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#1121 Mike K.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 04:20 PM

Yes, it's called a nasty, nasty hangover.  :cheers:


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#1122 A Girl is No one

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 07:16 PM

That’s a root beer martini! Yum
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#1123 m3m

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 10:26 PM

The hard Hires Root Beer is actually good. It’s somehow different than mixing vodka and root beer - which tastes disgusting
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Posted 15 September 2021 - 02:12 AM

Has anyone seen a store with Bubly in stock? My wife is hooked on it and everyone is sold out lately. Finally found a couple of cases at London Drugs yesterday but that won't last long. (And yes, she's tried all the others and doesn't like them, although they all taste the same to me.)

#1125 Mike K.

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 06:21 AM

Yup, big shortage. I was at Costco yesterday and they were flat out.

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#1126 vortoozo

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 08:38 AM

Has anyone seen a store with Bubly in stock? My wife is hooked on it and everyone is sold out lately. Finally found a couple of cases at London Drugs yesterday but that won't last long. (And yes, she's tried all the others and doesn't like them, although they all taste the same to me.)

 

If you have a soda stream, you can get the flavour drops (Bubly brand) and make your own! I've seen the drops at most grocery stores and mass retailers.


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#1127 LJ

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 07:42 PM

Has anyone seen a store with Bubly in stock? My wife is hooked on it and everyone is sold out lately. Finally found a couple of cases at London Drugs yesterday but that won't last long. (And yes, she's tried all the others and doesn't like them, although they all taste the same to me.)

My wife and I were picking up her car at a dealership, they had a fridge there that customers could help themselves to.

 

We both chose a Bubly. We got in our respective vehicles for the drive home. I opened up my can of Bubly on the drive, it was horrible.

 

I have never tasted something so bad.

 

About 10 minutes later I get a call from my wife and she asked if I had tried the Bubly, I said yes, she said it was the most vile drink she had ever had.

 

We poured them out when we got home.


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#1128 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 07:47 PM

As this worked last time (See above haha) 
 
I've been to Walmart, superstore 3 different save on's, wholesale club, 2 thrifties and 1 quality foods and haven't seen 12 pack of Barqs rootbeer in months... any suggestions would be appreciated


I saw Barq’s in glass bottles at James Bay Thrifty Foods this week…

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 08:54 PM

My wife and I were picking up her car at a dealership, they had a fridge there that customers could help themselves to.

 

We both chose a Bubly. We got in our respective vehicles for the drive home. I opened up my can of Bubly on the drive, it was horrible.

 

I have never tasted something so bad.

 

About 10 minutes later I get a call from my wife and she asked if I had tried the Bubly, I said yes, she said it was the most vile drink she had ever had.

 

We poured them out when we got home.

 

I wouldn't say I ever found them to be bad, but the first time I had one I wasn't overly impressed.  I'm not a huge pop drinker, maybe a can or two a week, tops, but I had become accustomed to the flavor and sweetness of the usual assortment of soft drinks.  After a few though the Bublys have grown on me.  


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#1130 Redd42

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 01:32 AM

The hard Hires Root Beer is actually good. It’s somehow different than mixing vodka and root beer - which tastes disgusting

 

So because of this conversation, I actually noticed that at the liquor store today. Still not going to buy it.

 

And kids, the nasty hangover is due to the sugar in the rootbeer combined with alcohol. I learned this the hard way in university which was many decades ago than I will admit.


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#1131 todd

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 06:02 AM

So because of this conversation, I actually noticed that at the liquor store today. Still not going to buy it.
 
And kids, the nasty hangover is due to the sugar in the rootbeer combined with alcohol. I learned this the hard way in university which was many decades ago than I will admit.

sugar is nasty stuff. A drug that makes you feel good

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 06:04 AM

Has anyone seen a store with Bubly in stock? My wife is hooked on it and everyone is sold out lately. Finally found a couple of cases at London Drugs yesterday but that won't last long. (And yes, she's tried all the others and doesn't like them, although they all taste the same to me.)

Isn’t it Bublé?
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#1133 Darren14

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 11:54 AM

I saw Barq’s in glass bottles at James Bay Thrifty Foods this week…

 

Bottles are fairly ease to find, it's just a lot cheaper to buy 12 packs. 



#1134 Redd42

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 12:18 PM

So because of this conversation, I actually noticed that at the liquor store today. Still not going to buy it.

 

And kids, the nasty hangover is due to the sugar in the rootbeer combined with alcohol. I learned this the hard way in university which was many decades ago than I will admit.

 

I also noticed The Pop Shoppe still exists. Hello 70s in Ont? What a sugar causing hangover. Do stand alone Pop Shoppes still exist?



#1135 Nparker

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 12:30 PM

...Do stand alone Pop Shoppes still exist?

Going to the local Pop Shoppe as a kid was always a delight. Of course back then, I actually loved cream soda, so I might have a different opinion of PS today.



#1136 Redd42

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 03:25 PM

Going to the local Pop Shoppe as a kid was always a delight. Of course back then, I actually loved cream soda, so I might have a different opinion of PS today.

 

Cream soda!! Sure wish my waist line and teeth could still survive that, But my childhood favorite as well.


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#1137 LJ

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 06:48 PM

Bottles are fairly ease to find, it's just a lot cheaper to buy 12 packs. 

They had bottles and cans in Quality foods today.


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#1138 todd

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 03:11 PM

I also noticed The Pop Shoppe still exists. Hello 70s in Ont? What a sugar causing hangover. Do stand alone Pop Shoppes still exist?

They now have pot shops the Bakerstreet & Ginger enhanced drink by Tweed has bite.
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#1139 A Girl is No one

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 03:56 PM

Saw a large display of Bubly at Fairway in Quadra village this afternoon.
I’ve never tasted it but noticed it and remembered someone was looking for some.
It’s towards the front of the store, on the right hand side, close to the deli.
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#1140 Nparker

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 03:57 PM

Lots of Bubly at Walmart as well.



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