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Old 05-25-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I always wondered how New Coke from the 80's tasted, I'm too young to remember it but I was wondering how people remember it who drank it.
I tried it. It was way too sweet and didn't have much personality.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:24 PM
 
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Tried it ONCE.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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Add about 4 oz of water to today's Coke and that's what it tasted like: watered down crap.

You can try it if you don't believe me:

RARE 1985 New Coke | eBay
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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It actually wasn't that big of a deal. Some replies make it sound as if the world stopped spinning but you didn't have to drink the stuff. Coke is Thicker than Pepsi as it is with a heavier flavor. I prefer Coke over ice from a fountain - think Big Gulp - as it cuts it a bit. Cherry Coke/Pepsi rule.
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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No, I don't think so.
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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It actually wasn't that big of a deal. Some replies make it sound as if the world stopped spinning but you didn't have to drink the stuff. Coke is Thicker than Pepsi as it is with a heavier flavor. I prefer Coke over ice from a fountain - think Big Gulp - as it cuts it a bit. Cherry Coke/Pepsi rule.
Yes it wasn't the end of the world! Believe it or not some people liked it better, and kept drinking New Coke even when Classic Coke became available.

I remember for quite some time grocery stores stocked both New Coke and Classic Coke side-by-side. One of the grocery chains where we lived then (Lima, Ohio) didn''t include Classic Coke in their Coke products sales. It was a higher price.

Some people were upset when New Coke was discontinued. There was a drive or petition to keep it available.
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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It actually wasn't that big of a deal. Some replies make it sound as if the world stopped spinning but you didn't have to drink the stuff. Coke is Thicker than Pepsi as it is with a heavier flavor. I prefer Coke over ice from a fountain - think Big Gulp - as it cuts it a bit. Cherry Coke/Pepsi rule.
Coca Cola discontinued their original recipe when they introduced New Coke, so while you didn't have to drink that garbage, you didn't have the choice to continue with the original. Until a HUGE deal was made of it and they brought "back" classic Coke (but it wasn't the same recipe, still).
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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It tasted like Pepsi, which I can stand but don't particularly like.

I was so happy when they changed it back. I think it was just an attention ploy.
I agree about the attention thing, however, I prefer Pepsi to Coke, and I didn't think New Coke tasted much like Pepsi. It was just different than regular Coke, and they may have been hoping to replicate the Pepsi bite, but not very successfully.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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For a while they sold it in some markets as "Coke II". It's gone now, no loss. I suspect that 1985 can isn't going to taste much like it would have in 1985.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I always wondered how New Coke from the 80's tasted, I'm too young to remember it but I was wondering how people remember it who drank it.

I'm a Pepsi guy (or was, don't drink much soda now) and I tried New Coke. Once.
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