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Half of me is eight ups and a down
The other half is yogurt, mixed all around
I could be a rock star, or a Bachelor, although
The best I'll probably get is "Sick reference, bro."

What am I?

After nearly a day, I figure I need to add some hints.

  • There are exactly two words.
  • It has nothing to do with food, but the two words individually can be associated with food (as per the first and second clues, naturally).
  • Rock star is intentionally lower case, while Bachelor is intentionally upper case.
  • The word 'reference' is a very important clue.

I ran this past a person who is a novice riddler but expert punster (and realistically, the two take a similar skill set) and she was able to solve it in about 10 minutes with minor coaching (i.e. the hints I included above). So it is definitely solvable!

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    $\begingroup$ is it some speciality Cocktail drink? $\endgroup$ – kanchirk Jul 21 '15 at 19:09
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    $\begingroup$ Possible solution to line one: 8 ups + 1 down = seven up $\endgroup$ – Bishop Jul 21 '15 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Bishop so I guess a Seven Up mixed with Yogurt? All around Margarita? $\endgroup$ – kanchirk Jul 21 '15 at 19:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Kanchirk I thought mixed all around might be a hint that it is an anagram, but I am still struggling to figure that out. Rockstar could reference the energy drink $\endgroup$ – Bishop Jul 21 '15 at 20:01
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    $\begingroup$ Got ampersand in my head due to 7-up (& is above the 7 on a keyboard) and reference (& represents a reference in C++) $\endgroup$ – Pete Jul 22 '15 at 12:19
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Could it be

Pop culture

Since the first part references

7Up, a Pop

The second part references

Yogurt, which is a grown culture

And the rest of it is

references to pop culture, like rock star, game company, or Bachelor, a sitcom/tv show, and sick reference, which is used when someone makes a reference to pop culture.

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Are you a Yogurt Soju Cocktail?

Half of me is eight ups and a down

7-up

The other half is yogurt, mixed all around

yogurt is yogurt~

I could be a rock star, or a Bachelor, although The best I'll probably get is "Sick reference, bro."

Soju is a alchoholic beverage. It's one of the most popular in korea, and the variety in alchohol content (16% to 45%) could represent the rock star and bachelor (Intensity reference). Sick reference could be because of the reference I just made, or because if you drink too much, you throw up and seem "sick".

Ingredients inside a soju cocktail:

Soju, Yogurt, Lemon/Lime Soda (Sprite or 7up are popular)

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  • $\begingroup$ While this is kind of cool, it is actually not related to food in any way. $\endgroup$ – corsiKa Jul 21 '15 at 23:16

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