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What Do You Drink With Breakfast?

A recent study is showing that more people are drinking soda with breakfast!

Breakfast consumers order a soft drink with their breakfast 15.1 percent of the time, compared with 7.9 percent of the time in 1990, said Harry Balzer, an NPD executive vice president who has studied U.S. eating habits for more than 25 years. At the same time, Balzer said, coffee was being ordered 38 percent of the time, compared with 48.7 percent 15 years ago.



The statistics are specific to drinks with meals and do not, for example, address the Starbucks phenomenon.



I personally don't drink much soda, and can't possibly fathom it before noon. If I'm eating breakfast I like to have a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.



Source: The Seattle Times



So, what do you drink with breakfast?

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saffy1227 saffy1227 10 years
plain water
BonjourChaton BonjourChaton 10 years
Two cups of Barry's Irish Breakfast Tea with three sugar cubes and some organic milk in a big mug. It's absolutely crucial.
VIOLHAINE VIOLHAINE 10 years
Most of the time, I have orange juice with my coffee/tea/cappuccino. But sometimes, I have other juices... As for soda for breakfast, it seems UNBELIEVABLE to me! Maybe that's because I'm French - I don't think it's in French people's habits to drink soda early in the morning...
lindac lindac 10 years
Water, water and more water. It seems like all I drink some days! Sometimes I drink Earl Gray, English Breakfast with breakfast but love to mix it up when I get the urge for tea. Green, White Pomegranate, herbals, you name, I'll drink it. :)
cubadog cubadog 10 years
32 ounces of water and then I can have a Diet Coke on my way to work. I drink a ton of water everyday so I don't feel bad about having my Diet Coke.
baltimoregal baltimoregal 10 years
I drink one Coke in the morning- I grew up in the South and it's very common there. I need caffeine (NOT a morning person) but coffee upsets my stomach. Then I drink water for the rest of the day and night unless I go out to eat or something- when I'll have a glass of white wine or two with lots of water. BaltimoreGal
BrunetteSugar BrunetteSugar 10 years
Tomato Juice.... LOTS of lemon! YUM!
iheartfooty iheartfooty 10 years
I like Cranberry Juice....I usually have cranberry juice and Coffee!! I also have green tea later on in the day
RainbowCrayon RainbowCrayon 10 years
I'm a coffee drinker, But if I'm having eggs I drink Chocolate milk. Don't ask why, I know it's gross. **~~Everyone who's anyone has been on sesame street.~~**
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
Most of the people I know that drink soda in the mornings do it out of convenience. It's easy to grab, there are vending machines all over the place, and it gives you that jolt of sugary caffeine with portability. I don't think a lot of people who sit down and have breakfast are the soda drinkers -- it's impossible for me to imagine someone who has a kitchenful of options deciding to settle for something so ill-suited to waking up!
HariboLicorice HariboLicorice 10 years
I hate orange juice.
RockinHeartJD RockinHeartJD 10 years
Soda in the morning is so ridiculous. What is the world coming to!!? I usually drink a big glass of milk (but then again I am a milkaholic) and a smaller glass of orange juice to pack in those vitamins earlier in the day! Sometimes, but rarely, I have a double shot of espresso or coffee.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
I dont really eat breakfast but I drink either tea or milk in the morning. But mostly tea to warm me up
Jus-Me Jus-Me 10 years
Random I am I'm drinking orange juice right now!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
I drink herbal tea nearly every morning.
siren6 siren6 10 years
I find the soft drink stats kind of shocking! I can't imagine that sugary film feeling on your teeth so early in the morning.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I usually drink grapefruit, orange/tangerine, or pineapple juice. I drink all fresh squeezed except for the pineapple of course :-) I'm all in.
aembry396 aembry396 10 years
I confess...Diet Coke in the morning and the 5 or so afterwards are horrible for me...and I should not be as addicted to them as I should...but I don't like to wait for coffee and juice doesn't do anything for me in the morning! Preppy to the max!
HariboLicorice HariboLicorice 10 years
Usually water if I work out before classes start- then coffee afterwards. I legitimately love the taste of coffee- I don't drink it for the jolt. My workout gives me that. Otherwise I usually start the day with coffee because I can't eat solid food in the morning without being nauseated.
lilren lilren 10 years
Decaf English Breakfast -- a habit I picked up years ago when I studied abroad in England. =)
gr8gossipqueen gr8gossipqueen 10 years
yumm hazlenut coffee!! or water
ashleycakes ashleycakes 10 years
Recently I usually drink a V8 splash or lemonade with breakfast. About 5 months ago, I decided to stop drinking sodas and caffeine. I would drink a diet pepsi in the morning, but I think it mostly had to do with my addiction to that small amount of caffeine it has in it. When I started drinking 4 or 5 diet pepsi's or diet coke's a day, I decided it was time to stop doing that! _________________________ You bad doggie!
MissVecchio MissVecchio 10 years
ew... soda in the morning? i didn't even know that was possible! :D Actually, maybe it's because i don't drink soda at all, but still, it's just too gross anytime before lunch! I usually drink either water, milk, tea or juice in the morning!
aembry396 aembry396 10 years
Unfortch, I am addicted to Diet Coke. Sadly, I can't wait to have my first one of the morning. Preppy to the max!
Huckleberry Huckleberry 10 years
orange juice med. pulp, chocolate silk light and v8.
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