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Old 06-11-2014, 07:30 PM
 
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IIRC, the US is the only place that does this. Rest of the world uses real sugar.

From a consumer perspective, moderation is great. From a corporate perspective, that's a conflict of interest. The more consumable products like drinks that Coca Cola sells, the better off it is. If we all followed the safe guidelines for consuming sugary drinks (what was it... no more than 20 to 60g of sugar per day?), Coca Cola would be hurtin'.

That is NOT correct. A substantial portion of Mexican Coke ALSO includes corn syrup, even some of it marketed in the border states.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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LOL Everything in moderation. There's nothing better then a sip or two of ice cold soda when you're hot and sweaty or after a hangover from too much red wine that's supposed to be really good for you. Just not a months worth in a couple of hours.


Water!
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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^ This.

I don't drink it. Wont drink. Never let my kid near it.


Good for you!
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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Yuck. That's disgusting.

I never liked Coca-Cola ever anyway.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Go watch what happens to sugar when you burn it down to a crisp. Looks very similar. In fact, what food actually burns down clean I like to know and see.. That burnt blackened BBQ ribs sure doesn't look appetizing anymore...
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: California
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I don't always drink soda but when I do it's an ice cold coca cola. Or a room temperature ginger ale.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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Every once in a blue moon I like to have an iced cold Coke, not Pepsi
This thread reminds me I actually have one in the fridge- yummy
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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I am scared to look.
But not too scared to take a few more Cola swigs now and again

I rarely drink Colas, but sometimes, I just gotta have that fizzy feeling in my mouth.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:55 AM
 
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That is NOT correct. A substantial portion of Mexican Coke ALSO includes corn syrup, even some of it marketed in the border states.
There is "Coke" made from real sugar in both the United States and Mexico. It is not widely distributed but does become more available nationally in the USA during the Jewish High Holy Days period. Trick is to look for the "Kosher for Passover" stamp/sign somewhere on the container.

Persons in the North East and Mid-Atlantic states have been known to either drive down South and or arrange shipping of "real sugar" Coke because they just won't drink the other stuff.

Or you can just order it here: Coca-Cola (Coke) with Real Sugar available now. Buy today!

As for Mexican Coke and the switch to HRCS: Mexico's Soda Tax Might Make Coca-Cola Bottlers Switch From Real Cane Sugar To Corn Syrup
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I guess its a good thing we don't keep soda in the house and my 4 year old has never tried that, or McDonalds or Burger King or anything else.. its not hard..just don't drink/eat it.
I feel like such a bad parent now - I let my child eat Happy Meals - AND HAVE SOFT DRINKS!!!!! I have even purchased Whopper Jrs for my child - OH NO!!!!!

Wait... we also cook meals at home, and we enjoy those meals together while we talk about our daily experiences.

I feel like such a failure .
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