Take it from someone who’s cut out all soda for good; soda isn’t worth it.
It’s entirely empty calories. High fructose corn syrup, sugar, carbonation, and everything you don’t need. You are literally reaping no benefits from drinking it. If you desire something sweet, drink all-natural juice. Tantalizing? Herbal tea. Energizing? Coffee/tea.
It really is an easy feat to accomplish. You’ll feel a lot better, and undoubtedly lose some excess weight.
As you can see here, artificial punches and flavored milks are no better. Again, inexpensive alternatives are abundant. You’ve just got to think outside the non-degradable box.