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Post by Captain Caveman » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:45 pm

Both sugary and salty foods can be quite tasty, yet when it comes to beverages only sugary drinks seem appealing. Why does the thought of a salty beverage disgust me so? Why will I glady eat a wide range of salty foods but I can't even consider the idea of consuming a salty drink?

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Post by ChrisGrenard » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:48 pm

um... because salt and water = dehydration?
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Post by Kelric » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:49 pm

They make salted drinks? :?

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Post by EvilHomer3k » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:54 pm

Gatorade has some salt in it. We used to drink a kool-aid mix that was salted during football practice, too.

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Post by Captain Caveman » Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:02 pm

No, no, no. They don't make salty drinks precisely because they aren't tasty. My question is, why aren't they tasty? Salty foods are.

Sugary foods = good.
Sugary drinks = good.
Salty foods = good.
Salty drinks = yuck.... why?

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Post by Creepy_Smell » Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:18 pm

how bout margaritas?

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Post by Kelric » Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:18 pm

Captain Caveman wrote:No, no, no. They don't make salty drinks precisely because they aren't tasty. My question is, why aren't they tasty? Salty foods are.

Sugary foods = good.
Sugary drinks = good.
Salty foods = good.
Salty drinks = yuck.... why?


The dehydration is more immediately noticeable would be my guess. It just isn't a good combination.

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Post by WPD » Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:28 pm

I believe the answer here is there are no stupid question, only stupid people. :P

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Post by tiny ogre » Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:15 pm

My friends, in Japan, they make everything.

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I actually drank a bottle of Monkey Fizz once, but I haven't had Salty Cat.

Monkey Fizz is grape soda. With a little bit of vinegar. No, don't ask, I don't get it either.

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Post by Kelric » Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:19 pm

tiny ogre wrote:My friends, in Japan, they make everything.

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I actually drank a bottle of Monkey Fizz once, but I haven't had Salty Cat.

Monkey Fizz is grape soda. With a little bit of vinegar. No, don't ask, I don't get it either.


Why would you ever drink anything with those names? Especially if the F is somehow accidentally misprinted as a J.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:32 pm

Bloody Marys. Plus I'll finish off the pickle or sauerkraut jar by taking a sip.

But yeah, in general you don't want to consume a huge glass of salted beverage. It's your body saying, "Hey, this will dehydrate me!" Thank god it doesn't say the same about alcohol.

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Post by Kraken » Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:05 pm

Captain Caveman wrote:No, no, no. They don't make salty drinks precisely because they aren't tasty. My question is, why aren't they tasty? Salty foods are.



Did you miss ChrisGrenard's post? The protopeople who liked salty drinks didn't live to reproduce.

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Post by flycatcher » Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:05 pm

Have you ever tried V8, thats a salty drink

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Post by mori » Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:48 pm

Alcoholic drinks like the ones mentioned are the only ones I can think of...umm Margarita. Of course go to the Japanese for the truely strange crap they consume.

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Post by Gwar21 » Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:36 pm

Maybe salty drinks require more salt than salty foods in order to get a salty taste? If so, maybe our body just doesn't like all the extra salt.

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Post by Kasey Chang » Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:39 pm

Just had a "salty plum soda" at my local pho (Vietnamese noodle) place... Didn't like it that much.
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Post by ImLawBoy » Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:41 pm

I knew a guy when I was in law school who would salt his beer. He said it was something he picked up while in the Army.
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Post by martindemon » Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:45 pm

When I drink, I do it to quench my thirst. The only way I can do it is to drink water, which is the only thing I drink. Everything else is awful to me.

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Post by Crowley » Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:56 pm

Salty beverages aye?

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Post by Eduardo X » Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:23 pm

Has anyone had pickled or salty lemonade at a Vietnamese place? That's a wonderful drink!

Without sodium, you can't absorb water. If you don't have salt with your water, you die.
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Post by Kraken » Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:38 pm

ImLawBoy wrote:I knew a guy when I was in law school who would salt his beer. He said it was something he picked up while in the Army.


My dad got the same habit in the navy. A pinch of salt can put a head on flat beer.

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Post by warning » Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:44 pm

Salt the fries?

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Post by yossar » Sun Mar 06, 2005 4:37 am

Salty dog also has salt on the rim.

The problem with salty drinks is that it's hard not to make them taste like seawater.

In Japan I had water mixed with shochu (Japanese distilled alcohol) and umeboshi (pickled plum). Really nasty, but the guy I was with loved it.

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Post by triggercut » Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:25 am

There's quite a bit of saltiness lurking underneath in the taste of most beers. That's why dogs will happily lap up lager spilled on the floor.
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Post by Kelric » Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:34 am

triggercut wrote:There's quite a bit of saltiness lurking underneath in the taste of most beers. That's why dogs will happily lap up lager spilled on the floor.


My dog doesn't drink beer. It was a sad day when that was discovered. :(

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Post by Alefroth » Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:28 pm

I used to drink buttermilk with salt and pepper.

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Post by Scanner » Sun Mar 06, 2005 4:05 pm

Eduardo X wrote:Without sodium, you can't absorb water. If you don't have salt with your water, you die.

That's simply not true. You can absorb water even if you reduced sodium intake to zero.

It wouldn't be healthy, of course - your body needs both. However, the balance of water and sodium in the body is controlled not by absorption, but by the sodium concentration of the urine.

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Post by Crowley » Sun Mar 06, 2005 4:21 pm

Kelric wrote:
triggercut wrote:There's quite a bit of saltiness lurking underneath in the taste of most beers. That's why dogs will happily lap up lager spilled on the floor.


My dog doesn't drink beer. It was a sad day when that was discovered. :(


I knew you were desperate Kelric, but trying to get your dog drunk just to stick it in his butt?

You're a monster.
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