falls Church, not sure, but isn't there a shoppers at seven corners?

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #387: July 06, 2013, 04:35:11 PM »
The ones I go to are in Potomac yards in Alexandria and on Rt one in fairfax

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« Reply #388: July 06, 2013, 05:08:43 PM »
The ones I go to are in Potomac yards in Alexandria and on Rt one in fairfax
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Off the topic, but you can get kosher turkeys at the one on rt 1.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #389: July 06, 2013, 05:12:30 PM »
Never noticed,  but judging from the overall quality of their meat,  I'd be very doubtful

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #390: July 06, 2013, 05:17:28 PM »
Whenever I want to drink an non-alcoholic beverage, I have light beer

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #391: July 06, 2013, 11:41:12 PM »
Many Dairy Queens have Orange Julius drinks now.

K-cups?  Also QVC.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #392: July 07, 2013, 05:22:10 AM »
I highly recommend trying Zevia, a fairly new soda brand with no sugar and no artificial sweetener.  It has a Dr Pepper version, as well as 5 or 6 other flavors.  It may only sell in the large grocery stores that have lots of shelf space.  Harrus Teeter carries it here in OBX   

I really dig Diet Dr Pepper Cherry.  Easily the best tasting diet soda on the market. 

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #393: July 07, 2013, 09:14:04 AM »
Soda with no sugar. Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose?

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #394: July 07, 2013, 10:29:38 AM »
Zevia, probably is made with Stevia which is a kind of sugar. 

Yeah, RC once had a soda with no sodium, no caffeine, no sugar.  It also had no taste.  Might as well be water.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #395: July 07, 2013, 12:10:41 PM »
Many Dairy Queens have Orange Julius drinks now.

I was about to mention the same thing.  I know the one in Reston just added Orange Julius recently.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #396: July 07, 2013, 12:39:14 PM »
I was about to mention the same thing.  I know the one in Reston just added Orange Julius recently.

The DQ near me is advertising it pretty heavily on their sign out front of their store as well as signs on windows.  I can honestly say I've never had anything Orange Julius.  Any info on their specalty or what makes them so good/different?

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #397: July 07, 2013, 07:23:10 PM »
Soda with no sugar. Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose?

No artificial sweeteners could mean it is sweetened with stevia. No calories, still sweet. Stevia has a licorice-like aftertaste, but its not terrible in some things.

Stevia is a leaf and has been in the human diet for time immemorial. Probably better for you than the chemical sweeteners.

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #398: July 30, 2013, 01:36:47 PM »
NYC Mayor Bloomberg's soda crackdown gets a thumbs-down from a state appeals court: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/new-york-city-soda-ban-appeals-court-94916.html?hp=r6

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Re: Non-alcoholic Drinks
« Reply #399: July 30, 2013, 05:17:21 PM »
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