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Tried Vanilla Coke today... [Jun. 14th, 2002|09:51 pm]
Kurt Onstad
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I think it was said best here. It's not that it's bad, I don't think. But, it's one of those things that just isn't right, for some reason. But, I think that Vanilla Pepsi would actually be really good. It needs to be a little sweeter for the vanilla taste to properly mix.


[User Picture]From: self
2002-06-14 11:53 pm (UTC)

How about vanilla cream soda?

My first sip was pretty good, but the experience deteriorated from there.

I have two problems with it, really:
  1. The bottle looks exactly like a regular coke if you're not paying attention.

  2. It tastes very little like a Vanilla Coke ordered from Carrows or Fridays or anyplace that takes the time to pour vanilla syrup in your coke when you ask them to, but has exactly the same name. Nobody will ever confuse a Shirley Temple for a Cherry 7-Up. Ask for one, you know which you're getting. Ask for a Vanilla Coke, and it's anybody's guess.
Before, when someone at your table ordered a Vanilla Coke, you might have been intrigued and tried it yourself. But now you have a negative experience asssociated with the name. So many less Coke products sold. Good marketing, folks.

Likewise, it only takes one time reaching for the wrong bottle before you're suddenly wary of that familliar icon. You may still reach for it after thinking twice, but there's always the chance you'll go for something else on the shelf instead. The spell is broken, and a lifetime of carefully crafted imagery is thrown away.

That's the part I don't understand. What were they thinking?
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[User Picture]From: euphoricone
2002-06-15 12:29 am (UTC)

Re: How about vanilla cream soda?

Pepsi had their twist, coke wants its vanilla.... marketing THANG.

Kurt.. are you one of those pepsi elitist ppl who think they actually taste that different? :::kicks Kurt::: Sorry, thats just something i do.

personally, whenever i get a flavored coke, i get raspberry. mmm mmm good.
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-06-15 12:53 am (UTC)

Well, I am part of the Pepsi generation...

Out of the fountain, I don't care whether it's Coke or Pepsi. But, in a can or bottle, I can definitely taste the difference, and I prefer Pepsi. It's sweeter. But, I wouldn't call myself a Pepsi elitist. I have friends who won't drink one or the other. Period. I'm not that picky.

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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-06-15 10:24 pm (UTC)

Pepsi elitist...

We only met in person that one weekend in San Diego at the Comic-Con, and yet, I remember that about you...

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