New Coke

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Lord Garth, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Isn't the glass bottle Coke the ones that used cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup? We would get those imported from Mexico I believe... but maybe I'm wrong
     
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  2. Ar-Pharazon

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    :techman:
     
  3. ITDUDE

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    That’s the only one I buy. It’s available in Costco
     
  4. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sooo much better
     
  5. Owain Taggart

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    Good question. I'd always wondered that. Perhaps it's supposed to be a combination of blueberry and Raspberry? Because as far as I know, there's no such thing as a blue raspberry (although I'm sure we'll start seeing some eventually via genetic engineering). The closest thing would be a Blackcurrant, but then it tastes completely different to a raspberry.
     
  6. Fire Daemon

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    There actually *is* something sometimes called "blue raspberry": Rubus leucodermis, also called "whitebark raspberry" and "black raspberry". Although sometimes called "blue", the raspberries are more of a dark purple/black when ripe. It's native to the western part of the continent, though, so we wouldn't normally see it in Ontario.

    Of course, the neon blue raspberry foods look nothing like actual blue raspberries. The history around that is interesting and complex, as human endeavours tend to be. Here's a short article that sort of summarizes things:

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/29273/what-heck-blue-raspberry

    And here are a couple longer articles that go into more detail. Interestingly, both of these point out that the "raspberry" flavour in these products have pretty much nothing to do with actual raspberries, and is produced from the esters that make the scents of bananas, pineapples and cherries.

    https://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/pop-culture/article/what-is-blue-raspberry-flavor

    Best quote:
    (Plus this one has a Star Trek reference! :) )

    https://www.tastecooking.com/raspberries-turned-blue/

    Best quote:
    (And I did not know that red M&Ms had been removed from production for a decade! :eek: )
     
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  7. Owain Taggart

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    Well, you learn something new everyday. I had no idea. It actually makes sense when you think of it that there'd be more than one species of raspberry. I certainly won't argue that one until I'm blue in the face ;)
     
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  8. IMC Headquarters

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    My local supermarket offers Mexican-style Coke in traditional glass bottle which is absolutely refreshing when served chilled on hot summer days like this. Usually after I mow the lawn. This is the only guilt-free way to enjoy soda pop...
     
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  9. Kor

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    Back when I drank sugary things, the cane sugar Coca-Cola imported from Mexico was one of my favorites.

    Kor
     
  10. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Actually "hecho in Mexico" stuff?
     
  11. IMC Headquarters

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    And NO RETORNABLE. Refresco.

    Hmm...think I'll have one now...
     
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