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(WTSP)   The Coca Cola "recipe" that had us lolling earlier this week offers up some more lols when a kid, 15, buys it on eBay for $15 million   (wtsp.com) divider line 59
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2013-05-16 12:42:59 PM
He's gonna have a bigger water bill than Céline Dion if he tries to make back that much money bottling knock-off cola.
 
2013-05-16 12:43:22 PM
i bet high fructose corn syrup isn't an ingredient in the original!
 
2013-05-16 12:43:51 PM
Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?
 
2013-05-16 12:45:18 PM

NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?


Mexico.
 
2013-05-16 12:46:25 PM
a 15 year old bought it on the 15th for 15 million.

That is the sign. It is time for the prophesy to be fulfilled. ditch the pants, grab your boots, bring 'round the car and wake up the Sheeple.


so it begins.
 
2013-05-16 12:48:25 PM

Ned Stark: NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?

Mexico.


Yup, good ol' "hecho in Mexico." In glass bottles, no less. My local grocery store sells single bottles, but I can get cases of it at Sam's Club. Totally worth the expense.
 
2013-05-16 12:48:54 PM
Sounds like that 15yr. old is a future (or current) Farker.
 
2013-05-16 12:50:24 PM

NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?


they have the Mexican coke in Cali, Oregon and AZ that I know of. it's better.

/even Mexi Pepsi
 
2013-05-16 12:51:52 PM

Gabrin_Kinoda: Ned Stark: NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?

Mexico.

Yup, good ol' "hecho in Mexico." In glass bottles, no less. My local grocery store sells single bottles, but I can get cases of it at Sam's Club. Totally worth the expense.


Study: Hey, Hipsters, Mexican Coke Might Be a Myth

http://healthland.time.com/2010/10/28/study-hey-hipsters-mexican-coke - might-be-a-myth/
 
2013-05-16 12:51:58 PM
Thanks, everyone!
 
2013-05-16 12:52:18 PM
Even if one had the "original" recipe, small batch recipes never work by multipling the amounts of all ingredients by the same factor. There is a long trial and error period involved to get a large batch to taste the same as a small batch because spices and flavorings just don't behave that way.
 
2013-05-16 12:52:25 PM

thenooch: NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?

they have the Mexican coke in Cali, Oregon and AZ that I know of. it's better.

/even Mexi Pepsi


Pepsi Throwback?
 
2013-05-16 12:53:08 PM

asciibaron: i bet high fructose corn syrup isn't an ingredient in the original!


The original had 'coke' too...
 
2013-05-16 12:56:04 PM

NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?


You can also get kosher Coke around Passover time if you live near a Jewish neighborhood. That's made with sugar also.
 
2013-05-16 12:58:04 PM
meanwhile, at the bikini bike wash

www.wtsp.com
 
2013-05-16 12:59:44 PM

NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?


Mexico.

Some grocery stores carry Mexican coca cola.

/ I prefer Mexican pepsi
 
2013-05-16 12:59:58 PM

demonfaerie: thenooch: NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?

they have the Mexican coke in Cali, Oregon and AZ that I know of. it's better.

/even Mexi Pepsi

Pepsi Throwback?


Mexi-pepsi still kicks Pepsi throw backs ass.
See also, mexi- 7-up.
 
2013-05-16 01:00:52 PM
Being a Georgia man, was it Coke, or was it Pepsi, or one of the many other "cokes."
 
2013-05-16 01:02:02 PM
Oh great, everyone wants the "secret" recipe for an inferior tasting drink.
 
2013-05-16 01:20:07 PM
Fake bidding on an auction is grounds for a lawsuit. You sign a contract when using Ebay, and agree to pay the bid amount (or buy it now amount).

If either party refuses to follow through, it is an easy win in court.

Obviously he isnt getting 15million from some kid, but he should sue the hell out of the kid and his family. Leave a judgement hanging over their heads and maybe the idiot kid learns a lesson.
 
2013-05-16 01:20:08 PM
Even with the recipe you can't make Cola-Cola. They are the only company in the US with the rights to import and process the coca leaves, which can be used to make cocaine, but coca-cola processes it into a flavor with none of the drugs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola#Use_of_stimulants_in_formula
 
2013-05-16 01:20:49 PM
Could have bought the Pepsi Harrier for less:

i2.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-16 01:22:57 PM

thenooch: NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?

they have the Mexican coke in Cali, Oregon and AZ that I know of. it's better.

/even Mexi Pepsi


Our Safeway here in AZ carries it.
 
2013-05-16 01:26:49 PM

420Gabriel: Fake bidding on an auction is grounds for a lawsuit. You sign a contract when using Ebay, and agree to pay the bid amount (or buy it now amount).

If either party refuses to follow through, it is an easy win in court.

Obviously he isnt getting 15million from some kid, but he should sue the hell out of the kid and his family. Leave a judgement hanging over their heads and maybe the idiot kid learns a lesson.


Meh, ebay really should require proof of ability to pay for bids over say $5,000
 
2013-05-16 01:30:12 PM

420Gabriel: Fake bidding on an auction is grounds for a lawsuit. You sign a contract when using Ebay, and agree to pay the bid amount (or buy it now amount).

If either party refuses to follow through, it is an easy win in court.

Obviously he isnt getting 15million from some kid, but he should sue the hell out of the kid and his family. Leave a judgement hanging over their heads and maybe the idiot kid learns a lesson.


Can a 15 year old really enter in a legal binding contract though?
 
2013-05-16 01:30:52 PM
Well, an organic chemist could "duplicate" whatever's there, and who says it has to be done in the U-S?

Consider these two questions:

1.  Given that I hand you the real, true, orginal formula for Coca-Cola Syrup.  Do you think  you can make it more cheaply than the Coca-Cola Company?

2.  How much would it cost you to create a global manufacturing and distribution system to handle your new product?

I think the answer to #1 would be "No way!" and the answer to #2 would be far too large a number for you to even contemplate raising.  After all, in all these years (and "original recipies" have been around for a while), nobody else has done it.  There's probably a good reason for that.  But then, I'm an old fogey.
 
2013-05-16 01:32:23 PM
Let me throw some fuel on the fire. If you remember and loved Coke from before the hfcs days, you remember Coke with beet sugar, not cane sugar.

/Coke is good pop
 
2013-05-16 01:35:40 PM

Ned Stark: NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?

Mexico

Almost anywhere that isn't the United States.

FTFY
 
2013-05-16 01:40:47 PM
Can some chemist please tell me why you can't just take a sample of Coca Cola and run it through a mass spec or some other instrument to determine the composition of the beverage?
 
2013-05-16 01:49:49 PM

KeeptheChief: Sounds like that 15yr. old is a future (or current) Farker.


I thought <b>Barjockey</b> was older

/Is he still around? I've been missing for some time
 
2013-05-16 01:57:12 PM
Hooray! I just found some real Coke here in GA. They kept it stocked well away from the regular Coke products. I haven't tried it in about 20 years but it's as good as I remember. Less sweet and syrupy than the high fructose corn syrup version.
 
2013-05-16 02:00:19 PM

NutWrench: Hooray! I just found some real Coke here in GA. They kept it stocked well away from the regular Coke products. I haven't tried it in about 20 years but it's as good as I remember. Less sweet and syrupy than the high fructose corn syrup version.


I saw some Coca Cola being sold from Costco that was labeled as being from/for Mexico.  So I would assume that it doesn't have the HFCS.
 
2013-05-16 02:04:30 PM

PsyLord: Can some chemist please tell me why you can't just take a sample of Coca Cola and run it through a mass spec or some other instrument to determine the composition of the beverage?


Simply phrased: the product coca cola is selling is the process. We could run a range of analytical tests against reference libraries of compounds that would tell us the beverage's composition, but knowing the composition does not tell us how the constituent components were fashioned into the finished product. That's the trade secret.

If this sort of thing were easy, they wouldn't call it reverse engineering.
 
2013-05-16 02:16:29 PM

Baldrick's Cunning Plan: PsyLord: Can some chemist please tell me why you can't just take a sample of Coca Cola and run it through a mass spec or some other instrument to determine the composition of the beverage?

Simply phrased: the product coca cola is selling is the process. We could run a range of analytical tests against reference libraries of compounds that would tell us the beverage's composition, but knowing the composition does not tell us how the constituent components were fashioned into the finished product. That's the trade secret.

If this sort of thing were easy, they wouldn't call it reverse engineering.


Not to mention, even if there were an exact duplicate of coke created by somebody, people would still say that Coca-Cola taste better because it's Coca-Cola.
 
2013-05-16 02:25:16 PM

KeeptheChief: NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?

You can also get kosher Coke around Passover time if you live near a Jewish neighborhood. That's made with sugar also.


I read that the Orthodox are getting really ticked off that their Coke is sold out before they can even buy it by all the foodies in Williamsburg.
 
2013-05-16 02:29:26 PM

tricycleracer: Could have bought the Pepsi Harrier for less:

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Hahaha I remember that shiat.
 
2013-05-16 02:30:24 PM
Haw haw haw haw. Ebay is a joke to some people.

/Ebay Seller
//Knows how annoying it is when someone doesn't pay.
///But in this case the seller is a dumbass anyway so it's hard to choose sides.
 
2013-05-16 02:34:40 PM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Haw haw haw haw. Ebay is a joke to some people.

/Ebay Seller
//Knows how annoying it is when someone doesn't pay.
///But in this case the seller is a dumbass anyway so it's hard to choose sides.


I agree. One of my family member's livelihood comes from eBay and I used to sell stuff on there too. I bet that guy did a damn backflip when he saw that thing get a bid...then he saw that the person had 0 feedback and his heart sank.

/shiat really isn't cool to bid and not pay.
 
2013-05-16 02:36:14 PM
I bought the recipe for Mr. Pibb on Ebay for $1.50

Buyer's remorse, I has it
 
2013-05-16 02:40:02 PM

Christian Bale: meanwhile, at the bikini bike wash

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My first thought was "get that farking hose off the seat you stupid twit".  Then I thought "well my seat is going to be wet anyway... yeah, SCRUB baby!!!"
 
2013-05-16 02:40:39 PM

TheSageOne: Well, an organic chemist could "duplicate" whatever's there, and who says it has to be done in the U-S?

Consider these two questions:

1.  Given that I hand you the real, true, orginal formula for Coca-Cola Syrup.  Do you think  you can make it more cheaply than the Coca-Cola Company?

2.  How much would it cost you to create a global manufacturing and distribution system to handle your new product?

I think the answer to #1 would be "No way!" and the answer to #2 would be far too large a number for you to even contemplate raising.  After all, in all these years (and "original recipies" have been around for a while), nobody else has done it.  There's probably a good reason for that.  But then, I'm an old fogey.


Number 1 reason, nobody else can import the Coca leaf necessary to make the syrup.
Only 1 company can legally import Coca leaves into this country. They sell the flavor extract to Coca-Cola, and they sell the cocaine to pharmaceutical companies, which apparently while not contained in any prscribeable  medication, is used in hospitals for surgical procedures.
 
2013-05-16 02:41:49 PM

tricycleracer: Could have bought the Pepsi Harrier for less:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc.
Guy actually got the 7,000,000 Pepsi points and tried to get the jet.  Pepsi said no.  It went to court.
 
2013-05-16 02:42:49 PM

NutWrench: Hooray! I just found some real Coke here in GA. They kept it stocked well away from the regular Coke products. I haven't tried it in about 20 years but it's as good as I remember. Less sweet and syrupy than the high fructose corn syrup version.


Every time I read something like this I'm reminded of the Penn and Teller episode where they sell premium water to NYC people to demonstrate the power of price, marketing, and suggestion.
 
2013-05-16 02:57:37 PM
grease
chicken
salt
 
2013-05-16 03:20:36 PM
And remember, only rednecks call it pop!

www.rasiel.com
 
2013-05-16 03:20:57 PM

stonicus: tricycleracer: Could have bought the Pepsi Harrier for less:

[i2.photobucket.com image 850x531]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc.
Guy actually got the 7,000,000 Pepsi points and tried to get the jet.  Pepsi said no.  It went to court.


Yeah, "The Pudding Guy".  He's a schmuck.
 
2013-05-16 03:39:16 PM

Farnn: KeeptheChief: NutWrench: Can you still get the original Coca Cola anywhere? Made with real cane sugar?
You can also get kosher Coke around Passover time if you live near a Jewish neighborhood. That's made with sugar also.


I read that the Orthodox are getting really ticked off that their Coke is sold out before they can even buy it by all the foodies in Williamsburg.


I don't know why I find that so funny.
 
GBB
2013-05-16 03:47:24 PM

doosh: And remember, only rednecks call it pop!

[www.rasiel.com image 850x554]


Can't tell the difference between 50-80% Pop and 50-80% Coke on that map.
 
2013-05-16 03:58:03 PM
Pepsi Max > Pepsi > Coca Cola > Diet Pepsi > Diet Coke > Coke Zero

The one true order
 
2013-05-16 04:16:37 PM
what about Pepsi Select.  or the one with half sugar
 
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