Is Sluggo Cola an actual cola?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by MrPointy, May 19, 2020.

  1. MrPointy

    MrPointy Captain Captain

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    Or is that what the UT translates Ferengi gleep-gloop as for non-Ferengi speakers? It would have to have extract of kola nut to be a cola.
     
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  2. Therin of Andor

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    Slug-o-Cola was a brand of Ferengi beverage which contains 43% live algae in every bottle.

    "Drink Slug-o-Cola, and keep your teeth that lovely shade of green."

    "Drink Slug-o-Cola! The slimiest cola in the galaxy!"
     
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  3. Orphalesion

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    Ah, in some places "cola" is just shorthand for any soda drink. So I guess it's just a name.

    Plus there's a good chance that modern Cola has no longer any trace Kola nut extract in it ;)

    As Therin writes it seems to be a mainly algae-based drink. Or at least the advertisements claim that, similar to the example of modern Cola not containing any actual Kola nut, the Ferengi would be the first to replace the "43% real live algae" with a cheaper substitute.

    Another question: Are there (or were there ever) any slugs in it?
     
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  4. MrPointy

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    It's probably slug juice extract and algae substitute. And spices.
     
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  5. Tosk

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    I'll go with, "there used to be, but not any more". Just like the cocaine in Coca-Cola. :)

    You better tell Coke then, they apparently stopped using it in 2016.
     
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  6. Orphalesion

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    *slug juice substitute. And don't forget the high glucose corn syrup.
     
  7. Cutie McWhiskers

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    Yes. The best part is that, in some areas, it's also called "Slurm"...


     
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  8. Kilana2

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    No. At least that's what Eelwater says.
     
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  9. Orphalesion

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    Well....is Eelwater made from real eels?

    ...or produced buy real eels? :barf:
     
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  10. Kilana2

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    Ask the Liquidator....

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