Girls get the lime
So what's up here?
I've never liked Coca-cola and have always preferred Pepsi (and when I was a kid I liked Dr Pepper and Mr Pibb). That changed when they brought out Lime Coke. I love that stuff. Lime Pepsi, on the other hand, tastes like cat piss! Nasty!
Imagine my disappoiontment then when Coca-cola pulled Lime Coke off the market around 6 months ago. They're evil! But Diet Coke with Lime is still on the market. What gives? Only girls get the good stuff? LOL
I actually bought a 12 pack of the diet Coke with Lime this week just to see if I liked the taste of it. How can people drink this diet stuff? Not only does it taste bad, but it makes you thirstier after you drink it than you were before. What's the sense in that?!?!
I guess I'll be sticking to Pepsi.
BTW, in case you're interested, I found a few recipes for Coca-cola on Wiki. Here's the first of the three that they list there:
=== Recipe 1 ===
**1 ounce caffeine citrate
** 3 oz citric acid
** 1 fluid ounce extract vanilla
** 1 quart lime (fruit) juice
** 2½ oz flavoring
** 30 lb (14 kg) sugar
** 4 fl oz fluid extract of coca (decocainized flavor essence of the coca leaf)
** 2½ gallon water
** Caramel sufficient
** 80 Oil Orange (fruit
** 40 Oil cinnamon
** 120 Oil lemon
** 20 Oil coriander
** 40 Oil nutmeg
** 40 Oil neroli
** 1 qt ethanol
**"Mix caffeine acid and lime juice in 1 quart boiling water add vanilla and flavoring when cool. Let stand for 24 hours."
This recipe does not specify when sugar, coca, caramel or the rest of the water are added.
Source: Mark Pendergrast. ''For God, Country, and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It.'' New York: Basic Books, 2000. ISBN 0-465-05468-4.