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Thums Up for Indian Cola

Drinks Sam Hughes 6 comments

Rather than go head to head with the marketing machines of the big boys, the Parle group sold Thums Up to Coca-Cola in 1990. The labels of the two colas might seem similar, but Coca-Cola Classic and Thums Up do actually have quite distinct flavor profiles. More

Cookie Monster: Coca Cola Brownies

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

It feels like something I could have seen on Bill Nye the Science Guy: making brownies with nothing but some dry ingredients and a can of Coke. But it is possible, and the result is a dark, damp brownie with a fudgy yet springy crumb. More

Coca Cola Brownies

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 32 comments

In a weird feat of cooking magic, you can actually bake brownies by substituting the wet ingredients (typically eggs and vegetable oil or butter) with a can of cola. The result is a dark, damp brownie with a fudgy yet springy crumb. More

Ever Tried Peanuts in Coke?

That's Nuts Lee Zalben 96 comments

First take a few swigs of the soda and when there seems to be enough room in the bottle, pour in a package of salted peanuts. Many dieheards insist that you've got to do this in a glass bottle, not plastic or a can, for the full effect. And sticklers will tell you definitely no Diet Coke, Coke Zero, or other brand substitutions allowed. More

Let Them Eat: Coca-Cola Cake

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa 6 comments

Junior League cookbooks have wedged themselves into my bookshelves for as long as I can remember. Most of them are yellowed and frayed, having somehow survived decades of use in family kitchens, travel, storage, and book swaps. The provenance of these books is mysterious—their prefaces bear the names of southern counties and corners I didn't know existed. More

Coca-Cola Cake

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 8 comments

This cake is moist and rich, with a thick layer of chocolate icing. It's delicious at room temperature, but it's even better eaten warm—as soon as it cools a bit in the pan, ice it and serve with ice cream or whipped cream. More

Cuba Libre

Serious Eats Michael Dietsch Post a comment

You might think of the Cuba Libre as a simple rum and Coke, but there's more to it than just that. More

Soda: We Try All 127 Flavors from the Coke Freestyle Machine

Drinks Carey Jones and John Edwards 75 comments

Have you seen the Coca-Cola "Freestyle" soda fountain yet? It's a pretty remarkable thing. Instead of levers for different sodas, you've got a touchscreen, slick as an iPad, that lets you choose from more than a hundred options. If you're a Serious Eats reader, you probably know what's coming next. We had to try them all. More

The Food Lab, Drinks Edition: Is Mexican Coke Better?

Drinks J. Kenji López-Alt 118 comments

Everyone in the know knows that sugar-sweetened Mexican Coke is superior to corn-syrup-sweetened American Coke, right? But is it possible, however unlikely, that somehow us cult of Mexican Coke lovers are all being hoodwinked? Does Mexican Coke really taste better? This week, we find out. More

Is $5 Too Much To Pay For a Coke?

J. Kenji López-Alt 128 comments

I'm even fine with paying $5 or more for a soft drink at a super fancy restaurant where it's served to me in a real glass with ice by a professional waiter or bartender. But $5 for a Coke that I had to walk up to a counter to pick up myself, that I had to pay for immediately, that was served in a glass bottle with no cup, no ice, and not even a straw? Am I being unreasonable? More

Rum and Coke Cake

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 10 comments

Be sure to make the glaze in a high-sided saucepan to avoid a mess in the kitchen, and burning yourself! For the rum, I prefer Nicaraguan Flor de Caña, but you can use your favorite brand.... More

Video: Special Coke Machine Dispenses More Than Just Soda

Adam Kuban 9 comments

Sure, it's a naked attempt at viral video. And, sure, we're playing into it. But it's a fun spot, nonetheless. Pizza from a vendo? Yes, please. Vid, after the jump.... More

Costco Stops Selling Coke Products

Adam Kuban 4 comments

According to the Associated Press, Costco has dropped Coca-Cola products while the two companies sort through a pricing dispute. Costco says it wants lower wholesale prices so it can pass along savings to its customers. Coke is balking. But the article indicates that the dispute will likely be settled quickly. Until then, bubble up somewhere else, folks.... More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 92: What Happened to Caffeine-Free Diet Coke?

Ed Levine's Serious Diet Ed Levine 12 comments

"Are the Coke folks trying to confuse us as they phase out Caffeine-Free Diet Coke?" [Photograph: dietcoke.com] Though I have for the most part weaned myself off diet sodas, every once in awhile I get a serious hankering for a cold, crisp, ever-so-satisfying 20-ounce bottles of either Fresca or Caffeine-Free Diet Coke. Is it just wishful thinking on my part, or is Fresca making a comeback? On two Delta flights this past weekend the flight attendants came down the aisle offering Fresca as one of the soft drink options. Thank you, Delta! But even though Delta is based in Atlanta, Coke's corporate home (Fresca is also a Coke brand), Caffeine-Free Diet Coke was not being offered. And maybe it's just... More

Weird Food-Related Collections

Carey Jones 16 comments

This is my collection of international Coke cans. (What, is that weird?) It's the kind of relic from my childhood that I forget about, now living three thousand miles from the house I grew up in, until I walk into my bedroom and realize—oh, right—one entire wall is lined with cans of Coke. The collection started when I was about nine years old. My family was flying back from the East Coast, and my older brother realized that the soda a flight attendant had brought him had a German label. That familiar Coca-Cola can—but in a different language! Awesome, I said to myself. I bought that can off him for a dollar. (My ever-entrepreneurial brother let me have nothing... More

Snapshots from Iceland: Wall of Coca-Cola

Robyn Lee 8 comments

I visited Iceland from April 18 to 24. Although this sparsely populated country may not be known for its cuisine, there was plenty of interesting food to report on. This week I'll share some food-related bits with you. Aluminum, plastic, and glass; it's all here. The 24-hour supermarket 10-11 in downtown Reykjavik is a small shop—perhaps the size of a 7-11—but seemed to devote a disproportionately large area of refrigerator space to Coca-Cola. A bit of googling tells me that Iceland and Mexico have the highest consumption rates of Coca-Cola per capita. (Iceland doesn't appear on it, but Coca-Cola has this handy website with per capita consumption data.) One of my travel partners insisted that Icelandic Coke tasted better than... More

A Beginner's Guide to Passover Coke

New York Erin Zimmer 25 comments

Photograph from mhaithaca on Flickr Some people see the yellow caps or “OU-P” symbol and know exactly what's up. But to clarify, here are five things to know about Passover-friendly soft drinks: 1. Passover starts on April 9 this... More

'Coca-Cola Classic' Changing Name Back to 'Coca-Cola'

Adam Kuban 12 comments

Coca-Cola has announced that it's dropping the "Classic" label from its name in the U.S. The extra bit was added to the original formula's packaging in 1985, when the company introduced the poorly received "New Coke" line. Says Ad Age: But the word has gradually outlived its usefulness as the company has sought an increasingly global approach. The popular "Coke side of life" and new "Open happiness" campaigns have not used the word. "Classic" would have been used only in advertising specific to North America, said Scott Williamson, a Coca-Cola spokesman. Of course, we wouldn't mind if they went really old school and brought back the formula that uses cane sugar instead of HFCS as a sweetener. Related In Videos:... More

In Videos: New Coke Ads

Erin Zimmer Post a comment

One involves a contagious yawn in a bizarro animated world inside the vending machine. The other, in a library where a pair of flirts exchange fluids in the form of Coke sketches on their arms. Both weird, but moderately captivating. The videos, after the jump.... More

In Videos: 'Buy the World a Coke' 1984 Christmas Version

Adam Kuban 4 comments

If you lived through the '70s and '80s, "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" is burned into your gray matter. Here's a Christmas version, from 1984, after the jump. Happy seasonings!... More

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