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Why do they call it ginger ale

when there's no ginger in it?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 4512/31/2012

Vernor's has ginger in it.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 112/30/2012

[quote]Vernor's has ginger in it.

Not as much as before. It tastes really watered down now.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 212/30/2012

The real question is: Why do I only seem to drink ginger ale at 30,000 feet?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 312/30/2012

Why do they call it butter, when there is no butt in it?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 412/30/2012

It used to have ginger in it.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 512/30/2012

I'm drinking a can of Vernor's right now, and there is NO ginger listed in the ingredients.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 612/30/2012

Because at one time it did have ginger in it, and the name stuck even as the ginger was replaced by "natural" and artificial flavors. I'm sure you could have figured that out if you really, really thought about it.

You might also be surprised to learn that there are a lot of flavored drinks (orange, cherry, grape, for example)that don't contain any actual fruit.

And, sour apple Jolly Ranchers have no apple, and strawberry Twizzlers no strawberry. Go figure.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 712/30/2012

Why is it called 'ale', when it's no longer brewed?!?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 812/30/2012

I used to love it, but now it gives me the trots.

Discuss.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 912/30/2012

LOL, R4? When I was a kid, I thought that Peanut Butter had butter in it and refused to eat it 'cause I hate butter.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 1012/30/2012

Why do they call them Girl Scout Cookies, when there are no girl scouts in them?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 1112/30/2012

Canada Dry Ginger Ale advertises it's "Made from Real Ginger."

by Ginger beer is betterreply 1212/30/2012

Does hamburger have ham in it?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 1312/30/2012

I love you, R3

by Ginger beer is betterreply 1412/30/2012

OP why are you an idiot?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 1512/30/2012

Because it was developed by a redhead.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 1612/30/2012

I first had a ginger beer in Bermuda on vacation and -- wow!

That's some ginger flavor. It was actually "hot" from all the ginger.

Good stuff.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 1712/30/2012

How dull. We always spent time talking about who was in Ginger, not what Ginger was in.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 1812/30/2012

What R12 said. The ginger recipe is a "secret" that's why they use "natural flavors" instead of "ginger" in the ingredients list.

Ginger ale still has ginger and is still good for an upset stomach/GI.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 1912/30/2012

Redneck caviar doesn't have any rednecks in it.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 2012/30/2012

Why do they call it baby oil when it's not made from babies?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 2112/30/2012

I think ginger ale is just Coke and Sprite mixed together, although I can't prove it.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 2212/30/2012

You need some Buffalo Rock ginger ale. It has a real ginger bite to it that almost burns--and it's delicious. It's practically the best thing in Alabama.

And it does all sorts of other good things:

[quote]My name is T. Limbaugh and I wanted to tell you how much my family appreciates Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale. My husband recently had a tumor removed from his optic nerve and pituitary gland. He has experienced severe nausea since his surgery and we've tried everything. We were using another brand of ginger ale and his neurosurgeon told us that Buffalo Rock would do the trick. We searched high and low 'till we found some and sure enough, it worked!! His nausea subsided and he was able to function somewhat normally again. Thank you so much for manufacturing such a wonderful product!!!"

by Ginger beer is betterreply 2312/30/2012

Not practically, R23. The ONLY good thing in Alabama.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 2412/30/2012

I bought a 2 liter of Canada Dry diet ginger ale this evening, and it states on the bottle, "made from real ginger".

by Ginger beer is betterreply 2612/31/2012

Don't be so sure, R11.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 2712/31/2012

Ginger beer is great and most kinds are non-alcoholic, though homemade ginger beer usually is. It's easy to make too.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 2812/31/2012

I like to squeeze fresh ginger into lemonade made with carbonated water. You can make it as intensely ginger as you like and it is wonderful. It tastes fresh and clean and really does a great job on a sensitive or upset stomach. Ginger is relatively inexpensive here in S. CA so we make it all the time. Works great in tea too.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 2912/31/2012

r29

Too poor to go to the store

by Ginger beer is betterreply 3012/31/2012

There's at least one red pubic hair in every can.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 3112/31/2012

[quote] The ginger recipe is a "secret" that's why they use "natural flavors" instead of "ginger" in the ingredients list.

You know that "natural flavors" are flavors created in a lab with chemicals, and no actual natural ingredient is present, right?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 3312/31/2012

Dear R25 - take one piece of fresh ginger,

Peel.

Take ginger and SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 3412/31/2012

r34 is funny cause it's true.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 3512/31/2012

I suppose you think there are roots in root beer and coke in coke?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 3612/31/2012

There used to be both, R36.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 3712/31/2012

Why do they call them finger sandwiches when they're not made of fingers?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 3812/31/2012

I don't think cumquats have cum in them.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 3912/31/2012

[quote] I don't think cumquats have cum in them.

Because they're kumquats, but nice try.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 4012/31/2012

[quote] Because they're kumquats, but nice try.

Nice try yourself.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 4112/31/2012

Sorry, R41

Merriam Webster trumps dictionary.com

by Ginger beer is betterreply 4212/31/2012

In the pediatric ward when I was a student nurse, we gave kids ginger ale when they were thirsty but nauseous. We boiled it until it was flat, then poured it over ice chips to chill it. We only used Canada Dry.

by Ginger beer is betterreply 4312/31/2012

Girls, girls!

You're both pedantic pus warts!

by Ginger beer is betterreply 4412/31/2012

Why is it called common sense when it isn't common?

by Ginger beer is betterreply 4512/31/2012
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