How come Soda tastes so gross when it’s flat ?

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And so Delicious when fuzzy

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Carbon dioxide combines with water to form carbonic acid, which gives carbonated beverages a slight acidic bite. When the CO2 escapes, the flavor remains, but there’s no bite.

Soda is an acquired taste. You are used to it a certain way and prefer it that way. If you quit soda for a year and then try it again, it tastes like chemically grossness.