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Does Coca Cola Really Taste Better Out Of Bottle?  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9464 times:

Ok so for the first time in years I just had a bottle of Coca Cola in a 350ml Glass bottle and I have to say it kind of tastes better.

Anyone agree or is it just my imagination ??

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9454 times:

No, it does.. just as Coke from other parts of the world tastes better when made with real sugar, then like here in the US when it's made with corn sweetener.


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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3427 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9428 times:

Actually I think it tastes better out of cans, as does any other beverage. But that's a matter of taste, I guess.

User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 9412 times:

I'd agree - cans all the way!  Smile


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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 9397 times:

“The great taste of Coca-Cola is the same regardless of the package it comes in,” insists Coca Cola.

“While packaging and food companies work to prevent any interactions, they can occur,” says a food chemist and member of the Institute of Food Technologists. For example, the polymer that lines aluminum cans might absorb small amounts of soluble flavor from the soda. Conversely, acetaldehyde in plastic bottles might migrate into the soda. The FDA regulates this kind of potential chemical contact, but even minute, allowable amounts could alter flavor.

Although exposure to light and how long the product sits on store shelves may affect the taste. So yes, the packaging might mess with Coca Cola's flavor.

But what about draught Coke? Just syrup and carbonated water.



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 9377 times:
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Quoting BCAL (Reply 4):
“The great taste of Coca-Cola is the same regardless of the package it comes in,” insists Coca Cola.

Exactly. But I still prefer to pour it into a big glass with ice and then enjoy it icecold....  cheerful 

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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 9377 times:



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):

Anyone agree or is it just my imagination ??

I very much prefer Coca-cola out of glass bottles as well!

Same for the beer and any kind of beverages.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 2):
Actually I think it tastes better out of cans, as does any other beverage. But that's a matter of taste, I guess.



Quoting Metroliner (Reply 3):
I'd agree - cans all the way!

As far as I am concerned, I don't like to have the taste of aluminium in my mouth  yuck 

I think glass bottle delivers a more "neutral" taste. But it's a personal opinion  Wink



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2341 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 9367 times:

Coke (both the US version and the German version I've had) tastes better out of a bottle. Pepsi however always will be best as a canned drink IMO...  Smile


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User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1810 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 9358 times:

My god! I am an expert on this because i generally have an addiction to coke. Glass Bottle coke tastes so amazing. Tesco still sell 6 of them for just over £3 and i always get them. In my eyes the list of worst to best tastes of coke is as follows:

4th Small 500ml plastic bottles
3rd 2 litre bottle
2nd Canned coke
1st GLASS BOTTLE.

Thanks to you i now have to go to tesco and get some! God i just love Glass bottle coke.



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 9355 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 5):
But I still prefer to pour it into a big glass with ice and then enjoy it icecold

You forgotten a slice of lemon. That makes it better for me.

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 7):
Pepsi however always will be best as a canned drink IMO..

I prefer Pepsi from a 330ml glass bottle.



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 9349 times:
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Quoting BCAL (Reply 9):
You forgotten a slice of lemon. That makes it better for me.

Nah, that somehow ruins the original tast for me... No lemon, no nothing. Just coke and ice...  drool 

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 9338 times:



Quoting BCAL (Reply 4):
“The great taste of Coca-Cola is the same regardless of the package it comes in,” insists Coca Cola.

No, it isn't.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 6):
I very much prefer Coca-cola out of glass bottles as well!



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 6):
Same for the beer and any kind of beverages.

Correct, glass does not leach into what ever is in the bottle, that is why I prefer glass to cans or plastic.

BTW, I like Pepsi better than Coke. Just a personal preference.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9334 times:

Yes, Coke tastes better when drinking it directly from the glass bottle. I prefer the very small 0.2l bottles but also the 0.33l bottles. Unfortunately are they really hard to get nowadays (plastic is almost everywhere) and the smaller ones (0.2l and 0.33l) are more expensive than the 0.5l plastic bottles.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 6):
Same for the beer and any kind of beverages.

Beer must be from the glass bottle or from the tap, beer from plastic bottles is just nasty! I rather prefer beer from cans than from the plastic bottle.

Patrick


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9292 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
beer from plastic bottles is just nasty!

I never tried beer in a plastic bottle and don't really want to!

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
from the tap

Nothing beats a beer from the tap  Wink



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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9274 times:
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I prefer Coca Cola from the glass bottle. Cans are also OK, but plastic bottles are absolutely awful.

And there's more: I definitely prefer the US version of Coke. Much better than the European product.



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User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9233 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
No, it does.. just as Coke from other parts of the world tastes better when made with real sugar, then like here in the US when it's made with corn sweetener.

Whenever I fly back to the U.S. (on an American carrier). I always ask the FA if the beverage cart was loaded in the European city we're flying from. Some get the question, some don't. And this is one of the reasons I could pull the lever on those 3 terrorists just convicted in the U.K. for trying to create those liquid bombs. The liquid ban/ limitation is a real obstacle in trying to bring back EU beverages.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9226 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 13):

I never tried beer in a plastic bottle and don't really want to!

You go to most sports and outdoor music venues here in the States and you will see beer in a plastic bottle. There are a few brands that use an aluminum bottle.

Earlier this year, I was at a comedy show and some of the concession stands at the theater were selling small bottle of Coca-Cola products in an aluminum bottle shaped like the glass bottles. I had a Coke Zero in one of these bottles and the taste wasn't too bad.




I still remember when the only plastic bottles you could buy Coca-Cola in were the 2L and 3L bottles. Everything else was in glass or in the case of the 12oz size, both bottles and cans. I remember when Coca-Cola in convenience stores were only sold in 10 oz and 16 oz glass bottles, and the only places you would find 8oz and 12oz bottles were in grocery stores. I still remember the old Coke machines where you pulled the 8oz bottles out of the machine.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19370 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9219 times:



Quoting BCAL (Reply 4):

“While packaging and food companies work to prevent any interactions, they can occur,” says a food chemist and member of the Institute of Food Technologists. For example, the polymer that lines aluminum cans might absorb small amounts of soluble flavor from the soda. Conversely, acetaldehyde in plastic bottles might migrate into the soda. The FDA regulates this kind of potential chemical contact, but even minute, allowable amounts could alter flavor.

It's also a function of how long it's spent in the container. It seems to keep longer in glass than it does in metal.

I had some Pepsi that had been in the can for 3 years and it was nyaaastay! Yick!


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9200 times:

Tastes the same to me. Glass, aluminum, plastic, etc.

Versions made with real sugar though are much MUCH better tasting.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9181 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 16):
You go to most sports and outdoor music venues here in the States and you will see beer in a plastic bottle

For sports and music venues in Europe (or at least in France), you would get beer from the tap served in a plastic glass.

For beers in plastic bottles sold in convenience stores or supermakets, it's usually low quality beer that would destroy your stomach!

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 18):
Versions made with real sugar though are much MUCH better tasting.

Like pretty much everything!  Wink



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User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9173 times:



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):

Totally agree with you, for some reason soft drinks taste better from glass bottles. The best by far is the old hangover cure.........Irn Bru - straight from a glass bottle  Big grin


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9161 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 16):
I still remember when the only plastic bottles you could buy Coca-Cola in were the 2L and 3L bottles. Everything else was in glass or in the case of the 12oz size, both bottles and cans.

When I was a kid, Coca-Cola products were only available in 1l, 0.5l, 0.33l, and 0.2l glass bottles. Furthermore in 0.33l and 0.5l cans. Back then I prefered the cans because there was no deposit on it (unlike today). I can't really remember the year when Coke introduced plastic bottles here, but I know for sure that the 2l and the 1.5l bottles were introduced back then, as the first in plastic and not glass. Then, slowly, Coke bottles became a plastic only product, glass is only available in selected places nowadays.

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 18):
Versions made with real sugar though are much MUCH better tasting.

To be honest, I never tasted a difference. About time for me to compare US Coke and European Coke directly.

But I have to say that soft-drink products taste way different in any country, e.g. Fanta Naranja and Fanta Limon from Spain taste 1000 times better than Fanta Orange and Fanta Zitrone from Germany. Another example: Mountain Dew is available here in Germany, but they can keep it, the taste is way different than the US version.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 19):
For sports and music venues in Europe (or at least in France), you would get beer from the tap served in a plastic glass.

Same here in Germany. And it comes even better... when there is a Bundesliga game where the atmosphere can be a bit heated, you get an even tinner plastic cup.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 19):
For beers in plastic bottles sold in convenience stores or supermakets, it's usually low quality beer that would destroy your stomach!

I bought beer from plastic bottles a few times because the supermarket next to my local beverage store was still open while the beverage store was closed. Damn, simply disgusting!

Patrick


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3427 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9154 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
beer from plastic bottles is just nasty

Beer from PLASTIC bottles?? Are you kidding? That's a damn crime to be honest! I've never seen that here, or anywhere in fact, and it better stay that way!


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9127 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 19):
For sports and music venues in Europe (or at least in France), you would get beer from the tap served in a plastic glass.

We have that option as well, but typically the beers sold buy the vendors who walk around the seating areas are in the plastic bottle (Unless you're in club seats, where all of the beers sold in that area are on tap.). I've been known to walk to the other end of Philips Arena so I can get a Guinness, Smithwick's, Boddington's or a Stella as the best beer option on the end I may be sitting in is Heineken.

I've been a two different outdoor concert venues here in Atlanta (These venues have a bit of a picnic atmosphere as folks bring in food and drinks and make the concert an event,) and one does sell beer in glass bottles and allows you to bring in beer in glass bottles. The other I have been to does not allow any sort of glass items at all, and all of their beers are either in cans or plastic bottles.


User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4895 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9126 times:

Bah! Amateurs!! Everyone knows Coke tastes better from GREEN bottles  Smile

25 MCOflyer : Yes it does. The can does taste better than the fountain too. However for the bang for your buck, a 32oz big gulp satisfies my needs. KH
26 PPVRA : Glass bottle or tap. Though tap really varies from place to place, some are absolutely awful. And best Coke I've had was in Mexico but I also loved So
27 FLY2HMO : True. Mexican coke or pepsi are waaaaaaaay better than what that crap they make in the states. Which makes sense since in mexico sugar cane is subsid
28 OA260 : I ended up having 3 bottles lol... Just was too good to not indulge. I never usually drink that much Coke. I had been at the beach in the morning and
29 Post contains links N1120A : I stay away from soda with sugar and completely agree that glass is better. There is actually a reason for this, glass is inert and thus imparts no fl
30 Elite : They are best inside those old school bottles.... good old days!!!
31 Fridgmus : Well, being the Coca Cola hound that I am, I do prefer it in glass bottles, with plastic bottles a distant second. I really hate drinking out of a can
32 HAWK21M : Nothing beats Thums-up.....Not Coke not Pepsi. regds MEL.
33 N1120A : And lets not forget that the glass bottles, particularly when reused, are the best one for the environment.
34 Us330 : Just about every drink tastes better from a ice cold bottle. And stuff made with real sugar tastes better than the fake stuff, even if Pepsi made with
35 Baexecutive : Is that the inside of your fridge? Wheres the Irn Bru? LOL
36 Jcs17 : It's waaaaaaay too sweet in Mexico, just like every other Mexican soda -- you feel your teeth start rotting as soon as you're done with the bottle. I
37 Post contains links and images OA260 : LOL... No its the inside of the hotels Club Lounge fridge. Pretty cool logo for Coca Cola ::
38 RJ111 : Definitely better out of a glass bottle. Coke from glass bottle + Ice + Lemon = Win
39 IH8BY : Seems to be the consensus that Coke from cans is better than that from plastic bottles, but I'm not sure I'd agree. I think both interfere with the t
40 OA260 : Ive never seen them in glass bottles. The BMI lounge at LHR had the tins yesterday! Had a can myself. They had taken them away for a while but glad t
41 MD11Engineer : The problem with the Coke fountains and taps (and many slit machines) is that since a few years they don´t dispense readymixed Cke from the factory a
42 Sabena332 : I agree, Coke, Fanta or Sprite usually taste totally watered down in places like McDonald's and Burger King. Subway restaurants that sell Pepsi produ
43 Post contains images JBirdAV8r : Problem solved. Cane sugar>high fructose corn syrup! I never had a Pepsi with lemon until this May in Paris. I like it...it makes Pepsi almost palata
44 Fabo : Rated best to worst 1. Tap 2. Glass bottle 3. Can 4. Plastic bottle fits both beer and coke.
45 IH8BY : More often than not this is made worse by the sheer volume of ice that they put in the drinks - when they scoop up ice they will also often scoop up
46 PPVRA : We have them here in Atlanta now. Pretty good place, though I think I only went there in my post-Coke time. Worse tap Coke I've ever had was at a loc
47 2707200X : I haven't noticed a difference in the quality of the Coke on how it is made ready to consume but I think there is a perception of higher quality from
48 Wolverine : I prefer cans, as well, for Coke and Pepsi. And I prefer Pepsi, unfortunately not all Pepsi flavors are available in Europe (Wild Cherry, to name just
49 RobertNL070 : Beer in plastic bottles That must be very German. We don't have that on our side of the border Coca-Cola (not nasty Pepsi-Cola) poured into a glass f
50 Tapman : Glass bottled coke is legendary. Tastes so much better when chilled. If its luke warm then canned coke is better!!
51 Post contains links Sabena332 : I can recommend AmericanFood4You.de! They have a huge selection of original American soft-drink (also Pepsi Wild Cherry). I am currently waiting for
52 OA260 : Im crazy about Cherry Coke and Wild Cherry Pepsi. I wish I could get it all the time.
53 ME AVN FAN : Whether a beverage, be it Coca Cola or Beer, is in a can or in a glass bottle, to me does not matter, I however if possible, drink out of a glass or a
54 Post contains links and images Sabena332 : Whoohoo, my soft-drink delivery arrived by UPS today. All cans are original US products (Wild Cherry Pepsi is also among them): Now into the fridge w
55 AmricanShamrok : Cans all the way for me. Better yet, out of a fountain like at McDonalds or somewhere.
56 OA260 : Do you get them shipped to you?? How do you do that? That Cherry 7UP looks cool
57 Post contains links Sabena332 : I ordered the cans at an online shop called AmericanFood4You.de. The have a pretty large selection of American products like soft-drinks, beers, sauc
58 ME AVN FAN : Cans are ok. But right here I have a can of Efes beer to right of me and in front of me a Heineken glass into which I pour the Efes beer.
59 OA260 : Cool website We used to have a drink in the UK called Hubba Bubba and it was in a pink can and tasted like Bubble Gum. Was lovely.
60 Directorguy : Not your imagination...I always buy Coca Cola/Pepsi in a glass bottle when I can. I also find the taste of Cola/Pepsi straight from a vending machine
61 Post contains images Sabena332 : Hubba Bubba is a bubble gum: I didn't know that they also made soft-drinks. I never saw it so I guess it was never introduced here in Germany. I can
62 DL021 : Yes. A glass bottle. Always better. Cans come second.
63 TSS : No question, any soda is better out of a glass bottle. I'll drink soda out of a plastic bottle simply because that's the easiest way way to get it in
64 ME AVN FAN : Back to cans with a glass. I right now have a "coop Prix Garantie" can of good but cheap beer beside me but drink it out of a glass of Weihenstephan,
65 Andz : I find Coke tastes the same out of glass, plastic or tin, however beer from a glass bottle is infinitely better than from a can. Clear bottles are out
66 Flanker : Coke taste better out of the bottle no matter where you are in the world.
67 N1120A : I like their Diet version as well. A few reasons I prefer the can: 1) gets colder faster and stays colder longer; 2) The can taste is less noticeable
68 Sabena332 : It seems that I drunk too much of that stuff in the past, now I need a little break from it. I had a Mountain Dew Voltage lately, not bad actually. M
69 N1120A : I remember what happened when Ian sent you a case and you drank half of it in one sitting. I haven't had a Diet Code Red in a long time. I think I ne
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