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(Houston Press)   For cold and flu season, a food critic determines which cough syrups taste best and which taste the most like liquid death   (blogs.houstonpress.com) divider line 123
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2012-01-05 04:17:40 PM
Inquiring Mormon teenagers want to know...
 
2012-01-05 04:31:13 PM
Totally not reading for chugability purposes.
 
2012-01-05 04:31:50 PM
Which cough syrup goes best with chicken?
 
2012-01-05 04:33:14 PM
Strong notes of camphor, typically viscous mouth feel, slight undertones of anise. Warm, back of the throat sensation goes well with ROBOTRIPPIN BALLS
 
2012-01-05 04:50:39 PM
Dimetapp is the way to go.
 
2012-01-05 04:52:03 PM

Cagey B: ROBOTRIPPIN BALLS


By the point it really hits, your hands are incapable of typing that sentence. Extremities are the first thing to go with disassociatives.

/The more you know
 
2012-01-05 05:48:50 PM
Cherry NyQuil is all you need.

It tastes good enough, is 16% alcohol, and is an okay mixer.
 
2012-01-05 05:53:52 PM
Obligatory Dennis Leary "Green Death" nyquil comment.
 
2012-01-05 06:46:55 PM
Orange Triaminic cold & allergy tasted so good as a kid my parents were (rightfully) afraid that we would just drink the whole bottle if given the chance.
 
2012-01-05 06:48:13 PM
Obligatory (new window)
 
2012-01-05 06:49:40 PM
Big "N", little "y", BIG FARKING "Q"!
 
2012-01-05 06:50:15 PM
Give me Nyquil Green Death flavor!!!

//It's got that taste like Jäger
//That taste like Jäger
//That taaaaaaaaaaste like Jäger.

//Have fun with the earworm
 
2012-01-05 06:51:16 PM
No tussin included in the test fail.
 
2012-01-05 06:51:25 PM
Formula 44. Great as an ipecac and a drain cleaner!
 
2012-01-05 06:52:06 PM
I've never robotripped. Is it worth it?
 
2012-01-05 06:52:49 PM
If you can't get a prescription cough syrup, don't even bother. OTC cough syrup literally doesn't work, and this is backed up by study after study.

But because it's safe and won't hurt you, it can still be sold, and the manufacturers will be happy to do so.
 
2012-01-05 06:54:24 PM
There is no good cough syrup.......

/only Zul????
//All I have to say is, thank God for liquigels! I can't even stomach the kids stuff. A wiff is all I need to puke, literally!
 
2012-01-05 06:54:33 PM
The worst tasting, and best cough syrup is Buckley's original which of course is not available in the USA.

Actually, a version of it is available in the USA but big pharma ruined it by putting the same medicinal ingredient into it that's in evey other cough suppressant on the same shelf, negating the whole point of its herbal goodness.

The original version without the dextrocraporphan in it is only available in Canada, where they generally do OTC medicines better than the Americans in the first place.
 
2012-01-05 06:54:57 PM

ultraholland: I've never robotripped. Is it worth it?


Only did it once and I kinda freaked out in my friend's car and also was extremely nauseous so I got out and walked home about 5 miles. I was fascinated at the amount of car parts I found along the side of the road.
 
2012-01-05 06:55:19 PM
take one tablespoon of honey and mix it with 4 cups of everclear in a large glass, chug quickly, you wont be bothered by that cough the rest of the night.
 
2012-01-05 06:55:35 PM

raygundan: If you can't get a prescription cough syrup, don't even bother. OTC cough syrup literally doesn't work, and this is backed up by study after study.

But because it's safe and won't hurt you, it can still be sold, and the manufacturers will be happy to do so.


Do you have a couple of those studies handy. I'd love to seem them.

Codeine makes me hallucinate something fierce anyways, but not in a good way. It's more of an "OMG SCORPIONS ARE CRAWLING ALL OVER ME OH GOD GET THEM OFF OF ME!!!!!" kind a way.

//Vicodin does the same thing.
 
2012-01-05 06:55:54 PM

ultraholland: I've never robotripped. Is it worth it?


Sure, what could go wrong?
 
2012-01-05 06:57:23 PM

The Ice Queen: There is no good cough syrup.......

/only Zul????
//All I have to say is, thank God for liquigels! I can't even stomach the kids stuff. A wiff is all I need to puke, literally!


I'm right there with you. I dreaded getting sick as a kid. Not because of the actual illness, but because I hated drinking the damn cough syrup (it's the aftertaste that really gets me). Since I moved out I haven't touched a single drop of that liquid ass. Liquigels all the way man.
 
2012-01-05 06:58:46 PM
Oh please! Complete and total wimp out on the ones tested.

Tylenol Cold & Flu? Mucinex?? NyQuil?? Wusses.

Nahh, you want to taste test something, you want something that will really put the fear of death into any cough, you want something THAT YOUR BODY WILL GET BETTER RATHER THAN TASTE IT AGAIN, there's only one remedy. And yes, it's sold in the United States.

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2012-01-05 06:59:37 PM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: ultraholland: I've never robotripped. Is it worth it?

Only did it once and I kinda freaked out in my friend's car and also was extremely nauseous so I got out and walked home about 5 miles. I was fascinated at the amount of car parts I found along the side of the road.


How many of the parts came from cars that swerved to avoid the tripped out dude walking down the middle of the road?
 
2012-01-05 07:00:04 PM
And if you can't get Buckley's, then there's a runner up.

www.zuckermanpharmacy.com

Works, but tastes like hell.
 
2012-01-05 07:00:54 PM
Delsym was always my favorite. You could drink a whole bottle without gagging.
 
2012-01-05 07:00:59 PM
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Is now considered a food critic.
 
2012-01-05 07:01:07 PM
I will have to put in my vote for the Mucinex. Yes, it's vile shiat. It works like a friggin' charm, for me, anyway, a cough suppressant that doesn't make me drown in my own mucus. That's a big deal, and it also doesn't make me sleepy, so i can take it in the morning.

If I want something to put me to sleep, Fedahist. Two tabs. *bonk* *out*
 
2012-01-05 07:01:15 PM
If it ain't Sizzurp, it ain't shiz.

/word?
 
2012-01-05 07:01:39 PM

Cagey B: Strong notes of camphor, typically viscous mouth feel, slight undertones of anise. Warm, back of the throat sensation goes well with ROBOTRIPPIN BALLS


This. Who cares how the shiat tastes? As long as it has dextro I'm good.
 
2012-01-05 07:02:07 PM
Last February a potential employer called me while I was tripping out on store brand NyQuil. I'm still unemployed today.
 
2012-01-05 07:02:42 PM

PatGund: And if you can't get Buckley's, then there's a runner up.

[www.zuckermanpharmacy.com image 200x200]

Works, but tastes like hell.


I see what you did there
 
2012-01-05 07:03:26 PM
I see this woman who wrote the article shops for medicine like most Americans, with no regard to the ingredients and differences between them, but purely on the basis of flavor.

To begin with you you have a dry cough that needs suppressing, or mucus that needs to be loosened and coughed up? If you have a lot of phlegm you'd better not be trying to suppress it. Totally different ingredients for different situations, dummy.
 
2012-01-05 07:04:03 PM
He didn't even have the purple Dimetapp in there. What a waste of time.
 
2012-01-05 07:04:18 PM
Jägertussin.
 
2012-01-05 07:04:45 PM

sprgrss: No tussin included in the test fail.


Also conspicuously missing:

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2012-01-05 07:05:48 PM
If it doesn't have codeine, it's not worth taking.

/thank you, Canada
 
2012-01-05 07:08:24 PM

Wardrobe_Malfunction: I see this woman who wrote the article shops for medicine like most Americans, with no regard to the ingredients and differences between them, but purely on the basis of flavor.

To begin with you you have a dry cough that needs suppressing, or mucus that needs to be loosened and coughed up? If you have a lot of phlegm you'd better not be trying to suppress it. Totally different ingredients for different situations, dummy.


I Have A Headache (pops)

The pharmaceutical market is oversaturated with products. It can get confusing.
 
2012-01-05 07:13:59 PM
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If you're not drinking this, you're wasting your time.
 
2012-01-05 07:14:05 PM
Imma grip and sip!

/You can get DXM in powdered bulk nowadays anyways.
 
2012-01-05 07:15:56 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 275x267]

If you're not drinking this, you're wasting your time.


Is there a street name for that or do I have to learn Chinese?
 
2012-01-05 07:16:40 PM
original vicks 45 cough syrup was some of the most vile & repulsive gag fluid ever. had all the appeal of jagermeister or floor polish.

/dammit so old
 
2012-01-05 07:17:19 PM

ultraholland: I've never robotripped. Is it worth it?


Short answer: no.
Long answer: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Drinking the bottle != pure extract. There's way more drunk to it. You will vomit, and possibly before you metabolize enough DXM, leaving you with a body buzz and feeling ill for your $10. If you were so inclined, I'd point you at the Zycam chewables and tell you to eat a handful. You'd have to eat something like a case to OD, but make sure you're taking ONLY DXM, no matter what is your substance of choice, as high intake of acetaminophen, guaifenesin, and the like isn't exactly the best idea.

Final warning: DISASSOCIATIVES ARE NOT HALLUCINOGENS. The mechanism is entirely different. DXM has more in common with ketamine than it does with LSD.
 
2012-01-05 07:17:35 PM
At least *I* didn't forget you, Lucy!
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2012-01-05 07:17:43 PM
Theraflu with Halls dissolved into it
 
2012-01-05 07:19:00 PM

glenlivid: AverageAmericanGuy: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 275x267]

If you're not drinking this, you're wasting your time.

Is there a street name for that or do I have to learn Chinese?


"Chinese cough syrup" works.

Also, see the filename, but I doubt anyone is going to figure out what you're talking about just by the name.
 
2012-01-05 07:19:15 PM
I f*cking hated Triminic cough syrup as a child. I wanted to gag.
 
2012-01-05 07:20:34 PM
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Hey Mom, I need more Flintstone's Chewable Morphine

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2012-01-05 07:31:48 PM
Yellow Triaminic. That shiat was so god-awful, I'd fake being better so my mother wouldn't give it to me. When I think "liquid death", that's the first thing that comes to mind. I can still remember the taste of that crap, and I haven't had it in probably 20 years now.
 
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