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Old Apr 19, 2004, 07:12 PM   #1
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Coke to launch mid-calorie cola this summer

I'm wondering how long this one will stick around. It seems that all of the various designs of sodas always end up having a limited life. I don't really drink them though, so this doesn't really entice me too much.

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Old Apr 19, 2004, 08:21 PM   #2
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That is my thought exactly eyelikeart. I still remember the "New Coke" introduced over 10 years ago. Don't think it lasted more than six months. It has a nasty taste. Customers clamored so much that they quickly brought back the current model "Classic Coke." My guess is that if the taste is decent maybe it will last as long as the "Carb" fad.
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Old Apr 19, 2004, 08:32 PM   #3
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I'm kinda hoping for the "Real Classic" Coke that was made at the turn of the century, you know the one with all the goodies in it
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Old Apr 19, 2004, 09:08 PM   #4
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I'm kinda hoping for the "Real Classic" Coke that was made at the turn of the century, you know the one with all the goodies in it
There was never enough drugs for a real high.

In such a dosage, it was what it says it was -- a Medicine.



Anyway. this seems lame... 'With neither the crappy flavor of diet nor the sugar or Coke Classic -- Coke C2, somewhere... well in the middle'


thats how they are going to brand it. and its going to bite.
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 11:54 AM   #5
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I'll buy it
if it tastes like coke and has half the calories it has to be good
I'm guessing lots'o people like me, who when they drink soft drinks drink a 12 pack, will buy it
I mean 600 calories instead of 1200 is a big difference (for a 12 pack)
plus with the aging population and all whose metabolisms are slowing down

my guess is they'll use splenda and sugar
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 01:06 PM   #6
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'With neither the crappy flavor of diet nor the sugar or Coke Classic -- Coke C2, somewhere... well in the middle'
Granted it's kind of a difficult thing to market successfully, but I for one have gotten tired of how overly sugary regular Coke is here in the US. My roommate's now-husband shipped us some Coke from Japan when he was stationed there, and it was a lot less sugary than the US version. Drinking soda here is like swallowing sugar packets. *yuk*

Personally, if they actually put less sugar--oops, I mean high-fructose corn syrup--in the Coke C2, and no artificial crap to make it still taste like liquid candy, I'll be a happy camper and never buy Classic again if I have the option.
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 01:19 PM   #7
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I'm kinda hoping for the "Real Classic" Coke that was made at the turn of the century, you know the one with all the goodies in it
I do remember getting Coke at a restaurant fountain. It had a very distinct taste, much better than the canned. I think that fresh is always better. The Cherry Coke was also much better.
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 02:14 PM   #8
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I'm wondering how long this one will stick around. It seems that all of the various designs of sodas always end up having a limited life. I don't really drink them though, so this doesn't really entice me too much.

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I find Diet Coke already sickly-sweet compared to Diet Pepsi. No need for more calories to make it sweeter. If you are going low carb switch to diet soda. Most people I know switch to Diet Coke, but eventually switch to Diet Pepsi once they realize Diet Coke is tasting sweeter by age. Diet Pepsi just tastes lighter and cleaner.

But to each their own... I am sure one friend who drinks nothing but Minute Maid Light Lemondade will try it.

Interesting that the article said Pepsi is looking into doing their own.... so we can have Diet Pepsi, Pepsi One, Pepsi Light, and Pepsi.... lots of choices.

Whatever happened to drinking water. It has ZERO CARBS!
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 02:17 PM   #9
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I'm kinda hoping for the "Real Classic" Coke that was made at the turn of the century, you know the one with all the goodies in it
You mean Crack?

Anyways, I don't drink soft drinks, but my father does (alot, about 6 12 oz. a day) and I'm sure he'll be intrested. I hope it will come in Diet Coke, I thought thats what the aspritame was for?
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You mean Crack?
No, coke... as in cocaine. Hence the name.

I don't think crack cocaine was around "back in the day."

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Old Apr 20, 2004, 05:28 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=Nny][QUOTE=musicpyrite]You mean Crack?
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No, coke... as in cocaine. Hence the name.

I don't think crack cocaine was around "back in the day."

Isn't crack the same thing as cocaine and cack cocaine? I wouldn't know, I don't do drugs.
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Isn't crack the same thing as cocaine and cack cocaine? I wouldn't know, I don't do drugs.
ah, no, cocaine is a powder derived from a plant, crack is basically what happens when you cook it ("crack" refers to the sound that the rock makes as it dries).

*the more you know*

hehe

actually this sounds kind of interesting... like, i don't drink diet soda, because it tastes like **** and i don't need to be on diet, i'm thin enough. but if there was something that was decent tasting with less of the bad things (sodium, sugar), it would be a good market niche i think. Time will tell.

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Old Apr 20, 2004, 05:47 PM   #13
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Whatever happened to drinking water. It has ZERO CARBS!
haha...exactly...

I gave up regular soft drinks years ago, and pretty much gave up diet soft drinks nearly 8 months ago. I've had a diet coke about 3 or 4 times since, but never have I even finished one.
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 06:25 PM   #14
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These companies really are jumping on this "low carb" bandwagon. Seems that anymore it is just a marketing ploy. But I guess if the customers are happy and healther (though I'm not sure I think low carb is always the healthiest way to dieting), and companies are making money, then it's all right.
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These companies really are jumping on this "low carb" bandwagon. Seems that anymore it is just a marketing ploy. But I guess if the customers are happy and healther (though I'm not sure I think low carb is always the healthiest way to dieting), and companies are making money, then it's all right.
Who says they're healthier.... generally when a fad diet hits these proportions- people aren't dieting. They just hear that "Carbs are now bad- they make you fat...avoid them" so they buy low-carb equivilants and each just as much- if not more then if they weren't watching themselves. Just because it's "low-carb" doesn't make bacon good for you... but sadly, the majority of the public seems to believe otherwise.
For those that are watching their weight, staying healthy, and diet/excercise- this won't really make too much a difference. For Joe Average though- for some reason "low-carb Coke" will be healthier then Diet Coke.

...A few years ago, I was a bartender- and it seemed more people were drinking just because "Mich Ultra" wasn't bad for them.... so the guys that was dieting/excercising all day- would come in and down 5-6 "low-carb beers"... oh well... I had a chuckle on thier behalf.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 12:48 AM   #16
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I'll try it. I hate the taste of diet soda and I avoid regular soda because it has so much sugar in it. It if tastes decent, I'm sold.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 08:56 PM   #17
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I hope that is less sweet, and not just half sugar and half artificial sweetener (which has the potential to taste even sweeter, yuk) I love it when I can find bottled ice tea unsweetened but even that is rare, its either diet or regular. too bad.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 09:34 PM   #18
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I'm wondering how long this one will stick around. It seems that all of the various designs of sodas always end up having a limited life. I don't really drink them though, so this doesn't really entice me too much.

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wasnt this the idea of Pepsi One? Is it still around? I think it had maybe 10 calories if my memory serves me correctly.


edit: doh.. pepsi one has 1 calorie... my bad (hmm maybe thats why its called pepsi ONE). pepsione.com

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Old May 3, 2004, 11:59 AM   #19
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I think this is a great idea. I have often said over the last several years that if I had the means, I would make products with much less sugar. I often complained to my wife how therer should be Lite Coke and Lite Pepsi with about half the sugar and no artificial sweetener. In fact, I hope it goes over well -then maybe other products will follow suit. I am one of those that doesn't want to go low carb, but often low carb products are much healthier but often taste like crap. Take Slim Fast. I often drink it for a snack, as it is much healthier than candy bars or soda. It has 5 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein. But it also has 30 grams of sugar. I think they could cut the sugar in half and it would still taste good and be an even healthier snack. Unfortunately, the low carb version tastes terrible as there is no sugar or 1 gram and the rest is Splenda - yuck. We seem to have 2 extremes with sugar in this country...either way too much or none at all. I would love to see something in between. I will try this Coke and hope it works.
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These companies really are jumping on this "low carb" bandwagon. Seems that anymore it is just a marketing ploy. But I guess if the customers are happy and healther (though I'm not sure I think low carb is always the healthiest way to dieting), and companies are making money, then it's all right.
We can all thank Dr. Atkins, who happens to be dead. Steak 'n eggs anyone?
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We can all thank Dr. Atkins, who happens to be dead. Steak 'n eggs anyone?
Don't doubt the atkins diet. My dad is in perfect health right now because of it.
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