I used to drink at least 24 oz. of soda a day....sometimes more! Since moving, I still enjoy a soda now and then, but I have found a new love. In all the grocery stores here they have multiple flavors and brands of syrup. You can find expected flavors like Strawberry, Lemon, Raspberry and my favorite Grenadine. But they also have some not so common flavors like Mint (tried it - tasted like mouthwash. Yuck!) and Peach Tea. They are inexpensive and most stores have their own brand which I have found taste as good as the higher end brands.
Just mix a dollop of syrup with some fizzy water and you have a homemade soda! Since I have started drinking this "concoction", I find when I do have a soda I can barely finish it because it is too sweet! The locals actually use this syrup to flavor milk (sounds blah to me!) for the kids as well as water.
The sign says "non stop" but then posts hours open from "9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.". Hmmmm....
What this means in Paris is that they don't close mid-afternoon for lunch which by Paris standards is something rare and deserves acclimation! What do you think my U.S. peeps? Grocery stores (usually the smaller ones) that close for 1 to 1 1/2 hours in the afternoon for their employees to have lunch?
Then I noticed in small print at the bottom of the sign "Ferme le mardi" which means "closed on Tuesday"! Yep, really putting that "Non Stop" claim to the test!