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Drink Mon Dec 28 2009

Wee-Coke

Wee-Coke
While walking down the carbonated beverage aisle at my local Jewel, I noticed a new package option for Coca-Cola, an eight pack of 7.5oz Coke cans. I'm calling them Wee-Coke. Though Coke already makes an 8oz can in the more traditional size and shape of its 12oz brother, the new Wee-Coke can looks like a shrunken version of the 12oz as opposed to the stubby 8oz. Apparently Coca-Cola is experimenting with "portion-control" sizes, each single serve can is only 90 calories and is part of a "broader effort to adjust to the demands of consumers trying to make better decisions about their health." I've also seen Coca-Cola's new 8.5oz aluminum bottles the Chicago area as well, but I don't know how available those are as of yet.

 
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Cliff / December 30, 2009 12:06 PM

Now if we could just get the Coca-Cola Company to manufacture Coca-Cola with cane sugar instead of HFCS...

Christian / January 4, 2010 9:04 AM

If you are looking for Coca-Cola with real sugar, try Mexican Coke. It is somewhat available around Chicago; I’ve seen it at various grocery stores as well as Wal-Mart. You could also try to find the limited “Passover Coke“ as it is also made with real sugar, though it is harder to find during other times of the year.

Pepsi makes Pepsi Throwback with real sugar and is somewhat available around Chicago, though like Passover coke, it isn’t available all year round. Pepsi Natural is made with cane sugar, but I haven’t seen it lately and it is considered a “premium” cola beverage.

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The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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