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Michy
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Post by Michy » Mon October 25th, 2010, 3:27 pm

The author interviewed said basically the same thing; that soft drinks have largely replaced coffee as the beverage consumed with meals. I do love Pepsi (as a non-Southerner I prefer Pepsi over Coke! ;) ) but not with breakfast - ugh. I still like coffee in the mornings.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon October 25th, 2010, 4:12 pm

I'm a Pepsi person too. Though I am younger and a soda drinker, I would like to say that I am not huge.

Never cared for coffee, or tea really.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon October 25th, 2010, 5:42 pm

I only drink Paul Newman's Limeade during dinner and water throughout the day. Only now and then will I have soda but that's after dinner.

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Post by Ken » Mon October 25th, 2010, 8:19 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I think the main difference is that in the 1940s, people still tended to drink coffee with every meal. Not too many people do that anymore.[/quote]

Not in the UK they didn't! In the 40's, we didn't know what coffee was any more than what nylon stockings, or chewing gum were!! If anything, as an alternative to tea, what we had was what the Germans used to call called ersatz coffee!

I'm happy to say that nowadays, we drink very nice wine with (not every) meal!!" :p ;)

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Post by Michy » Mon October 25th, 2010, 9:11 pm

Sorry I didn't specify that by "people" I meant Americans -- what started this tangent was that I shared something I heard yesterday, that even with the proliferation of Starbucks, Americans still drink less coffee today than in the 1940s.

I thought Brits drank tea with every meal -- has that now been supplanted by wine? :D

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Post by Madeleine » Tue October 26th, 2010, 10:14 am

[quote=""Michy""]Sorry I didn't specify that by "people" I meant Americans -- what started this tangent was that I shared something I heard yesterday, that even with the proliferation of Starbucks, Americans still drink less coffee today than in the 1940s.

I thought Brits drank tea with every meal -- has that now been supplanted by wine? :D [/quote]

I couldn't drink tea with a meal, not a full meal anyway :eek: , I have it with lunch but that's usually just a sandwich.

I'm sure I've read somewhere that coffee houses were very popular in England a few hundred years ago - can't remember exactly when! :rolleyes: - but I'm pretty sure there was a famous coffee house in York at one time.
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Post by LoobyG » Tue October 26th, 2010, 3:13 pm

No way could I drink tea with a meal, it's more a 'relax after work' or before bed time drink for me :) For my parents however, I think it's the only thing they do drink, they should buy shares in Earl Grey tea!

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Post by Michy » Tue October 26th, 2010, 3:27 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]No way could I drink tea with a meal![/quote] That's how I feel about coffee. Very few Americans drink it with meals anymore (except perhaps breakfast), except for some of the older generations. I can't drink it on a full stomach, so my drinking of coffee is pretty much confined to early morning.

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Post by Ludmilla » Tue October 26th, 2010, 3:39 pm

I'm weird and must have cola confusion. I prefer diet Pepsi over diet Coke, but Coca-Cola over Pepsi. Sprite/diet Sprite is our clear cola preference and my husband loves to do the Dew.

I can't eat a meal without water, and I take water with me everywhere. I often feel like the kitchen sink because when anyone in my household is thirsty, they just come looking for my water bottle instead of getting their own. Even if I have wine or something else to drink with my meal, I still need my water. I drink iced tea on occasion (unsweetened, something some southerners don't understand how to make, apparently). I also drink coffee in the mornings (hardly ever after noon, though, as too much makes me jittery and unable to focus on anything). If I want something warm to drink at work, I indulge in one of the decaf teas they keep in our breakroom.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue October 26th, 2010, 5:39 pm

I slipped on a piece of plastic in front of a Starbucks, of all places, in London! I'm very thankful I didn't break my leg or anything. The irony that I've lived in or around Seattle, the birth place of Starbucks, most of my life was not lost on me!

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