Mexican Coke in NYC??? Made with real sugar not corn syrup!

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  1. justme

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    You know, I used to really like Coca-Cola a lot... even as recently as a decade ago and even the corn syrup stuff you got here, it was one of my favorite things to drink with all kinds of foods. Lately though it just doesn't ever taste as good as I'm expecting it to. I'd chalked this up to my changing palate. It would be interesting if it's because the coke changed and not me.
  2. Axe

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    I believe what Coca-Cola did was gradually change the formulation in Classic Coke to the point where what we have now is essentially what used to be New Coke.

    The ingredients in Classic Coke changed from: Carbonated water, sucrose, caramel…to Carbonated water, sucrose and high fructose corn syrup, caramel…to Carbonated water, sucrose and/or high fructose corn syrup, caramel…to Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sucrose, caramel…to finally Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel…

    In the meantime, New Coke went bye-bye.

    As the formulation slowly changed, everyone became unable to tell the difference because the taste of 'Classic Coke' had been changed gradually instead of overnight...and New Coke was gone.

    Then, when people get the chance to drink the Coke from Mexico, they immediately taste the difference and it's the USA-made Coke that has an odd 'feel' to it when compared to the sugar-based drink.
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  3. rajah

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    No, New Coke had a "lite" feel to it which classic, even with HFCS, does not have. New was rather like Pepsi (deliberately so).
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  4. Axe

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    This is the "New Coke" versus "Classic Coke" thing again, isnt it? Right after HFCS came out, New Coke hit the market and traditionalists hated it so they came out with Classic Coke. IIRC, in the USA, the formula they now use is similar if not identical to the one they had in New Coke. HFCS is in, sugar is out.
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  5. RuffToy

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    Please!! Politics have nothing to do with my quick wit and snappy remarks.
  6. justme

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    Ah, those last two were cross posted.
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  8. justlooking

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    In other words, KEEP THE MORONIC POLITICS OUT OF THE "FOOD AND WINE" SECTION.

    (That goes for moronic leftist politics as well as moronic wingnut politics.)
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  9. justlooking

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    That's the point. I had to google it to find out.

    Your implication that President Obama is hiding something by not using his middle name is false. McCain doesn't use his, either.
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  10. RuffToy

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    Come on JL, google!!!

    John Sidney McCain III
  11. justlooking

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    Is there anybody who reads this board who has the slightest idea what John McCain's middle name is?
  12. Gavvy Cravath

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    Post of the month!
  13. paulbunyon

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    I hope the FDA doesnt go for it, it just seems like they are trying to get one over on the public---- which they are!
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  15. Ozzy

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    I don't know if the strict FDA laws will allow that. Sort of like these low fat mayonaise' that can't be called "mayo" cause they need to have certain amount or % of ingredients, so they have call it sandwich spread, salad dressing or something.
  16. RuffToy

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    Actually it's a great marketing ploy...and done often especially after a product or service is tainted or just a lousy name....

    Valujet ------> AirTran
    Patagonian Toothfish ------> Chilean Seabass
    Barack Hussein Obama ------> Barack Obama
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  17. paulbunyon

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    Anybody hear about this story yet? The organization that markets HFCS wants to change its name to "corn sugar" lolololol. A-holes!! The bottom line again for me is not from any nutritional standpoint (as Franca I think said, when I make the decision to drink soda I already know its not the best thing from a nutritional aspect) its that real sugar just tastes better. Changing HFCS's name to corn sugar is not going to change that.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39169416/?GT1=43001
  18. justme

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    It's amazing to think that the difference in salaries for deliver drivers is what it takes to move to an entirely different storage material. Industrial cost management is amazing.
  19. Ozzy

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    They also don't pay Teamsters salaries to ship the glass products in LA.
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  20. Ozzy

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    It probably requires a lot of costly re-tooling in the plants.