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(CNBC)   How bad can things be if the world is back to pouring brown sugar water down its collective throat?   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2021-04-19 8:11:46 AM  
Bloom County referred to it as "malted battery acid".
 
2021-04-19 8:26:35 AM  
Sounds like that boycott is really working.
 
2021-04-19 9:10:33 AM  
Personally, I've switched to seltzer for years now and I couldn't be happier.

Lost like 30 lbs too when I made the transition. Some of which came back during the pandemic
 
2021-04-19 9:12:10 AM  
I like brown sugar water. It doesn't like me back. I did switch to brown fake sugar water, though.


gopher321: Bloom County referred to it as "malted battery acid".


That's about right.
 
2021-04-19 9:30:49 AM  
This is just a function of reopening the nation. That shiat is shelf stable and everywhere people travel.
 
2021-04-19 9:31:25 AM  
Soda pop really has no redeeming qualities. If you stop drinking them for a while and end up having one a while later, even the taste is pretty disgusting. It's just not something people should consume once or twice, certainly not regularly.
 
2021-04-19 10:04:46 AM  

gopher321: Bloom County referred to it as "malted battery acid".


I call it poison
 
2021-04-19 10:06:37 AM  

gopher321: Bloom County referred to it as "malted battery acid".


Malt? I don't think so.

/Homebrewer, I know malt when I taste it.
 
2021-04-19 10:18:46 AM  
Only on Fark can an article about earnings turn into a circle jerk about how posters have conquered their addiction to "poison" soft drinks
 
2021-04-19 10:32:35 AM  
I prefer brown sugar water after it's been distilled and aged.
 
2021-04-19 10:37:14 AM  

Arkanaut: I prefer brown sugar water after it's been distilled and aged.


I think you are missing the fermenting step. It is rather important.
 
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2021-04-19 10:44:08 AM  

SoupGuru: Soda pop really has no redeeming qualities. If you stop drinking them for a while and end up having one a while later, even the taste is pretty disgusting. It's just not something people should consume once or twice, certainly not regularly.


So much this. I haven't had a full blown soft drink in I don't know how long. Tried to have a little coke with my lunch on Friday, because I thought I wanted just a little taste.  I got about 2 sips in before I threw it away.

My coworkers I was eating with were laughing at the faces I was making
 
2021-04-19 10:48:24 AM  

McGrits: Arkanaut: I prefer brown sugar water after it's been distilled and aged.

I think you are missing the fermenting step. It is rather important.


True, but TBH I'm not picky.
 
2021-04-19 11:03:18 AM  
I thought it was rising as people stay home drinking Crown and Coke with their stimulus money.
 
2021-04-19 11:35:10 AM  
When did it ever stop?
 
2021-04-19 11:58:56 AM  

Peter Weyland: Only on Fark can an article about earnings turn into a circle jerk about how posters have conquered their addiction to "poison" soft drinks


I mean, if we're taking an investor's perspective, then it's good to try to understand both the positive and negative aspects of a brand. In the case of Coke, assuming we didn't see the markets propped up by butt-clenchingly low rates over the past year, personal experience from someone who drank Coke for a time would be a good way to get a feel for how their profits might rebound.

I'll only be looking at Coke for this, because PepsiCo is an empire that expands into the entire "junk food" sphere, with even some popular breakfast foods in their net.

Coca-Cola and other carbonated drinks are probably what most of us think when we think Coke. For those, many people have an odd "acquired taste" effect. Drink it regularly, and you might have a hard time imagining going back to boring water. Stop for a bit, maybe because of all the crazy shiat that happened last year? It'll probably make you feel like a balloon. You might decide to drop it there, or just drink it less frequently as you adjust to regular consumption again. This could be seen as the less stable portion of the ticker price.*

Coke also owns brands that produce what many of us see as healthier alternatives to soda, like Minute Maid, Simply Orange, HonesTea, and Dasani, to name the ones that immediately come to mind. A lot of that doesn't have the same hill to climb to hook a customer, because it doesn't have the same bloaty effect. If the market was totally beholden to fundamentals like demand, then it would be safe to assume demand for these brands would return to roughly where they were pre-apocalypse. This could be seen as an approximate safe portion of the ticker price.*

*I mean, if you feel like putting in the legwork to quantify all that by poring over their sales numbers.

/But yeah, a lot of us probably don't peer through that lens when we say "fark gassy sugar water" or whatever.
//Seriously, PepsiCo makes like half the crap in a typical chip/cookie aisle and a good portion of a typical cereal aisle.
 
2021-04-19 12:26:43 PM  

Nadie_AZ: gopher321: Bloom County referred to it as "malted battery acid".

I call it poison


Yeah - acid batteries utilize the relatively mild sulfuric acid - Coke contains phosphoric acid, which is some REALLY nasty shiat.
 
2021-04-19 4:59:24 PM  
You misspelled "toilet water" subby.
 
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