July 17th, 2009

Homer in the Land of Chocolate

Mexican Coke at Costco!

While shopping at Costco today, I discovered they had Mexican Coca-Cola, made with real sugar instead of the usual high-fructose corn syrup used in American Coke.  They were asking $18.50 for a 24 pack of 355ml (12oz) glass bottles.  That's about 77 cents a bottle.  HyVee wanted $1.70 per bottle and Pop the Soda Shop charges $1.49 each, so that's a real bargain.

Yes, there is a major difference in flavor.  It's not as harsh as regular Coke, and it seems a bit sweeter too, almost like RC.  I'm normally not a bit Coke fan; I rank it third behind RC and Pepsi (and below some generics colas!), but this version is MUCH better.

I haven't found anyone around here who carried Pepsi Throwback, a sugar-sweetened version of Pepsi.  Apparently it was only a limited time thing, so I guess I'll never find it.

Memetic Hazard

Read a book today, I bet you'll say, "Oh gee, I'll read more too."

Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence and these instructions.
  • Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST book.

"To see just how much of a difference expenses can make in the growth of an investment, compare Vanguard 500 Index which charges a mere .18 percent to the actively managed ABN AMRO Growth C large-cap growth fund with a weighty 1.88 percent." 

--Coach Yourself to Success  by Joe Moglia.