Replacing soda pop with barley malt beverages?

whm1974

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Well I stared drinking soda again unfortunately and it seems that I can't drink the stuff once in awhile or even in moderation without losing control....

I did however found out about barley malt powder and now I'm wondering about making beverages from it as a replacement for diet soda. I was considering getting the Barley Malt syrup but the powder would be easier to work with.

Amazon does sell both of them. but if I can get it locally that will be better.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013ADVPZ...&pd_rd_r=5c5057a6-cdd4-11e8-b413-df24a88cfed6
 

ImpulsE69

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That does not remotely sound appealing....

I drink the carbonated flavored water that they sell around (Like WalMart). They are zero calorie, zero sodium....although I'm sure like with everything there is something bad about them. I can't stand diet soda, but I can tolerate these they don't taste too diety.
 

whm1974

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That does not remotely sound appealing....

I drink the carbonated flavored water that they sell around (Like WalMart). They are zero calorie, zero sodium....although I'm sure like with everything there is something bad about them. I can't stand diet soda, but I can tolerate these they don't taste too diety.
Well I could buy a bag and try it out. Maybe buy a soda water maker and perhaps add some stevia to it? Mix it up in a 2L bottle?
 

DigDog

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Replacing soda pop with barley malt beverages water

Excellent idea, go for it.
 

lxskllr

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Isn't that exactly diet soda? Fizzy, flavoured water.
Not as it's commonly understood here, at least by me. I assume he's talking about flavored seltzer, which is technically soda, but differentiated from something like coke. Where you have to be careful is some products look like seltzer, and are clear, but have bullshit like aspertame in them, and they taste sweeter than coke, with that delicious chemical aftertaste D^:
 

WelshBloke

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Not as it's commonly understood here, at least by me. I assume he's talking about flavored seltzer, which is technically soda, but differentiated from something like coke. Where you have to be careful is some products look like seltzer, and are clear, but have bullshit like aspertame in them, and they taste sweeter than coke, with that delicious chemical aftertaste D^:
It's all just fizzy, flavoured water. Sometimes sweetened with sugar sometimes with other chemicals.

The main difference is advertising budget!
 

ponyo

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You're an odd fellow. You seem obsessed with barley and grains for some reason. I grew up drinking barley tea. I love it but I also love water and pretty much all tea.

You're not going to stop drinking soda regardless if you drink barley tea. You're addicted to sugar water. Drinking barley tea won't help or solve that. You need self control and that comes from within and not from some drink.
 

Rifter

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Who in Hell even drinks water?

I do, 2 Liters a day.

My daily fluid intake is a cup of coffee in the morning. A Liter of water during my work day, another liter of water after work that i usually finish by the next morning, and sometimes a tea after dinner.
 

whm1974

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You're an odd fellow. You seem obsessed with barley and grains for some reason. I grew up drinking barley tea. I love it but I also love water and pretty much all tea.

You're not going to stop drinking soda regardless if you drink barley tea. You're addicted to sugar water. Drinking barley tea won't help or solve that. You need self control and that comes from within and not from some drink.
Cold Turkey works but asI'm finding out that even with small bit of soda, I'm right back on it.
 

ImpulsE69

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Grown ups?

Water or fizzy water for soft drinks.



Isn't that exactly diet soda? Fizzy, flavoured water.

Eh, it is slightly different. No sodium..etc. It may have aspertine in it, I'm not sure. It doesn't have as bad diet aftertaste as normal diet soda does.

Who in Hell even drinks water?

I primarily drink water, and lots of it. I've always been a heavy liquid drinker so it's a good thing I like water or I'd probably be fat as hell.
 

lxskllr

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It's all just fizzy, flavoured water. Sometimes sweetened with sugar sometimes with other chemicals.

The main difference is advertising budget!
The fizzy water I drink doesn't have any sweetener whatsoever. My favorite flavored was Strathmore, but they disappeared around here. I now drink Polar, Perrier, or Wegmans store brand. Favorite plain is Gerolsteiner. It has a bold manly flavor. Tastes like Coors light, but better :^D
 

WelshBloke

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The fizzy water I drink doesn't have any sweetener whatsoever. My favorite flavored was Strathmore, but they disappeared around here. I now drink Polar, Perrier, or Wegmans store brand. Favorite plain is Gerolsteiner. It has a bold manly flavor. Tastes like Coors light, but better :^D
San Pelegrino is pretty damn good if you want a mineraly fizzy water.
 
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Carson Dyle

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I like malted barley (in chocolate malts, anyway), so I'd give it a try as a hot drink. The barley malt soda pop idea, though, sounds pretty disgusting.

Gives me an even better idea... Adding barley malt to hot cocoa might be pretty damned good.

*Edit* Like most things in this world, I'm not the first to think of it.
 

whm1974

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I like malted barley (in chocolate malts, anyway), so I'd give it a try as a hot drink. The barley malt soda pop idea, though, sounds pretty disgusting.

Gives me an even better idea... Adding barley malt to hot cocoa might be pretty damned good.
We barley soda is sold in Europe and is somewhat popular.
 

ponyo

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This small business had a hard time making a profit from selling malted barley to beer companies so she decided to make roasted barley for tea and coffee for those avoiding caffeine.
https://www.robarr.com/shop/index.php?l=page_view&p=about_us
Neat, anyone think so?
Neat? I wish her luck as she's going to need it. She acts like roasted barley tea is something completely new that she developed and it took her two years to develop. Lol. All she had to do was travel to Korea, Japan, or China. She could've saved herself 2 years and the hassle. They've been drinking barley tea for probably like thousand years. It's served like water in Korea. If you go to any Korean restaurant in the US or Korea, they will ask you if you want glass of water or glass of hot/cold barley tea. And if you go to any Korean grocery store in the US like H-mart, they will have barley tea for couple bucks for a pound. She wants $10 /lb plus shipping? Lol. She's trying to get coffee prices for barley. :eek:
https://www.ohhowcivilized.com/barley-tea/

I drink barley tea year round and have for 40 plus years. I can tell you drinking barley tea will do nothing for your soda addiction.
 

whm1974

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Neat? I wish her luck as she's going to need it. She acts like roasted barley tea is something completely new that she developed and it took her two years to develop. Lol. All she had to do was travel to Korea, Japan, or China. She could've saved herself 2 years and the hassle. They've been drinking barley tea for probably like thousand years. It's served like water in Korea. If you go to any Korean restaurant in the US or Korea, they will ask you if you want glass of water or glass of hot/cold barley tea. And if you go to any Korean grocery store in the US like H-mart, they will have barley tea for couple bucks for a pound. She wants $10 /lb plus shipping? Lol. She's trying to get coffee prices for barley. :eek:
https://www.ohhowcivilized.com/barley-tea/

I drink barley tea year round and have for 40 plus years. I can tell you drinking barley tea will do nothing for your soda addiction.
Well I do buy pearled barley so I can trying roasting that for barley tea instead. Or do I need whole grain barley instead?