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2021-07-13 7:54:00 AM  
I just wish they would bring Coke Blak back.
 
2021-07-13 8:03:55 AM  
I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.
 
2021-07-13 8:15:48 AM  
Gawd damn if there isn't anything more refreshing than an ice cold can (bottle from Mexico if you got one) of Coca Cola after a hard day's work.

/I know that beer would be a better choice for some of us though
 
2021-07-13 8:18:33 AM  
Aspartame and acesulfame are disgusting, leaving a cloying wretched taste in my mouth. Same as stevia.

I'd rather drink water than diet sodas, which is healthier for you anyway.

Can't they just reduce the amount of sugar?
 
2021-07-13 8:27:04 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.


I think the Coke people drank their own Kool-aid on that one.

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2021-07-13 8:27:50 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.


From what I have read, that was a classic case of recovering from a horrible mistake. A good read is at https://www.history.com/news/why-c​oca-​cola-new-coke-flopped
 
2021-07-13 8:34:28 AM  
Coke did not say exactly how it was changing the recipe in the United States, but noted that the new version should taste "more refreshing and delicious."

Translation: We changed the chemical formula to save money in production.
 
2021-07-13 8:46:28 AM  
The only winning move is never drinking any soda ever.
 
2021-07-13 8:47:03 AM  
Coke Zero > Diet Coke. They better not screw this up.
 
2021-07-13 8:50:09 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.


Yeah, that's it - we planned it all along!
 
2021-07-13 8:58:35 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.


Nobody is going to spend the money that Coke spent on that fiasco on purpose.
 
2021-07-13 9:02:37 AM  
The letters are "less white" as per their employee training. Coincidence?
 
2021-07-13 9:08:05 AM  
In the development of diet sodas, Coca-Cola first created Taß because their policy was not to use "Coke" as a name of anything other than their flagship soda. Diet Pepsi succeeded so the flavor base of Taß was tweaked to create Diet Coke.

New Coke was the flavor base of Diet Coke with a slightly different ingredient balance, then sweetened with HFCS.

Coke Zero Sugar was created as a diet soda with the flavor profile of Coca-Cola Classic.
 
2021-07-13 9:10:17 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.


I'd be willing to bet today's Coke taste the same as New Coke did.

They've been making adjustments for decades.
 
2021-07-13 9:15:16 AM  

mrmopar5287: The letters are "less white" as per their employee training. Coincidence?


That's a stretch; Diet soft drinks have never caught on with minorities. This is not conjecture. Visit a diverse community convenience store. They don't stock them here.
 
2021-07-13 9:16:18 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.


That's a persistent myth. They just screwed-up. They admitted it.

Donald Keough, the CEO of Coca-Cola at the time, said this about the whole "New Coke" thing, and the theory that it was all part of a marketing plan:

"We're not that dumb, and we're not that smart"
 
2021-07-13 9:27:28 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.

I think the Coke people drank their own Kool-aid on that one.

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Did Pepsi win the Cola wars?
 
2021-07-13 9:33:23 AM  

Arkanaut: JasonOfOrillia: Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.

I think the Coke people drank their own Kool-aid on that one.

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Did Pepsi win the Cola wars?


This thread says "Yes."
 
2021-07-13 9:40:18 AM  
I miss C2.
 
2021-07-13 9:44:06 AM  

Winterlight: Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.

From what I have read, that was a classic case of recovering from a horrible mistake. A good read is at https://www.history.com/news/why-co​ca-cola-new-coke-flopped


It's scary the people are more passionate about Coca-Cola and more willing to take action about a sugary drink that tastes vaguely like malted battery acid ,rather than voting rights or health care.
 
2021-07-13 9:46:18 AM  
Don't like soft drinks in all the sugary glory? Drink water.

Here endeth the lesson.
 
2021-07-13 9:53:14 AM  
Any soda with the name Zero or Max in it tastes like ass. And not the good kind.
 
2021-07-13 9:54:17 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.


Nope Coke  farked up and has admitted as much.
 
2021-07-13 10:08:19 AM  

fasahd: mrmopar5287: The letters are "less white" as per their employee training. Coincidence?

That's a stretch; Diet soft drinks have never caught on with minorities. This is not conjecture. Visit a diverse community convenience store. They don't stock them here.


I want to say affluence plays a huge role. Seems that Middle-class and up purchase diet soda and it's consumed less the lower on the economic spectrum you go.
 
2021-07-13 10:12:28 AM  
As far as I'm concerned, Coke Zero completely eliminated the need for Diet Coke, which supposedly tastes more like New Coke and sucks in comparison.
 
2021-07-13 10:22:21 AM  

Cafe Threads: Arkanaut: JasonOfOrillia: Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.

I think the Coke people drank their own Kool-aid on that one.

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Did Pepsi win the Cola wars?

This thread says "Yes."


Beating the estimates just means that, like Winston Smith, PepsiCo has won the victory against itself.
 
2021-07-13 10:32:55 AM  
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stop farking with it.  stop.  stop. it's fine the way it is.
 
2021-07-13 10:41:57 AM  

baronbloodbath: Aspartame and acesulfame are disgusting, leaving a cloying wretched taste in my mouth. Same as stevia.


I enjoy the taste of stevia, it's not too sweet. this blends well with moonshine.

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2021-07-13 10:51:56 AM  

fasahd: baronbloodbath: Aspartame and acesulfame are disgusting, leaving a cloying wretched taste in my mouth. Same as stevia.

I enjoy the taste of stevia, it's not too sweet. this blends well with moonshine.

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Same here. Since I have to watch my blood sugar, I switched to stevia, and also like it because it is not too sweet.

There are a few "water enhancers" (and other products) that use stevia, I use them for the most part now.

/getting away from most the carbonated stuff in any event, except for seltzer.
 
2021-07-13 11:35:03 AM  

gopher321: Coke did not say exactly how it was changing the recipe in the United States, but noted that the new version should taste "more refreshing and delicious."

Translation: We changed the chemical formula to save money in production.



Oh shiat, they changed the CHEMICAL formula!?    Who would have thought they'd take such a drastic approach to changing the chemicals!!    My goodness, just think of ...   of....  of the....    [sigh].
 
2021-07-13 12:16:34 PM  
I'm drinking Coke Zero right now...
Its been my go-to pop for 5 or 6 years now.  It tastes pretty good keeps my ass from getting too fat.

If they can get it closer to tasting like 'real' coke, that would be great.   If not, I just hope they don't screw it up too much.
 
2021-07-13 12:37:45 PM  

mrmopar5287: In the development of diet sodas, Coca-Cola first created Taß because their policy was not to use "Coke" as a name of anything other than their flagship soda. Diet Pepsi succeeded so the flavor base of Taß was tweaked to create Diet Coke.

New Coke was the flavor base of Diet Coke with a slightly different ingredient balance, then sweetened with HFCS.

Coke Zero Sugar was created as a diet soda with the flavor profile of Coca-Cola Classic.


I wish they'd stop messing with Diet Coke. It doesn't need lemon, or raspberry. Its original flavor (chemicals) is just fine.
 
2021-07-13 12:39:26 PM  
Initially I was angry. Then I realized they're using the same ingredients, just tweaking proportions. How much difference can that really make? Viral marketing 101 here.
 
2021-07-13 12:52:07 PM  

cocozilla: It's scary the people are more passionate about Coca-Cola and more willing to take action about a sugary drink that tastes vaguely like malted battery acid ,rather than voting rights or health care.


I'm amazed that people bring up false equivalencies in completely unrelated conversations to make themselves appear superior to others.
 
2021-07-13 1:29:02 PM  

LoneCoon: mrmopar5287: In the development of diet sodas, Coca-Cola first created Taß because their policy was not to use "Coke" as a name of anything other than their flagship soda. Diet Pepsi succeeded so the flavor base of Taß was tweaked to create Diet Coke.

New Coke was the flavor base of Diet Coke with a slightly different ingredient balance, then sweetened with HFCS.

Coke Zero Sugar was created as a diet soda with the flavor profile of Coca-Cola Classic.

I wish they'd stop messing with Diet Coke. It doesn't need lemon, or raspberry. Its original flavor (chemicals) is just fine.


Diet Coke with lime is the best.
 
2021-07-13 1:38:07 PM  
As long as they aren't farking with my Fresca.
 
2021-07-13 1:41:34 PM  
Bring back Tab, ya knobs.
 
2021-07-13 2:05:54 PM  

baronbloodbath: Aspartame and acesulfame are disgusting, leaving a cloying wretched taste in my mouth. Same as stevia.

I'd rather drink water than diet sodas, which is healthier for you anyway.

Can't they just reduce the amount of sugar?


Interestingly enough as somebody who couldn't stand diet soda even after a long break from sugar I have found that almost every zero variant(re: ace k blend) I have tried to be close enough to the real versions to keep me from going back to normal soda. I do however still tend to primarily reach for the sparkling water first most of the time.
 
2021-07-13 2:43:43 PM  
An external company analyzed coca cola classic and came up with a superior zero calorie recipe than diet coke.  The same company did this to Pepsi.  Coca Cola and PepsiCo basically has no choice but to license the superior recipe that this outside company offered them, which resulted in Pepsi Max and coke zero.

I take it from this announcement that Coca Cola finally said "fark it we are not paying you licensing fees anymore".
 
2021-07-13 3:04:39 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Bring back Tab, ya knobs.


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2021-07-13 3:11:33 PM  

Man On A Mission: cocozilla: It's scary the people are more passionate about Coca-Cola and more willing to take action about a sugary drink that tastes vaguely like malted battery acid ,rather than voting rights or health care.

I'm amazed that people bring up false equivalencies in completely unrelated conversations to make themselves appear superior to others.


Noam Chomsky: (paraphrased) "People in power love it when the masses fill  their heads with things like; most touchdowns and Earned Run Averages to the point where they have no room consider issues that actually affect their daily life"
 
2021-07-13 7:41:41 PM  

wild9: bottle from Mexico if you got one


I drink maybe a dozen sodas a month, and that might be a high estimate. MexiCoke is the absolute best if you pour it over ice and squeeze juice from a lime into it.
 
2021-07-13 9:25:17 PM  

cocozilla: Winterlight: Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.

From what I have read, that was a classic case of recovering from a horrible mistake. A good read is at https://www.history.com/news/why-co​ca-cola-new-coke-flopped

It's scary the people are more passionate about Coca-Cola and more willing to take action about a sugary drink that tastes vaguely like malted battery acid ,rather than voting rights or health care.


What members of Congress are up in arms about Coca-Cola?
 
2021-07-13 9:26:50 PM  
Well, I suppose the Republican ones were for a while, but considering ordinary citizens have f*ck-all to do with legislation surrounding voting rights and healthcare, I'm not sure the point of your asinine statement, cocozilla.
 
2021-07-13 9:40:29 PM  
Coca-Cola said Tuesday that it is tweaking the beverage in an effort to make the drink taste more like regular Coke. The product's can will also look different - all red, rather than red and black.

Behold the veritable plethora of farks I have not to give.
 
2021-07-13 10:27:04 PM  

Tor_Eckman: I just wish they would bring Coke Blak back.


They'll never go back
 
2021-07-13 10:29:07 PM  

Cafe Threads: Arkanaut: JasonOfOrillia: Ragin' Asian: I was under the impression that the original kerfuffle was marketing manipulation. They released New Coke for a little while, it was an intended dud, then when they released Classic Coke, people flocked to it.

I think the Coke people drank their own Kool-aid on that one.

[images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 850x1133]

Did Pepsi win the Cola wars?

This thread says "Yes."


I can't take it anymore
 
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