Thursday, July 09, 2009

Things I will never drink again #1

Bud Light Lime.  In fact, Bud Light Lime shouldn’t even qualify for this list, or my blog.  Reason be, it is right up there with other things you shouldn’t drink as dictated by common sense: liquid glue, battery acid, and formaldehyde.  The only reason this evil elixir was in the house was because of a friend’s wife (Don’t worry Kelly, I won’t tell anyone).

Bud Light Lime

According to the fine folks who stock beer at Kroger, this stuff flies off the shelves faster than the free food they leave littered across the store disguised as “samples”.    Certainly people have better taste than this.  Of course I avoid those free samples like the plague, so maybe there is some kind of correlation there.

The taste?  Artificial and watery.  It reminded me of drinking a sugar free drink.  The makers want it to taste sweet without the sugar, but use 4000 chemicals in order to achieve their goal.  The end game here is that after one sip I still want something sweet and part of my brain just closed shop forever. 

My first clue to this train wreck should have been “Natural Lime Flavor”.  Actually, my first clue should have been the big "Bud Light” label, but I digress.  You would better off placing a…hold yourself here…a real lime in a bottle of Bud Light.  At least a real lime floating around would make the drink interesting.

As a friend on Flickr pointed out, the pool water in the background would make for a more interesting drink, and it’s chlorinated.

In full disclosure, in college I did drink Bud Light.  I was young, it was cheap, and I hated Miller Lite.  I know someone (Keith) will mention this.


DH said...

Have you tried the Miller Chill. WOW. I'm not sure how they brew that stuff...terrible!

Love the blog, we're linking it now on ours...

Ever been to Japan?

smokingbottle said...

well, I suppose it would be too snobish NOT to try it.

Dave said...

Don't worry about drinking this my son, we've all stumbled on our journeys to good food and drink.

I think it's flavored with the urine of the executive board. (I recently drank one, ich.)

Jen said...

*claps loudly*

Mom2Be said...

first of all, Bud Light isn't a "real" beer because it sucks. Try Guiness. Secondly, any beer that needs a citrus fruit to taste better obviously tastes like a** to begin with. Just my thoughts. : )

Mike said...

@DH - No, I have thankfully never had Miller Chill...but if I was to do a "sucky beer taste off", I'm sure I would include it!

Thanks... have been following you guys for awhile, and no, I have yet to make it to Japan, but it looks wonderful!

@Smokingbottle - the precise reason I can honestly say I have never bought any!

@Dave - As always, thanks for your sage advice!

@Jen - Ha! Well "said"!

@Mom2Be - Truer words have never been spoken. Fear not, this Bud Light Lime post was a "one off", I am a true disciple of better beer. I do enjoy my Guinness though...and Stone Russian Imperial Stout...mmmhhhh!

Andrew said...

Mike, it could have been worse. Once in graduate school someone brought a case of Tequiza* to a party. Needless to say he has never lived this down.

*A hellish precursor to Miller Chill and BL Lime that had lime, a bit of salt, and a bit of tequila. Not sure if it is still on the market.

Dave said...

This post is interesting in an entirely unexpected way. A foodie pours his heart out on his best grilling escapade to disclose a perfect meal - and - a couple comments.

A crappy beer, and you've brought out the rage in people so much they can't remain quiet. Folks at Bud should be reading this.

(by the way, Bud American Ale isn't bad)

Mike said...

@Andrew - I do remember Tequiza, but I am pretty sure I never tried it. Great story BTW, those are things you never forget!

@Dave - Isn't that the truth! I must admit, I do like the linking of Bud Light and rage...that's quite well put.

True, I have had American Ale and I have turned to it when nothing else stands out.