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March 5, 2009

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Drink Democracy

Kottke reports that there’s a “Pepsi Natural” on the way to market — featuring cane sugar in lieu of corn syrup, and served in that most magnificent of beverage transportation devices, a solid glass bottle.

Needless to say, I approve of both of these retronovations. In fact, I make semi-regular trips to my local Mexican wholesaler to pick up soda served this way. But I’m strictly a Coca-Cola man. Let’s hope Coke follows Pepsi’s lead, and soon.

This is the part of the post where I quote Andy Warhol:

What’s great about this country is America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good.

Let’s make sugar cheap, corn expensive, and bring back those Cokes!

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Posted March 5, 2009 at 4:14 | Comments (3) | Permasnark
File under: Gastrosnark, Object Culture

Comments

I'm with you on Coke. Coke has to follow suit. This is good news for rhum drinkers too. No Mexican bodegas nearby and Passover is?

Have you tried the Jones Soda cane soda? Had some the other day. Tasty.

Jones Soda is good. There are a lot of good sodas out there using cane sugar instead of syrup*. I like Whole Foods' 365 ginger ale a lot.

It's just that none of them are Coke.

* I was shopping today for pancake syrup; my wife reached for some brand that had "no high fructose corn syrup!" splayed across the front. First ingredient = plain old corn syrup. Ballsy. We went with the Target-brand maple syrup instead.

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