Giving Up ... or not?  

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
3484 posts
4/13/2006 6:21 am

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Giving Up ... or not?

It was during the European Hot Tub meet in Derbyshire back in February that I decided to cut back on caffeine.

One friend there got me hooked on drinking water while another talked of how she was trying to wean herself off Coke ‒ please note capitalisation!

Hey, we all know that caffeine isn’t really good for us and I have a huge supply of delicious herbal teas (some courtesy of a very kind Dutch lady, others courtesy of my local shops). What’s more, financial imperatives and my new job meant that I wasn’t going into Caffe Nero two or three times a day for a fix.

For a while it went well and I can put my hand on my heart and say that I am still drinking the merest fraction of the number of cups of coffee that I once did.

You know there’s a but lurking, don’t you?

But then the Coca Cola Corporation brought out Diet Pepsi with Cherry. Oh, the taste of it! Oh, the very smell of it! It’s almost like drinking black forest gateau, albeit with a touch of the usual Diet Coke synthetic aftertaste. It’s tempting, so very tempting.

Not nearly as tempting, though, as what Pepsi did to me: they released Pepsi Max Cino. Not content with hooking me with Pepsi Max, a calorie-free Pepsi that tastes unreservedly good to my humble taste-buds, they now lace it with coffee flavour! It’s downright cruel. It’s also downright tasty. It’s my new tipple of choice ‒ at least for those times when alcohol is not advisable. It was inevitable really: someone who struggles anyway with a Pepsi Max addiction and a coffee addiction is really going to have a tough time when the two are combined into one handy fix.

So, I’m afraid that my caffeine intake has risen again.

I suppose I should be pleased that Pepsi Max Cino seems to be a limited-time offering and is rapidly disappearing from the shelves. However, I now read that Coke are preparing Coca Cola Blak which doesn’t take the Pepsi approach of adding a coffee flavour to a cola but mixes real coffee with cola …

I am so doomed …

… but then I’m sure you’re all aware that caffeine improves sexual potency, aren’t you?


GB_Cple 66M/55F  
3046 posts
4/13/2006 10:04 am

I wonder if they will ever make , Nicotine flavored coke
a forlorn hope.

"but then I’m sure you’re all aware that caffeine improves sexual potency, aren’t you?"

erm actualy no, but willing to try anything lol

Wackytits 53F

4/13/2006 11:15 am

OMG! Why did you tell me about this? Not am I going to be climbing the walls with all the extra caffeine....I'm going to be hornier too!!! xx

*Rushes off to the supermarket*

GB_Cple 66M/55F  
3046 posts
4/13/2006 11:22 am



helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
4/13/2006 4:51 pm

I still maintain that sparkling H2O is the best thing to drink!!

I confess to having a liking for Diet Coke with Lime (or Lemon too, for that matter), and Master Hansen just loves the new Cherry Coke. Have you tried the Vanilla Coke?

Anyway, I'll stick with my H2O, and the odd medicated coffee!


PS. Any chance of a demo of the sexual potency you mention?

Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

zizzlinghot 50F

4/14/2006 4:13 am

Sorry, I was about to post a Birthday Greeting here but helga distracts me (again!) with her pic..euh..where was I?
OH yeah!!
Happy Birthday!!!

zizzlinghot 50F

4/14/2006 4:24 am

Caffeine as aphrosidiac? hrmmmm very interesting theory. I wonder if that's the same with oysters and asparagus...its just a myth.
Giving up caffeine is like giving up my sex life.Two opposite poles that attracts me.

brightblonde3 58F

4/14/2006 10:30 am

Happy birthday, Q!


GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
4/14/2006 12:00 pm

Happy Birthday

onlyfive 69M

4/14/2006 3:41 pm

I drank beer. Lots of beer. It made me a mighty nice fellow as well as being very refreshing.

I drink beer. Very little beer. I'm still a pretty nice fellow. It's still refreshing and helps one cool off on a hot day.

I drink mineral water. Lots of it. Pelligrino. It's as refreshing as beer (almost) and healthier than any soft drink.

Caffeine does have it's uses. Try it for migraine headache, asthma attack, anything where dilating the blood vessels will provide relief.

I still like beer.

racingcrazy67 49M

4/17/2006 4:49 am

Cherry coke? Eeeeeuuuuw!!!!

Love the vanilla one though. I have too cut back on coffee and only drink 2 or 3 in the mornings only.

Hadn't realised that caffeine makes one horny and in my situation I'd better quit altogether!

trish778 43F

4/17/2006 9:20 am

I know the feeling well.

Belated happy birthday!

HotDev1l 45M
1265 posts
4/17/2006 4:56 pm

OK....Coke for only full fat non f****d up variant. Coffee is generally without milk but when I do have milk.,...milk first. Water cooled off boiling point (1-2 minutes) no sugar and STRONG......but coffee and coke/cola......are NOT happy stablemates in my stomach!!!!

hotandhorny107 58F

4/22/2006 11:00 pm

I am doomed if I miss my daily intake of caffiene. Tea first thing then the biggest damn coffee I can by. Rather have it fed intravenously but no one can do that yet.

And I feel terrible that I missed your birthday How ever can I make it up to you? Has a good idea ;0)

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
4/23/2006 1:13 pm

GBC ... Just remember what happened to Homer Simpson when he grew nicotine-enhanced tomatoes? Dangerous stuff ...

Wacky ... Well if I have to suffer, I don't see why I should have to suffer alone!

Swede ... Well, so far so good. I guess if it ever becomes a choice between prescription drugs and giving up caffeine to maintain any semblence of sexual potency I may succeed in giving up caffeine! In the meantime, I'm not drinking nearly as much caffeine as I used to and I am still drinking water by the bucketful.

Helga ... Nothing wrong with water ... hang on, wasn't it you that corrupted me by getting me drinking water in the first place? Corruption indeed! As for Coke with Vanilla ... well, I suppose if it were that or cyanide I'd drink it As for my sexual potency ... demonstrations by advance booking only, m'dear!

Zizz ... Thanks for the wishes - and I understand entirely about Helga's picture {leer} ... not that yours is without its interest of course As for the aphrodisiac qualities, I firmly believe that anything is an aphrodisiac if you only convince yourself that it is!

Katsback ... Thanks - and a hearty welcome to my blog!

BB3 ... Thanks for the wishes - and smooches are ALWAYS appreciated

Goddess ... Thanks! And I hope you recognised the reference to your good self - I owe you one.

Onlyfive ... I understand all of that - and I enjoy beer too. I've just learned over the years when to drink it and when not to!

Racing ... Not another vanilla fiend? Yegods - and I thought you had taste!

Trish ... Thanks

Hot ... Um ... remind me not to invite you over for a quick coffee!!

Polly ... I suspect you might be right

Hotandhorny ... So many addictions, so little time, eh? How can you make up for missing my birthday? Send me an email and explain what you had in mind?

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