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Brands; Diet Coke; Diet Coke Guy; 7-Eleven; Self identification


During the decade leading up to the birth of my son, I averaged 44 ounces of Diet Coke every single day, an amount equal to the volume of the original 7-Eleven Super Big Gulp cup. Forty-four ounces a day, though some days I went with BP or Mobil, anywhere with a soda fountain. Forty-four ounces a day, and that includes those days when I visited restaurants where only Pepsi was served, and sick days when I couldn’t leave bed or even swallow. In fact, when factoring in the number of “free-fills” scored at various eateries, 44 ounces is probably low-balling it.


Identification; Brand name products; Brand choice; Coke

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Holic, Nathan(VIAF); Holic, Nathan(LC)


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