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    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.

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

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    Quote 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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    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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    They most definitely did change the original recipe by making it with HFCS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever Young View Post
    They most definitely did change the original recipe by making it with HFCS.
    I believe that they changed the whole flavor profile along with making it with HFCS. When people complained, they changed back to the old flavor profile, but kept the HFCS, so it was still different than the classic made with cane sugar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirlot View Post
    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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    Science says that the glass bottle (and believeing that Mexican Coke tastes better) is what makes it taste better:

    The Food Lab, Drinks Edition: Is Mexican Coke Better? | Serious Eats: Drinks

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    I remember when all the soda started tasting different. That was when they started putting HFCS in it. I stopped drinking soda way back then. I forget when it was, but I was either in high school or around that age. I have never been able to drink energy drinks, fruity drinks, Snapple or anything because I never could stand the taste of HFCS. I switched to diet back then because of the taste, not because of the calories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenn View Post
    dang!

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