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    Default Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    No? How about jasmine or ylang-ylang?

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    Default Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    When is Clive Christian buying Royal Crown Cola so he can use the trademarks for haute luxe carbonated indulgence?
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    Default Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Interesting!
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    They look and sound absolutely wonderful.

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    Default Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    They look and sound absolutely wonderful.
    You'll be seeing them before those of us in the States do. Please report!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    You'll be seeing them before those of us in the States do. Please report!
    And with proper sugar and none of that HFCS crap you lot get. Something about the real thing in glass bottle (and yes, you can taste the difference between can/plastic/glass - the bubbles have a different shape and the container reacts every so slightly but perceptibly to shift the "texture" of the beverage) that just hits the spot.

    Back in the days I was heavy in the Coke game, speaking of which you know that the Coca Cola Company (technically Stepan Company) actually fly planes full of coca leaf into the US as its the processed leaves that gives Coke its unmistakable edge/mouthfeel and thats why no one has ever replicated or bettered it even though the basic formula is out there for anyone to try or they could just GCMS it.

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    If I were sitting next to you and you ordered it, and offered me a sip, I’d taste it. Otherwise don’t find it that interesting. But I also drink my coffee black. My COMMUNITY coffee.

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    Yes please. I’m a sucker for these kinds of things.


    Im still distraught that Pepsi Dry - basically Pepsi with a fraction of the sugar, so not very sweet - was a limited release in Japan and will never crave this earth again.
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    Default Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Interesting. Not a big cola drinker but I’d certainly give these a shot.
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    I'll blind buy no.4 Woody!

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    Default Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    I would love a true cola fragrance that lasts. Cola by Outremer is really nice but fleeting. Others offer a whiff of cola but in a more complex goulash. Notwithstanding the realism of the Outremer, my unscientific survey suggests that folks are very intrigued by the fragrance but have a nearly impossible time identifying the cola note until told. It's so unexpected. Cola is also wonderfully uplifting and great in warm weather in a unique way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnozz View Post
    I would love a true cola fragrance that lasts. Cola by Outremer is really nice but fleeting. Others offer a whiff of cola but in a more complex goulash. Notwithstanding the realism of the Outremer, my unscientific survey suggests that folks are very intrigued by the fragrance but have a nearly impossible time identifying the cola note until told. It's so unexpected. Cola is also wonderfully uplifting and great in warm weather in a unique way.
    Whilst not a true cola experience Nobile Estroverso certainly has that vibe as does Escada Magnetism which actually captures the fizz of a freshly opened tin of Vanilla Coke.

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    Default Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Thanks for posting this! l'll keep an eye out for these.
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    This is a first for hearing of this.
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    I'll definitely need to keep an eye out for these babies. I like the occasional rum or bourbon and coke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    Yes please. I’m a sucker for these kinds of things.

    Im still distraught that Pepsi Dry - basically Pepsi with a fraction of the sugar, so not very sweet - was a limited release in Japan and will never crave this earth again.
    That's why I like FeverTree's Lighter range for tonics. No sweeteners, but less sugar, so you don't get that icky artificial taste in your mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    Something about the real thing in glass bottle (and yes, you can taste the difference between can/plastic/glass - the bubbles have a different shape and the container reacts every so slightly but perceptibly to shift the "texture" of the beverage) that just hits the spot.
    This is true.

    Lately I've been eyeing coke in the glass bottles, even though you pay a premium for it. There's something about nearly ice-cold pop in glass (or 'soda' for those south of the border) that is so much more satisfying. As a kid, we used to take our dimes (yeah, 10 cents a bottle back then) and walk to the corner store just for the brain freeze on hot days.
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    Default Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Are you supposed to drink this stuff or wear it??
    It doesn't sound drinkable at all. Depends on what you mix it with.....but the main focus of any mixed drink is supposed to be the alcohol, not the stuff you put in the alcohol. I know that idea won't be met with unanimous agreement, but it's rule numero uno in the bartending world.
    It seems like Coke is taking away attention from the actual spirit, which I hate when mixers and mixing companies do this. With a marketing minor, I totally get it and it works, but as a bartender, it annoys the hell out of me.
    That being said, I must admit they look well made and the ingredients look impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Are you supposed to drink this stuff or wear it??
    It doesn't sound drinkable at all. Depends on what you mix it with.....but the main focus of any mixed drink is supposed to be the alcohol, not the stuff you put in the alcohol. I know that idea won't be met with unanimous agreement, but it's rule numero uno in the bartending world.
    It seems like Coke is taking away attention from the actual spirit, which I hate when mixers and mixing companies do this. With a marketing minor, I totally get it and it works, but as a bartender, it annoys the hell out of me.
    That being said, I must admit they look well made and the ingredients look impressive.
    I share your frustration.

    Mixers like this are always designed to complement bad/mediocre booze by submerging it in other flavors so that it's no longer recognizable. This stuff isn't aimed at folks who try to find the nuances in liquor, it's for people who buy jugs of cheap stuff to throw a party and who don't wanna have to think too hard about the drinks themselves. It's the cocktail equivalent of fast food. In that respect, it will please the segment it's aimed at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    I share your frustration.

    Mixers like this are always designed to complement bad/mediocre booze by submerging it in other flavors so that it's no longer recognizable. This stuff isn't aimed at folks who try to find the nuances in liquor, it's for people who buy jugs of cheap stuff to throw a party and who don't wanna have to think too hard about the drinks themselves. It's the cocktail equivalent of fast food. In that respect, it will please the segment it's aimed at.

    Me? I'll stick with my bitters and obscure Italian liqueurs.
    Exactly. Mix this with shitty/cheap booze and there you go. It's just backwards to how it's properly to be done. If Coke were to actually get into the spirits biz and these were actual bottles of bourbon or something....then maybe? But producing something that should have all of the properties of a well made spirit that you add to a spirit that isn't well made....arhghh. I'm getting a headache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Are you supposed to drink this stuff or wear it??
    No. 4 actually sounds like a perfume I'd love to wear:

    Patchouli
    Balsam
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    I'm not much of a hard liquor drinker anyway, so I'll almost certainly try these just to see how they work as standalone beverages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    No. 4 actually sounds like a perfume I'd love to wear:

    Patchouli
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    Vetiver
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    Right. The labels do not read like drink mixers AT ALL. Kudos to Coke for doing something somewhat bold and out of the ordinary but I see these being taken off the shelves very quickly.
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    Default Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    I can't imagine what some of these notes would taste like. I can't say I can get a clear idea of the taste of ylang-ylang by smelling it. Old urinal cakes maybe? Haha! Either way I'm intrigued!
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    Oh wow, I thought they were perfumes! I was like: How would you apply that? It would be a pretty big splash!

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    Thank your for the news and the link.

    While having heard in the past not just about several plans or attempts, but also actual business ideas and real companies garnering certain successes (including in my country) at launching and retailing certain more organic, bio, upscale, natural alternatives to cola and/or other similar beverages, never imagined nor could have anticipated this kind of outcome/development.
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    Whoa, this is interesting!
    I'd gladly try the spicy and the woody one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I'm not much of a hard liquor drinker anyway, so I'll almost certainly try these just to see how they work as standalone beverages.
    Same here. Why ruin them with cheap booze when they sound lovely on their own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Same here. Why ruin them with cheap booze when they sound lovely on their own?
    Well. If it's a mixer, it may be too thick, rich, and/or syrupy to drink on it's own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Same here. Why ruin them with cheap booze when they sound lovely on their own?
    They're due out in your area this month, Teardrop. Keep an eye peeled and report back if you try them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    They're due out in your area this month, Teardrop. Keep an eye peeled and report back if you try them.
    Will do!
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    Thanks for the info.
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