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The coolest way in the world to share a Coke (No, I don't work for them, just a cool video)
youtube ^ | 7/22/12 | GeorgiaDawg32

Posted on 07/22/2012 6:03:27 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32

Click the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEBJmZL8G1E


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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Now that was fun!


21 posted on 07/22/2012 7:58:44 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I always thought the difference it that Diet Coke uses aspartame for the sweetner and Coke Zero uses Splenda. Am I wrong?


22 posted on 07/22/2012 7:59:04 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: FrdmLvr

Thank goodness I have no problem purchasing the caffeine-free Coke here in Panama.

There is no difference in taste with the original.

On the other hand, I find diet cokes to be foul tasting to include the coke with no caffeine and no sugar.

When I discovered Panama sells the above, I purchased a case. It was all I could do from pouring it down the sink.


23 posted on 07/22/2012 8:01:17 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: SES1066
OK, good points. Skills & experience in real-world application. All I am saying is that the vast majority of those spectators (those who did not design and plan) were simply wowed by the drinks at the end. Kudos to the real students who built it but I still question who stands behind such a project?
24 posted on 07/22/2012 8:06:31 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Netz
BUT...I wonder who really designed it, the Coca Cola Corp. or the students? All of that effort, time, money (who paid?) to drink a coke?

Careful there, Netz, you might get in trouble for using that small 'c' for a trade-marked product [grin].

BUT, yes, I agree with you that I would like to know more of the background story. Frankly, while I am not altogether sure about the two presenters, my inclination is that Coca Cola Corp. probably presented a challenge to a university physics and engineering school with funds and the right to film as a commercial. Any other backstory would kind of kill the pleasure and youth theme and, frankly, I very much believe that this kind of project is well in the ability of our current students.

25 posted on 07/22/2012 8:15:46 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Netz

I was wondering that myself. That thing cost some $ to build.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 8:16:43 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
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27 posted on 07/22/2012 8:32:02 AM PDT by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: SES1066
I am sure that this production is within the abilities of a core group of college kids. The question is really one of planning, control and budgeting. It has a very teenybopper look and feel to it. One I have not seen in a long time.
I just can't help but be skeptical when Jay Leno (or others) interview college kids with a flurry of general knowledge(like geography)questions. Usually Jay gets a deer in the headlights look to his very simple questions. It is worrisome that kids are experts in Coke types but unaware upon which continent they sit.
28 posted on 07/22/2012 9:03:21 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

That was great!! Thanks for the post.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
I always thought the difference it that Diet Coke uses aspartame for the sweetner and Coke Zero uses Splenda. Am I wrong?

Yup. Check the ingredients lists I posted for both. Aspartame in both.There are versions of Diet Coke with Splenda, prominently marked so. Coke is always last to the party with expensive alternative sweeteners. Royal Crown is often first, Pepsi second, and Coke last. For instance, in the early '80s when Nutrasweet/Aspartame was stil under patent, the brand new Diet Coke had saccharin, until Diet Squirt, Diet Rite, RC100, and then Diet Pepsi went 100% Nutrasweet, while Coke was still paying ith a Nutrasweet/Saccharin combination. FYI: fountain sodas (Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi) often STILL have saccharin in them. No labels in the restaurants. That's why the fountain diet drinks taste different (they also need a different CO2 pressure than regular soda).
30 posted on 07/22/2012 11:01:55 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
On the other hand, I find diet cokes to be foul tasting to include the coke with no caffeine and no sugar.

Remember Tab? Now that was some 'foul-tasting' brew...

31 posted on 07/22/2012 11:07:35 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Thanks for setting me straight on that. I really wasn’t sure if I was right or wrong. At one time, I was so hooked on diet coke that I even had one for breakfast instead of coffee. I stopped about seven years ago and now very rarely have a soda of any kind.


32 posted on 07/22/2012 12:20:53 PM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: who knows what evil?

Ah yes, TAB, sweetened with saccarine so it had that weird chemical wang. I remember a friend’s mom who drank TAB. She’d have the big glass quart bottles sitting on top of the fridge. Now I’m drifting back to 1979 and remembering the soft drink aisles at the grocery store with all the glass bottles, seen from the height of a five year old. I really hope they invent a time machine some day. Would be too cool to go back and see things again.


33 posted on 07/22/2012 12:36:18 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I thought Diet Coke was sweetened with aspartame and Coke Zero was sweetened with Ace-K, is this true?


34 posted on 07/22/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Yardstick; who knows what evil?
Ah yes, TAB, sweetened with saccarine so it had that weird chemical wang.

T@b is great stuff (I drink both T@b and Diet Coke, as well as "Mexican" Coke (made with cane sugar) and Coke Classic (less often) on occasion.

T@b is harder to find where I live. Only some grocery stores carry it. Those Who Know have these places scoped out. I went to my local retailer on Memorial Day Weekend and someone else had beat me to it and cleaned off the shelf. I was able to get a few loose cans from the cooler, however, so I didn't return home empty-handed.

35 posted on 07/22/2012 12:46:00 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Way too sedated. They should take some coffeine (or “speed”) and make it more snappy. Video needs more rapid cuts to give it that “edge”.


36 posted on 07/22/2012 12:51:55 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

37 posted on 07/22/2012 12:59:12 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: thecodont

So you like the flavor of T@b better than the other diet Cokes? I know they’ve reintroduced it (or maybe they never quit making it) so it must have a following.


38 posted on 07/22/2012 1:17:19 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
Flavor: T@b is dry and sharp, Diet Coke is sweet. Preference sort of depends on my mood. :)

Those of us who grew up with saccharin as our first "artificial" sweetener are sort of nostalgic for the taste. T@b changed its formula (slightly) in 1984 when it went from a pure saccharin formula to a saccharin/aspartame formula (still mostly saccharin, I think, based on taste tests). There was some outcry at the time about saccharin being carcinogenic in lab rats but I think that has since been disproven, but that was behind the drive to change the formula, and I think along with that, aspartame was seeking a market.

That said, see if you can get a hold of a can of T@b, then compare its flavor with that of Diet Coke. See which one you like better.

39 posted on 07/22/2012 1:34:21 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

You’ve got me curious to try and find some T@b for a taste test. At the very least it would be a fun nostalgia trip.


40 posted on 07/22/2012 1:58:27 PM PDT by Yardstick
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