Why is Coke so darn tasty?
#81
(12-23-2010, 10:40 AM)Satori Wrote: Is it tasty? I've always hated carbonated drinks and most sweet drinks. The only time I wanted coke was when I was pregnant, which is precisely when I wasn't supposed to have it.

It's tasty. And being as I'm not pregnant, (at least I don't think so butcha never knoooow), I'm going to go and get me one...a diet coke. I need it.
Oh my Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.--Fr Dolindo Ruotolo

Persevere..Eucharist, Holy Rosary, Brown Scapular, Confession. You will win.
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#82
Old news but appears to be enjoying a second wind right now:

Caramel Coloring in Coca-Cola, Pepsi Causes Cancer, Group Says

http://www.walletpop.com/2011/02/16/cara...ancer-sho/
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#83
Everything is sinful, everything, everything, everything.  >:( >:( >:(
Oh my Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.--Fr Dolindo Ruotolo

Persevere..Eucharist, Holy Rosary, Brown Scapular, Confession. You will win.
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#84
Incidentally,the sweeteners in diet drinks are known neuro-Toxins.
D. Rumsfeld has vested interest in the company that got aspartame FDA approval (nudge wink)
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#85
DONALD RUMSFELD AND ASPARTAME


"Aspartame is an additive found in diet soft drinks and over 5,000 foods, drugs and medicine. It was approved in 1983 for use in carbonated beverages. However, there may be more sour than sweet when it comes to aspartame.

In reality, aspartame is a drug, not an additive in the sense many people associate with that word. It interacts with other drugs, has a synergistic and additive effect with MSG, and is a chemical hyper-sensitization agent. Dr. John Olney, who founded the field of neuoscience called excitotoxicity, attempted to stop the approval of aspartame with Attorney James Turner back in 1996. The FDA's own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress that without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting anything in food that is known to cause Cancer. Detailed information on this can be found in the Bressler Report (FDA report on Searle). "

http://www.newswithviews.com/NWVexclusiv...sive15.htm
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#86
On an up note...my wife made natural  home brewed ginger pop last summer.It tasted way better than anything store bought and without all the industrial nastiness...very easy to make also.
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#87
I won't drink the Diet crap.  I am still going to drink my Coca Cola still.
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#88
  Still drinking coca cola? Watch this! 

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#89
And of course we have the ethical concerns...:


"Communities across India are under assault from Coca-Cola practices in the country. A pattern has emerged as a result of Coca-Cola's bottling operations in India.

    * Communities across India living around Coca-Cola's bottling plants are experiencing severe water shortages, directly as a result of Coca-Cola's massive extraction of water from the common groundwater resource. The wells have run dry and the hand water pumps do not work any more. Studies, including one by the Central Ground Water Board in India, have confirmed the significant depletion of the water table.
    * When the water is extracted from the common groundwater resource by digging deeper, the water smells and tastes strange. Coca-Cola has been indiscriminately discharging its waste water into the fields around its plant and sometimes into rivers, including the Ganges, in the area. The result has been that the groundwater has been polluted as well as the soil. Public health authorities have posted signs around wells and hand pumps advising the community that the water is unfit for human consumption.
    * In two communities, Plachimada and Mehdiganj, Coca-Cola was distributing its solid waste to farmers in the area as "fertilizer". Tests conducted by the BBC found cadmium and lead in the waste, effectively making the waste toxic waste. Coca-Cola stopped the practice of distributing its toxic waste only when ordered to do so by the state government.
    * Tests conducted by a variety of agencies, including the government of India, confirmed that Coca-Cola products contained high levels of pesticides, and as a result, the Parliament of India has banned the sale of Coca-Cola in its cafeteria. However, Coca-Cola not only continues to sell drinks laced with poisons in India (that could never be sold in the US and EU), it is also introducing new products in the Indian market. And as if selling drinks with DDT and other pesticides to Indians was not enough, one of Coca-Cola's latest bottling facilities to open in India, in Ballia, is located in an area with a severe contamination of arsenic in its groundwater.


Destroying Lives, Livelihoods and Communities

Water shortages, pollution of groundwater and soil, exposure to toxic waste and pesticides is having impacts of massive proportions in India. In a country where over 70% of the population makes a living related to agriculture, stealing the water and poisoning the water and soil is a sure recipe for disaster. Thousands of farmers in India have been affected by Coca-Cola's practices, and Coca-Cola is guilty of destroying the livelihoods of thousands of people in India. Unfortunately, we do not even know the extent of the damage as a result from exposure to the toxic waste and pesticides as these are long term problems. Most affected are the marginalized communities such as the Adivasis (Indigenous People's) and Dalits (formerly untouchables), as well as the low-income communities, landless agricultural workers and women. Taken in its entirety, that's a lot of people in India.

Coca-Cola is destroying the food security of the people of the land, and by stealing the water and poisoning the water and soil, it is also responsible for ensuring a life of misery for future generations to come. "

http://www.indiaresource.org/campaigns/coke/
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#90
As Moe from the Simpsons once said diet sodas and MTV are making kids gay.  Like my beer, if you ain't going  to drink it as Dr Pemberton intended to drink it, then it ain't worth drinking (yes the formula changed a little since then but still).  That said, I do fancy the "Mexican" cokes as I come to know them from living Texas, it tastes much better than the stuff bottled out locally.  That being said, once upon a time I thought Dr. Pepper was the worst drink like ever, I was just an uneducated Yankee who came to appreciate it living where it was created.  Especially, the Dublin Dr. Pepper which still uses cane sugar.  Being back in Yankee land, I was excited at the store not too long ago they had one of the throwback Dr. Peppers using cane sugar, it was a good time. 

Anyhow, I need to eliminate the colas from my diet as I have increased in size and well I need to get back into shape.  When I had my first run of weight loss, I cut the carbonated beverages out of it and lost like 50 lbs with sometimes excessive exercising and a not particularly healthy diet but better than it was before in about 6 months. 

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