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[Jul. 26th, 2016|02:36 pm]
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Poll #2050521 Best Non-Alcoholic Summer Drink

What is the best non-alcoholic summer drink?

Lemonade
3(25.0%)
Strawberry Lemonade
3(25.0%)
Iced Tea
4(33.3%)
Iced Coffee
1(8.3%)
Moxie and Milk
0(0.0%)
What's Wrong With Plain Old Water
1(8.3%)
I Don't Know, Like ... Mocktails?
0(0.0%)
Lime Rickey
0(0.0%)
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-07-26 06:38 pm (UTC)
Trick question here, because the answer is actually the Pink Orangeman, a drink I make with frozen yogurt, ice cubes, frozen strawberries, orange juice, and a teaspoon of vanilla.
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[User Picture]From: la_cronaca
2016-07-26 09:22 pm (UTC)
OMG I forgot about this! I remember enjoying it at your house a few summers ago.
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[User Picture]From: microbie
2016-07-26 11:32 pm (UTC)
Charm, we need to talk about naming drinks.
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-07-27 04:55 pm (UTC)
Ha! This actually had a different name, but I'm #rebranding.
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[User Picture]From: never_the_less
2016-07-26 07:43 pm (UTC)
My new psychiatrist has a Moxie can on his bookshelves. I have been figuring that Moxie was just another RC Cola or something, but your post finally made me google, and lo and behold! Have you ever had it? Kind of want to buy some Diet Moxie before I leave New England (I only drink diet soda), but does it really taste like bubble gum? Grossness.

Anyway, my answer is my own smoothie as well: kale, cilantro, parsely, chili pepper, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, milk, water, and a scoop of extreme milk chocolate protein powder. I swear it's kind of amazing.
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-07-26 08:02 pm (UTC)
That actually does sound amazing. Anything with frozen strawberries and frozen blueberries has to be pretty good.

Moxie does not taste like bubble gum; it's kind of like if someone decided to carbonate Worcestershire sauce, and stir in some prune juice for good measure. I can't stand it; it totally destroys any shred of New England cred I may have, but I can't handle Moxie. Mixed with milk, which is how they do it in Western Mass., it's not bad. You should definitely try it before you leave the region, just to say you endured it.
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[User Picture]From: never_the_less
2016-07-26 08:19 pm (UTC)
idk, I kind of like Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray, (i.e. I like weird flavored sodas) so maybe I'll like it!
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[User Picture]From: coconuthead
2016-07-27 02:36 am (UTC)
I like Cel-Ray and LOVE Moxie, so maybe? I like to think about Calvin Coolidge when I drink it.
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[User Picture]From: bing_crosby
2016-07-27 12:32 pm (UTC)
Moxie features in Generation Loss, that Elizabeth Hand novel.
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-07-27 04:55 pm (UTC)
Now I really need to move it to the top of my pile. I have a fascination with Moxie (I've unsuccessfully lobbied friends to go with me to the annual Moxie Parade) completely disproportionate to my willingness to drink it.
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[User Picture]From: bing_crosby
2016-07-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
well, to temper your expectations, "appears" might be a better term than "features."
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[User Picture]From: coconuthead
2016-07-27 02:38 am (UTC)
Iced tea, yes, but sun tea more specifically, brewed in a half-gallon jar out on the sidewalk next to the old cistern pump.

Moxie and milk is a real thing? I hate milk, but I'd be tempted to try it anyway, if I could ever get my hands on Moxie again.
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-07-27 04:57 pm (UTC)
Sun tea sounds much better than standard iced tea, which is not my favorite drink in the world.

Moxie and milk is a tipple in Western Massachusetts, and isn't half bad. I say this as a Moxie disliker.
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[User Picture]From: ceciliaj
2016-07-27 12:57 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I'm the only one who went for water. Has middle school teaching aged me so much I'm now the most curmudgeonly person on your friends list?
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-07-27 04:57 pm (UTC)
Ha! I'm surprised there weren't more votes for water. Not surprised about the lack of lime rickey support, though.
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[User Picture]From: heavyleg
2016-07-27 08:24 pm (UTC)
The nonprofit where my boyfriend works was just guided by a fancy branding firm into the abysmal decision to change their name to "Food Moxie". The firm apparently did a phone poll of responses to the name after the decision was already made (???), and the number one response, other than mishearing it as "Food Nazi" (I kid you not), was "like the soda?"
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[User Picture]From: bing_crosby
2016-07-27 08:43 pm (UTC)
I had to google that one - Weaver's Way changed their name to Food Moxie?!?! I can get that maybe WW was confusing but so is Food Moxie!
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[User Picture]From: heavyleg
2016-07-28 05:12 pm (UTC)
i know! the food co-op part of WW didn't change their name, just the nonprofit wing (which before was technically was called Weaver's Way Community Programs). i guess they wanted to differentiate themselves from the co-op more, which -- fine -- but seriously? food moxie?

(also i love that you googled it to find out.)
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-07-27 08:59 pm (UTC)
"Food Moxie" is so, so bad. Those branding agencies (we hired one that called itself a "brand factory," which should have been our first warning) basically just make things worse 70 percent of the time.
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[User Picture]From: heavyleg
2016-07-28 05:14 pm (UTC)
oh yeah! i remember your exploits with the Brand Factory now.

after hearing about this particular branding bright idea, i was like... maybe i should go into this line of work? it seems like it'd be easy to get ahead!
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