Americans love soda, even if most sodas don't have drugs in them anymore. While there are plenty of health risks associated with drinking too much soda, it can't be denied that a nice cold root beer with a burger every now and then can be a wonderful treat on a hot summer day. It's still one of the most American things you could possibly do.

Soft drinks are also big business, in case you've been living under a rock for the past hundred years. The soda market has been so lucrative that we have no shortage of brands, tastes, and calorie options to choose from. It's an embarrassment of riches, one might say, and whether it's Coke or Pepsi, or anything in-between, everybody has their favorite. Except for Colorado, it seems...

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You see, Eat This, Not That put together a list of each state's favorite soda. As you might expect, most states had your usual suspects, such as California's love of cream soda, or the prevailing popularity of Dr. Pepper in Alabama, Delaware, Oregon, and any general place that I happen to be at any given moment. However, Colorado decided that our state's favorite soda wouldn't even be a soda at all.

According to the list, Colorado's favorite 'soda' is actually Sweet Tea. Don't get me wrong, I love a good sweet tea, but if your teacher asks you for an eraser and you hand them the keys to your house, you've technically failed the assignment. Colorado wasn't alone in picking something as their favorite soda that really isn't that: Michigan, for instance, chose the Slurpee, which can have soda flavoring but is usually best known for two flavors: red and blue.

Don't even get me started on the three states that chose Squirt as their favorite soda, because there is clearly something wrong with their taste buds. Squirt isn't a soda, and it's way past time for people to stop pretending that it's not just a grapefruit-flavored bathroom cleaner. Blech!

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