Jeffrey Coleman Carlyle

The Ruler of Earth

RC Cola from Fountain Less Than Satisfying
[Earth]
Posted: 15-Sep-2009 10:34AM CDT
Topics: [JeffCenter]

I enjoy a good cola and long ago discovered that colas, even of the same brand, taste different depending on whether they come from a can, a plastic bottle, a glass bottle or from a fountain. Taste also varies between different fountain machines that dispense the same brand of cola.

While Coca-Cola is usually my favorite cola, I enjoy a good RC Cola from time-to-time. So I was excited earlier this year to run across a restaurant in the western suburbs of Chicago that has RC in its fountain machine. I bought a large RC, but was surprised by how horrible it tasted. It has an unusual bubble gum-like aftertaste and tasted almost completely different from the canned variety of RC with which I was familiar.

Then while on vacation this June, I was in a convenience store in northern Idaho that also had RC on tap. Since I knew how varied the taste of other colas from fountains were, I decided to give RC another chance but was again disappointed. It had the same weird bubble gum taste.

The final straw came yesterday. I ate lunch at El Famous Burrito in Vernon Hills, Illinois and found they also have fountain RC. I decided to give RC one last chance, but it failed test challenge again: same bubble gum aftertaste. Three strikes and you are out, fountain RC, but I will still enjoy RC in cans and glass bottles.

( [URL for This Item] | Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments] )
 

Comments

Add A Comment
Your name:
 

<-- Created by Jeffrey Coleman Carlyle -->

Copyright © 1997-2010 by Jeffrey Carlyle. All rights reserved. No portion of this page may be reproduced without permission of the author. Earth images courtesy of NASA. Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Jeffrey Carlyle: The Ruler of Earth!