May 202008
 

That ubiquitous piece of Americana, Coca-Cola, isn’t made on sugar! It’s actually changed over the years. These days, Coke is made on high fructose corn syrup. Corn syrup has it’s own problems in regard to the so-called western obesity epidemic, increased incidence of some diabetic complaints, etc, but I didn’t know that once a year, the recipe reverts
This piece comes from a blog I stumbled across, so how accurate it is, is up for debate, however it does give one food for thought. Does Coka-Cola, Pepsi and other known brand names of popular fizzy drinks taste different when made on sugar, than on corn syrup? Can we really taste the difference? I’m curious to find out now.

  2 Responses to “I Didn’t Know That!”

  1. Niall,
    Not sure if the Australian product is sugar or HFCS. In the US it happened because the protection on sugar forced the price so high, Coke and Pepsi started imported HCFS from Mexico instead. If the base syrup canned by CCA in Australia is Australian made, it’d probably be cheaper to still use sugar.

  2. Niall,
    Not sure if the Australian product is sugar or HFCS. In the US it happened because the protection on sugar forced the price so high, Coke and Pepsi started imported HCFS from Mexico instead. If the base syrup canned by CCA in Australia is Australian made, it’d probably be cheaper to still use sugar.