Lunchtime poll – what do you call this beverage?
June 24th, 2010
12:46 PM ET
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  1. Tracy Stigall

    Fruit juice is a natural product that contains few or no additives. Citrus products such as orange juice and tangerine juice are familiar breakfast drinks. Grapefruit juice, pineapple, apple, grape, lime, and lemon juice are also common. Coconut water is a highly nutritious and refreshing juice. Many kinds of berries are crushed and their juices mixed with water and sometimes sweetened. Raspberry, blackberry and currants are popular juices drinks but the percentage of water also determines their nutritive value. Juices were probably the earliest drinks besides water.",`-

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    August 14, 2013 at 6:21 am | Reply
  2. Corn

    High Fructose Corn Syrup.

    June 25, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  3. DiHydrogenOxide

    I call it High Fructose Corn Syrup

    June 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  4. D. Destin

    Pancreas Poison!

    June 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  5. DarlingNikki

    My friend has a t shirt that says "When soda beats pop...I'm moving to Canada" guess it's time for him to pack :)

    June 25, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  6. Carol

    I'm from New England. We all it tonic. These drinks started out as health drinks or tonics.

    June 25, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Reply
  7. Gary

    A glass of Gulf Coast oil.

    June 25, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Reply
  8. Craig


    June 25, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  9. Aurora

    I grew up in middle Tennessee. We always called everything a "coke." Now I live in Louisville KY and I tend to call it a soda or just by it's name. Dr. Pepper, Coke, Sprite, etc. I do remember my grandmother calling it a "cold drink" or "soft drink." :)

    June 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  10. NTVTXN

    I've relocated to Kansas from Houston, and I hate having to explain to midwesterners that its coke, regardless of what kind of carbonated beverage it is. "Pop" just sounds silly, like I've gone back in time.

    June 25, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Reply
    • Thinking things through

      The first time I tasted a Dr. Pepper, I thought it was going to taste like coke. What a surprise, no! So, no, I could never call these things "coke" generically. Soda.

      August 14, 2013 at 6:26 am | Reply
  11. jross

    In Boston they call it Tonic

    June 25, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Reply
  12. Kid

    I'm from the Midwest and always seem to have this conversation/arguement with relatives. For the record, it's called Pop!! haha

    June 25, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  13. Michael

    Stout or Porter!

    June 25, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  14. Dan M


    June 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Reply
  15. Amy

    Depends are where I am. If I am visiting family in Illinois where I grew up, I call it pop. But when I am home in Texas, I call it soda.

    June 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  16. LC

    I grew up calling it all Coke, but I think that's a southern thing. I've been trying to transition to soda now though.

    June 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Reply
  17. moritzdave

    To me a softdrink is a soda and, only a Coca Cola can be a Coke.

    June 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  18. Amanda

    Im from Idaho and people i talk to from Cali make fun of me cuz i call it pop. They try to correct me and say its soda. I dont care either way. I guess call it whatever you want to call it!

    June 25, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  19. Jeff

    I call it the thing i mix with whiskey or run

    June 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Reply
  20. Drew


    June 25, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Reply
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