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health
The Sugar Tax is Affecting the Tesco Meal Deal for Coke Fans

Last week saw the start of the new tax year, and with it the sugar tax going into full force. Every drink that includes more than 5g/100ml of added sugar, other than those with lots of milk in them, cost more money as a result. Many a drinks company reducing the amount of sugar in their drinks to keep price-hikes as low as possible. Coca-Cola is not one of those drinks, and that's having some unintended side-effects for the humble meal deal. Read More >>

rant
Stop Whinging: You Don’t Even Need Sugar in Your Coke

Last year, we learned that the government was going to start taxing sugary drinks. After a year of outrage and grumblings, the tax has finally landed, being effective from today.  How dare the government try and make them pay more for their sugar-filled cans of Coke?! Well here I am to tell you a bit of difficult news. You don't need to have sugar in your Coke at all, so you can easily get past the whole problem. Read More >>

health
Coke Lorry Targets the Poor and Ought to be Banned by Councils, Says the Government

Coke's fun-loving habit of hijacking Christmas by driving a lorry about the country to establish lifelong brand loyalty in a new generation has come under fire, with Public Health England suggesting the company's festive truck of sugary liquid routinely heads for the poorest parts of the land in order to ensnare kids into a life of additional sugar consumption. Read More >>

rant
Stop Whinging: You Don’t Even Need Sugar in Your Coke

A couple of days ago we found out that the government is going to start taxing sugary drinks. Naturally there have been a number of people outraged by this development. How dare the government try and make them pay more for their sugar-filled cans of Coke?! Well here I am to tell you a bit of difficult news. You don't need to have sugar in your Coke at all, so you can easily get past the whole problem. Read More >>

health
Someone’s Been Pooing in the Coke Cans

Production of Coca-Cola was suspended in a Northern Ireland plant this week, after a batch of cans set to be used to package up the drink were found to contain human waste. Read More >>

enviroment
Coke to Test Bottle Deposit Scheme in Scotland

The Coca-Cola drinks-and-therefore-plastic-bottle production giant has changed its stance on the concept of the bottle recycling deposit scheme, deciding that it may well be a good idea for its international image if it was to start encouraging recycling by adding a small refundable deposit to the price of each bottle it sells. Hence collecting old bottles might become a nice hobby again, like it was years ago when it was glass being refunded. Read More >>

science
Cocaine Addiction Leads to Buildups of Iron in the Brain

Cocaine, as they say, is a hell of a drug. It affects three of the neurotransmitters in our brains that make us feel fantastic—dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine—and tolerance for the stuff doesn’t seem to dissipate even months after quitting. (It’s also expensive and bad for you.) Today, new research published in Translational Psychiatry adds another bizarre facet to one of the world’s most popular drugs: the cocaine addicts in your life have unusual deposits of iron in their brains. Read More >>

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science
Coca-Cola is Bad For You (But Not as Bad as That Infographic Claims)

By now you have probably seen that "What happens one hour after drinking a can of Coke" infographic doing the rounds. It makes drinking that delicious mixture of brown stuff and water sound absolutely horrifying. But here's the thing: It isn't entirely accurate. Read More >>

food
Boil Up Your Own Coca-Cola With the Authentic Recipe

The recipe for Coca-Cola is doing the rounds on social media at the moment, revealing that all you need is some vanilla, a bit of coriander, some citric acid and a squeeze of lime juice. And a canning facility if you're really striving for authenticity. Read More >>

stunts
Coke’s Making Wi-Fi Enabled Coke Machines Because of Course it Is

Soft drink vending machines are one of those unobtrusive, inoffensive bits of life that can be placed almost anywhere without anyone noticing or complaining (apart from the occasional anti-obesity protester. Coke's trying to harness that unseen power (and sell more Coke!) by sticking Wi-Fi hotspots inside some South African vending machines. Read More >>

food
Greener and Marginally Healthier Coca-Cola Life Coming to the UK

A new form of Coke will launch in the UK later this year, with the supposedly better-for-you Coca-Cola Life combining the fun of enjoying your favourite branded cola drink with a slightly lower amount of sugar and reduced calorie content. Read More >>

advertising
Functional Bottle Caps to Help You Forget Coca-Cola Bottles Aren’t Biodegradable

It can take hundreds of thousands of years to break down a plastic bottle, so we might as well find a decent way to make use of all the dumped Coca-Cola bottles we're clogging up landfills with. Read More >>

drugs
Tuesday Night is Cocaine Night for Londoners

London has been branded the "cocaine capital of Europe" following a study into drug consumption habits across the continent. Read More >>

design
Does a £12 Glass Built Just for Coke Actually Improve the Taste?

Any discerning oenophile will tell you that the shape of a wine glass can make a huge difference in your imbibing experience. On the other hand, that could just be a bunch of bullshit. Either way, Riedel decided to do for Coke what it's spent decades doing for pinot: design a glass scientifically optimised for taste. We decided to test it out for ourselves. Read More >>

networks
Your Next Coke Could Come With Internet Access

Looks like the way we drink soda is about to get a whole lot smarter—or, at the very least, more connected. OpenStack Engineering Manager Alavaro Lopez Ortega stumbled across the fact that The Coca Cola Company recently registered no less than 16 million MAC (media access control) addresses. The question is: What exactly is Coke planning on doing with that much networked hardware? Read More >>