Something Someone Wonderful: "So now we have about 500 different sodas."

Says the guy who is selling you cane sugar soda.

I have poured them side by side to folks who swearsy that they can taste the difference. Turns out they can't. But if folks want to believe they can, fine with me.

Posted by Gordon at June 5, 2015 1:12 PM

high fructose may be bad but cane sugar is POISON

Posted by bgarrett at June 5, 2015 1:41 PM

I made a pilgrimage to his store after seeing the video from Chow, and he's exactly like what you see in person, off-camera.

Posted by Dr. Ted Nelson at June 5, 2015 2:18 PM

RC was the best cola.

I used to be able to point out out Pepsi/RC/Coke blindfolded by taste alone, but I dunno about cane sugar vs corn syrup. Seems like you should be able to tell the difference, but I haven't tried it and can't do it safely these days anyway.

Posted by Christopher Taylor at June 5, 2015 3:25 PM

"Cane sugar is POISON!!!"
What a nellie.

I used to teach high school right around the corner from Galco's. Too bad they dropped the deli- best sandwiches in Highland Park. And yeah- the place is pop heaven.


Posted by jwm at June 5, 2015 3:31 PM

Screw the cola. Weller's Bourbon (Wild Turkey if that is not available), three ice cubes and hand it over.

RC is the real deal. Coke close at #2. Pepsi only if I was in hell and brown toilet water to drink was not available.

Posted by Snakepit Kansas at June 5, 2015 4:34 PM

The last time I drank wild turkey I wrecked 2 trucks!

Posted by Mhf at June 6, 2015 4:15 AM

Wrecked two trucks!!! Mercy! heheh.

Posted by Snakepit Kansas at June 6, 2015 4:36 AM

"only if I was in hell and brown toilet water to drink was not available."

Best laugh of the day award. And please be aware that I'm going to shamelessly steal that line.


Posted by jwm at June 6, 2015 10:06 AM

Wild Turkey, uh?
It seemed like every time I drank Jack Daniels black I broke out in handcuffs.

Hey Snake, why dilute the good stuff with ice? Put the jug in the freezer and then you can drink it straight.
A lot of times when I cracked a bottle I'd throw the cap away. Take no prisoners was my motto and I got some scars to prove it.

Posted by chasmatic at June 7, 2015 7:28 PM

CRV is a crony capitalist's wet dream. It has nothing to do with environmentalism.....I had a Mexican bottled Coca-Cola with lunch on Friday. It definitely tastes different. But is it different due to the cane sugar or the glass bottle? Or both?....FYI RC Cola is still very much around, bottled by the Dr. Pepper/Snapple company. However RC "Draft" is not.

Posted by Jason at June 7, 2015 9:42 PM