When you read that headline I know you were not thinking about the sweet bubbly goodness that is Coca-Cola. This of course was the point. My coke addiction was one that is actually legal to have.
So why did I give it up? After all, it sure is tasty, delicious and enjoyable. Sadly, it doesn't have to do with the soda itself. It is all about the caffeine. When one quits caffeine, one quits most sodas.
Sure there is Caffeine-Free Coca-Cola, but I am here to tell you that it tastes...well not the same. Horrible is too strong a word, but it certainly doesn't taste like the Coke I know and love.
Here is the funny thing however. I quit caffeine because I was getting headaches when I didn't have it. So that cured the headaches, and it also dropped about 10 pounds.
At this point in the game (and it is a game that started in late December), I feel my desire of soda beverages has faded mostly. But a new challenge is on the horizon: Dunkin Donuts Iced Teas. Between 3pm and 6pm they offer them any size for 99 cents.
Will this bargin prove to be too much of a deal for me to pass by? I guess we will find out. I drive by a Dunkin Donuts every day on the way home. Stay tuned. And even if I do give into caffeine, at least it's not soda, right?
P.S. If you are a Iced Coffee drinker, they offer this 99 cent deal for that as well. Oh, and while I am thinking of it...why would anyone order the small when it is the same price as the large!
Chris Thomas is a full-time teacher, part-time freelance writing, father of three, and most importantly, a very, very tired man.
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