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(MercoPress)   You didn't know that you've been waiting for Green Coke, did you? Well, it finally exists   (en.mercopress.com) divider line 55
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2013-07-23 08:34:24 PM
Actually, if I recall correctly.. Coke *is* green in color before the caramel coloring is added.
 
2013-07-23 08:40:15 PM
So basically, Slurm.
 
2013-07-23 08:46:48 PM
Who's their marketing manager? Sam I Am?
 
2013-07-23 08:49:55 PM
That's a misnomer.  I was expecting it to be colored green.  Something to have with my eggs and ham.
 
2013-07-23 08:58:39 PM
Nuka Cola?
 
2013-07-23 09:17:17 PM
In Argentina.

Now, I have been known to buy Mexican made coca-cola because it's made with cane sugar and it tastes like the Coke of my childhood. But Argentine green-label half-sugar half-stevia Coke in a biodegradable PlantBottle... That's just a tad Niles Crane for me.
 
2013-07-23 09:30:00 PM
i.imgur.com
RIP Stevia Nicks
 
2013-07-23 09:33:16 PM
That sounds like an ok cola to drink.  I'm sure it will get a surge of buyers eventually.
 
2013-07-23 10:00:19 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-23 10:09:03 PM

Elandriel: So basically, Slurm.


Yes, but only a pathetic imitation Slurm that's never seen the inside of a giant worm's hiney.

(Best Willy Wonka parody in the history of forever, that one was.)
 
2013-07-23 10:14:12 PM
Stevia

Somebody contact Dan Quinn and Diego Sanchez
 
2013-07-23 10:20:35 PM

Makh: That sounds like an ok cola to drink.  I'm sure it will get a surge of buyers eventually.


i0.kym-cdn.com

/drank more than my fair share of OK soda
 
2013-07-23 10:22:43 PM

Elandriel: So basically, Slurm.


It's highly addictive!
 
2013-07-23 10:24:04 PM
I will wait for New Green Coke
 
2013-07-23 10:24:36 PM
It's interesting that the soda is flavored with stevia, given the FDA had banned its sale as a food additive back in 1991.  Then the FDA approved the use of stevia as a "dietary supplement" in 1995 but still did not allow it to be used in food products.  Then Coca Cola and Pepsi came out with their own stevia derived sweeteners that were approved by the FDA. (Yes, I know this is not in the US.)

Some hardcore fans of Vernors (ginger ale from Detroit) said the formula changed for the worst when stevia was replaced by high fructose corn syrup.  I love Vernors and would really like to try the stevia sweetened version.
 
2013-07-23 10:25:52 PM

Piizzadude: I will wait for New Green Coke


It'll taste just like Pepsi Green

/and they'll discontinue it 6 months later
 
2013-07-23 10:30:54 PM

valkore: It's interesting that the soda is flavored with stevia, given the FDA had banned its sale as a food additive back in 1991.  Then the FDA approved the use of stevia as a "dietary supplement" in 1995 but still did not allow it to be used in food products.  Then Coca Cola and Pepsi came out with their own stevia derived sweeteners that were approved by the FDA. (Yes, I know this is not in the US.)

Some hardcore fans of Vernors (ginger ale from Detroit) said the formula changed for the worst when stevia was replaced by high fructose corn syrup.  I love Vernors and would really like to try the stevia sweetened version.


Then why is it interesting? Because Argentina of all places isn't bending over backwards to follow FDA standards?
 
2013-07-23 10:32:52 PM
How about you make Coke with actual sugar in 12 oz glass bottles that I can get outside of a hippie grocery store?  Is there no market for non-fat people that just want to pick up a decent Coke once in a while?

/damnit
 
2013-07-23 10:49:07 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Piizzadude: I will wait for New Green Coke

It'll taste just like Pepsi Green

/and they'll discontinue it 6 months later


Yeah but we are set after that one

Green Coke Classic!
 
2013-07-23 11:23:39 PM

valkore: It's interesting that the soda is flavored with stevia, given the FDA had banned its sale as a food additive back in 1991.  Then the FDA approved the use of stevia as a "dietary supplement" in 1995 but still did not allow it to be used in food products.  Then Coca Cola and Pepsi came out with their own stevia derived sweeteners that were approved by the FDA. (Yes, I know this is not in the US.)

Some hardcore fans of Vernors (ginger ale from Detroit) said the formula changed for the worst when stevia was replaced by high fructose corn syrup.  I love Vernors and would really like to try the stevia sweetened version.


The purity of stevia based sweeteners is nowhere near what you get with the synthetics. Most stevia extracts have a nasty after taste.
 
2013-07-23 11:28:26 PM
Will the green Coke gives you green poop?
 
2013-07-23 11:45:07 PM

Shadow Blasko: Actually, if I recall correctly.. Coke *is* green in color before the caramel coloring is added.


It's scary, but from what I've heard/recall correctly Arby's beef "roasts" are green when they arrive at the outlet (I mean the point of sale), also.
 
2013-07-24 12:12:47 AM

Burning_Sensation: Will the green Coke gives you green poop?


No, but oddly enough blue powerade gives you green poop.

/drank way too much blue powerade in the dorms during college
//I thought I had a severe medical condition, but figured it out when I magically got better over winter break.
 
2013-07-24 12:13:20 AM

Rapmaster2000: How about you make Coke with actual sugar in 12 oz glass bottles that I can get outside of a hippie grocery store?  Is there no market for non-fat people that just want to pick up a decent Coke once in a while?

/damnit


I've seen real sugar Coke sold in the Ethnic Foods aisle at Publix and Winn-Dixie, right under the tortillas and refried beans.
 
2013-07-24 12:14:34 AM
At least they are giving the middle finger to high fructose genetically modified corn syrup.
 
2013-07-24 12:16:03 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: Rapmaster2000: How about you make Coke with actual sugar in 12 oz glass bottles that I can get outside of a hippie grocery store?  Is there no market for non-fat people that just want to pick up a decent Coke once in a while?

/damnit

I've seen real sugar Coke sold in the Ethnic Foods aisle at Publix and Winn-Dixie, right under the tortillas and refried beans.


And of course if you are lucky to find it, at the Kosher for Passover aisle because corn is a grain.
 
2013-07-24 12:20:54 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: In Argentina.

Now, I have been known to buy Mexican made coca-cola because it's made with cane sugar and it tastes like the Coke of my childhood. But Argentine green-label half-sugar half-stevia Coke in a biodegradable PlantBottle... That's just a tad Niles Crane for me.


Have you tried any of the full on Stevia sodas? Most of them are farking horrible, the only one I could drink was the cream soda. Someone at work told me that they were really good so I tried a few flavors. Told that person the next day that they must like manure and motor oil instead of coffee. Give me the real sugar Cokes from Mexico any day over that crap. Fortunately, I have several mercados  that carry the real stuff in my town.
 
2013-07-24 12:23:28 AM

Rapmaster2000: How about you make Coke with actual sugar in 12 oz glass bottles that I can get outside of a hippie grocery store?  Is there no market for non-fat people that just want to pick up a decent Coke once in a while?

/damnit


Just make sure you live in an area with a large and rapidly growing Mexican population -- Mexican specifically.  Any local supermarket (Wal-Mart included) big enough and smart enough to carry imported stuff for homesick immigrants will probably have Mexican Coca-Cola on the shelves.  It's in glass, and it has real sugar in it.
 
2013-07-24 12:28:24 AM

Xanadone: Rapmaster2000: How about you make Coke with actual sugar in 12 oz glass bottles that I can get outside of a hippie grocery store?  Is there no market for non-fat people that just want to pick up a decent Coke once in a while?

/damnit

Just make sure you live in an area with a large and rapidly growing Mexican population -- Mexican specifically.  Any local supermarket (Wal-Mart included) big enough and smart enough to carry imported stuff for homesick immigrants will probably have Mexican Coca-Cola on the shelves.  It's in glass, and it has real sugar in it.


My local Costco has it by the case. It's the best.
 
2013-07-24 12:33:21 AM

Xanadone: Rapmaster2000: How about you make Coke with actual sugar in 12 oz glass bottles that I can get outside of a hippie grocery store?  Is there no market for non-fat people that just want to pick up a decent Coke once in a while?

/damnit

Just make sure you live in an area with a large and rapidly growing Mexican population -- Mexican specifically.  Any local supermarket (Wal-Mart included) big enough and smart enough to carry imported stuff for homesick immigrants will probably have Mexican Coca-Cola on the shelves.  It's in glass, and it has real sugar in it.


So basically, mexicans can come if in if they bring coke and do your gardening?

I like it.
 
2013-07-24 12:36:10 AM

Rapmaster2000: How about you make Coke with actual sugar in 12 oz glass bottles that I can get outside of a hippie grocery store?  Is there no market for non-fat people that just want to pick up a decent Coke once in a while?

/damnit


I'm not sorry to be the first one to tell you, but i am going to disabuse you of a few notions.

1: HFCS is not illegal in Mexico.
2: Mexican labeling regulations allow HFCS to be listed as "azúcar" (sugar).
3: Due to not having an insanely powerful corn lobby, and being further south than we are, cane sugar is often the cheaper sweetener in Mexico. But not always.
4: Due to the above, some of that mexican coke is made with HFCS and some of it is made with cane sugar and some of it is made with beet sugar.
5: The phosphoric acid in Coke breaks down the cane sugar into 50% glucose and 50% fructose. So, best case scenario, you paid a lot for a coke that allowed you to give the corn lobby the finger and has a bit less fructose in it.
 
2013-07-24 12:40:28 AM
Oh, and the reason why so many of the anti-HFCS studies come from europe is because the colonization of the tropical regions was largely so that rich europeans could get richer by operating sugar plantations. The EU has an insanely powerful cane sugar lobby that easily matches the insanely powerful corn lobby in the USA because a lot of european companies still operate cane plantations in Africa. they just pay their slaves now.
 
2013-07-24 12:41:01 AM

Rapmaster2000: How about you make Coke with actual sugar in 12 oz glass bottles that I can get outside of a hippie grocery store?  Is there no market for non-fat people that just want to pick up a decent Coke once in a while?

/damnit


I was in a restaurant about a month ago, in Atlanta mind you, that prided itself on healthy, local ingredients, and green living, so they decided on serving Mexican coke in the 12oz glass bottles. They wouldn't even serve diet coke because of the fake sugar. Because its always better to truck in soda from 800 miles away than to just go down the road a bit.
 
2013-07-24 12:45:38 AM
Ruby Rod ecstatic at the news.
 
2013-07-24 01:24:31 AM
Switched to Stevia last year.. Great sweetener..
 
2013-07-24 01:33:52 AM

valkore: It's interesting that the soda is flavored with stevia, given the FDA had banned its sale as a food additive back in 1991.  Then the FDA approved the use of stevia as a "dietary supplement" in 1995 but still did not allow it to be used in food products.  Then Coca Cola and Pepsi came out with their own stevia derived sweeteners that were approved by the FDA. (Yes, I know this is not in the US.)


There are stevia-sweetened sodas available in the US, like Zevia.
 
2013-07-24 01:48:48 AM
"The new drink has 108 calories in a 600 millilitre bottle - between classic Coke with 250 calories and the zero-calorie Diet Coke. "

If you have to budget 142 calories into your day, you fail at life.
 
2013-07-24 01:54:22 AM
This must be some kind of joke.

The kind that the Chinese like to play.
 
2013-07-24 01:59:30 AM
Bring it here so we can try it, dammit.

RottNDude: If you have to budget 142 calories into your day, you fail at life.


That's roughly 7% of an average-sized, active woman's daily caloric intake.

If 142 calories is an insignificant addition to your daily caloric intake you're probably a sumo wrestler.
 
2013-07-24 02:24:47 AM
Darn, I thought they were bringing Surge back. That stuff was awesome.
 
2013-07-24 04:08:32 AM

Xanadone: Elandriel: So basically, Slurm.

Yes, but only a pathetic imitation Slurm that's never seen the inside of a giant worm's hiney.

(Best Willy Wonka parody in the history of forever, that one was.)


Tell them I hate them!
 
2013-07-24 04:51:56 AM

valkore: It's interesting that the soda is flavored with stevia, given the FDA had banned its sale as a food additive back in 1991.  Then the FDA approved the use of stevia as a "dietary supplement" in 1995 but still did not allow it to be used in food products.  Then Coca Cola and Pepsi came out with their own stevia derived sweeteners that were approved by the FDA. (Yes, I know this is not in the US.)

Some hardcore fans of Vernors (ginger ale from Detroit) said the formula changed for the worst when stevia was replaced by high fructose corn syrup.  I love Vernors and would really like to try the stevia sweetened version.



Say whaaa? OK, let me get this straight......a natural plant based sweetener is banned by the FDA because of health and safety concerns (bogus reasons), although they have approved the poisons saccharin (pink stuff) for over 80 years and aspartame (Brand names: NutraSweet or Equal) for over 30 years that are artificially made by men in a lab. What is wrong with this picture? This just goes further to prove that the "government" FDA is not set up for the safety of food ( or drugs, for that matter) and it is mostly influenced & run by the industries that it is supposed to be regulating.

The sad joke is that the movie by Mike Judge......Idiocracy (2006) is very close to the truth about all of our so called governmental watchdog agencies. They do not protect the American people at all and only seem to protect the companies that they are supposed to be watching. This current situation is very close to the political concept of fascism.....which is a government being controlled and basically owned by private corporations! Yay Democracy.....and capitalism.

Welcome to the new America (copyright mark here).....there is nothing to see here, move along, go buy stuff.
 
2013-07-24 04:58:59 AM

gameshowhost: RottNDude: If you have to budget 142 calories into your day, you fail at life.

That's roughly 7% of an average-sized, active woman's daily caloric intake.

If 142 calories is an insignificant addition to your daily caloric intake you're probably a sumo wrestler.


Give me a break.  An active adult male has a recommended allowance of between 2500 and 3000 calories.

If you're only drinking one a day... the difference between 2500 and 2642 is not going to make one bit of difference.  I would say it barely makes a difference even for a 2000 calorie diet if you're active.

Now there are other problems I'm sure such as the potentially damaging effects of taking in so much HFCS, just plain old pure sugar, or caffeine.  However, the calorie count of one soda a day isn't a big deal.
 
2013-07-24 05:00:06 AM
Stevia is disgusting, btw.  It tastes just like sucralose and aspartame.
 
2013-07-24 05:30:01 AM
I'll stick with this, thanks.

www.killingtime.com

Hecho en Mexico, and tastes like 1985.
 
2013-07-24 06:07:53 AM
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Fark that give me my ecto-cooler HI-C!!!
 
2013-07-24 07:26:11 AM
Wasn't that the reason they bought Mountain Dew.
 
2013-07-24 07:48:45 AM
But is it soylent?
 
2013-07-24 08:19:49 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: If you're only drinking one a day... the difference between 2500 and 2642 is not going to make one bit of difference. I would say it barely makes a difference even for a 2000 calorie diet if you're active.


It actually makes a difference. That difference is even quantifiable. It's 142 calories. If you add 142 calories to your daily diet, you will likely gain approximately a kilogram of fat in a month. Give or take.
 
2013-07-24 08:20:52 AM
First blue meth and now this.
 
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