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May 14, 2004
I guess they're finally getting even with us for that "pee-pee in your Coke" punchline
19 years ago
I feel like "Future Cola" was featured in an ad in the Journeyman Project (remember the Journeyman Project?)—"This program brought to by Future Cola, the choice of a peaceful generation" or something like that. Can anybody back me up?
. I remember that game fondly if only because the graphics were so good for the time, but I didn't really get too far in it. In the article: salt-flavored carbonated soda? Could that possibly be good? Or maybe I'm misreading it and they mean orange-and-salt-flavored soda, which still doesn't really sound too good.
MonkeyFilter: We Chinee, we play joke.
Although I hope cute racism isn't a big part of the humour content here. btw What's the difference between orange and salt flavoured drinks and
? My own recollection of Chinese soft drinks from the early eighties wasn't too favourable. Sort of reminded me of
dissolved in soda water. I hope they've improved somewhat. Anyway, I'm pretty sure that this just a marketing ploy for the benefit of the domestic China market. Outside of Chinatowns they probably won't sell a drop but that won't stop them from crowing "See? We even export to the United States, Home of Pepsi and Coke!!".
Sorry musingmelpomene, that was a snark and I promised myself I wouldn't do those here.
You're a good man, John Hardy. I kinda agree with your last paragraph though. It might be largely for the benefit of upscaling their brand in the domestic market than any serious attempt to break into the US market. Of course, you and I could be wrong.
said this would happen.
I thought salt flavoured soda! ewww. but then again I had seen
chocolate flavoured water
on store shelves around here once. which also sounds ewww.
Uh... around here, it's pretty common for us to put salt in our Cokes. Or freshly squeezed fruit juice.
Alnedra- tell me more! Amounts? Flavors? You are interesteenk!
Just a tad bit. You'll see small containers of salt at fruit juice stalls here, and I personally put in about two pinches worth of salt into my orange juice or watermelon juice. I half-remember a Coca Cola recipe for colds using warm Coke, a teaspoon of salt, some lemon juice and something else...
Regarding their salt flavored soft drink, anyone here try Pocari Sweat? A Japanese sports drink/soda that is supposed to replace electrolites (i.e. salt, magnesium, etc.) just like Gatorade. Not my cup of tea (or coke) but not bad.
Yeah... I don't see me rushing out to drink a bottle of Sweat.
Unless it's, like, Katie Holmes' sweat.
This Katie Holmes.... she vibrate??
When reading southern lit, i've noticed the curious phenomenon of dropping salted peanuts in the bottom of coke bottles. Any of you Dixie Monkeys care to clarify?
naxosaxur, it's not uncommon among older men down here to drop salted peanuts into a bottle of beer. They probably did it with coke too, but that doesn't really come in bottles anymore.
Glass bottles, specifically....
What does the salt do for the drink? Does it make it more refreshing in the heat?
Folk and their food can be verra strange.
I know some will sprinkle black pepper on a dish of vanilla ice cream before eating it. Others insist on putting sweet pickles into tuna salad.
*sighs at the folly of it all*
It's not the salt, it's the peanut. It makes the drink fizz more. Any similar-sized object you drop in there will do the same. /written from way,
Putting in a bit of salt will sweeten the drink, believe it or not. Ever had a bowl of cereal where no matter how much sugar you sprinkled into it, it never got sweet enough? If you put in a pinch of salt, you'll find it plenty sweet.