Here is a typical selection of beverages at a corner store:
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Coke, Pepsi Arizona Iced Tea Energy drinks Milk, chocolate BEER
7up, mtn dew Gatorade ….with coffee too milk, orange juice
root beer, etc plain ice tea bizarre drinks mint milk
I could go on complaining about every single one of these beverages. They are good sometimes, but not healthy, and all have one problem or another, or perhaps five. (in the case of mtn dew) Milk and orange juice are the safest bets of the bunch.
The bottom line is although healthy, high quality food and drinks are becoming slightly more common in this “post-blindconsumerism” country, they still have not infiltrated our corner stores and half of the grocery stores. They still rely mostly on pop, which is pretty much only good as a cleaner and can actually be more expensive when you buy less of it. (I’ve seen 2 litres for $1 and 16 ounces for $1.59 before.)
If I ran one of these stores, I would do things differently. It would not appeal to as many people at this point, but there would be a larger, more interesting selection. More types of drinks exist in the world than we would think, and they don’t need to be filled with HFCS, caffeine, brominated vegetable oil, or artificial colors.
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Seltzer Water Fentimans’ soda Karoun Yogurt Drink
Flavored Water aloe drink Local 4% milk
tea Bragg apple- craft beer
protein drinks cider vinegar drink
Rice punch Kvass