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  1. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, over 3 years ago

    Ah yes. The “New” Coke. Only to be quickly replaced when the corporate bean counters finally got the message that no one liked or was buying the new.

    What a marketing disaster! I remember it well.

  2. KennyVon

    KennyVon said, over 3 years ago

    Ummm… even the current Coke is Very different… It tastes Nothing like the “Old Coke” it use to be made with Real sugar.
    You have to go to Europe to get the Real Coke today.

  3. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, over 3 years ago

    @KennyVon

    Or Mexico.

  4. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, over 3 years ago

    Back when Tom Hanks was young and Daryl Hannah was hot.

  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    There is a metatextual irony in defunct comic strip characters philosophizing about being unchanging, always the same forever….

  6. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 3 years ago

    @Sisyphos

    I was just going to say that!

  7. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago

    @KennyVon

    I like Coke Zero, but it’s still not the same as the (years ago) original Coke when I pour some peanuts into it.
    “New Coke” was awful, or rather, way too different to be called Coke.
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    Sprite Zero works! Not for peanuts in it, but for light-tasting refreshment!
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    Also, love those My Coke Reward points!

  8. James

    James said, over 3 years ago

    Everything changes. Bloom County ends. Even Opus ends.

  9. specinss

    specinss said, over 3 years ago

    There will always be repeat strips.

  10. cjl-3

    cjl-3 said, over 3 years ago

    As a Pepsi drinker, I liked new Coke.

  11. James Hamilton

    James Hamilton said, over 3 years ago

    @KennyVon

    The True Old Coke had cocaine and kola for a marvelous tonic pick-you-up. Nothing they’ve done since then with cinnamon comes close to that yummy original.

  12. MEPace

    MEPace said, over 3 years ago

    28 years later and you are still 10 years old and romping among the daisies.

  13. mdalton

    mdalton GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    New Coke supposedly came about because in blind taste tests, avowed Coke lovers actually preferred Pepsi. New Coke was supposed to taste more like Pepsi, and in pre-release blind taste tests people preferred it to old Coke.


    Lesson? We don’t know what the eff we like unless the right brand name is attached to it.


    Anyone here ever done a blind taste test of your favorite carbonated beverage, its various competitors, and its store-brand version? Me neither. I buy store brand, and only when it’s on sale.

  14. mdalton

    mdalton GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    BTW Binkley – Don’t ever watch Arrested Development. You’ll have a stroke.

  15. Robert Tatro

    Robert Tatro said, over 3 years ago

    New Coke was to compete with Pepsi in taste.
    I have seen the new Coke machines with dozens of pushbuttons for flavors. Maybe there is room there to reintroduce the New Coke and maybe win back some of the losses from the first time?

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