This week my wife bought Coke for the house, buying a couple of cases and stocking the fridge. On the very first can I opened I noticed a slightly different taste, too sweet, as if they didn't get the formula quite right at the factory. I've tasted slight variations in Cambodian Coke before so I figured this was just typical lack of quality control at the factory. After a few more cans over the next couple of days, I noticed the odd taste was consistent from can to can, and tasted rather suspiciously like Diet Coke - too sweet with that strange artificial sweetener aftertaste. So I decided to get scientific on it.
As you may know, Diet Coke floats in water, regular Coke doesn't. It has to do with the amount and weight of the sugar used in regular Coke versus the smaller amount and correspondingly lighter weight of the artificial sweetener used in Diet Coke. Here are a couple of references:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/31687 ... -in-water/
http://www.today.com/klgandhoda/try-hom ... oat-686947
So I took my can of Cambodian regular Coke and put it in the goldfish aquarium here at the office, and here is the result:
IT FLOATS, just like Diet Coke and unlike regular Coke.
My tentative conclusion: The stuff the Cambodian Coca-Cola factory is putting in regular Coke cans is not regular Coke. It is Diet Coke. (At least for this batch of cans.)
I wonder if that is a 'honest mistake' or if it perhaps cheaper to manufacture Diet Coke than regular Coke.
Would love to have some of the more science orientated types here critique my experiment and conclusion.
If this is really a blunder by Coke, I reckon somebody should take up this issue and sue them, for real!
Interesting stuff! I also very much dislike the aftertaste of Diet Coke.
See any one of the links I provided to see how a can of regular Coke behaves in water.beaker wrote:So I see the local coke in the water so where is the coke you are comparing it to you would need to see both floating side by side in same water.
Got it. Must be a faulty batch or something or 'just' a mistake, like I said, it would be nice to hear CCC's take on this, when confronted.LTO wrote:I drink Cambodian regular Coke all the time. This batch had a distinctively different taste that the Cambodian regular Coke I was drinking last week. It taste like Diet Coke. I have had this same experience a few other times over the years in Cambodia - one batch of Coke tasting different from another - but this was the first time I sat down and tested it.
[/quote]Jaap N. wrote: like I said, it would be nice to hear CCC's take on this, when confronted.
What? LOL....since when corporations are openly willing to admit fault esp in a small market like Cambodia. The management probably gonna tell you to suck it up or some . Come to think about it, I should use LTO original post and blackmail them
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Just the ratshit.LTO wrote:This batch had a distinctively different taste that the Cambodian regular Coke I was drinking last week.
Enjoy your leptospirosis.
I drink diet coke fairly often (maybe 1-3 cans per week) and I've always found Cambodian coke to be very gassy. Like smaller bubbles which feel like you're burping up foam.
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