Tis the Season, Never Coca Cola

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A pile of links to try and bring you up to speed on the current anti Coca Cola/Colombian Solidarity/Indian campaigns. Basically all running because of Coca Colas despicable record on Human rights violations and disregard for local environmenal and social issues ie: colluding in the bumping off of Union leaders and draining of wells etc...


The basic overview:
http://www.triodos.co.uk/uk/whats_new/latest_news/column/83492?lang=

The New Statesman articles:
http://www.colombiasolidarity.org.uk/Solidarity 13/markthomasoncoke.html

The Indian Campaign:
http://www.indiaresource.org/index.html

The Nazi advert challenge:
http://www.mtcp.co.uk/coca-cola/

The results of the Advert challenge
http://www.ideasfactory.com/art_design/features/artdes_feature49.htm

The Nazi Advert Challenge show is going to tour more of the country soon, I'm still waiting for details of where it will be showing next, as and when I have them I'll make the dates available here.
 

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The only problem that I have with all of this campaign is that I now have a real need to find an acceptable alternative to Coca Cola. I freely admit that I have a real love of Brandy with coke and Canadian Club and coke. :drinking:

I don't drink them a lot, but at this time of the year my intake will definitely go up. :Wink3:

So I need to get on with some sort of blind taste testing of the alternatives on the market, anybody got any suggestions as to what might be palatable? Please bare in mind that I know other mixers that I can drink with, but I'm actually looking for cola type drinks (please not Pepsi, they're pretty much as bad as Coke)...
 

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Is Mecca cola still going?
 

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It still is going...

However I find Mecca Cola objectionable too, I don't want to give to a private company behaving like an overtly religious organisation, especially as some of the charities they support are, to my mind, dodgy to say the least (the majority of their charity hand outs, I think, are laudable though).


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Ive been trying to drink Coca-Cola alternatives for bout 6 months....its so hard as they make practically everything :mad:

For cola drinks, why not buy a supermarkets own?
 

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psychedelic_acid_fairy said:
Ive been trying to drink Coca-Cola alternatives for bout 6 months....its so hard as they make practically everything :mad:

For cola drinks, why not buy a supermarkets own?
That was what I've been having to face up to doing. I've got to go and buy a bottle of every type of cola drink that I can find and then try them all out in some kind of taste testing comparison. I was just hoping that somebody else might have already put themselves through this and that I wouldn't have to sit through so many crappy cola drinks. :?
 

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my house mate drinks organic cola from sainsburys.. made with cola berries(beans?) and apple juice. comes in 4 packs of nicely recycleable cans.

try it, and you'll realise just how mingin coca cola is! (not to mention the cheapo colas stuffed full with cancer-causing, addictive aspartamine!)


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Or sack of coke altogether and drink Irn Bru. Much nicer and reasonable ethical.
 

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Purdey's is my favourite tipple, especially when they have it for 2 for 1 at
our Morrisons, always get a crate or two though never last more than a few days.
 
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