The more things stay the same, the more my perception changes. When I was a kid, the Pop Shoppe was this weird place in town where they made the soft drinks right in the store and bottled it. It cost less than regular soft drinks and was in those inconvenient glass bottles. My dad was […]

Until last year, I didn’t know about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). Like anything in life, you only notice some things when you try them. I never noticed how bad American Coca Cola tasted until I spent 3 months in Costa Rica getting used to original-recipe Coca Cola. Original recipe means the sweetener is real […]

Jamie Oliver doesn’t drink Coca Cola.  How do I know? When visiting Jamie’s Italian in Kingston last spring, I ordered a Coca Cola with my Sausage Papardelle.  I know you’re supposed to drink wine with decent Italian food, but I’ve always liked the contrast between a salty, slightly spicy Italian sausage and that sweet, bubbly […]