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  • New coke vs classic coke - mystery solved.

    I don't drink the stuff obviously but who remembers new coke and the removal of old coke? Lots of theories flew around at the time but I think I might have the answer. In 1983/84 coke was playing around with high fructose corn syrup but were struggling to get it right. In early 1985 they launched new coke. When they brought old coke back many people felt it never tasted the same - I wonder why?
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    You know what tastes right... Coca-Cola Classic from Mexico or such where it's made with real sugar.
    It really is better.
    We can get it here in FL in some small Mexican stores where they demand it.

    I don't drink it, or any other soda etc... because I take a med that makes ALL carbonation taste like AZZ...
    But if you want to have fun one day, and can find some, do a little taste test.
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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    • #3
      Do recipes really change from country to country. That surprises me. The HFCS sounds like a good theory then.

      I think Coke (whatever version, I like zero) tastes best if it comes from a can, and drinking it from a glass. I hate to think of the reactions that make it taste so different from a can to a bottle.

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      • #4
        real sugar is europe as well, only HFCS over here due to subsidies
        I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

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        • #5
          In the UK there is a label the said it was made with vegetable extract...no idea what the meant but it tasted different.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dirlot View Post
            I don't drink the stuff obviously but who remembers new coke and the removal of old coke? Lots of theories flew around at the time but I think I might have the answer. In 1983/84 coke was playing around with high fructose corn syrup but were struggling to get it right. In early 1985 they launched new coke. When they brought old coke back many people felt it never tasted the same - I wonder why?
            Snopes disagrees with you
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            • #7
              Link? Not drunk it in a looonnngggg time but it really bothered me in the day.
              Plus the Classic Coke came back with corn syrup.
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              • #8
                Is corn syrup very different to high fructose corn syrup - different name or different stuff?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lambchop View Post
                  Is corn syrup very different to high fructose corn syrup - different name or different stuff?
                  If we can trust wiki it is different
                  Corn syrup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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                  • #10
                    In Canada (and not that none of you don't know this, but I'm surprised how many people don't), but hfcs="glucose-fructose."
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dirlot View Post
                      I don't drink the stuff obviously but who remembers new coke and the removal of old coke? Lots of theories flew around at the time but I think I might have the answer. In 1983/84 coke was playing around with high fructose corn syrup but were struggling to get it right. In early 1985 they launched new coke. When they brought old coke back many people felt it never tasted the same - I wonder why?
                      I believe the theory.

                      Have you ever compared Pepsi with Pepsi Throwback? I know, I know. Not primal. It was for scentific purposes.
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                      There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Dirlot and jojohaligo, learn something new every day. Maybe they could replace that crap and put back the cocaine

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lambchop View Post
                          Thanks Dirlot and jojohaligo, learn something new every day. Maybe they could replace that crap and put back the cocaine
                          Made me smile

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                          • #14
                            Classic vs New. I think they changed the whole formula. They made it taste more like Pepsi which I think tastes sweeter. I've read that Pepsi uses a citrus base whereas Classic coke uses vanilla and other spices for flavoring. I have also read that Diet Coke still uses the New Coke profile which is different than Coke Zero which tastes more like regular.

                            I do keep a few bottles of Mexican Coke as an occasional treat (maybe 2 a month). It is better than American HFCs Coke. I had a bottle of Mexican Pepsi, but I didn't have any Throwback to compare it to and the store hasn't had any more.

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                            • #15
                              They most definitely did change the original recipe by making it with HFCS.
                              Last edited by Forever Young; 08-24-2012, 03:41 AM.

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