Monday, March 26, 2007

Passover Coke

I remember Coke seemingly tasting better when I was a kid. Up until fairly recently, I figured it was just the glass bottles. Then I discovered that since around 1984 or so, they've been making it with corn syrup instead of sugar, which many people on the internets (always believe everything you read on the internets) swear is a million times better.

So, last week I was in Winn Dixie and saw some Coke which was advertised as kosher for Passover. Not knowing what the hell would make Coke kosher or not, I looked it up on the aformentioned internets and apparently the Passover Coke is sweetened with sucrose, instead of corn syrup. So it's supposed to be more like the good stuff, though still not as good as Mexican Coke, which uses cane sugar (again according to the internets). So I bought some (it has a yellow cap), and I'll see how it tastes when I get home. If it really does taste better, then I'm going to be pretty pissed at Coke for using corn syrup all this time.

UPDATE: The verdict is in. Not much difference. If anything, it's slightly worse, flatter. Unless I got a bad batch or something, I'm unimpressed. Still look forward to trying the Mexican Coke with real sugar sometime.

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Toast said...

I've been a diet soda drinker for two decades now. Can't stand the regular stuff. It all tastes like syrup to me.

As for diet soda, the one thing I've found is that it tastes way better out of the can than it does in plastic bottles. The aluminum nicely accentuatest the artificial taste.

John Howard said...

I would rather drink water than diet anything. I'm mostly a Mountain Dew guy, but I don't drink that so much anymore.

Michelline said...

The European soft drinks are made with sugar as well. And they aren't as "fizzy" as our drinks. Ask Libby about her orange Fanta sometime.

Chris Howard said...

The best soft drink hands down is vanilla diet pepsi.

maurinsky said...

I'm mostly a water drinker. I occasionally crave a soda, and I now drink Coke Zero when I want a soda. It's not as sweet as Diet Coke.

Chris Howard said...

Coke Zero is good. It has the same flavor as regular coke, without the calories. Diet coke is actually a different formula. I read that New Coke was actually the Diet Coke formula with sugar instead of aspartame. I'm not sure if it's true, but it makes sense.