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  • Post #211 - January 23rd, 2021, 6:54 pm
    Post #211 - January 23rd, 2021, 6:54 pm Post #211 - January 23rd, 2021, 6:54 pm
    Puckjam wrote:Same, rare to drink soda anymore but when I do it is a coke.

    I'm closing in on a year without drinking even a sip of pop thanks to Covid changing my shopping habits. Formerly I drank about 2 liters a day.
  • Post #212 - January 26th, 2021, 4:53 pm
    Post #212 - January 26th, 2021, 4:53 pm Post #212 - January 26th, 2021, 4:53 pm
    Coke with coffee has arrived. https://www.foodandwine.com/news/coke-w ... ee-release
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #213 - February 9th, 2021, 3:45 pm
    Post #213 - February 9th, 2021, 3:45 pm Post #213 - February 9th, 2021, 3:45 pm
    Sprite is ditching the green bottle =
    https://www.fastcompany.com/90602485/wh ... en-bottles
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #214 - March 14th, 2021, 8:20 pm
    Post #214 - March 14th, 2021, 8:20 pm Post #214 - March 14th, 2021, 8:20 pm
    Thanks to Jewel-Osco's Saturday Sampler, I tried Coffee Coke. At first blush, the combo was pretty good. There wasn't much coffee and what was there had sort of a flat, dark, espresso-y flavor. Inoffensive, not much different from regular Coke. Foamy like regular, too. It did have an odd herbal aftertaste, which I assumed was coming from the coffee.

    Then I read the nutrition facts and ingredient label. First up, 70 cals for a can. That's about half normal, so I figured they had mixed half no-cal coffee with regular Coke and carbonated to the normal level. Unfortunately, no. It's partly sweetened with sucralose and acesulfame. To me that's the worst of both worlds. It lacks the advantage of being sugar free and it has the aftertaste and wrong mouthfeel of artificial sweetener. It's also obvious why the coffee taste is flat: They use coffee powder, which I assume is another term for instant coffee.

    Final thought: I would buy this if it were fully sweetened with sugar (preferably not corn syrup), but only if it were the same price as regular Coke. Or I might mix my own with brewed coffee and recarbonate.
  • Post #215 - April 12th, 2021, 7:01 pm
    Post #215 - April 12th, 2021, 7:01 pm Post #215 - April 12th, 2021, 7:01 pm
    Due to a Jewel Monopoly freebie coupon, I acquired Dr. Dynamite soda. It is clearly a Dr. Pepper knock-off, though one my Dad thought was better than Dr. Pepper.

    We do not have any Dr. Pepper at home to make a side-by-side comparison. I felt it was not as fizzy as I normally expect.

    It was good enough, I would not avoid it. Faint praise perhaps, but some knock offs just don't come close. Dr. Dynamite was close enough to work.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #216 - April 12th, 2021, 8:52 pm
    Post #216 - April 12th, 2021, 8:52 pm Post #216 - April 12th, 2021, 8:52 pm
    A free 2 liter of Dr. Dynamite? That beats any of the coupons I've got so far. Seems like unopened 2 liters lose their carbonation relatively quickly. If Dr. D isn't a big seller, that may explain why yours was a little flat.
  • Post #217 - Yesterday, 5:48 pm
    Post #217 - Yesterday, 5:48 pm Post #217 - Yesterday, 5:48 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:... I would not avoid it. Faint praise perhaps...

    That reminds me of Calvin Trillin's "I wouldn't throw rocks at it ..."
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"

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