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Have you ever heard of or tried "drinking vinegar?"

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Drinking Vinegar?
« on: June 01, 2008, 12:57:15 AM »
This is VERY off-topic for software, but I'm curious...

How many people here have heard of or tried "drinking vinegar?"

It's exactly that -- vinegar that's meant for drinking. Comes in different flavors, and it's absolutely FANTASTIC!

Think of "drinking yoghurt," but for vinegar. (Drinking yoghurt is available in North America and Europe, right?)

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 01:12:15 AM »
I think this trend started in Japan a couple of years back (like many other weird stuff). Heard about fruit flavoured vinegar beverages but have'nt tried one yet.

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Drinking yoghurt is available in North America and Europe, right?

and in Asia, the Middle-East...

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 01:20:58 AM »
Drinking yoghurt is a traditional drink in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and some other mideast countries.

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 01:24:07 AM »
Heard of it, never tried it.

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008, 01:25:31 AM »
I'd like to see the distinction between those who have only heard of it and those who have actually tried it in the poll.


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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008, 02:07:30 AM »
I'd like to see the distinction between those who have only heard of it and those who have actually tried it in the poll.

I am first  :D... I answered no, but if Apple Cider falls in this category... then it would be a big YES  :drinksmiley:.

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008, 04:11:45 AM »
We have drinking yoghurt in .dk, but never heard of drinking vinegar - and it sounds like a really bad idea to me. Vinegar is a biiiit to acidic for your whole system, generally, and which decent properties does it have?
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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008, 04:29:14 AM »
f0dder, no its not bad, if you research the question, you will find it's not bad to drink it.. (some thing I done when I was worried if it was bad to drink as much vinegar as I did.. lol)

I love vinegar, I can eat any food with it, and yes, I usually drink a few mouth fulls with my meals :D
(not to mention sauce, sauce and vinegar, I don't think I would eat as much with out them.. )

edit: I drink regular vinegar.. this vinegar made especially for drinking, never tried that tho.. I'm happy with my V, I don't drink drink it, but with meals I have a substantial amount :P
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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008, 07:07:15 AM »
never tried it, but  IMHO normal vinegar is disgusting on its own

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008, 12:28:01 PM »
Well, my father once had a bottle of wine that tasted like vinegar, apparently he left it in the barrel for too long. And still he claimed it was great :D

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008, 01:38:18 PM »
I've heard of it only for an alternative medical treatment for, if memory serves me correctly(don't trust my memory as I don't ;)), I believe kidney stones.

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2008, 02:24:29 PM »
Well, my father once had a bottle of wine that tasted like vinegar, apparently he left it in the barrel for too long. And still he claimed it was great :D
;D

Vinegar:
apparently (from what I've read & I'm not quoting/digging up sources :P) cider vinegar is the good one
It's the only vinegar that actually stimulates digestion/digestive juices - all other vinegars actually inhibit digestion.
Apparently it's good for lots of other things - but I couldnt for the life of me tell you what but, if I'm making a salad dressing that's always the first ingredient

I misread the the poll as simply drinking vinegar (as opposed to "drinking vinegar?")
Never heard of that (the "drinking vinegar?"), but then never thought I'd see "green tea" soft drinks in the corner shop either...
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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008, 02:39:31 PM »
We have quite a few variants of drinking yoghurt in India & people are really fond of it, I personally find it disgusting.
Drinking vinegar I've never heard of... can't be good for the body, can it?

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2008, 09:56:27 PM »
I've seen this thread and even have heard some discussions in IRC about this topic over the past couple days.

One thing I find very curious is that most of us here seem to be absolutely disgusted by the idea of drinking vinegar, with many of us saying it can't be good for the body. Yet how many of us don't think twice about drinking alcohol? It's a product known for liver damage, addiction, and other undesirable side effects, yet I would venture to guess that most people in this thread drink alcoholic beverages at least a couple of times a week.


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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2008, 10:10:17 PM »
Excellent point, Deozaan. I only drink on occasions but yeah, it's something one never gives a second thought to. Maybe we're conditioned to think drinking booze is OK, or even 'cool'. Incidentally advertising liquor is illegal here, so some companies have started manufacturing water & apple juice and promoting their main product with wink-wink ads for apple juice.  ;D

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2008, 02:06:56 AM »
I'd like to see the distinction between those who have only heard of it and those who have actually tried it in the poll.

I am first  :D...

Not quite.  Look above Deozaan's post. :P  ;D

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2008, 02:13:31 AM »
Deozaan, - alcohol is actually good for your digestion too!!
(you can tell digestion is a theme for me :D)
Although I remember reading a claim somewhere that the combination of fatty meats & alcohol causes a particularly high rate of liver damage (cirrhosis)
Also supposed to be good for the heart - in moderation naturally
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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2008, 03:23:25 AM »
It's supposed to be very good for you.

For a fun read on the topic (kind of), check out Aesop and his little escapades with his master. (He feeds people all pickled things and gets people sick.)

It SOUNDS bizarre, but honestly, it's some of the best stuff you'll ever try. Think "Uber-Awesome Kool-Aid!"

I've been drinking it for a long time, but never actually read any of the English on the bottles. A couple weeks ago I read the English, "Drinking Vinegar", and while I knew what it was, it just all of a sudden seemed very strange to actually read it in English. (Korean is kind of like that... What sounds normal in Korean makes no sense at all in English.)

So, anyone that's tried it, how did you like it? (I'm going to go have another glass now! :) )
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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2008, 06:36:50 AM »
For all of you who were participating in the contest to choose which day Renegade would truly lose his mind, please check your entry cards.  The one closest to June 1st has won.  To claim your prize*, if you believe you are the winner, please send your winning card to:
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*prize money will be awarded in the form of vinegar and clam juice.
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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2008, 07:19:09 AM »
if you believe you are the winner, please send your winning card to

I can't right now, I'm too busy bottling my fish and chips  ;)


Renegade, just how did you get turned on to drinking this in the first place?

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2008, 09:31:12 AM »
For all of you who were participating in the contest to choose which day Renegade would truly lose his mind, please check your entry cards.  The one closest to June 1st has won.  To claim your prize*, if you believe you are the winner, please send your winning card to:
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*prize money will be awarded in the form of vinegar and clam juice.

The correct address is:

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Mouser, don't you know your Van Halen? (5150 is the California code for the criminally insane. :) ) And it's "Guitar & Drum Trainer." Not "Guitar Trainer & Drums!" ;) You're confusing me with a self-help guru, that no self-respecting criminally insane musical wacko would ever be caught dead impersonating! (Unless it were to do something both criminal and insane!)

@cranioscopical

I don't remember exactly. It was a few years ago. It was new in the store and I'm a complete drinking fanatic. If I could drink all my meals I would. I LOVE to drink. I'll try damn near anything that's liquid. (That's "near" for those with smarty pants comments! ;) )

Anyways, like I mentioned before, I just recently read the English (I can read Korean) and noticed just how bizarre it looks. As I don't spend much time outside of Korea and Asia, I was curious as to if others around the world had heard of it or tried it.

But really, it is THAT good. It sounds completely wacked and totally insane, but it really does taste amazingly good! My friend's uncle is nuts for it and I can't blame him.

And yes, when I get to places in South East Asia, one of my favorite things is to get into the corner stores and grocery stores and buy drinks! And fresh fruit! Love it!

I've had some drinks that I don't care for like "black jelly drink" and some others, but it's always worth a try. (I like grass jelly drink, just not the "black" version.)

For those that have never been to SE Asia... It just rocks! It's a MUST do for everyone at least once in their lives.
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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2008, 10:46:11 AM »
grass jelly drink
Learn something every day; I must admit I'd never heard of that.  I'll have to find some and try it.

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2008, 10:52:42 AM »
Apple cider vinegar is actually good for some cleaning your dietary track

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2008, 11:00:02 AM »
grass jelly drink
Learn something every day; I must admit I'd never heard of that.  I'll have to find some and try it.


In HK, you get it for desert with creamy milk.

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Re: Drinking Vinegar?
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2008, 11:01:45 AM »