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Half-Carbonated Soda

Soda with half carbonation than normal drinks
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I'm looking over at my Sunkist soda right now, with my fists curled in anger and my throat ablaze with carbonation fire.

I thought I was going to have a nice sip of soda, but no... I get Jack Daniels-like carbonation burn in my throat.

I propose soda with less carbonation- or perhaps a specific way to decrease the carbonation without having to let it sit there for a while

charlesw, Dec 04 2001

Solo lemon drink http://www.cadburys...tralian_brands.html
According to the commercials, "Less fizz so you can slam it down fast!!!". [mrkillboy, Dec 06 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Shake well before opening.
sirrobin, Dec 04 2001

       Heating it also works.
pottedstu, Dec 04 2001

       Attaboy, sirrobin.   

       Neil & Dan used to a lot when he was younger.
neelandan, Dec 04 2001

       I'm giving this a croissant. I can only think of one or two brands (both water) that say *lightly* carbonated. A better indication as to the level of carbonation in a drink would certainly help those of us whose internal functions get disrupted by an excess of fizz...
Lemon, Dec 04 2001

       Orangina + vodka = yum
bristolz, Dec 04 2001

       blissmiss: I wish. It's all down to too much coffee and not enough work to do/emails to write.
pottedstu, Dec 04 2001

       croissant for being a likeminded soul. I find I can do this by just adding a small amount of plain water
po, Dec 04 2001

       It is worth noting that soda sold in plastic jugs is overcarbonated, to compensate for the carbonation leaking through the plastic. So it is possible to end up with a more-recently-bottled-than-average bottle that is more carbonated then the manufacturer intended your experience to be, conversly, a less-recently-bottled-than-average bottle would have less fizz. Solution: buy the one that is really dusty.
JakePatterson, Dec 04 2001

       If you pour your carbonated beverage (is it soda or pop? or soda pop? or sodie? or ... ?) into a glass, sprinkle in a few grains of sugar, and stir for a moment then you can instantly remove about 30% of the fizz. Be sure to leave a little extra room at the top of the glass in case your beverage likes to foam. This is safer than opening a can after shaking it vigorously.
BigBrother, Dec 05 2001

       If you pour your carbonated drink into a glass, you'll notice that bubbles form where there are small imperfections on the inside of the glass. Anything will do, scratches on the glass, small pieces of dirt, etc. - the sharper the imperfection is the more effective it will be as a 'seed' for bubbles.
So, here's the idea: Make a special low-fizz glass for people who like lightly carbonated drinks. The interior of the glass would be lined with thousands of small, sharp points, precisely engineered to be the optimum shape for seeding carbon dioxide bubbles. When you pour your drink in the glass it will froth violently and then calm down.
hippo, Dec 05 2001

       Could a CO² absorption tablet be made that you could just drop in the can, bottle, or glass that reduced the carbonation by some amount, quickly?
bristolz, Dec 05 2001

       Add a small amount of bicarbonate of soda (sodium hydrogencarbonate) to neutralise the carbonic acid? Apart from producing a sudden flurry of bubbles of carbon dioxide, and making your coke less acid, what would that do?
pottedstu, Dec 05 2001

       Try fountain soda; it's generally less carbonated than bottled soda.
snarfyguy, Dec 06 2001

       Baked in the form of Solo lemon drink (see link).   

       Made by Cadbury/Schweppes, seems to be exclusive to Australia.
mrkillboy, Dec 06 2001

angel, Dec 06 2001

       The solution is quite simple:
Merely 'drop' the bottom of an open can or punt of bottle on a surface a few times - best results are achieved if you are able to do so at center of base - like on another bottletop or salt shaker. Lo and Behold, carbonation comes to top, thereby flattening drink somewhat - - careful not to overdo it though, beyond somewhat.
FYI, it is an excellent Bar 'Trick' to play on someone you don't like.
thumbwax, Dec 06 2001

       BigBrother: "This is safer than opening a can after shaking it vigorously"   

       But not -nearly- as much fun...
StarChaser, Dec 06 2001

       Buy soda and carbonation separately. Mix to your taste and drink.
neelandan, Dec 07 2001

       Buy in bottles. Shake mildly. Twist open just until it hisses. Close. Repeat as necessary.
Tabbyclaw, May 15 2004


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