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Old 05-25-2014, 11:56 AM
 
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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.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:09 PM
 
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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.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I think it was just an attention ploy.
I'm going with the conspiracy theory that allowed Coke to switch from sugar to high fructose corn syrup without anyone noticing.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:38 PM
 
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I'm going with the conspiracy theory that allowed Coke to switch from sugar to high fructose corn syrup without anyone noticing.
Could be, could be. All I know is, New Coke was Nasty Coke. It was way too sweet, like Pepsi.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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I too thought it was too sweet. It also seem to have a weaker taste to me, like it wasn't as carbonated. Classic coca-cola has more of a bite.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:51 PM
 
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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.
Like the others said...it tasted like Pepsi...which I dislike.

What a horrible experiment...though the story of how it came about, and the shockingly bad decision making that was behind it, makes for interesting reading if your interested in that sort of thing.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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As someone whose first word was Coke, I was a very loyal Coca Cola customer. Until I tried New Coke, which tasted like Pepsi, which I don't care for at all. In addition to that, they insulted our intelligence by first telling us we'd like it better than the Coca Cola we'd been drinking happily forever, and then when that was not the case they told us we wouldn't be able to tell the difference, and THEN when it became clear that it was such a fiasco that it would (as it is) be taught in marketing/advertising college courses as one of, if not the, worst ideas ever in marketing, they claimed to give us back the original, except that anyone who had been drinking Coca Cola for any length of time could tell at first sip to check the list of ingredients because it was NOT the same (corn syrup is not sugar, never has been, never will be). So I moved to Dr Pepper (didn't like the very clear attitude that Coca Cola had of the intelligence of its customers) and never looked back.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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As someone whose first word was Coke, I was a very loyal Coca Cola customer. Until I tried New Coke, which tasted like Pepsi, which I don't care for at all. In addition to that, they insulted our intelligence by first telling us we'd like it better than the Coca Cola we'd been drinking happily forever, and then when that was not the case they told us we wouldn't be able to tell the difference, and THEN when it became clear that it was such a fiasco that it would (as it is) be taught in marketing/advertising college courses as one of, if not the, worst ideas ever in marketing, they claimed to give us back the original, except that anyone who had been drinking Coca Cola for any length of time could tell at first sip to check the list of ingredients because it was NOT the same (corn syrup is not sugar, never has been, never will be). So I moved to Dr Pepper (didn't like the very clear attitude that Coca Cola had of the intelligence of its customers) and never looked back.
I don't drink many sugary drinks anymore (and I *hate* soda with HFCS in it), so we get Mexican Coke. It's still made with cane sugar.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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Yes, I remember New Coke. Classic Coca Cola is my only vice in life, so I hated the change. They advertised New Coke as "being smoother"...and it did taste like Pepsi. I like that zing you get from Classic Coke. It wasn't there in New Coke. It sure didn't last long.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I don't drink many sugary drinks anymore (and I *hate* soda with HFCS in it), so we get Mexican Coke. It's still made with cane sugar.
I now drink Dr B, made with cane sugar, after the whole Dublin Dr Pepper fiasco (I now try to avoid Snapple products whenever possible as a result of that). HEB has an entire line of cane sugar drinks. Mexican Coke is available just down the road from us, though, if I'm feeling particularly nostalgic.
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