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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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um... because salt and water = dehydration?
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They make salted drinks? :?
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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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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 »

how bout margaritas?
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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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I believe the answer here is there are no stupid question, only stupid people. :P
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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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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 »

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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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 »

Have you ever tried V8, thats a salty drink
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Post by mori »

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 »

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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Just had a "salty plum soda" at my local pho (Vietnamese noodle) place... Didn't like it that much.
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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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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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Salty beverages aye?

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Post by Eduardo X »

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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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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Salt the fries?
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Post by yossar »

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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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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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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I used to drink buttermilk with salt and pepper.

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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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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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