is there a better way to remove the carbonation from soda?

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  1. loki8481

    loki8481 Lifer

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    so, I was craving the taste of a diet coke today. unfortunately, I hate carbonated beverages. I stopped drinking soda over 3 years ago and after this long, the carbonation feels really uncomfortable in my mouth and inevitably makes my stomach feel like shit.

    on the advice of a google search, I poured half of the 20 oz bottle of diet coke into an 18 oz cup, added a packet of splenda, and stirred it up. it did the trick, the soda is now like 95% flat, but I'm wondering if there's an easier way to do it that doesn't involve creating a mess and altering the base flavor of the soda (or popping the cap on the bottle and waiting a week)
     
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    Shake it and then leave it open in the fridge for 2 days. That should do the trick.
     
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    Heat it up. Cool it back down.
     
  4. Platypus

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    swish it around your mouth before you swallow it
     
  5. BudAshes

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    You like the taste of flat diet coke?

    WTF
     
  6. Imp

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    Taste diet coke without the carbonation? Werd.

    One clean method I've figured out is to empty half the can of cola, then shake the remaining contents in the can violently; not hard enough for it to fly out.

    Guess you can leave the other half in a cup to fizz out slowly.
     
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    Shake, release the gas, recap, shake again. It should have it flat in under 2 minutes.
     
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    Drop a Mentos in - gets the carbonation out quickly.
     
  9. loki8481

    loki8481 Lifer

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    it's the same principle behind adding the packet of splenda (sugar or salt or any other tiny particles would probably do the same thing) but I'd love to avoid the mess (or having to perform the operation over a sink/garbage can)
     
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    shortylickens No Lifer

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    If you dont like carbonation dont drink coke. I dunno even know how this is an issue. The worst thing about soda is that carbonation fucking up your system. If you dont even like it then theres no reason to bother with soda. Drink Hershey syrup instead. Use it to wash down a caffeine pill.
     
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    Get juice instead. It's a little less unhealthy.
     
  12. loki8481

    loki8481 Lifer

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    because I had a craving for the flavor of a diet coke? :confused:

    I drink water about 95% of the time.
     
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    I too hate carbonation. One of my biggest pet peeves with beers is over carbonation.

    My go to drink is ice tea. Always have an 1 1/2 gal. pitcher in the fridge. Making it from bags has got to be the cheapest thirst quencher there is outside of water.
     
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    How odd, this would be the first I've heard of people not liking carbonated drinks.
     
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    Yep.

    Fresh Diet coke = awesome
    Flat diet coke = OMG I put pure death in my mouth!!!
     
  17. nanette1985

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    I also hate carbonation. On the rare times that carbonated soda is the only drink going, I just sit there and stir it. Also, blowing bubbles with a straw helps. And is still fun, even though I'm not a grade schooler any more.