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SpaceMonkey
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Oct 20, 2008, 01:58 PM
 
Sadness.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/busi...oors-Zima.html

What new "malternative" will rise to the bottom of the beverage industry?

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Oct 20, 2008, 02:00 PM
 
I couldn't stand the stuff, but I know some people loved it.
Sorry for your loss.
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Oct 20, 2008, 02:05 PM
 
Yay Smirnoff Ice...

Or something.
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 02:06 PM
 
Sorority girls everywhere panic, and Jolly Ranchers candies begin to amass on grocery store shelves as they go unpurchased,
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 02:09 PM
 
I've never even tried a Zima. What does it taste like anyway? Is it like a wine cooler or something?

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Oct 20, 2008, 02:15 PM
 
No worries, Zima is still around.

     
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Oct 20, 2008, 02:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I've never even tried a Zima. What does it taste like anyway? Is it like a wine cooler or something?
It's a "malt beverage". It's clear and has a sort of fruity/clean taste. Kind of like powerade with alcohol added, I suppose. It's in the same class as Bacardi O, Smirnoff Ice, and Smirnoff Triple Black. I think it's like 5.6% ABV.

So, it's basically beer for people who don't like beer.
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 02:49 PM
 
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Oct 20, 2008, 03:14 PM
 
Yes. And now countless '90s comedy references will slowly become less funny.

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Oct 20, 2008, 03:34 PM
 
I can't believe it took this long. Zima Gold was on the selves for like what? A couple months?
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 03:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Yes. And now countless '90s comedy references will slowly become less funny.
Or maybe it's about to become the tab of the alcohol world.
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 03:46 PM
 
Now what drink am I going to emasculate myself with?
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 04:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Or maybe it's about to become the tab of the alcohol world.
"I asked for a Zima, not emphysema!"

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Oct 20, 2008, 08:56 PM
 
I can understand why they discontinued it.
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Oct 20, 2008, 10:34 PM
 
I don't. It couldn't be because they marketed it as the last drink you would drink if there were no other drinks.

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Oct 21, 2008, 10:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Now what drink am I going to emasculate myself with?
You need a drink to accomplish that?
     
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Oct 21, 2008, 10:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I don't. It couldn't be because they marketed it as the last drink you would drink if there were no other drinks.
I've never forgotten those horrible commercials.
     
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Oct 21, 2008, 10:37 AM
 
Whoa. Flashback. Yet I do not remember what it tasted like.

I do unfortunately know what Budweiser American Ale tastes like: Ass.
     
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Oct 21, 2008, 04:05 PM
 
I just saw on Wikipedia that "many areas of the US" prohibit the sale of wine-based beverages anywhere except liquor stores. Where is this true? Indiana and Illinois, AFAIK, allow the sale of all alcoholic beverages in any store that has a license to sell alcohol, including convenience stores and supermarkets...
     
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Oct 22, 2008, 01:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
I just saw on Wikipedia that "many areas of the US" prohibit the sale of wine-based beverages anywhere except liquor stores. Where is this true? Indiana and Illinois, AFAIK, allow the sale of all alcoholic beverages in any store that has a license to sell alcohol, including convenience stores and supermarkets...
Colorado. Arkansas still has some dry counties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol...#List_by_state
     
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Oct 24, 2008, 06:46 AM
 
Arghhh....i dont feel that bad about it.....
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 12:33 AM
 
Ugh - glad to see it go.. Zima tasted like crap.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 10:43 PM
 
Gone?

I just saw a massive shelf full of it here in Japan.

Though it does taste horrible.
     
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Oct 28, 2008, 12:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by JoshuaZ View Post
Gone?

I just saw a massive shelf full of it here in Japan.

Though it does taste horrible.
Well the article said that the remaining product would still be moving through the distribution system until December.

Do people drink Zima in Japan?

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