sodaTop of the mornin' to you! Have you had your breakfast soda yet? Three restaurants are pushing soda for breakfast -- because apparently soda is the new coffee. Five minutes ago soda was the worst food on the planet, but now it's part of this nutritious breakfast. And I'm wondering why you haven't had yours yet! Four out of five dentists who want to buy a new boat recommend drinking soda first thing in the morning.

Okay, we all know someone who with one of those big plastic refill mugs filled with their favorite soda mojo firmly planted in their hand from dawn to dusk. Hell, even Brad Pitt admits he gives it to his kids for breakfast sometimes. But I always considered morning soda drinkers a rare breed. Is this really catching on? Is soda for breakfast going to become a "thing"? And what are these morning soda specials, anyway?

Well, there's Steak 'n Shake offering a free breakfast burrito (actual food) with the purchase of a 28-ounce Coke. In select locations Sonic is offering their "Morning Drink Stop" 99-cent fountain drinks. And then there is my favorite: Select Taco Bell restaurants in Southern California are selling MTN Dew A.M., Mountain Dew mixed with orange juice. And that exists "because of customer demand," according to a spokesman. P.S., creative spelling because it's just too early to spell out the whole word "mountain."

So much for that jumbo soda ban in New York City. Out on the other coast it's F*CK YEAH SODA ALL DAY LONG! And here we were, modestly suggesting you treat soda as dessert. Silly! The soda beast must be fed. It will not die. IT CANNOT DIE. As for me, I'm still sticking with the unsweetened coffee. I can't afford that mid-morning breakfast soda sugar crash.

Do you ever drink soda in the morning?

 

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