At least, vindication for all those strange looks I've endured over the years...

But these days, more people are enjoying that chilled morning jolt as they increasingly turn to soft drinks instead of coffee, flaunting mom's no-pop-for-breakfast rule many had in their youth.

Consumption of soft drinks at breakfast eaten outside the home has nearly doubled in the past 15 years, while coffee consumption with breakfast outside the home has fallen nearly 25 percent, according to data compiled by New-York based consumer research firm NPD Group, which has offices in Rosemont.
Most of you who have seen my present -- regardless of the time of day -- know that a diet coke is usually not far away.  At home, it's Diet Coke with Lime in the morning...

Link: Chicago Tribune: Pop fans pour it on in the morning  >

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