Product Type: Coca-Cola Soft Drink
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Always Coca-Cola :)
Member Name: RCLEARY57
Advantages: Taste, Refreshing
Disadvantages: Sugar Content
So Coca-Cola - It doesn't really need any introduction as I am sure that everyone is familiar with the famous red and white logo.......If you haven't heard of it WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!!!
Coca Cola is a Carbonated Soft drink sold in over 200 countries around the world and is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Coca - Cola is not my most favourite drink, to be honest I prefer Pepsi!! Yesterday my partner went to the corner shop to buy some soft drinks as we were having his sister over for dinner and she can only drink certain things due to her taste and her diabetes. Her bought one 2L of Coca-Cola Zero (for her) and one 2L of Coca-Cola for us. I was not thrilled but when I started drinking I realised that it was a refreshing change as I had not had it for a while.
When I see Coca-Cola I think of Christmas due to the highly popular Christmas advertisments featuring Father Christmas and the Coca-Cola Truck. "Holidays Are Coming, Holidays Are Coming". Seeing the festive Coca-Cola Bottles, the advert or the Truck which I seen last year in Liverpool never fails to get me in to the Christmas Spirit (Not that I need any persuading, I am a Child at heart - and usually more excited than the children!!)
I am not going to describe the packaging in detail as Coca-Cola can come in all different shapes and sizes, cans, various sized plastic bottles, glass bottles etc.
Most of them state on them the content of sugar, salt, fat, carbohydrates etc and the recommended Guidline Daily Amounts for men and women and how much of them the drink contains. They also have the ingredients, not many actually but reading them they can be broken down as Water, Sugar, Caramel E510d (Colouring), Caffiene (Natural Flavouring) an Phosphoric Acid. People wonder why this is commonly described as bad for your teeth!!! :)
Coca Cola is described as a ''sparkling soft drink with vegetable extracts''. In larger text than the ingredients, the bottles usually state, ''No Added Preservatives since 1886'' and ''Natural Flavours'' true, but doesn't quite have the desired effect once you have read the ingredients!
Even though I know what goes in it, me like most other people will still continue to drink it as it's refreshing, tasty and to be honest the taste is indescribable, I can't think of any other way to define it rather than Coca-Cola because there is nothing else that tastes like it.
My favourite way to drink Coca-Cola is out of Glass Bottles as it tastes somehow different to me. The downside of this is the price of them, for a pack of 6 x 330ml in Tesco it is £4.29!! For 8 x 330ml Cans it is only £3.85!!! 2 Extra Cans and 44p cheaper.
Other Prices in Tesco are
150ML Can -£0.40
330ml Can - £0.59
500ml Bottle -£1.08
2Litre - £1.98
4 x 2Litre - £6.00
12 x 150ml Cans - £3.00
12 x 330ml Cans - £4.99
24 x 330ml Cans - £8.85
Coca-Cola has also expended their range from 'Normal' Coca Cola to Diet Coca Cola, Coke Zero, Caffiene Free and also added other flavours to theor range, the most popular other than Regular being Cherry-Coke. I also remember a good few years ago there being Vanilla Coke and Lemon and Lime Coca-Cola and even Coffee.
A few other 'fun facts' about Coca-Cola
It was first sold in bottles in March 1984 promoting two key ingredients, Caffiene and Cocaine!!!
Coca-Cola was originally intended as a Patent Medicine when it was invented!
It is rumoured that Father Christmas wore a Green Suit before Coca-Cola re-invented him.......!!!
Coca-Cola is always going to be a number one brand in soft drinks, overall I would recommend the drink for it's taste but not for it's sugary content. And that is why I am going to give it 4****
Summary: Nearly Always Coca-Cola :)