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  • Post #31 - April 24th, 2008, 4:37 pm
    Post #31 - April 24th, 2008, 4:37 pm Post #31 - April 24th, 2008, 4:37 pm
    stevez wrote:Identical plastic cups were filled


    Using a plastic cup to ingest something as life-affirming as KFP Coke is just so wrong on many levels. Would you use a plastic cup at a Chateau Latour tasting? I didn't think so.

    Seriously, I look forward to this time of year. I am in a food related business and I always buy at least 15 cases of KFP Coke from one of my customers (who graciously discounts it ). It lasts me several months, and when it is gone I rely on the occasional Mexican Coke to tide me over until the next Passover.

    Thanks for the side by side test and your comments.
  • Post #32 - April 24th, 2008, 9:07 pm
    Post #32 - April 24th, 2008, 9:07 pm Post #32 - April 24th, 2008, 9:07 pm
    stevez wrote:Passover/Mexican Coke Taste Test 2008

    Steve,

    Thanks for the comparison, interesting that the Mexican coke is 10-calories more than Passover coke.

    My first sip, ok, really more a chug, of kosher for Passover coke this year was interesting as the first thing that came to mind was how much smoother* it was than regular coke.

    Enjoy,
    Gary

    *Carbonation seemed less harsh and overall flavor more balanced
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #33 - April 25th, 2008, 5:13 am
    Post #33 - April 25th, 2008, 5:13 am Post #33 - April 25th, 2008, 5:13 am
    G Wiv wrote:
    My first sip, ok, really more a chug, of kosher for Passover coke this year was interesting as the first thing that came to mind was how much smoother* it was than regular coke.


    I agree that there is a huge difference in mouthfeel between sugar coke a HFCS coke. The corn Coke tastes thick compared to the clean taste of Coke made of sugar.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #34 - December 28th, 2008, 5:44 pm
    Post #34 - December 28th, 2008, 5:44 pm Post #34 - December 28th, 2008, 5:44 pm
    I am not so sure about the test as I feel that Coke in the can tastes different than in the bottle. The bottled version always (at least to me) seems smoother than the can version.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #35 - January 2nd, 2009, 4:27 pm
    Post #35 - January 2nd, 2009, 4:27 pm Post #35 - January 2nd, 2009, 4:27 pm
    Passover is just around the corner. But, no need to wait for sugar cola. It's as close as your nearest Whole Foods.

    I'm not a big soda drinker and don't have a Pepsi or Coke favorite. I do like a cola once in awhile, however, and one day tried the Whole Foods brand. All of the soda they sell is made with sugar, not corn syrup, I believe. (At least that is true at the store I tend to patronize.)

    I find it delicious. I buy a six pack about once a month and savor it. If you pour in some juice from maraschino cherries....wow, just like being a kid when my mom used to buy cherry syrup at Dominick's.
  • Post #36 - January 18th, 2009, 6:20 pm
    Post #36 - January 18th, 2009, 6:20 pm Post #36 - January 18th, 2009, 6:20 pm
    caira111 wrote:Hey friend, I was just wondering how much calorie difference is in between the regular Coke and Diet Coke. and beside the calorie count does the Diet Coke have any other healthy properties over the regular Coke? any helpful answer will be well appreciated.

    Coke = 97 calories
    Diet Coke = 1 calories
    List of Coca-Cola Products.

    I do not believe either has any significant health benefits.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #37 - January 18th, 2009, 9:42 pm
    Post #37 - January 18th, 2009, 9:42 pm Post #37 - January 18th, 2009, 9:42 pm
    EvA wrote:There are KfP 2-liter bottles of Coke at the Jewel on Howard and Kedzie. They aren't advertised as such--they're just in the regular soft drink aisle. You must look for the white bottle cap with the CRC mark.

    This is interesting! I would love to grab a few 2 liter bottles.

    Information from the Passover Product Guide...

    Beverage Companies
    The following are acceptable only when bearing cRc and P-07:

    Coca Cola 12 oz. cans and 2-liter bottles
    Diet Coke 12 oz. cans and 2-liter bottles
    Pepsi 2-liter bottles
    Diet Pepsi 2-liter bottles

    Rumor also has it that Canadian Coke also uses real sugar. We should be close enough to get some confirmation on this.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #38 - January 18th, 2009, 10:50 pm
    Post #38 - January 18th, 2009, 10:50 pm Post #38 - January 18th, 2009, 10:50 pm
    Canadian coke certainly tastes different. I didn't try too much on my last visit, but on previous visits it's had that sugar mouthfeel. Note that the ingredient labels read "sucrose/glucose-fructose," which is just a french-friendly way of saying sugar/corn syrup.

    Canadian Dr Pepper is definitely corn syrup, and definitely identical to American Dr. Pepper. Too bad, since I was looking for a cheap alternative to the texan stuff.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #39 - January 21st, 2009, 5:55 am
    Post #39 - January 21st, 2009, 5:55 am Post #39 - January 21st, 2009, 5:55 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:I am not so sure about the test as I feel that Coke in the can tastes different than in the bottle. The bottled version always (at least to me) seems smoother than the can version.


    Slight bit of torsion to the topic but I was recently in Ohio, and there, the *Cherry* Coke is made with sugar, no HFCS. Just the Cherry, the regular and other versions are standard HFCS. These Cherry Coke 20oz bottles were not imported or KsP. The taste was stunning. HFCS Coke when I got back tatsed like the juice leftover from a soggy bowl of corn flakes in comparison.

    I wonder if individual bottlers have authority to modify the recipe?
  • Post #40 - January 21st, 2009, 9:31 am
    Post #40 - January 21st, 2009, 9:31 am Post #40 - January 21st, 2009, 9:31 am
    Marco wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:I am not so sure about the test as I feel that Coke in the can tastes different than in the bottle. The bottled version always (at least to me) seems smoother than the can version.


    Slight bit of torsion to the topic but I was recently in Ohio, and there, the *Cherry* Coke is made with sugar, no HFCS. Just the Cherry, the regular and other versions are standard HFCS. These Cherry Coke 20oz bottles were not imported or KsP. The taste was stunning. HFCS Coke when I got back tasted like the juice leftover from a soggy bowl of corn flakes in comparison.

    I wonder if individual bottlers have authority to modify the recipe?

    In my research there is a hope that with more corn being used for the production of ethanol (thus driving up the cost), soft drink bottlers will be returning back to the use of sugar.

    I believe most of the individual bottlers march the corporate line but at least one in Texas (referred to upthread), Dublin Dr Pepper, has enough guts to strike out on it's own.

    I enjoy Cherry Coke and will be checking local sources. Thanks!
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #41 - March 12th, 2009, 5:02 pm
    Post #41 - March 12th, 2009, 5:02 pm Post #41 - March 12th, 2009, 5:02 pm
    Passover Coke and Diet Coke are now available at the Jewel at Howard and Kedzie. The yellow caps on the 2-liter bottles are marked with the CRC symbol and P-09.

    Enjoy!

    Evy
  • Post #42 - March 12th, 2009, 5:27 pm
    Post #42 - March 12th, 2009, 5:27 pm Post #42 - March 12th, 2009, 5:27 pm
    EvA wrote:Passover Coke and Diet Coke are now available at the Jewel at Howard and Kedzie. The yellow caps on the 2-liter bottles are marked with the CRC symbol and P-09.

    Enjoy!

    Evy


    Did you happen to notice if they had Kosher for Passover cans?
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #43 - March 12th, 2009, 5:47 pm
    Post #43 - March 12th, 2009, 5:47 pm Post #43 - March 12th, 2009, 5:47 pm
    stevez wrote:
    EvA wrote:Passover Coke and Diet Coke are now available at the Jewel at Howard and Kedzie. The yellow caps on the 2-liter bottles are marked with the CRC symbol and P-09.

    Enjoy!

    Evy


    Did you happen to notice if they had Kosher for Passover cans?

    Actually it was my husband who spotted the Coke (and brought home a few bottles). Unfortunately, he didn't notice whether there are KfP cans or not. Sorry.
    Last edited by EvA on March 12th, 2009, 5:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #44 - March 12th, 2009, 5:49 pm
    Post #44 - March 12th, 2009, 5:49 pm Post #44 - March 12th, 2009, 5:49 pm
    An additional data point from my dear husband--the Jewel also has KfP Pepsi, if anyone is interested.
  • Post #45 - March 12th, 2009, 6:27 pm
    Post #45 - March 12th, 2009, 6:27 pm Post #45 - March 12th, 2009, 6:27 pm
    EvA wrote:An additional data point from my dear husband--the Jewel also has KfP Pepsi, if anyone is interested.


    Thanks, I am. I've got "Pepsi Natural", mexican pepsi, a bottle of corn syrup american pepsi, and hopefully soon KfP Pepsi.

    It's gonna be one hell of a Pepsi taste test. Too bad I don't like Pepsi.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #46 - March 12th, 2009, 7:00 pm
    Post #46 - March 12th, 2009, 7:00 pm Post #46 - March 12th, 2009, 7:00 pm
    gleam wrote:
    EvA wrote:An additional data point from my dear husband--the Jewel also has KfP Pepsi, if anyone is interested.


    Thanks, I am. I've got "Pepsi Natural", mexican pepsi, a bottle of corn syrup american pepsi, and hopefully soon KfP Pepsi.

    It's gonna be one hell of a Pepsi taste test. Too bad I don't like Pepsi.

    I admire your devotion to the scientific process!
  • Post #47 - March 12th, 2009, 8:55 pm
    Post #47 - March 12th, 2009, 8:55 pm Post #47 - March 12th, 2009, 8:55 pm
    EvA wrote:Actually it was my husband who spotted the Coke (and brought home a few bottles). Unfortunately, he didn't notice whether there are KfP cans or not. Sorry.


    I'm on the lookout for a case or two of KfP Cans of Coke, if anyone runs across them.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #48 - March 12th, 2009, 9:35 pm
    Post #48 - March 12th, 2009, 9:35 pm Post #48 - March 12th, 2009, 9:35 pm
    stevez wrote:
    EvA wrote:Actually it was my husband who spotted the Coke (and brought home a few bottles). Unfortunately, he didn't notice whether there are KfP cans or not. Sorry.


    I'm on the lookout for a case or two of KfP Cans of Coke, if anyone runs across them.

    I haven't checked yet this year but they've had them at the Jewel in Highland Park during the last several Passover seasons. I'll try to check tomorrow and report back.

    =R=

    Jewel/Osco
    1600 Deerfield Rd
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    847 579-0875
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  • Post #49 - March 12th, 2009, 10:40 pm
    Post #49 - March 12th, 2009, 10:40 pm Post #49 - March 12th, 2009, 10:40 pm
    gleam wrote:
    EvA wrote:An additional data point from my dear husband--the Jewel also has KfP Pepsi, if anyone is interested.


    Thanks, I am. I've got "Pepsi Natural", mexican pepsi, a bottle of corn syrup american pepsi, and hopefully soon KfP Pepsi.

    It's gonna be one hell of a Pepsi taste test. Too bad I don't like Pepsi.


    Wow, what is Pepsi Natural and where does one find it?
  • Post #50 - March 12th, 2009, 10:47 pm
    Post #50 - March 12th, 2009, 10:47 pm Post #50 - March 12th, 2009, 10:47 pm
    Marco,

    It's a more disgusting version of Pepsi. I got it at Target, $4.50 for 4 12oz glass bottles. Made with cane sugar and various other "all natural" things like preservatives and caramel color. Tastes like burnt sugar, and not in a good way.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #51 - March 16th, 2009, 2:54 pm
    Post #51 - March 16th, 2009, 2:54 pm Post #51 - March 16th, 2009, 2:54 pm
    In the Oak Park area...

    Passover Coke in 2 liter bottles is available at the Jewel on Lake St in River Forest (aisle one near the front) and at the Jewel on Madison in Oak Park (in the beverage aisle). Look for the yellow cap.

    I also checked around for 12 oz cans and didn't spot any. Does it have special labeling?

    Also when I was at the Jewel in Oak Park I mentioned Passover Coke to the Pepsi gent that was stocking the shelves and he mentioned that last week they have a new product, Pepsi Natural.

    Image

    Available (for now) in 4 pack of 12 ox bottles for about $4.50. Sparkling water, sugar and kola bean extract. I picked up a 4 pack today and it is chilling to have along with dinner.

    Available only at Target.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #52 - March 16th, 2009, 2:58 pm
    Post #52 - March 16th, 2009, 2:58 pm Post #52 - March 16th, 2009, 2:58 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:Pepsi Natural... Available only at Target.

    That's got to be a surprise to the Randhurst Jewel, who had it in stock last time I was in there.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #53 - March 16th, 2009, 3:08 pm
    Post #53 - March 16th, 2009, 3:08 pm Post #53 - March 16th, 2009, 3:08 pm
    Howard+Kedzie jewel had lots and lots of 2L bottles of KfP coke and pepsi, but no cans yet. A worker said they were expecting cans this week.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #54 - March 16th, 2009, 3:09 pm
    Post #54 - March 16th, 2009, 3:09 pm Post #54 - March 16th, 2009, 3:09 pm
    JoelF wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:Pepsi Natural... Available only at Target.

    That's got to be a surprise to the Randhurst Jewel, who had it in stock last time I was in there.


    Cool! Thanks for the update!

    Just quoting the Pepsi Guy.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #55 - March 16th, 2009, 3:11 pm
    Post #55 - March 16th, 2009, 3:11 pm Post #55 - March 16th, 2009, 3:11 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    stevez wrote:
    EvA wrote:Actually it was my husband who spotted the Coke (and brought home a few bottles). Unfortunately, he didn't notice whether there are KfP cans or not. Sorry.


    I'm on the lookout for a case or two of KfP Cans of Coke, if anyone runs across them.

    I haven't checked yet this year but they've had them at the Jewel in Highland Park during the last several Passover seasons. I'll try to check tomorrow and report back.

    =R=

    Jewel/Osco
    1600 Deerfield Rd
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    847 579-0875

    As of last Saturday, they only had 2-liter bottles in stock but I was told that cans would probably be available closer to Passover.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #56 - March 16th, 2009, 3:20 pm
    Post #56 - March 16th, 2009, 3:20 pm Post #56 - March 16th, 2009, 3:20 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:In the Oak Park area...

    Passover Coke in 2 liter bottles is available at the Jewel on Lake St in River Forest (aisle one near the front) and at the Jewel on Madison in Oak Park (in the beverage aisle). Look for the yellow cap.

    I also checked around for 12 oz cans and didn't spot any. Does it have special labeling?

    Also when I was at the Jewel in Oak Park I mentioned Passover Coke to the Pepsi gent that was stocking the shelves and he mentioned that last week they have a new product, Pepsi Natural.
    Image

    Available (for now) in 4 pack of 12 ox bottles for about $4.50. Sparkling water, sugar and kola bean extract. I picked up a 4 pack today and it is chilling to have along with dinner.

    Available only at Target.


    That packaging is something else. It looks like a homeopathic remedy. Of course, it might be for some people, for all I know.
  • Post #57 - March 17th, 2009, 12:09 pm
    Post #57 - March 17th, 2009, 12:09 pm Post #57 - March 17th, 2009, 12:09 pm
    Hi,

    I was in Highland Park's Jewel this morning, their display of Kosher Coke, Pepsi in full sugar and diet were on display. Cost was $1.50 per 2-liter bottle.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #58 - March 17th, 2009, 12:31 pm
    Post #58 - March 17th, 2009, 12:31 pm Post #58 - March 17th, 2009, 12:31 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    I was in Highland Park's Jewel this morning, their display of Kosher Coke, Pepsi in full sugar and diet were on display. Cost was $1.50 per 2-liter bottle.

    Regards,

    But still no cans?

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #59 - March 17th, 2009, 12:49 pm
    Post #59 - March 17th, 2009, 12:49 pm Post #59 - March 17th, 2009, 12:49 pm
    Hi,

    The display I saw had only two-liter bottles. However, I rarely buy cans for home and may have simply overlooked them.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #60 - March 17th, 2009, 1:02 pm
    Post #60 - March 17th, 2009, 1:02 pm Post #60 - March 17th, 2009, 1:02 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    The display I saw had only two-liter bottles. However, I rarely buy cans for home and may have simply overlooked them.

    Regards,

    Well, they weren't there on Saturday, either and the comment from the person at the store about them possibly showing up closer to Passover seemed dubious. Generally speaking, a company will bring a Rabbi in only once to supervise a KfP run, because there are costs associated with having the Rabbi on premises. It seems to me that all the KfP production would have been done at one time but who knows? Perhaps cans and bottles are produced at separate facilities, which would require separate rabbinical visits and also might explain the difference in delivery dates.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

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