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mmm sugar.

Filed under: — adrian @ 4:44 pm

Yesterday, while out running errands, Andyl and I were at BevMo just across from El Mercadito Latino in Redwood City. I decided to go in to see if they stock Coke in glass bottles made with sugar (instead of corn syrup). They do. I bought 6 @$1.19. I now have 3 left.

It’s so good. I like the glass bottle. I like the way it feels in my hand— the cold glass with condensation. I like the way it feels on my lips. I like the way it tastes; it’s crisper and less syrupy. I like how it reminds me of cokes I had in bottles in South Africa (and, to a lesser extent, Germany and Tanzania among other places).

An article about Mexican Coke vs. American Coke.

Other things that I like in glass bottles or with sugar instead of corn syrup:

yes, to answer your questions, I am apparently a total hippie.

8 Responses to “mmm sugar.”

  1. jesse Says:

    please clarify the hippie comment.

  2. Adrian Says:

    Hippies eat organic stuff and don’t like their food spoiled by things like corn syrup and plastic seaping into their food.

  3. andy (not andyl) Says:

    As in says in the article about Coke, your better bet is to look for Coke that’s K for P. It’s made with cane sugar (or maybe sucrose/beet sugar), since corn is one of the forbidden grains during Passover. The 2-liter bottles look like this.

    Granted, that doesn’t solve the glass vs. plastic problem, but a good pour over ice into a pint glass should deal with that nicely. If that’s unacceptable, there’s always

  4. jesse Says:

    hrm, point taken.

    I was confused because I thought about hippies eating organic stuff like granola and eggplant and peeps. and then I kept thinking and I thought they had a distate for mega-corporate super-processed empty-calorie stuff like coke. and then I was thinking about hyperbole. also the whole sugar/glass vs corn syrup/aluminium, lesser of four evils thing.

    incidentally right this second I am drinking a corn syrup coke out of an aluminum can.

  5. andy (not andyl) Says:

    It should be noted that shortly after my original comment, I made a stop at the local Superfresh for some lunch (including K for P Coke). It’s really foamy when it’s warm. And also tasty.

  6. Milkshake Says:

    I shop almost exclusively at Whole Foods and I find there are three types of people that shop there: hippies, yuppies and health nuts. One doesn’t necessarily make you any of the others. As a health nut I wouldn’t drink coke no matter what kind of sweetener or type of container.

  7. adrian is rad » pepsi retro Says:

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