Soda that sold at the restaurant smells.

@mermaidivy (15404)
United States
April 10, 2009 2:04pm CST
I don't know what it is, soda in some of the restaurant smells, some doesn't. Do you guys know what it is? It smells like raw water mix with some soda, know what I mean? anybody knows what it is?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
10 Apr 09
the syrup comes in big ol' cannisters. they have to be hooked up to a water line or some kind of line. i bet they don't have them set up right. they are a pain in the tail to change out. i worked at a convenience store that had them . i hated when u had to change them.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
10 Apr 09
The fast food places and gas stations I have worked at have all switched to the bag in a box stuff instead of the big metal canisters. They are much easier to change.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
10 Apr 09
that's great. those cannisters were a pain in the butte. it's been a long time since i worked in one. glad they made it easier on the employees, that's unusal.lol thanks for the update.
@CJscott (4182)
• Canada
10 Apr 09
These guys above are right. That could be a fairly big issue with the smell of the soda, something they may not have considered though, is what is the tap water quality of your city? Because many restaurants I have worked it, used tap water, CO2, and then the syrup, and the machines mix it together in the proper ratio. The machine may not have the proper ratio, or it could be dirty. OR just the water quality could be poor.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
10 Apr 09
There was this one buffet where I grew up that I would not drink soda at because the water tasted nasty to me and it was mixed with the tap water. A lot of places filter their water, but it still does smell or taste nasty sometimes.
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@CJscott (4182)
• Canada
11 Apr 09
There is more to water treatment then just filtering. And as has been stated which is most likely the more common cause is that the lines have not been cleaned properly on a regular basis, or almost as bad, the cleaning solution was mixed to strong.