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  1. #1
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    Default Article about Mexican Coke

    I found a Mexican Coke article a few Sundays ago. Says Costco in California carries it and that Costco is looking at stocking it in stores in Texas and Washington state. Quoted someone form Coca-Cola Bottling Co of California who said they have sold it for years because they "want to give the customer what they want".
    Coke says there is no difference between the real sugar and corn syrup versions. The author rounded up 33 high school sophmores and juniors and ran a taste test using Mexican Coke from glass and American Coke from 20oz plastic. Every taster could tell there was a difference between the Mexican sample and American sample. Mexican won out by a narrow margin of 17 to 16.
    Last edited by drpep; 06-21-2007 at 08:03 PM.
    Whatcha gonna do mama now that the roast beef is gone?

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    Previously discussed here

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    Really? Even the part about the taste test with high schoolers? Hmmm.
    Whatcha gonna do mama now that the roast beef is gone?

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    Our workplace soda tasting crew had a blind taste test of MexiCoke/KFP Coke/Coke Classic followed by MexiPepsi/KFP Pepsi/Pepsi about a month ago (with the last of my KFP soda) in an attempt to put the cane vs. corn debate to rest. MexiCoke was the runaway favorite, followed by KFP Coke with Coke Classic bringing up the rear. KFP Pepsi won, followed by Pepsi. MexiPepsi was dreadful. Because we had so many tasters, we didn't have enough product to do a head-to-head between MexiCoke and KFP Pepsi. Maybe next Spring.
    Last edited by treetoptom; 06-22-2007 at 11:09 AM.
    With thousands of sodas available for the choosing, why drink just one or two?

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    Stating what is obvious at least to this board of soda pop lovers,
    Cane sugar is the gold standard of sweetners and IMO once the
    post baby boomers try it (mass market), they will demand nothing but
    it. Treetoptom, you have done a great job with your surveys.
    Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba

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    Up next week is ginger ales. So far we have:

    Seagram’s
    White Rock
    Rock Creek
    Suburban Club
    Schweppes
    Dr. Brown’s
    Canada Dry
    Reed’s
    Old Dominion
    Boylan’s
    Vernor’s

    Sadly, we can't find Carver's/Northern Neck any more. Don't know if Coca Cola killed them off completely or not.
    With thousands of sodas available for the choosing, why drink just one or two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by treetoptom View Post
    Up next week is ginger ales. So far we have:

    Seagramís
    White Rock
    Rock Creek
    Suburban Club
    Schweppes
    Dr. Brownís
    Canada Dry
    Reedís
    Old Dominion
    Boylanís
    Vernorís

    Sadly, we can't find Carver's/Northern Neck any more. Don't know if Coca Cola killed them off completely or not.
    We used to have two Ginger Ale sodas: Canada Dry bottled by Cadbury Schwepps and Seagram's bottled by PBG, but PBG dropped Seagram's a few months ago (probably because of the joint venture with Coca-Cola) and now PBG bottles Canada Dry... so the only ginger ale soda we have here is Canada Dry...

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