Last year, I was on my own for the first time and needed to buy food, and at the time I was a huge Coke addict (Coca-Cola, of course...). But, water and juice were so much cheaper, I bought it instead. After a summer of juice, I finally had a taste of Coke... and it was AWFUL. So artificially sweet and disgusting. Other than one taste, I haven't had any cola (and thus no caffiene) for over a year.
I feel my health has improved as a result, but I always felt bad about giving it up because I had previously criticized friends who were "too good" for soda. Also, coming from Georgia, I had always seen Coke as a humble company sponsoring many worthy causes, and you don't see, say, Tropicana sponsoring the Special Olympics and Paralympics.
Needless to say, I've found out about many ways the Coke company has screwed over competitors and consumers, including the one the good Guru just posted. As a result I've not felt so bad about it.
I urge everyone else to try giving up cola for a short while, and see if it can improve your life instead of improving the companies' profit margins.
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Coffee and Tea give me all my caffiene needs... Anyway, do you really think Coke was behind that post? It means one of two things: Either Coke is pathetic and literally has people scouring the internet to post anywhere, or, you guys are big enough to actually be noticed.
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I encourage everyone to give up soda AND fast food for a while. I've always been a gym fanatic, and at six feet, 215 pounds, I had plenty of mass, but had trouble with definition. I gave up fast food in January to trim down a little for my wedding, and by May I lost at least 15 pounds of fat and gained more mass...and got ripped. My exercise routine staying constant, mind you.
Of course, my new bride is managing to stuff me full of every great food imaginable, making it a little tougher to keep the flab off! :)
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Geez, I don't remember any Coke shenanigans. Did you zap them before I saw them?
My opinion of Vanilla Coke, which I've said many times before so you're not imagining it if you're feeling I'm repeating myself, is the COLDER it is the BETTER it is. Still, if you want creme soda, go buy some creme soda. Or A&W Sparkling Vanilla, I like that one a lot.
Originally posted by CRZMy opinion of Vanilla Coke, which I've said many times before so you're not imagining it if you're feeling I'm repeating myself, is the COLDER it is the BETTER it is.
Because when it's FROZEN, you can line up ten bottles of it and go turkey-bowling without making a mess.
Coke is Coke. Some like it, some don't. But if you want REAL flavored Coke, you do what I do -- go to a restaurant that has Torani syrup and have them MIX a flavored Coke. A mixed Vanilla or Cherry Coke is lightyears ahead of any grocery-store version.
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Originally posted by Jimmy OCoke is just not for drinking anymore. Along with the following uses, I've also heard it will dissolve kidney stones, at least round off the edges making them easier to pass.
Originally posted byThe Great ThomasI also heard Coke can clean filthy pennies one finds on the sidewalk.
Another urban legend. Interesting how these are popping up over the course of a week, no?
This story has basically been fitted to Pepsi, Dr. Pepper and just about any other brand of popular soda. Usually the person tells the story to fit in with whatever brand he or she doesn't like (or repeats the story told to them by someone with a preference).
So you're not coming to Oz Ah well - if I was in your position, I'd take the Europe option too. Good luck and I hope everything goes well. Maybe try Lonely Planet? Post something on The Thorn Tree? Cheers