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chewingthefat

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Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sat, 02/26/11 5:04 PM (permalink)
At $100.00 a barrel for oil the same amount of coke syrup would be over $512.00 for the same size barrel, 42 gallons to a barrel...feel better about oil or worse about Coke?
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sat, 02/26/11 5:23 PM (permalink)
    Heck, I wouldn't pay two bucks for a barrel of Coke. Now Pepsi on the other hand ... .
     
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      chewingthefat

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      Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sat, 02/26/11 5:35 PM (permalink)
      Michael Hoffman


      Heck, I wouldn't pay two bucks for a barrel of Coke. Now Pepsi on the other hand ... .

      Well come on down Michael Hoffman!!! Thursday I changed from Coke fountain products to Pepsi! $7.00 a bib[5 gallons] less expensive!

       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sat, 02/26/11 5:41 PM (permalink)

         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sat, 02/26/11 6:07 PM (permalink)
          Just out of curiosity CTW, what do you/your staff say when a customer orders a Coke and your product is Pepsi? I've been in lots of places where they just say OK, and then serve the other product.
           
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            chewingthefat

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            Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 02/27/11 11:33 AM (permalink)
            Michael Hoffman


            Just out of curiosity CTW, what do you/your staff say when a customer orders a Coke and your product is Pepsi? I've been in lots of places where they just say OK, and then serve the other product.

            Coke is almost a generic way of saying, I want a carbonated cola, we have never had a problem with Pepsi/Coke, Coke/Pepsi, then again we have a huge selection of sodas, not to mention Old Dominion Root Beer on tap, which is hugely popular. We also sell a bunch of bottled water.

             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 02/27/11 11:50 AM (permalink)
              chewingthefat


              Michael Hoffman


              Just out of curiosity CTW, what do you/your staff say when a customer orders a Coke and your product is Pepsi? I've been in lots of places where they just say OK, and then serve the other product.

              Coke is almost a generic way of saying, I want a carbonated cola, we have never had a problem with Pepsi/Coke, Coke/Pepsi, then again we have a huge selection of sodas, not to mention Old Dominion Root Beer on tap, which is hugely popular. We also sell a bunch of bottled water.

              See, I get mighty upset when I order a Pepsi and they bring me a Coke. I kind of figure that's dishonest. If they don't have the Pepsi I order, they should tell me so that I can order something else. I drink Iced tea. I drink coffee. Heck, I've even been known to quaff the occasional beer.

               
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                chewingthefat

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                Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 02/27/11 1:01 PM (permalink)
                Michael Hoffman


                chewingthefat


                Michael Hoffman


                Just out of curiosity CTW, what do you/your staff say when a customer orders a Coke and your product is Pepsi? I've been in lots of places where they just say OK, and then serve the other product.

                Coke is almost a generic way of saying, I want a carbonated cola, we have never had a problem with Pepsi/Coke, Coke/Pepsi, then again we have a huge selection of sodas, not to mention Old Dominion Root Beer on tap, which is hugely popular. We also sell a bunch of bottled water.

                See, I get mighty upset when I order a Pepsi and they bring me a Coke. I kind of figure that's dishonest. If they don't have the Pepsi I order, they should tell me so that I can order something else. I drink Iced tea. I drink coffee. Heck, I've even been known to quaff the occasional beer.

                 We always tell them, no need to have a soda sent back, like the guy who sent back his Sprite because it was too cold!

                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 02/27/11 1:55 PM (permalink)
                  Yeah, that the trouble with Sprite. Sometimes it's just too cold.
                   
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                    mayor al

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                    Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 02/27/11 9:08 PM (permalink)
                    I recall , not too long ago, buying Coke Syrup in our local Drug Store. It was on the shelf with the TUMS and other tummy-settlers, in a 2 or 3 oz cough syrup-sized bottle. We haven't seen it for a few years, maybe the FDA put limits on the claims to medicinal values???
                     
                    Most places I ask for Coke (generic) and if the place is a Pepsi location, the server asks (with two words) "Pepsi, OK?". Same sort of response to Janet's Diet Coke request.
                     
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                      Extreme Glow

                      Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Mon, 02/28/11 9:34 PM (permalink)
                      That's nothing... how much for a barrel of inkjet ink?  The mind boggles.
                       
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                        edwmax

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                        Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Mon, 02/28/11 10:51 PM (permalink)
                        chewingthefat


                        Michael Hoffman


                        Just out of curiosity CTW, what do you/your staff say when a customer orders a Coke and your product is Pepsi? I've been in lots of places where they just say OK, and then serve the other product.

                        Coke is almost a generic way of saying, I want a carbonated cola, we have never had a problem with Pepsi/Coke, Coke/Pepsi, then again we have a huge selection of sodas, not to mention Old Dominion Root Beer on tap, which is hugely popular. We also sell a bunch of bottled water.

                        Coke is a Brand name, the same as Pepsi is a Brand name.  Sever me Pepsi when I ask for coke and I will demand my money back!   I hate Pepsi ...    Cola is the generic name   ... Coke Cola ... Pepsi Cola ...
                         
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                          offlady

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                          Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Thu, 03/3/11 9:14 PM (permalink)
                          ...and that's with high fructose corn syrup (aka corn sugar).  Imagine the cost if it was made with real cane sugar!!!
                           
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                            MikeS.

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                            Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 03/6/11 12:01 AM (permalink)
                            offlady


                            ...and that's with high fructose corn syrup (aka corn sugar).  Imagine the cost if it was made with real cane sugar!!!


                            If sugar wasn't subsidized and protected in this country we'd be using it instead of HFCS. I knew people that would go to Tijuana and bring back bags of sugar. It was that much cheaper.
                             
                            When I was young I drank Pepsi. As I got into my 30s I switched to Coke. Now I very rarely drink any soda. I drink a lot of iced green tea though.
                             
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                              offlady

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                              Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 03/6/11 2:31 AM (permalink)
                              Good for you Mike!  Hope it's the plain type.  I was able to get my husband off the Arizona green tea w/ ginseng & honey (and a whole lotta HFCS).  Now he drinks cold plain green tea (just brewed green tea & water) and finds the Arizona teas way too sweet.  We do enjoy an "occasional" coke or pepsi, but not very often.
                               
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                                ChrisOC

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                                Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 03/6/11 8:33 AM (permalink)
                                In the Hispanic section of my supermarket they have Mexican Coke.  It's made with sugar, no HFCS.
                                 
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                                  bartl

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                                  Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 03/6/11 2:07 PM (permalink)
                                  offlady
                                  ...and that's with high fructose corn syrup (aka corn sugar).  Imagine the cost if it was made with real cane sugar!!!

                                  Corn sugar is corn sugar (usually labeled as corn syrup). High fructose corn syrup is a highly processed product which, at least according to current experimentation, confuses the endocrine systems of animals there is a high probability that it does so to humans, as well. There almost certainly is a threshhold level (a level below which the body's mechanisms can deal with it), and that level may very well be a very high one.
                                   
                                  Bart
                                   
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                                    offlady

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                                    Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Mon, 03/7/11 2:03 AM (permalink)
                                    Manufacturers of high fructose corn syrup want to rename it as corn sugar because the public is shying away from products made with HFCS.  So renaming it only confuses the consumer but it doesn't change the ingredient.
                                     
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                                      BackAlleyBurger

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                                      Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 04/10/11 4:10 PM (permalink)
                                      chewingthefat
                                      At $100.00 a barrel for oil the same amount of coke syrup would be over $512.00 for the same size barrel, 42 gallons to a barrel...feel better about oil or worse about Coke?

                                       
                                      lol, yea...... but you can get about 500 gallons of finished product out of the coke barrel 
                                      not so much from the oil...
                                       
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                                        MellowRoast

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                                        Re:Coke syrup is way more expensive than oil Sun, 04/10/11 7:01 PM (permalink)
                                        Someone told me Coke syrup is fabulous over ice cream.  Has anyone tried it?  I'd like to get my hands on some to give it a try.
                                        <message edited by MellowRoast on Sun, 04/10/11 7:50 PM>
                                         
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