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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Coca-Cola files lawsuit over a recall in Japan caused by use of an unapproved flavor   (ajc.com) divider line 38
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2003-08-09 12:51:25 PM
Stifler Pale Ale?
 
2003-08-09 01:29:25 PM
they have a soda called "winnie the pooh honey lemon"? when oh WHEN will we have a japan tag.
 
2003-08-09 03:04:44 PM
Ah cool, Plussy Lemon Squash wasn't effected.
 
2003-08-09 05:01:43 PM
bocokke?
 
2003-08-09 05:05:01 PM
Not going to read it... I drink Pepsi.(every day.. at least 2 litres)
 
2003-08-09 05:06:13 PM
You have to be pretty far out to get banned in Japan. Used panties OK, lemon zest NO. I don't get it, that's why I love Japan.
 
2003-08-09 05:10:38 PM
Other rejected flavors:

Shark fin Coke
Miso Coke
Wasabi Coke
 
2003-08-09 05:10:53 PM
I'd like to know what that lemon flavor is and why it is banned in Japan.
 
2003-08-09 05:17:35 PM

Slimming drink: The new sugarless drink boco from Coca-Cola contains dietary fiber, gymnema and sucralose.



 
2003-08-09 05:36:45 PM
That ain't lemon juice thier squeezing in your coke!
 
2003-08-09 05:37:04 PM
Just throw some rum or bourbon in it ...

/Hmm. Nothing
 
2003-08-09 05:37:39 PM
Pepsi Vanilla is pretty good.
 
2003-08-09 05:39:22 PM
This is Big News in the sugar-water industry.
 
2003-08-09 05:46:01 PM
The way I read it, it's not that the flavor itself was banned (not lemon itself) but the particular chemical additive might be. Like, formula A for lemon might be approved, but formula b isn't. Doesn't sound like particularly exciting news to me...
 
2003-08-09 05:46:35 PM
By the way, you can get Pepsi Vanilla at Ride-Aid. At least in Seattle.
 
2003-08-09 05:49:44 PM
Squeeze my lemon until the juice runs down my leg.
 
2003-08-09 05:50:09 PM
as long as they're not selling chocolate cokes, I think they're straight. I can't stand that jack-nasty stuff!
 
2003-08-09 05:50:38 PM
Cocra-Cora.
 
2003-08-09 05:52:43 PM
Man... i was drinking that stuff 2 weeks ago... i hope it was the new version
mmm.... toxic boco
 
2003-08-09 05:58:35 PM
"We japanese,
We play joke,
we put pee-pee
in your Coke!"

/apologies to my japanese friends.
 
2003-08-09 06:19:49 PM
Well it tastes so good it was almost banned in Boston. But it was banned in Nippon.
 
2003-08-09 06:22:30 PM
Historical fact: During WWII, the operator of the Coke affiliate in Germany talked the Nazis to not nationaise his plant by convincing them that Coke was a GERMAN invention (and that the Coke plant in America was the affiliate), thus allowing not only to keep the plant, but to also be allowed to have access to all the sugar he needed for production (a rarity in those times). He also was the guy who developed all those other flavors under the FANTA brand name.

And now you know.
 
2003-08-09 06:26:54 PM
Another trivia note: all of those "American" name brands you see in Japan are NOT produced in the US, but from Japanese companies liscensed to produce there. Bud beer is made by a Japanese brewery not owned by Bud, Ritz is made by an independent Japanese company that has been making crackers for decades, etc.
 
2003-08-09 06:33:55 PM
japan tag plz :(
 
2003-08-09 06:38:20 PM
Korag:
And now you know.


Know what, the rest of the story? Who do you think you are, Paul Harvey?

Seriously, I didn't know that about Coke. Interesting. A lot of the soft drink bottlers in this country work the same way, though. The stuff is actually produced and bottled by a privately owned company under license from Coke or Pepsi, or whoever, and not actually a "company" factory.
 
2003-08-09 06:48:28 PM
Taste-testers:
 
2003-08-09 06:52:31 PM
dammit, file was too big....here's another try:

Taste-testers:
 
2003-08-09 06:53:16 PM
Fine, farkers, here's a link then....

Taste-testers
 
2003-08-09 07:05:24 PM
Hmmmmmm....

Actually, it is a little known fact that countries that have
no particular trade treaties with the United States are
not responsible in any way for enforcing copyright or
trademark issues in their borders.

For instance, in Russia, an OS called OKNO XP is marketed
with the traditional Microsoft logos and box designs. It
is a pirated copy of Windows XP, naturally, but several
hundred thousand copies have been distributed throughout
the Slavic states at $3.98 per installation CD.

Also, during the height of the Cold War, a cola drink was
widely promoted by the Krutschev regime called "Kokska
Drinkov" that used the same chemical formula and reg
logos as the American product known as "Coca Cola."
The Coke people were furious about this of course, and
many feel their lobby and campaign dollars were instrumental
in keeping the Cold War sentiments agitated in the U.S.
The Russians reply? Nazdrovya.

Only since the Putin government took over in Russia has
the real Coke been available for Russians--though many
miss the heady days of Kokska Drinkov and the communist
sense of power.


HTH

;-)
 
2003-08-09 08:59:04 PM
"Know what, the rest of the story? Who do you think you are, Paul Harvey?"

/sighs

Apparently, Niteguy never saw a single episode of GI Joe, or he'd have been able to say the rest.
 
2003-08-09 10:48:59 PM
 
2003-08-09 10:50:54 PM
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End correction
 
2003-08-10 12:34:55 AM
Apparently, Niteguy never saw a single episode of GI Joe, or he'd have been able to say the rest.

"...And knowing is half the battle."

Which makes me wonder: At the end of the GI Joe cartoon they always had some kids , and then a GI JOE guy shows up and teaches them something and says that line. Why was some battle hardened troop hanging out spying on kids?!
Perverts.
 
2003-08-10 02:13:16 AM
Hmm this Diet Coke tastes kind if fishy... tastes like, um...

 
2003-08-10 02:24:30 AM
Strange... I would have thought that Schoolgirl Flavoured Cola would have been a big hit in Japan.

Nothing satisfies like a little schoolgirl.
 
2003-08-10 06:57:38 AM
"Historical fact: During WWII, the operator of the Coke affiliate in Germany talked the Nazis to not nationaise his plant by convincing them that Coke was a GERMAN invention (and that the Coke plant in America was the affiliate), thus allowing not only to keep the plant, but to also be allowed to have access to all the sugar he needed for production (a rarity in those times). He also was the guy who developed all those other flavors under the FANTA brand name.

And now you know."

False.
 
2003-08-10 07:47:06 AM
Ok, I will believe lots of things, but I've tasted a lot of Japanese beverages, and there is no way that someone has to approve that crap.
 
2003-08-10 04:45:30 PM
Coca Cola
Warning: Maybe contain Pee Pee or Bukakke Extract
 
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