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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:47 am

Wd40 wrote:I tried Kilkenny once. Didnt like the taste at all and to make things worse, the 500ml can actually has only 400ml in it and they have filled that 100ml space with a white plastic ball :o


That was a can of Kilkenny manufactured in Singapore... completely different from an on tap glass from a keg imported from the hinterlands.

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Postby katbh » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:51 am

Yep, I'm with strong eagle on this one. But second favourite, and traditional soft drink is Solo....and can now get it in Singapore. Now my kids are hooked too. 'Slam down a thirst'.

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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 5:34 pm

ive been drinking coke since kindergarten...so i can tell whether its the regular coke,diet coke,coke zero,or stale coke. :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 5:42 pm

I reckon Coke Zero is as close as they've ever managed to get to a sugarfree Coke to come to the original Coke, which, by the way, doesn't taste anything like the original Cokes in the 6.5 Oz green glass bottles with the name of the bottling plant location on the bottom of the bottles. (course that's going back a few years - 2 cent deposit returned when you brought the bottles back). They were my morning shot of coffee when I was in my 20's!

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Postby RedT » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 8:49 am

Irn Bru - made in Scotland from girders. Man's best known cure for the hangover and provider of the best ammo for burping contests. What more would you want??
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Postby uscate » Fri, 27 Sep 2013 1:06 am

Why is it so hard to find Diet Coke / Caffeine Free Diet Coke / Diet Pepsi, etc. here?? It seems like the only diet soft drinks are Coke Zero! I rarely drink soda, but sometimes a Caffeine Free Diet Coke seems like nectar of the gods!

Rhetorical question....Given the amount of lard consumed here via hawker food and the like, I'm sure there's no real call for sugar free drinks....

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Sep 2013 9:07 am

You can find Diet Coke (nasty tasting stuff) on the shelves of NTUC for one.

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Postby uscate » Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:09 pm

Thanks for the tip SMS - I saw Diet Coke (but no caffeine free stuff) at Fairprice this morning....After the first swig I realized why I haven't sought it out more aggressively!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:19 pm

Like I said, nasty tasting stuff! :lol:

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Postby v4jr4 » Fri, 27 Sep 2013 5:36 pm

Sometimes, I stick with 100-Plus, especially after durian party. Reason being? My aunt suggests to drink it to counter the durian effect (I don't think it will help) :lol:
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 27 Sep 2013 7:19 pm

v4jr4 wrote:Sometimes, I stick with 100-Plus, especially after durian party. Reason being? My aunt suggests to drink it to counter the durian effect (I don't think it will help) :lol:


Why not just save one of the husks/shells? Gargle with water using one of those as a bowl. Must be some chemical in the husk that counteracts the smell (didn't bother researching it).

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Postby Akimbo » Fri, 27 Sep 2013 7:25 pm

Why can't you drink beer after a durian treat?

Not that I will like it. I'm one of the 90% of the people who doesn't like durian's smell and taste...but some of my friends say, if you do that, you'll burst, or something?

Kinda like the Diet Coke + Mentos story...anybody can confirm and explain that?
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Postby katbh » Fri, 27 Sep 2013 9:44 pm

Can confirm that durian + beer does not work. Much the same as egg + beer does not work. Try it ..... if you want to be sick!

PS. I love durian. Always have. Since I first smelt it when I was in my 20s. I do not think it is an 'aquired' taste like say wine. I think just you like it or you don't. Any nothing will change it. I also think that a lot of westerners (and locals who want to be westerners) turn up their nose... just for the sake of it!

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Postby durain » Fri, 27 Sep 2013 9:55 pm

it's to do with "heat". durian is a heaty fruit, hence in the kampung in malaysia, you will see mangosteen with durian. mangosteen will counter the heat from durian.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:19 pm

Akimbo wrote:Why can't you drink beer after a durian treat?

Not that I will like it. I'm one of the 90% of the people who doesn't like durian's smell and taste...but some of my friends say, if you do that, you'll burst, or something?

Kinda like the Diet Coke + Mentos story...anybody can confirm and explain that?


http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/2009/09/death-by-durian-fruit/

TLDR version: the sulfur in durian inhibits the body's ability to neutralize the toxic byproducts of metabolizing alcohol.


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