Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

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Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Tdarcos » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:23 am

I got thinking about soft drinks because I wanted to see how Wiktionary (Wikipedia's dictionary) defined it.

They had this answer:

Any carbonated, usually sweet, non-alcoholic drink. (In this sense, juice, milk, tea and coffee are not soft drinks.)

I found this answer unsatisfactory, because lemonade is a soft drink and so is orange soda, neither is carbonated.

So I rewrote it to read:
Water, processed by the addition of non-alcoholic flavor(s), often enhanced by the addition of sweeteners and carbonation. (In this sense, juice, milk, tea and coffee are not soft drinks, while lemonade, tonic water, and orange soda, while not carbonated, are.)

But what about ice tea (and is it ice tea or iced tea)? It fits essentially all the qualifications of a soft drink, but it's been excluded. I think lemonade is definitely one, but if so, is ice(d) tea also included as a soft drink?
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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Casual Observer » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:58 pm

Tdarcos wrote:
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I found this answer unsatisfactory, because lemonade is a soft drink and so is orange soda, neither is carbonated.
What orange soda are you drinking that's not carbonated? Orange crush, fanta, sunkist, all carbonated. They go flat almost immediately but at least they do start that way.

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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by AArdvark » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:01 pm

I was always under the assumption that any beverage that's carbonated but does not contain alcohol is a soft drink.
I suppose you could carbonate iced tea or an arnold palmer with a Soda Stream and turn it into a soft drink, but...ick!

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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by bryanb » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:15 pm

I think for me to actually publicly refer to a drink as a soft drink it would have to be carbonated because I wouldn't want to make a damn fool out of myself. In my mind, though, a soft drink is nonalcoholic, sweet, and drunk primarily for pleasure. I'd honestly accept juices, iced tea, and lemonade in the category as long as they were sweet but I feel uncomfortable with the idea of chocolate milk being a soft drink even though it too checks all the boxes. On the other hand, I also feel uncomfortable with the idea that Kool-Aid ISN'T a soft drink.

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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Flack » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:39 pm

This thread has led me to hard drinks. Thank you all.
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Post by Jizaboz » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40 am

bryanb wrote:
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On the other hand, I also feel uncomfortable with the idea that Kool-Aid ISN'T a soft drink.
Yeah I mean right there on the packet it says "Soft drink mix"!

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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Flack » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:30 pm

Is melted ice cream a soft drink?
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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Tdarcos » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:13 am

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Is melted ice cream a soft drink?
Well, since it's really very soft, and since it's melted, you could drink it, but since it has milk in it (gotcha!) it fails.

Nice try, though.
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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by pinback » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:11 pm

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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Flack » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:24 pm

Tdarcos wrote:
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Flack wrote:
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Is melted ice cream a soft drink?
Well, since it's really very soft, and since it's melted, you could drink it, but since it has milk in it (gotcha!) it fails.

Nice try, though.
Lots of people add milk to Coke. Are you saying it's no longer a soft drink at that point?
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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Casual Observer » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:25 pm

Flack wrote:
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Lots of people add milk to Coke. Are you saying it's no longer a soft drink at that point?
Eww, you must be joking. Is this an Oklahoma okeedoke thing? That sounds worse than when kids used to mix several sodas together, I think they called it a suicide soda.

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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Flack » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:19 pm

Nope -- never tried it myself, but have heard of others trying it. Apparently it's pretty popular. Here in the south, we add Jack to our Coke. Well, teens do. Adults add ice to their Jack.

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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Casual Observer » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:22 pm

Sounds even more disgusting when I read about it. Curdled milk in coke? I want to throw up just imagining. This must be an extension of when kids would solicit money in the lunch room for eating or drinking the most wretched shit possible.

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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by pinback » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:04 am

I have never heard of adding milk to Coke, and I had the same vomitous reaction as everyone else.
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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Flack » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:33 am

Regardless of anyone's personal preference, that is not the question on the table. Does adding milk to Coke negate the classification of soft drink?

For what it's worth, milk in 7-Up is also a "thing."

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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by AArdvark » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:16 am

I remember watching episodes of Laverne and Shirley where they mention milk and Pepsi. I guess it's been around a while. I don't want any.


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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by Tdarcos » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:34 am

Casual Observer wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:25 pm
That sounds worse than when kids used to mix several sodas together, I think they called it a suicide soda.
Yep, I was in a Cici's once, and saw a guy fixing himself one. It looked weird and when I asked, that's what he called it. Jesus, I walked into that pizza restaurant, which makes that incident probably 15 yeas ago!
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Here in the south, we add Jack to our Coke. Well, teens do. Adults add ice to their Jack.
The legal age to drink nationwide is 21. Teenage drinking is a major problem in this country. Plus it keeps them from doing more age-appropriate activities, like smoking marijuana and having sex.
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Re: Is ice(d) tea a soft drink?

Post by AArdvark » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:59 am

Teenage drinking isn't a problem, it's the stupid shit the teens do after drinking that's the problem.

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