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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, October 28, 2019 2:18 PM

Is that a problem for you?  There just could be a connection to preferences in beverage choices and the new Amtrak menu.

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Posted by JPS1 on Monday, October 28, 2019 3:24 PM

runnerdude48
Me thinks this thread has drifted off topic!! 

Along with most other threads that are up for more than two or three hours.  It does not bother me.  When it has gone too far off topic or dragged on too long, I stop reading.  

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, October 28, 2019 5:17 PM

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Me thinks this thread has drifted off topic!!

Methinks thou art correct!  So thou should'st be the first appointed to steer it back on course.

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Posted by Sunnyland on Monday, October 28, 2019 7:22 PM

Hearing the name Mogen David brings back a lot of memories of holidays with the family, we always drank it, locally made in St. L, they had a  big winery that friends and I toured one time.  Long gone now, used to see MD 20/20 bottles in the curb when I went to work in downtown years ago.  MO has a lot of wineries now, when they were just starting out, we would visit them and wine was cheap and free samples too.  Owner of one asked a friend what type of wine she liked and I remember her saying Boone's Farm. He looked at her kinda funny and the rest of us just wanted to curl up in a corner and pretend we did not know her. But at least she was honest.   I rode on CZ abd SW Chief this summer and they still had the real diner but CONO has not, did not like the deli sandwich they had, only the salami was good, so I'd take the other meats off and eat it. Breakfast  was good and microwaved pasta ok too. I'll be ok with the meals but will miss sitting in a diner and having great conversations with folks. Even when I traveled with parents, we'd get a single traveler with us and always had a good experience.  

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, October 28, 2019 8:08 PM

Perhaps the discussion of various beverages is suggesting to Amtrak that the offferings on board should be enlarged? Would that not be on track?

Incidentally, I had completely forgotten about many of the beverages that were mentioned. I can add some--RC Cola (and moon pies) and Nehi beverages, along with Cheerwine and Orange Crush.

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Posted by NKP guy on Monday, October 28, 2019 8:36 PM

   My favorite soft drink:  Vernor's Ginger Ale  ("It's aged in wood.")

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, October 28, 2019 8:44 PM

In the seven years I lived in Atlanta,  I became quite fond of RC and moon pies,  even though Coke owned the town. 

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Posted by rdamon on Monday, October 28, 2019 8:46 PM

I enjoy taking visitors to the "World of Coke" in Atlanta and watching their faces at the end when they try some of the more interesting international flavors.

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Posted by oltmannd on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:06 AM

rdamon

I enjoy taking visitors to the "World of Coke" in Atlanta and watching their faces at the end when they try some of the more interesting international flavors.

 

Just did that yesterday!  First time since they moved the place.  The tasting is still the best part.  

The rest of it leads me to believe that Amtrak would be fabulous, on time and wonderful if Anderson would just drink a Coke a day.

 

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Posted by Deggesty on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:48 AM

Yes, if Amtrak discarded the Pepsi Products and provided Coca-Cola products, maybe more people would ride?

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:20 PM

oltmannd

 

 
rdamon

I enjoy taking visitors to the "World of Coke" in Atlanta and watching their faces at the end when they try some of the more interesting international flavors.

 

 

 

Just did that yesterday!  First time since they moved the place.  The tasting is still the best part.  

The rest of it leads me to believe that Amtrak would be fabulous, on time and wonderful if Anderson would just drink a Coke a day.

 

 

You'd think he would have gotten in the habit at Delta.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:10 PM

NKP guy

   My favorite soft drink:  Vernor's Ginger Ale  ("It's aged in wood.")

It can open your sinuses sometimes.

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Posted by NKP guy on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:25 AM

 

Adding a good amount of Canadian Club will enable the Vernor's to open one's mind as well as one's sinuses!  At least it does for me!

 

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:33 PM

Deggesty
Incidentally, I had completely forgotten about many of the beverages that were mentioned. I can add some--RC Cola (and moon pies) and Nehi beverages, along with Cheerwine and Orange Crush.

   To change the subject from beverages to slogans, I want to mention my all-time favorite slogan.   It's brief, no nonsense, right to the point:

   Drink Barqs

   It's Good

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My mind's made up.  Don't confuse me with the facts.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:11 PM

Barqs is good. 

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:20 PM

Paul of Covington
Drink Barqs    It's Good

A great New Orleans and Biloxi tradition.  I think the Robinson family eventually sold it, and I don't think it has any Louisiana connections anymore.  I can't remember.

 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:22 PM

York1
I think the Robinson family eventually sold it, and I don't think it has any Louisiana connections anymore.  I can't remember.

I think it's a national brand, now, but as long as the formula stays right and they keep the caffeine in it, I'll be drinking it because it's GOOD.

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