It's no secret that certain drinks hold a captivating grip on our taste buds. Whether it's the energizing kick of caffeine or the refreshing fizz of a carbonated beverage, many of us have our go-to drink that we just can't seem to put down. From the moment we wake up, we crave that familiar sip that kickstarts our day and keeps us going.
Recently, a curious user on a popular internet forum sparked a discussion about people's drink addictions.
It shouldn’t be too surprising to see some people suggesting water. Some commenters literally said: “ I can’t live without it.” However, other users offered more insightful reasons why this clear beverage was at the top of their list. While a few stated that Kirkland-branded sparkling water made their list, most resorted to plain water over sparkling.
One user shared: “Water is underrated. As an adult, my laziness (not buying squashes and cordials and not wanting to go to the 30-second bother of making up the mixture) has allowed me to become a water addict.”
Many users have found a recently developed taste for boba and other bubble teas over the past few years. However, most in the thread preferred fruity varieties to other flavors.
It should be no surprise that coffee is near the top of the list of most addicting drinks. What might be shocking to find out is that many people weren’t just addicted to coffee, but specifically black coffee.
We know that caffeine can be highly addictive, but many users who were addicted to coffee preferred it over lattes and other beverages with added flavors. One Redditor shared: "I love coffee. The taste, the smell, everything about it. I drink it all day, every day."
Alcohol was bound to make this list with specifically this type called out in the thread. Some favored red wine, such as Malbec and Shiraz, while others preferred white wine, such as Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. One used shared: "No day is complete without wine". Another user added: "I love the taste and aroma, and I feel like it complements many of the foods I eat."
Many agreed that milk was an amazing choice, but a surprising amount of people who agreed that they were addicted to milk were also lactose intolerant. Perhaps the idea of a forbidden beverage is exactly why they want it so badly.
One of the only sodas to make this list was Dr. Pepper.
One user describes it as: “Dr. Pepper -- the intellectual drink for the chosen ones.”
Many users use it as a mixer for scotch or vodka on occasion. Still, a number of people felt strongly about how magical this beverage was, including the cherry vanilla flavor.
A few users agreed that energy drinks were something they just couldn’t give out. Some even preferred it over coffee.
One user commented: “Energy drinks. Coffee I could do without, but I NEED my caffeine.”
Another popular category on this thread was various kinds of tea. From chai tea to green tea, many users felt it had comfort that no other beverage could give.
One user shared: “Chai tea. It just comforts me in a way no other drink does.”
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