OT: Favorite pop?

Submitted by DISCUSS Man on April 28th, 2015 at 10:33 AM

bored on a tuesday. what's your favorite kind of pop? Mine is Vernor's.




April 28th, 2015 at 7:25 PM ^

growing up in Pittsburgh in the 60s and 70s.  I had no translation problems when it came to carbonated, non alchoholic, sweet beverages when I got to Ann Arbor.

Of course they made fun of my outrageous Burghish accent.

'Throwback' Pepsi (made with real sugar cane) is my favorite.


April 28th, 2015 at 10:46 AM ^

I'm with you.  After living in Florida for the last 4 years and hearing everyone call it SODA, then moving back up here and hearing everyone call it POP, I have come to the conclusion that it should be SODA POP.  I do think SODA has grown on me though.

As for my favorite?  For a dark cola, I am a Coke fan.  I am also a fan of Cream Soda.

oriental andrew

April 28th, 2015 at 10:50 AM ^

Oooooh, SODA. 

Any real gingery ginger ale is good. Also a fan of stuff by Henry Weinhard's and Boylan's - birch beer, ginger beer, root beer... 

For easy access, nothing beats an ice cold regular Coke. 


April 28th, 2015 at 6:49 PM ^

I had friends who moved to Ala. and one year I visited them. They took me to lunch and when the waitress asked what I wanted to drink I said Coke. Well, when she asked me what kind of coke I wanted I happened to be looking at my friend and the grin on her face was amazing. She set me up. I ended up ordering a Coke coke.

Vernor's coke is my favorite, I knew better than to try and order that in Ala.


April 28th, 2015 at 10:39 AM ^

Living in the Chicago area I can easily go with Vernor's or Faygo (I'll take orange or red any day). Too add to that there is also nothing better then the Better Made Barbeque chips.

The Mad Hatter

April 28th, 2015 at 11:25 AM ^

in a glass bottle is the best Coke (other than Columbian).

I went down there on vacation a few years ago, and the fridge was stocked with it.  I probably drank more coke in those 10 days than I did in the previous 10 years.  Real sugar and the glass bottle really make all the difference.


April 28th, 2015 at 10:40 AM ^

Soda or Pop? Discuss

I grew up saying pop, but after living in the south for a couple years, and now being in New York, I definitely prefer to say soda. 


April 28th, 2015 at 10:49 AM ^

If you want to communicate with those outside of the Metro Detroit area, you need to learn that lingo changes, language is not universal.  If you refuse to acknowledge those outside of your geographic area, well...you become sort of Boston-ish.  They have a hard time recognizing the world outside the I-495 beltway.  Don't be like that.


April 28th, 2015 at 12:05 PM ^

or so i learned years ago is what they call it out east.   family moves in across the road and we invite them over to get to know them and they were very nice folks.  they have kids (i was a kid then too) and they ask for 'tonic' - and you have to say that with a boston accent.   well, my mom got them 'tonic', as in the kind you mix with gin.   so we all learned a new word that day since like any self-respecting michigander we called it pop.