I'm a former Coke addict. Before coffee came into my life, I drank...well, more than a lot of Coke. Once the kids came along, I got very serious about what we as a family put into our bodies. My biggest gripe with soda is high fructose corn syrup. Yes, there are raging debates over how bad it really is, but I'd like my kids to eat as naturally as possible - just in case. Soda happens in our house. Not every day, maybe not every week, but it happens.
Yesterday I came across an article about Kosher for Passover Coke. It turns out that the nice people at Coca-Cola make a version of coke at this time of year that is made with sugar. Of course, Jones Soda is made with natural ingredients, and so are the sodas at Whole Foods, but, I only like Coke (my one claim to being high-maintenance). A few emails later I had found a local grocer who carried this Kosher for Passover Coke, so I made the special trip to buy some (and, it turns out, a bunch of other things; off-plan shopping is dangerous!).
To me, it tastes a lot better. But maybe that's because I wanted it to. So I decided to have my oldest lab rat participate in the Coke Challenge. I poured two samples, and called him in. Of course his first reaction was "why are we having soda?" I told him he could have a complete glass of the soda he preferred if he'd give me some thoughtful feedback. His conclusion was that, while he?d certainly drink both, the "old" coke was sweeter and had an aftertaste that the "new" one didn't. So there I had it, the Kosher for Passover Coke IS better. I just might make a trip back to that store and buy a case for when we want soda. It's a little thing, but it makes me feel better.
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