Here is what I was able to grab from another page and it does not surprise me at all except maybe that the Coke exec did not know enough about fluoride obviously...
A high level Coke exec spilled the beans to me
I feel obliged to pass along this information. While on vacation earlier this month, I stayed next door to a guy who's been in the beverage industry since before I was born. He works for Coke, and ever since Coke bought Vitamin Water, an acquisition he helped initiate, he's been working primarily for Coke's subsidiary Glaceau, the company that makes Vitamin Water. To make a long story short, he told me some damning things about Coke, Diet Coke, Vitamin Water, and the beverage industry as a whole. One night the combination of guilt, too much wine, and the ***** attitude of the South Pacific led him to really spill the beans. In a nutshell, here's what he said:
1. The introduction of New Coke back in the 80's was intended to fail. The real reason New Coke was introduced was to function as a subterfuge and allow time for the changing of Coke's original recipe from including cane sugar to corn syrup. Coke knew that if they simply switched from cane sugar to corn syrup, there would be a public outcry, but if they switched to corn syrup after New Coke, the public would welcome the change back to the near-original formula. It worked. Coke switched to corn syrup without a hitch. Apparently, the only way one can still find Coke with cane sugar and no corn syrup is during Passover (I think). Coke makes a drink called Kosher Coke (can anyone confirm this?) that only uses cane sugar. It's very similar to the old Coke formula.
2. Coke knew all along that the Diet Coke they sent to the troops during the first Gulf War contributed to Gulf War Syndrome. Apparently aspartame breaks down above 80-something degrees. Anyway, when it breaks down it becomes far more poisonous. The pallets of Diet Coke that were sent to the troops sat out in the desert heat, cooking for days, before they were finally chilled and drank by the troops. Similarly, Coke knows about aspartame poisoning, as do many companies, but keeping from the public the dangers of excitotoxins and other chemical additives is a top priority. He said that only the pharmaceutical industry spends more money pushing their poisons. Aspartame is far worse than most people know. I asked about fluoride in Coke, and he says that there is fluoride in Coke products, but not as much as in most cities' tap water, and he didn't believe fluoride is as bad as I thought it was. :glare:
CoolHandLuke70, Digg 13 Comments
[8/26/2008 2:56:14 PM]
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Submitted By: ozznova
8/26/2008 3:32:23 PM
Holy cow an actual New Coke conspiracy theorist, and here I was believing this was just a cultural meme...
8/26/2008 6:44:32 PM
Actually the cane sugar was progressively phased out and replaced with corn syrup. In fact by the time new coke came along, the old coke used almost entirely corn syrup anyway. Corn syrup is cheaper and easier to blend, so they just switched it over slowly so no one noticed. No need for them to stage the greatest product flop in history just to cover up a minor ingredient change.
8/27/2008 2:12:19 AM
Hmm. If he really wants cane-sugar Coke he can get it in Canada -- they don't use HFCS in Coke up here.
8/27/2008 5:58:12 AM
Fluoride is good for your teetn, moron. THAT'S why it's in tap water.
8/27/2008 6:14:26 AM
@Mortok: No, no, no! Fluoride impurifies our precious bodily fluids!
8/27/2008 9:42:15 AM
FYI for everybody "Kosher Coke" is actually Kosher for Passover Coke. During Passover Ashkinazi Jews can not consume corn and corn byproducts so coke will sell soda with the HFCS removed and replaced with regular sugar, so they can keep us Jews hooked to their sugary sugary sweet nectar, I mean product.
8/27/2008 6:01:57 PM
Aspartame has been shown to kill brain cells. In fact the FDA tried to ban it, but the public wanted their diet coke so Congress voted to keep it legal.
8/27/2008 6:31:58 PM
I work for Coke and I can guarantee that #2 is complete and utter bullshit. The phosphoric acid can oxidize in high heat, but the aspartame doesn't.
#1 has been floating around forever and is obvious bullshit considering that a large number of countries still use cane sugar. Coke USA switched to HFCS several years after the CokeII fiasco.
And I can guarantee that the plant I work at does not add any flouride at all to any product.
8/27/2008 9:04:53 PM
If you keep your eyes crossed too long they will stay that way.
8/28/2008 12:10:50 AM
Friend of a friend material. Doomed to fail.
8/29/2008 8:15:34 PM
I sort of like it when people say a 'high level exec' or especially when they say 'my superior officer' told me about some secret conspiracy. Especially with me having been in the military, I know that people play pranks on easily led people and tell them things just because they think its funny that they'll believe them.
8/30/2008 1:25:56 PM
Do these people not even check Snopes?
10/11/2012 2:26:49 AM