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chai2
 
Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2020 04:23 pm
A place to share either vaguely or ridiculously minor disappointmens.


Took shower
Put on sun screen
Put on swim suit
Drove to pool
Parks have been closed since 7/2 due to COVID spike.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2020 04:54 pm
The beets we have been buying are either being taken by hoarders or else there aren't any more being canned. More than two weeks the shelves have been bare.
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2020 05:39 pm
@edgarblythe,
Oof. That’s minimally rough, isn’t it?

I can no longer get my Vernor’s diet ginger ale at Central Market.
It seems like me and one other person fought over who got it first.

I suspect management decided to metaphorically put us both in time out by not carrying it at all anymore.

This has forced me to drink other things.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2020 06:24 pm
@chai2,
I love ginger ale....I only drink the diet stuff because the stuff with sugar or fructose crap makes my teeth feel gummy.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2020 06:27 pm
@glitterbag,
What ever happened to Schweppes? If I saw it on the shelf, I would buy it, and I've almost my taste for carbonated drinks.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2020 06:49 pm
I love carbonated drinks, but no longer drink them. Part of a conscious decision to get most of the sugar out of my house.
Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 05:52 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I love carbonated drinks, but no longer drink them. Part of a conscious decision to get most of the sugar out of my house.


Why I drink seltzer water - I like the fizz but not the sugar. And the diet stuff is just chemical crap. If I want more flavor than just the splash of lime or orange you can get with it - I add some cranberry juice (and the 100% juice with no sugar).

But on the darkness side --- cannot get paper towels again. Seems I can find other paper products but not the paper towels. I tried Walmart - if you spend $35 you get free one day delivery --- well for the paper towels it takes a couple of weeks. Ordered it any way as I have been unable to find it in the stores.

And near east rice pilaf. My kids love it and I cannot find it.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 10:37 am
@roger,
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What ever happened to Schweppes?
we get it up here.

me, i'm partial to the caffeine-free diet version...
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 11:38 am
@Region Philbis,
Guess ya'll aren't Vernors fans.

That's mildly disappointing.

Vernors is a stronger ginger flavor. Makes you sneeze.

Bundaberg Ginger Beer is the best.
I wouldn't buy it though because sugar.

I first tried it at a restaurant while in San Diego.
It was like "Why did I not know of this before!?"

However, looking, it seems there's a possibility of getting a diet version of it at a Target.
I would not bet the farm on it though.

Sigh inducing as I did not know this before.

https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/bbd-website-production/wp-content/uploads/brew-ginger-beer-bottle1.png
Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 11:59 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

Guess ya'll aren't Vernors fans.

That's mildly disappointing.

Vernors is a stronger ginger flavor. Makes you sneeze.



Never heard of it - but sounds like something I would like.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:19 pm
@Linkat,
I first tried it in I think Wisconsin.
For some reason the name reminds me of New England
I was surprised when I found it in Texas.

But really, try that Bundaberg Ginger Beer.

It's the cat's meow.

https://www.grocery.com/store/image/cache/catalog/vernors/vernors-B002U58PTQ-500x500.jpg
https://scene7.samsclub.com/is/image/samsclub/0040648383559_A?wid=280&hei=280
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:21 pm
@chai2,
Oh, FYI that Bundaberg isn't alcoholic.

I guess they call it ginger beer instead of ginger ale because it's stronger tasting.
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:34 pm
@chai2,
My favorite soft drink of all time is Bundaberg Ginger Beer. It destroys the Far too sweet tasting a Schweppes by a country mile. Once I discovered it while overseas in New Zealand I returned home to find it available often if I looked for it. Oddly, BedBath andBeyond had it in their tiny foodProducts section; However, my supermarket had it too.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:36 pm
@Ragman,
Do they sell it with the ginger ales and colas or elsewhere?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:37 pm
@Linkat,
Quote:
paper towels...

near east rice pilaf...
amazon carries them both...
glitterbag
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:52 pm
@chai2,
Never heard of Ventnors, but we used to be able to buy "Golden Ginger Ale" which is a darker colored, sneeze inducing, ginger packed soft drink. I haven't been able to find it in years. Golden isn't the brand name, it is just the designation of the soda...either Golden or Pale.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:53 pm
@edgarblythe,
I’ve found it in B, B & Beyond in a sepate section...that was a few special sale items for the home. Supermarket had it in with cola and soda or tonic..in 6_pack.

{edit: I just looked it up online and both Target and Walmart carry it. I personally avoid Walmart like the plague.}
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 01:10 pm
@Ragman,
We don't have any grocery stores that aren't big chains, so go where I can get what I need.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 01:55 pm
The sign by the side of the road said "Deer Crossing".
They weren't.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2020 02:18 pm
@chai2,
Yeah I cannot find this any where in MA - tried to search for it
 

 
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