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coca cola blak is actually palatable. it basically tastes like sweetened, carbonated coffee. with a hint of caramel--I guess that's the cola part. not bad but I bet it won't fly in peoria. it contains coffee extract and extra caffeine, but nowhere on the label does it say how much caffeine, total, is in it. the downsides are that it is made by coca cola instead of some earth-friendly mom and pop cola company (are there any?) and that it is partially sweetened with aspartame. why they felt they had to add that along with the 'high fructuse corn syrup' (corn sugar) is beyond me. it is a little too sweet and with that aspartame aftertaste.

I could live without ever having another bottle of it. if they'd had this when I was a teenager I'd have become addicted to it. as it was I had for breakfast every morning a 12-oz can of coke and a piece of swiss cheese toast. if there was no coke I would be very cranky until I could get some. I don't think I got coca-cola withdrawal headaches but you couldn't talk to me if there was no coke in the fridge when I got up.

these days because I am more able to take care of myself, there is always coffee in the house before morning.

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daisydumont
Nov. 3rd, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
yours is the first report i've read of it. aspartame? oh, how dumb. i find things sweetened with the high fructose corn syrup to be blandly, flatly sweet. odd how cane sugar gives a cleaner sweetness.

speaking of sweet, the UPS truck left me a mystery box about 20 minutes ago. turned out to be a big tin of mrs. fields cookies from the banking dude, in apology for how i had to wait for him that day. i had already pigged out on half-price chocolate. oh, now i'm sick and richly deserve to be. (never ate mrs. fields cookies before. they're too pricey for me!)
eriktrips
Nov. 4th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
yeah I could have dug it without the aspartame. I really hate that stuff. I'm not really a connoiseur of the sweet but I do know what I don't like.
corriemanslayer
Nov. 4th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
That sounds horrible! They use cane sugar in Coca Cola in Mexico. And I only recently became a caffeine addict, but I'm a tea drinker, not a soda/coffee drinker.
eriktrips
Nov. 4th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
oh so that explains the popularity of mexican coca-cola here! I don't drink enough of it to know the difference, but now that I have been informed I will have to have a mexican coke soon to see if it really is better.
yangming
Nov. 4th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
It is better.
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