Yes, it really does taste better…

Coca-Cola bottled in Mexico with real sugar, that is. My first taste of it was here in San Antonio; I could almost immediately tell the difference between it and American Coke bottled with the high-fructose corn syrup, and one day after drinking the Mexican Coke right after a bottle of the American Coke….yeah. Less carbonation, not overly sweet and next to NO aftertaste. It’s pretty much your Platonic ideal of soda. I’d love to know who’s doing Coca-Cola’s “…consumer research (that) indicates that from a taste standpoint, the difference is imperceptible,” because from what I’ve had of both of them, I’d have to say it’s anything but. Let ’em compare it bottle vs. bottle rather than sip vs. sip and see how it comes out. I bet it’d be a different story then.

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One Response to “Yes, it really does taste better…”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Sabra (71.21.100.23)
    I like it and I don’t even like most sugar-sweetened sodas. What does it for me, I think, is the fact that it’s not as sweet. (And yes, the situational irony of having typed that out while sitting here with a mug o’ Big Red is not lost on me.)
    September 22, 2010, 10:07:13 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Boomer Lad (207.235.20.43)
    From a medical standpoint, there’s a difference, as the body tells you “enough!” if you take in too much of natural sugars. The body doesn’t monitor/reject HFC as well, as it’s un-natural. Medical/Biological fact. Dad, the pathologist, thinks that that is a significant part of the rapid increase of diabetes. You might not find much about that in unreliable sources like wikis, but you will find a LOT about it in peer reviewed bio-science and medical journals. So it’s actually more important than “just the taste”.
    September 23, 2010, 1:56:31 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    thepistolero (71.21.100.23)
    And yes, the situational irony of having typed that out while sitting here with a mug o’ Big Red is not lost on me.

    LMAO. I must admit Big Red packs quite the sugary punch, to the point that I can only handle limited doses of it. Yeah, yeah, I know, says the guy who drinks Bill Miller’s sweet tea like it’s goin’ out of style…

    The body doesn’t monitor/reject HFC as well, as it’s un-natural. Medical/Biological fact. Dad, the pathologist, thinks that that is a significant part of the rapid increase of diabetes.

    Well, that only makes sense. I do use Wikipedia now and then, though I’d never cite it as an authoritative source. LOL
    September 23, 2010, 10:51:33 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BobG (67.40.112.243)
    When I was growing up, all soda pop tasted better. I quit drinking it entirely when they started pumping corn sugar into everything; it just didn’t taste as good.
    September 23, 2010, 12:46:49 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Mattexian (68.206.14.33)
    How does it compare with, say, the cane sugar-sweetened HEB classic cola and Dr B? I’ve become a big fan of those since discovering them at my HEB-Plus a couple of months ago (same side of the soda aisle as the Mexican-made Coke and Pepsi, but I haven’t succumbed to the novelty of those yet).
    September 23, 2010, 1:51:10 PM CDT

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