My Coca Cola Addiction Continued

I admitted to this Coca Cola addiction a few years back. I’ve had it since I was a young lad. Occasionally, over the years I have tried to go cold turkey and the addiction gene that I inherited just won’t let go. My supplier of choice has been Coca Cola’s main dealer for most of my life. I’m not sure there is another entity that sells more Coca Cola than McDonald’s on this planet. Growing up in the 60’s, McDonald’s was the place to go for a young family, that’s how I got hooked.  Now I’ve almost eliminated buying food from them with my high blood pressure. I can taste the heavy salt that they use to preserve the beef. Their big promotion to sell all drinks at $1.00 has made it convenient for me to drive through and get two Cokes on the way home. I also ask for no ice as I wouldn’t want to dilute it any further.

In the recent modernization of their stores they have pushed the envelope in trying to increase the volume of customers they can accommodate. I believe their double drive through lanes is paying off for them.

Now being the Cola Connoisseur that I am, I may have to discontinue my relationship with McDonald’s because of a great flaw in their new system.

Their new soda dispenser that pours the beverages automatically is diluting, no polluting the pure taste that I crave and I’m going to stand up and say I’m not going to take it anymore. I’m tired of getting my drinks and having to circle around and ask for a manager to correct the situation. This has happened in multiple stores throughout the Chicagoland area. I don’t want to taste strawberry lemonade in my Coca Cola. I don’t want to taste grape bubblegum orange mixed in my drink. All the drinks now come out of the same tubes and it seems that a little of the previous drinks remain in the tubing poisoning my pure drink.

I’m not an alcohol beverage drinker. I never acquired a taste for it. But, I can imagine in my mind that I compare the nuisances of the bouquet of Coca Cola as a wine enthusiast would for their special Merlot or Pinot Nior. I’ve also had a young server at McDonalds hand me my beverage after having just put on her perfume with it still being wet on her hands and transferring that smell onto the lid of my drink. The experience of putting your mouth down onto the straw to then suck in all that from a young teenagers idea of what smells good. I’m sorry not all things go good with a Coke.

So, where does it leave me. If McDonald’s doesn’t fix the issue, I will have to get off my lazy ass and actually walk into the grocery store and buy my supply there. Maybe I’ll have to have a cooler in the car. Maybe a Yeti Cooler.I heard there great. So it’s probably goodbye old friend. Your greed to take care of the masses has cost you the  loyalty of some of your oldest customers that thought I needed a break today at McDonald’s.


I Have Coca Cola Addiction I am an Addict!

Coca Cola Addiction

There I said it. Its supposed to be the first step in overcoming an addiction right? Admitting that you are an addict just like an alcoholic needs to admit they are an alcoholic when they join “AA”.  But having a Coca Cola addiction is a little unusual in that Coke is “America’s” drink! We grew up with it, we were sold on how “American” it is. Were are even sold on it being the drink of the world.After all Coke Cola is in just about every country on this earth. I can’t think of any other soft drink with that kind of notoriety. The commercials; McDonalds and Coke, Olympics and Coke, Polar Bears and Coke, summer and Coke, Drive Inn’s and Coke the list just keeps going and going.

Its been about 30 days without a Cola Cola and I’d just about kill for one right now. You see at my peak when I stopped I was probably a 10 Coke a day man. Now I know what you thinking… how big is this guy? I was up to about 320 lbs. I’m 6ft. tall so I don’t look like those guys on the “Biggest Loser.” In the “hotel industry” many of my hotels had restaurants and I had access to the soft drink fountain gun any time I wanted.

In the last few years their has been an upward trend in getting healthier so we have been hearing more and more about how much sugar is in a can of Coke and how bad a Coca Cola addiction is. That alone is pretty scary but when you combine it with my age, my weight, and some diabetes in my family it finally caught up with me. Then a few weeks ago they added the new twist the carmel coloring maybe a cancer causing agent.

At 57 you start thinking about wanting to live a little longer. You want to do some of the things you had always wanted to when you were younger. Then there is the factor that you may be to out of shape or to sick to do anything. It kind of smacked me in the face. Which I deserved and needed.

I never thought of it as a Coca Cola addiction. I never thought that Coca Cola could kill me. Or shall I say Coca Cola assisting me in increasing the odds that I would be passing sooner that I had expected.  I’ve gone through a withdrawal that still hasn’t ended. There was the headaches ( I think that was the cafene). There were also the shakes ( not a lot). Then there was and still is the longing for just a sip, maybe a small glass the wanting a fix of Coca Cola. I’m assuming that that desire will go on for a long time just like with alcoholics. I compare it to morphine. I had that once for a surgery. Oh my god, was that stuff great, I never felt that way ever and did not want it to stop.

I don’t know the full extent of what it has done to my body over all these years but I went cold turkey and I hope I can make it. I wonder if thier is a Coca Cola addict support group. I think I’ll “Google” it! Wish me luck. Here is a Coca Cola Addiction site I guess I’m not alone. And another one.