JEFF PEARLMAN

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Coca-Cola Vanilla Zero

So about 1 1/2 years ago I gave up soda. Gave it up. Too many chemicals, too crappy, too much sugar, on and on.

With ine problem: I loooooove soda.

I really do. I love the bubble, I love the taste, I love it with Mexican and with pizza and with cake and with nothing. I just love it. So I still drink soda—the vice that I’ve never been all that concerned about.

I did, however, mostly give up regular soda, which adds tons of calories for no good reason. Now my soda of choice is Coke Vanilla Zero. Which is, to be blunt, fantastic, times 1,000.

One day, once again, I will give up soda.

Just not today.

Burp.