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Old 12-30-2014, 11:54 PM   #29
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A businessman named Victor Posner bought or owned RC in the 90's. I worked for another company owned by this guy. I never drank RC again, even after this guy died. I will not go into details, for legal reasons, but let's just say I would never buy a product that would put one penny in that man's pocket. Same reason I stopped eating at Arby's all those years ago.
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:25 AM   #30
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Those of us of an 'older' stature, may remember when the neighborhood soda retailer, gas station, corner market, etc., sold REAL cane sugar based Coke (& others) from a 'cabinet' with a folding door on top...

Flip up the lid, and inside, the bottled sodas were standing in a bath of ICE COLD water...The bottles were smaller in those days, and nearby, was a wooden crate to place the empties when done... Smart shop owners would trade a piece of bubble gum for an 'empty' to local kids that found em' laying around...

On a hot day, you could 'down' that ice cold Coke in a couple of swigs...Really refreshing, and you were on your way...Not the bloated feeling of today when you feel you have to drink that complete 32 oz cup from the burger joint..!

Soda Shoppes, now all but forgotten, always served a great soda - a couple of pumps on the flavored syrup (cane sugar) dispenser - then fill the wide-mouthed glass with chilled carbonated water from that counter top lever with the glass nozzle...NO ice, unless requested... Some would have their favorite 'mixtures' of syrups to request for customized refreshment..!

Mexican, cane sugar based Coke, has always been a favorite with us when below the border, and these days here at home at some retailers and Mexican markets - a bit expensive, however...

Coke has recently introduced a new cola with some cane sugar content (in a green container) that fits in between regular Coke & Diet Coke, calorie-wise...It does taste better than the corn syrup based products, in MHO, but alas, still not up there with the old stuff or Mexican Coke...

Everything in moderation, I guess, but we still enjoy these beverages on a hot summer day, or perhaps mixed with an adult elixir to ward away the chill of a long winter night..!

Happy New Year...
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Corn syrup, from genetically altered corn? Cane syrup, nope? Jim
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:26 AM   #32
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There's more than you'd ever care to know in Wikipedia about this subject. Here's a sample:
A system of sugar tariffs and sugar quotas imposed in 1977 in the United States significantly increased the cost of imported sugar, and U.S. producers sought cheaper sources. HFCS derived from corn is more economical, because the domestic U.S. prices of sugar are twice the global price and the price of corn is kept low through government subsidies paid to growers.
High fructose corn syrup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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the price of corn is kept low through government subsidies paid to growers.
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Well, in 2014, the United States produced 366 billion metric tons of corn, almost as much as the rest of the world (110 other corn-producing countries) put together. It's America's signature crop.
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I was convinced, back then, that the whole "New Coke" thing was a huge ruse to replace sugar based Coke with corn syrup Coke.

By pulling it off the market completely long enough, and substituting a lesser cola, the consumers were so happy to get "Coke Classic" back that they didn't notice (or could forgive) the switch.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:56 PM   #36
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Soda Thread is NOT WORTHLESS idle chit chat

"Waiting on an answer myself...but am amused in the meantime how a recent question re soft drink preferences elicited all kinds of responses... but a universal question like scratch removal that affects us all has only 4 responses...including this especially worthless one. Have a good weekend."
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Soda Refills on the Road... IS... not worthless, as reported on another thread.

Example: To clean your battery terminals... a carbonated drink poured upon the terminal that is "cruddy from sulfuric battery acid reacting with the lead" works. It is not brand specific. Beer might not be as carbonated and it is more expensive as an alternative to a Soda.

Pour some of your Carbonated Beverage on the affected terminal(s) and rinse with water. It will "fizz" and clean the area in an emergency situation. Baking soda is a better alternative. Rinse with water. When at a car wash, wash the terminal(s) and areas that were affected to remove any possible sulfuric acid that dissipates from the non sealed battery seals. This works on Airstream Interstate batteries as well.

So... there Mr. Smarty Pants... Sodas are not worthless discussing ON the Road or Off the Road. There. I proved my point, didn't I?

I did leave a response on my experiences on that Thread. It was much better than the critic of this Thread. I recommended using a Coke or Pepsi product...

ARE there other scientific discoveries for the use of Sodas?
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:06 PM   #37
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Haaaa-rumpppphhhhh!

Anything that interests others is not worthless, in my worhless opinion.



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And soda will clean your toilet in a pinch
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I'm surprised the wine folks haven't spoken up, the sugar content of grapes is real important and is a brix measurment. Mega dollars importance to you if you are growing or buying grapes. Brix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:04 PM   #40
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You can use Baking Soda to test for acid content in local drinking water from a well. Add just a "pinch" and it will fizz if the water has a pH less than 7. Seven is neutral. Less than 7 is acid. My Rocky Mountain well water has a pH of 6.5 and needs to be softened. This prevents the well water from dissolving the copper from the inside out. It might take years to do so, but if you find green water stains in your stool water line... your water might be acidic, OR seek immediate medical attention. It could also explain all of the baking mystery cakes that never make it to a table messing up recipes.

So, that makes at least three uses for Soda... if we include Baking Soda.

If the carbonic acid bothers you in a Soda, add Baking Soda to really ruin the taste and it will go flat without the bubbles.

Warm beer tastes much better than warm soda. ... and we have been led to believe that if something tastes good, it is bad for you.

How about the rage in the 1960's on a hot date? Slip an aspirin into a Coke. Never figured that one out. Another use for a soda.
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Well, in 2014, the United States produced 366 billion metric tons of corn, almost as much as the rest of the world (110 other corn-producing countries) put together. It's America's signature crop.
Do you have stock in conagra or adm??? The stuff is poison.
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I would like to chime in that in our household we like Real Coke.

Mexican coke in the bottles from Costco is a special treat. With its flavors, my husband actually prefers it with no ice, and unrefrigerated (but not hot, so kept in the garage in winter or refrigerate and bring out for 15 minutes before opening in the summer....like red wine)

We have 2 distinct restaurants here in Kansas City that have REALLY GOOD Coke. Teo Cali Mexican restaurant on Holmes, or D'Bronx Deli and Pizza on Bell or Metcalf. When going to these restaurants, we will usually order Coke instead of a Beer or other mixed drink.

One of our previously-liked Mexincan restaurants used to have really good Coke too; when they changed to Pepsi we just couldn't abide it.
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