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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Coca-Cola announced Monday that it will be removing a controversial chemical, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), from many of its sodas and sports drinks by the end of the year. BVO contains bromine, a chemical compound commonly used in sports drinks and citrus-flavored sodas as an emulsifier. The movement to get rid of it gained traction in 2012, when Mississippi teenager Sarah Kavanagh started a Change.org petition that garnered over 200,000 signatures.

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Oh great, now as if I didn't have enough to worry about, my Coke can just burst into flames! Great!

#1 | Posted by danni at 2014-05-07 08:39 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

BVO will be replaced with sucrose acetate isobutyrate

I feel better already.

#2 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-05-07 09:16 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

They should go back to their original formula. An interesting read regarding the history of its formulas: en.wikipedia.org

#3 | Posted by path at 2014-05-07 09:37 AM | Reply | Flag:

When are they going to put the coke back in Coke?

#4 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-05-07 10:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

When are they going to put the coke back in Coke?"

probably when the put the beer back into root beer or the ale back into ginger ale.

#5 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-05-07 11:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

Which substance will be better for the teeth of inner city kids?

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2014-05-07 12:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is only because of public exposure about the fire retardant, not because they are looking out for the consumer. Coke would sell you arsenic if it would raise their stock price.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-07 12:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

Stop drinking that crap already!

#8 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-05-07 12:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

It'll be interesting to see if incidents of spontaneous combustion increase.

#9 | Posted by lel2007 at 2014-05-07 01:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

now if they just removed the sugar and artificial color and citric acid and the artificial flavor they would be getting somewhere...

#10 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-05-07 01:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well, since it's American coke there's no sugar in it, just high-fructose corn syrup. You need Mexican coke for sugar.

#11 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 02:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Nerf,

They did. And it costs more. www.coca-colacompany.com

#12 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-05-07 02:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

It'll be interesting to see if incidents of spontaneous combustion increase.

#9 | Posted by lel2007

I'm sure there will be a huge increase.

#13 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-07 02:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

You need Mexican coke for sugar.

You're behind the times, (as always) harry.

gizmodo.com

I noticed this a few months ago when at the HEB. They always sold the Mexican Coke as "Mexican Coca Cola with real can sugar!" But one day I noticed it simply said, "Mexican Coca Cola. It still sells for the same outrageous price, but simply as "Mexican Coke". But there are enough people out there who keep buying it at 2x American coke prices and obviously can't tell the difference.. A classic case of the Emperor's new clothes.

#14 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-07 02:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well, you're just demonstrating that you really can't teach an old troll new tricks.

Pssst...they haven't changed it yet.

articles.latimes.com

#15 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 06:21 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Another interesting factoid in that story is this -

"Mexicans are the world's biggest soda guzzlers, drinking an average of 707 8-ounce servings per year, according to Beverage Digest. That's roughly 44 gallons. Americans consume about 701 servings. "

Maybe that's why they've overtaken us in the Obesity sweepstakes.

#16 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 06:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well, you're just demonstrating that you really can't teach an old troll new tricks.

Um, harry --

1)responding to a topic (and not the person) is not trolling.
2)fructose is a sugar, as are all monosaccharides. So yes, American coke does have sugar. It's not cane sugar however.

Well, since it's American coke there's no sugar in it, just high-fructose corn syrup. You need Mexican coke for sugar.

#11 | POSTED BY HARRY_POWELL

Did you say something about teaching an old troll new tricks? LOL

#17 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-07 06:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

You are what you eat. Retardant.

#19 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-07 07:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

If the GOP does well in 2014 elections and wins-back the Senate Coca-Cola might just re-introduce the New-Coke with even more "fire-retardants,

#20 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-07 10:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

I was unaware folks didn't know the difference between corn syrup and sugar. I reckon from now on I'll have to be more clear. CANE SUAGAR! I likes the sounds o' that!

#21 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-08 12:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

y'all can correct mah spellin', too! I'se liking this way a thinkin'!

CANE SUGAR! WHOOOO HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

#22 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-08 12:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

When you say you'll take sugar in your coffee, I'll just grab me a jug of Karo and pour it in!

CANE SUGAR!!!

WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!

#23 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-08 12:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

#21, #22, #23 -- looks like someone needs to quit chugging the corn syrup. LOL

#24 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-08 12:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

Run Harry .... Run!

#25 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-05-08 09:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

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