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Richard Nixon
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Is this true? I hope not.
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Sorry, I forgot to include the link. Copy this into your browser.

http://www.uncoveror.com/coke2.htm

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I call BS. Found this, word for word, on another forum posted back in '03

Coca-cola to reintroduce "New Coke"

Also, hasn't Coke (in the US, at least) been using high fructose corn syrup for several years?

Also, not that this is definitive or anything, but a googling of "saskra fortissma" turns up only references to this story.

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I'm not sure if the story in the OP is correct, (seems doubtful) but Coca-Cola Enterprises did announce that they are releasing Coke Blak (Coca-Cola infused with Coffee flavor)

Incidentally, I haven't thought that the Coke bottled in America has tasted right in years, so I only buy "Mexican Coke" that you can get at specialty stores or Hispanic grocery stores.

It is still bottled in thick green glass bottles (just like the kind that required a deposit that they used to refill) and from what I understand they still use Cane Sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

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Considering that the home page of the Uncoverer has a story on how Bush greeted the Prime Minister of India with "How, Kemosabe." I would really doubt the site's veracity.

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quote:
Originally posted by musicgeek:

Also, hasn't Coke (in the US, at least) been using high fructose corn syrup for several years?

I dont know about the "for years" part, but a quick check of a nearby Coca-Cola can reveals that it is a current ingredient.

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Oh yeah, and I seem to remember that each year Coke produces a 'Kosher for Passover' version that is also sweetened with Cane Sugar rather than HFCS.

Since I have not ever tried it personally, I can't say if it is as good as ones that are 'Hencho en Mexico' but I am going to try to find some and do my own taste test. (I bought one of the local Hispanic grocery stores completely out of the one liter glass bottles last weekend.)
;-)

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quote:
Originally posted by HollowMan:
quote:
Originally posted by musicgeek:

Also, hasn't Coke (in the US, at least) been using high fructose corn syrup for several years?

I dont know about the "for years" part, but a quick check of a nearby Coca-Cola can reveals that it is a current ingredient.
Since the 1980s.

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quote:
Originally posted by Legion600:
Considering that the home page of the Uncoverer has a story on how Bush greeted the Prime Minister of India with "How, Kemosabe." I would really doubt the site's veracity.

Read some of the other stories...a few of them made me chuckle, but if you have any inkling that the site may be serious, just click their About The Uncoverer Link

The Uncoveror is a journal of political satire, news parody, and comic farce. Some material may not be appropriate for children. Names are invented, except when public figures are lampooned. If you came here looking for funny spoof articles and scathing satire, you are in the right place.

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Kosher for passover coke tastes basically the same. I'm from a Jewish family who celebrated passover every year and we would get the kosher for passover Coke. I can't even remember a difference in the kosher kind compared to the regular kind. Just my two cents.

~Monica

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coke-a-chow
new coke almost


hijack/

coke in this neck of the woods is not cola!

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quote:
Originally posted by Hobbes:
Incidentally, I haven't thought that the Coke bottled in America has tasted right in years, so I only buy "Mexican Coke" that you can get at specialty stores or Hispanic grocery stores.

It is still bottled in thick green glass bottles (just like the kind that required a deposit that they used to refill) and from what I understand they still use Cane Sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

Your preference for the bottled kind may have more to do with the bottle than with the ingredients. I don't notice a difference between the corn syrup and cane sugar versions, but I certainly notice a difference between sodas that came from a fountain (gross), plastic bottle (awful), can (pretty good) and glass bottle (excellent.) For what that's worth.

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From a Seattle Times article:

"But what is so different about Mexican Coca-Cola?

Some describe it as sweeter — closer to Pepsi than American Coke — because it uses cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup, the sweetener found in the domestic recipe, said Coke spokesman Mart Martin.

There is also the rustic charm. There are no fancy labels or bottle cap promotions with Mexican Coke. The glass bottles have a worn, hand-me-down feel, and they are reused again and again in Mexico. It is a one-way trip for most of the bottles that come to the U.S., however, as they typically are not shipped back to Mexico to be refilled.

The bottles are like coins — the date on the label shows how long each has been in circulation. Some bottles date to the 1980s."


Esprise Me, I think you're right about the glass bottle part though...I don't know if it is scientific or psychosomatic but it seems like glass keeps a beverage cooler longer, or at least allows the beverage to get colder.

Milk is another example. IMHO milk out of a glass bottle tastes different than the milk that comes out of a paper or plastic carton.

And, I won't even go into bottled versus canned Beer...

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But what is so different about Mexican Coca-Cola? Some describe it as sweeter — closer to Pepsi than American Coke — because it uses cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup, the sweetener found in the domestic recipe, said Coke spokesman Mart Martin.
It's not hard to find Mexican-bottled Coca-Cola around here. I actually prefer the locally-produced stuff, because the Mexican version lacks the same bite.

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There is also the rustic charm. There are no fancy labels or bottle cap promotions with Mexican Coke. The glass bottles have a worn, hand-me-down feel, and they are reused again and again in Mexico.
And the bottles also have, as an added bonus, lead!

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_111160708.html

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quote:
Originally posted by Esprise Me:
Your preference for the bottled kind may have more to do with the bottle than with the ingredients. I don't notice a difference between the corn syrup and cane sugar versions, but I certainly notice a difference between sodas that came from a fountain (gross), plastic bottle (awful), can (pretty good) and glass bottle (excellent.) For what that's worth.

Your ranking runs completely contrary to mine. I would rank bottles and cans on the same level, and fountain drinks above both of them, at least until the ice melts and waters it all down. But upon an initial tasting, I think fountain drinks are better.

Snopes, youre slipping. Thats the second waffle I've seen out of you.

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quote:
Originally posted by Angel With Wax Wings:
Kosher for passover coke tastes basically the same. I'm from a Jewish family who celebrated passover every year and we would get the kosher for passover Coke. I can't even remember a difference in the kosher kind compared to the regular kind. Just my two cents.

~Monica

Just wondering, does anyone know what is so un-Kosher about corn syrup, as opposed to sugar?

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It's the corn-- and it's not trayf in general, just during Passover.

This link may help.

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Does anyone know of a good, reliable source online where I can order Coke from Germany or Mexico (or Japan, I've heard) where they never switched to the HFCS and are still using cane sugar?

I'd rather not go the EBay route, only because I'm not to keen on that site.

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Coke from Mexico may have HFCS. The Mexican government considers cane sugar, beet sugar, and corn syrup to all be natural sugars. Bottlers use what ever is cheapest at the moment.

I believe in Germany, they use beet sugar.

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I have a can of Coke that I bought in Japan circa 1990. Apparently it contains a mix of HFCS and sugar.

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quote:
Originally posted by Hobbes:
I'm not sure if the story in the OP is correct, (seems doubtful) but Coca-Cola Enterprises did announce that they are releasing Coke Blak (Coca-Cola infused with Coffee flavor)

Incidentally, I haven't thought that the Coke bottled in America has tasted right in years, so I only buy "Mexican Coke" that you can get at specialty stores or Hispanic grocery stores.

It is still bottled in thick green glass bottles (just like the kind that required a deposit that they used to refill) and from what I understand they still use Cane Sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

Many old timers will tell you that cokes (both Coke proper and soft drinks in general) started tasting different - in a bad way - sometime around the late seventies through the 80's. This is when they replaced sugar with HFCS. I never drank cokes anyway, on a regular basis, but once in a while I get a Mexican soft drink made with REAL sugar and yes, there IS a difference and sugar kicks ass over that nasty cheapo corn syrup. Ick.

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quote:
Originally posted by fictional lie:
Does anyone know of a good, reliable source online where I can order Coke from Germany or Mexico (or Japan, I've heard) where they never switched to the HFCS and are still using cane sugar?

I'd rather not go the EBay route, only because I'm not to keen on that site.

I would go the Mexican grocery or specialty food store route if it's an option if only for the reason that the glass bottles the Mexican Coke is bottled it in are the old fashioned, thick ones that weigh enough to make shipping expensive.

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quote:
Originally posted by Gayle:
Coke from Mexico may have HFCS. The Mexican government considers cane sugar, beet sugar, and corn syrup to all be natural sugars. Bottlers use what ever is cheapest at the moment.

I believe in Germany, they use beet sugar.

I used to buy bottled coke at the Mexican grocery store in Pittsburgh; I loved it. I personally think the cane sugar makes a big difference. I think too this is why I hear a lot of older people saying that "Coke doesn't taste like it used to."

But, the last time we went there to buy some more, they all listed HFCS. Which is a bummer.

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