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2021-01-19 4:37:33 PM  
Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.
 
2021-01-19 4:56:29 PM  

fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.


They do indeed, but in the USA it's not available. You have to get it from another country. Brazilian Coca-Cola is superior.
 
2021-01-19 5:01:03 PM  
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2021-01-19 5:24:20 PM  
I wonder if Coca Cola pays people to write about Coca Cola, it is a form of advertisement. Especially the ones that go along with the secret ingredient lies, seem rather blatant.

Has Pepsi decided that they also have a secret ingredient?
 
2021-01-19 5:30:45 PM  

fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.


Is it a requirement that they're called Coca Cola?

I like cola, but I do prefer a bit of a bite. So I drink ones with only one artificial sweetener, VS. the more expensive ones that use 3-4 different ones to get a sweeter taste.

Coca Cola is different around the world, so you probably can find one to suit you, if the brand matters.

Where I live its produced by Carlsberg for example, who bought the license for eternity. I believe it's less sweet here. The sugar are from sugar beats, which is different than for example corn syrup in USA or sugar canes in Mexico.
 
2021-01-19 6:03:47 PM  
I thought all natural flavors came from a factory in New Jersey.
 
2021-01-19 6:28:42 PM  

fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.


First off; little known fact that the 7x formula was stolen and also the secret spice in KFC and Mc Sauce.
anyway, you're looking for this...
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2021-01-19 7:36:41 PM  

fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.


The formula varies country by country. If you take the tour of the Coca Cola headquarters, you can (or could) sample the different varieties. Not that it matters, but I liked the Italian one best.  This was over 30 years ago so it could have changed.
 
2021-01-19 8:32:13 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.

Is it a requirement that they're called Coca Cola?

I like cola, but I do prefer a bit of a bite. So I drink ones with only one artificial sweetener, VS. the more expensive ones that use 3-4 different ones to get a sweeter taste.

Coca Cola is different around the world, so you probably can find one to suit you, if the brand matters.

Where I live its produced by Carlsberg for example, who bought the license for eternity. I believe it's less sweet here. The sugar are from sugar beats, which is different than for example corn syrup in USA or sugar canes in Mexico.


What sugar beats might look like:

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2021-01-19 9:19:44 PM  

MC Magic Cracker: fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

They do indeed, but in the USA it's not available. You have to get it from another country. Brazilian Coca-Cola is superior.


That's far too much Coca-Cola for me.
 
2021-01-19 9:19:58 PM  
In the mid 2000s, you could find some Peruvian websites selling tourist trinkets and coca tea, packaged in both tea bags and in bulk. The bulk being just a big bag of coca leaves. I bought a couple 1/2 kilo bags of "Inca Tea", and to my shock, they somehow made it through customs and were delivered to my door. After looking online to see if I could, uh, process them any further (it was possible, but a kilo of leaf is too low-yield to be worthwhile), I tried all kinds of things with them. Using them for actual tea was pointless. Tastes fine, but no kick. Vaping them in a Volcano... let's just say that's too "cracked out". My heart didn't like it at all. Steeping a big handful in some port wine over low heat yielded some delicious homemade Vin Mariani. It was quite potent, but easy to over-do-it on. The best method of consumption by far was the traditional quid. Take a small roll of leaves, a pinch of baking soda, and tuck it all in your cheek. Gave you a nice burst of energy, pleasantly numbed your mouth, and facilitated many a fine hike.

Anyway, my stash is long gone, but I became so familiar with the flavor that I can still easily taste it in Coca Cola.
 
2021-01-19 9:37:39 PM  

yakmans_dad: fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.

The formula varies country by country. If you take the tour of the Coca Cola headquarters, you can (or could) sample the different varieties. Not that it matters, but I liked the Italian one best.  This was over 30 years ago so it could have changed.


I went to World of Coke about 8 years ago. They had American Coke and Diet Coke. And then, they had various Coke products from all over the world, but not the different versions of Coke from other countries. Don't know how it's changed since then.

/ Some of those Coke products will absolutely wreck your taste buds.
 
2021-01-19 9:51:31 PM  

Kalashinator: Ketchuponsteak: fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.

Is it a requirement that they're called Coca Cola?

I like cola, but I do prefer a bit of a bite. So I drink ones with only one artificial sweetener, VS. the more expensive ones that use 3-4 different ones to get a sweeter taste.

Coca Cola is different around the world, so you probably can find one to suit you, if the brand matters.

Where I live its produced by Carlsberg for example, who bought the license for eternity. I believe it's less sweet here. The sugar are from sugar beats, which is different than for example corn syrup in USA or sugar canes in Mexico.

What sugar beats might look like:

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https://images.app.goo.gl/pwUTBHPi9sJ​U​phyr7

The ones in cola looks like af shiat.

But fun as a kid I guess, as we'd make lanterns out of them in school. You can eat them raw, and they're, well, very sweet. Obviously.

I dunno why we didn't do it more often, as they'd just be in the roadsides in rural Denmark where I grew up. We prefered plumb trees.
 
2021-01-19 10:34:38 PM  

sgarri7777: [Fark user image 199x253]


I made a point of picking up a bottle of Moxie when we took a trip to Maine a few years ago. That shiat didn't make it the short trip from the gas station's store to the car. What the fark is wrong with the people up there?
 
2021-01-19 10:55:41 PM  

fasahd: fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.

First off; little known fact that the 7x formula was stolen and also the secret spice in KFC and Mc Sauce.
anyway, you're looking for this...
[images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 794x1500]


We've got some place near here with like 1,000 kinds of soda from all over the world. I'll see if they have that, or the regional Coca Colas mentioned. Thanks for the tips, everyone.
 
2021-01-20 1:19:57 AM  

fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.


This tasted less sweet, although based on the calories I'm sure it has just as much sugar as the plain version:
/Appears to be discontinued in the US
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2021-01-20 2:03:23 AM  

KingBiefWhistle: sgarri7777: [Fark user image 199x253]

I made a point of picking up a bottle of Moxie when we took a trip to Maine a few years ago. That shiat didn't make it the short trip from the gas station's store to the car. What the fark is wrong with the people up there?


What does this mean? Was it good or awful? Did you swig it down happily or puke on the way to the car? Your story isn't exactly clear.
 
2021-01-20 2:29:56 AM  

baxterdog: KingBiefWhistle: sgarri7777: [Fark user image 199x253]

I made a point of picking up a bottle of Moxie when we took a trip to Maine a few years ago. That shiat didn't make it the short trip from the gas station's store to the car. What the fark is wrong with the people up there?

What does this mean? Was it good or awful? Did you swig it down happily or puke on the way to the car? Your story isn't exactly clear.


Moxie is... very questionable. a close friend who grew up in Brookline, swears by the stuff. but... from childhood to like age 22, his parents allowed him to eat only bologna sammiches on white bread with mayo+ketchup, and Kraft mac'n'cheese. and he never even had a driver license until like age 24, took him like 3 tries lol. might as well have been from Southie, boston-people can be weird that way.

to me it tastes like rancid pre-chewed bubble-gum? so... fans of Irn-Bru prolly love it.

/yes you heard me Scotland!
 
2021-01-20 5:58:11 AM  

Excelsior: fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.

This tasted less sweet, although based on the calories I'm sure it has just as much sugar as the plain version:
/Appears to be discontinued in the US
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Mmm Cuban libre would only be a two step process.

Also this morning Cocain sounds like a great idea.

/definitely tied one on last night
//I'm bored and apathetic
///I don't wanna be here today.
 
2021-01-20 8:16:37 AM  

fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.


Find a Freestyle machine and make your own mix on the fly or on the app. Try like maybe 80% Coke 20% flavored seltzer or something. Or 90% Coke 10% Diet.
 
2021-01-20 9:44:02 AM  

baxterdog: KingBiefWhistle: sgarri7777: [Fark user image 199x253]

I made a point of picking up a bottle of Moxie when we took a trip to Maine a few years ago. That shiat didn't make it the short trip from the gas station's store to the car. What the fark is wrong with the people up there?

What does this mean? Was it good or awful? Did you swig it down happily or puke on the way to the car? Your story isn't exactly clear.


Yes
 
amb [TotalFark]
2021-01-20 10:19:02 AM  

sgarri7777: [Fark user image image 199x253]


That stuff is so vile. Imagine Jaegermeister mixed with Nyquil, take out the alcohol, add carbonation.

Coca-cola is my biggest weakness. I have been pretty good at limiting my consumption, especially the last 6 months. My doctor should be pleased with my next a1c.
 
amb [TotalFark]
2021-01-20 10:22:38 AM  

phlegmjay: yakmans_dad: fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.

The formula varies country by country. If you take the tour of the Coca Cola headquarters, you can (or could) sample the different varieties. Not that it matters, but I liked the Italian one best.  This was over 30 years ago so it could have changed.

I went to World of Coke about 8 years ago. They had American Coke and Diet Coke. And then, they had various Coke products from all over the world, but not the different versions of Coke from other countries. Don't know how it's changed since then.

/ Some of those Coke products will absolutely wreck your taste buds.


I was there about 9 years ago. The Italian Beverly soda was very bitter, but I strangely liked it. The one from Africa that tasted like bubbly gum was strange.
 
amb [TotalFark]
2021-01-20 10:24:53 AM  

tintar: baxterdog: KingBiefWhistle: sgarri7777: [Fark user image 199x253]

I made a point of picking up a bottle of Moxie when we took a trip to Maine a few years ago. That shiat didn't make it the short trip from the gas station's store to the car. What the fark is wrong with the people up there?

What does this mean? Was it good or awful? Did you swig it down happily or puke on the way to the car? Your story isn't exactly clear.

Moxie is... very questionable. a close friend who grew up in Brookline, swears by the stuff. but... from childhood to like age 22, his parents allowed him to eat only bologna sammiches on white bread with mayo+ketchup, and Kraft mac'n'cheese. and he never even had a driver license until like age 24, took him like 3 tries lol. might as well have been from Southie, boston-people can be weird that way.

to me it tastes like rancid pre-chewed bubble-gum? so... fans of Irn-Bru prolly love it.

/yes you heard me Scotland!


Irn Bru isn't bad, but Moxie tastes awful.
 
2021-01-20 10:29:20 AM  
we... really do not drink soda 'round-hyeah (e.g. several months ago, our Seamless delivery accidentally included a can of Coke. that thing sat en-frigo for all of those months. one day, coupla weeks ago, the waifu finally decided it was in the way, so she took it out and opened it. took one sip and then she poured it down the drain, lol)

but! maaan, if I ever see this stuff at Dollar Tree again...

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also, for those of you wanting something "bite-y" ... This Is The Stuff. screw Reed's weak-ass "extra" nonsense, that's for babies and dead people. AJ Stephans will wake you up quicker than any covfefe can. (also it sez Boston but it's actually made in Brockton. massholes know what I'm talkin' 'bout.)

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/huh, Reed's has a new "strongest" version?
//may have to check that out
///expect disappointment, but still
 
2021-01-20 10:35:52 AM  

amb: tintar: baxterdog: KingBiefWhistle: sgarri7777: [Fark user image 199x253]

I made a point of picking up a bottle of Moxie when we took a trip to Maine a few years ago. That shiat didn't make it the short trip from the gas station's store to the car. What the fark is wrong with the people up there?

What does this mean? Was it good or awful? Did you swig it down happily or puke on the way to the car? Your story isn't exactly clear.

Moxie is... very questionable. a close friend who grew up in Brookline, swears by the stuff. but... from childhood to like age 22, his parents allowed him to eat only bologna sammiches on white bread with mayo+ketchup, and Kraft mac'n'cheese. and he never even had a driver license until like age 24, took him like 3 tries lol. might as well have been from Southie, boston-people can be weird that way.

to me it tastes like rancid pre-chewed bubble-gum? so... fans of Irn-Bru prolly love it.

/yes you heard me Scotland!

Irn Bru isn't bad, but Moxie tastes awful.


to be fair, I've never actually had Irn Bru - I just enjoy making fun of it. I should probably rectify that and try it once. at least then my mockery would have some honest conviction (or, *shudder* I might even like the stuff lol)

also I very much enjoyed your description of moxie!

That stuff is so vile. Imagine Jaegermeister mixed with Nyquil, take out the alcohol, add carbonation.
 
2021-01-20 10:57:05 AM  

tintar: to be fair, I've never actually had Irn Bru - I just enjoy making fun of it. I should probably rectify that and try it once. at least then my mockery would have some honest conviction (or, *shudder* I might even like the stuff lol)


I found bottles being sold in an Orlando Cici's of all places during a trip up there a bunch of years ago. Grabbed one to try it. It's not exactly bad but I'm one of those people who finds quinine to be bitter as fark so I'm probably a poor judge
 
2021-01-20 12:07:06 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: tintar: to be fair, I've never actually had Irn Bru - I just enjoy making fun of it. I should probably rectify that and try it once. at least then my mockery would have some honest conviction (or, *shudder* I might even like the stuff lol)

I found bottles being sold in an Orlando Cici's of all places during a trip up there a bunch of years ago. Grabbed one to try it. It's not exactly bad but I'm one of those people who finds quinine to be bitter as fark so I'm probably a poor judge


yeah, while I'm a fan of bitter stuff and "digestives" (fernet branca, underberg, angostura in manhattans or old-fashioneds, ...) - quinine makes me shiver even just remotely thinking about it. G&T is... passable - so long as it's heavy on the G and light on the T, and I absolutely require lime or lemon. but that's about as far as I'll go.
 
2021-01-20 2:16:00 PM  

fallingcow: Do they make, like, a slightly drier variant of coca-cola?  I think I'd like Coke better if it were a hair less sweet. Most of the flavored variants just seem make it sweeter.

/ Actually, maybe I'd better not know if such a thing exists.
// The last thing I need is to start drinking soda on the regular again.


I say the same about caffeine-free coke. It's even sweeter than the regular for no good reason and completely overpowers the enhanced flavor.
 
2021-01-20 4:21:31 PM  
Keep in mind that bullshiat is a 100% organic all-natural flavor as well.
 
2021-01-21 1:55:46 AM  
I've made the 1860s Pemberton recipe less the coca extract. It has things like Near-limitless which are damned near impossible to source. It is heavy on the lime and has triple the caffeine of today's Coke.

There are places in the US where you can legally get decocanized coca leaf. It isn't worth the expense or possible legal risk to me.
 
2021-01-21 1:58:18 AM  
Also, the ingredient people don't like in movie is Gentian root. It's a constituent in a lot of herbal beverages including bitters. Very refreshing and adds complexity to a lot of things, even fuzzy sugar water.
 
2021-01-21 3:29:17 AM  

anuran: Also, the ingredient people don't like in movie is Gentian root. It's a constituent in a lot of herbal beverages including bitters. Very refreshing and adds complexity to a lot of things, even fuzzy sugar water.


gentian can be a bit strong, but I do like "white negroni" where the 2:1 amount of saint-germain (elderflower) softens it a bit.

/haven't had that in a long-while
//places 'round-hyeah don't even stock campari for regular-negroni
///local "eye-talian" place: "oh, I thought you ordered a peroni!!!" *smh*
 
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