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Classic Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Classic was “Coca-Cola” or “Coke” up until the 1980’s when the bottling company made their worst faux paux by changing the formula and introducing it as the New  Coke. When the formula was not an immediate hit ( it didn’t taste good), they tried selling “Coca-Cola Classic” along with their new version. The sales of Classic Coke soared over the would-have-been replacement. New Coke was taken off the shelves.

5 cent Coca-Cola sign 

Ever since its humble beginnings in 1886, the unique taste and design of the logo has attracted thousands. Coca-Cola ads and commercials have been entertaining Americans for decades, though it is not just the U.S. that appreciates the flavor and attractive marketing. This caramel-colored carbonated beverage has become a global “pop” icon. Check out the Classic Coca-Cola videos and take the challenge (Coke or Pepsi?).

Coca-Cola is the Real Thing

If you drink it, collect coke pop culture  products, or both, the draw of Coca Cola can’t be dismissed. Even Pepsi drinkers can appreciate the look, the music and the cultural icon that is classic Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola Decor

If you were more than a toddler in the 1970’s, you will recall the commercial jingle based on “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”.

Whether you see Coke as the real thing, like to have a Coke and a smile or think  Coca-Cola Classic is red, white and you, there is no doubt in my mind that you have memories that include Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola Commercial from the 1970s

Do you remember this commercial?

I’d like to buy the world a Coke ~

Vintage 1971

Extremely Easy Coca-Cola Classic Cake

  • 1 standard-size box of devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 – 16 oz. bottle Coca-Cola
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 2 to 3 eggs (follow box directions)
  • 1/3 cup of canola or vegetable oil
  • Preheat the over to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Grease a 13x9x2 inch cake pan.

  • Follow directions on cake box to mix, but substitute 1 1/3 cups of coke for the water and stir the grated orange peel into the batter.

  • Mix on low for 30 seconds, then mix on medium for two minutes.

  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 30 minutes (follow directions on back of box).

Frost with chocolate frosting. For a different flavor, try adding a little cherry extract to the frosting for a Chocolate-Covered Cherry Coke Cake.

Non-Alcoholic Mixed Drinks with Classic Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Punch: Perfect for Family Gatherings

In 2-quart, freezable container, mix:

1 can of lemonade, 1 can of limeade, 1 can of orange juice, 1 can of cranberry juice. Stir together and freeze.

Crush the ice mixture with zest from one lemon.

Pour 6 ounces of Coke into each 10 ounce glass, add one scoop of vanilla ice cream or sherbet of your choice to each glass and spoon ice mixture on top to seal. Serve with straws.

Fake Beer:

Mix one part Coca Cola with one part lemonade.

Coke and Security Cameras Gone Good – Watch the Video!

After being bombarded with negative images and video from security cameras, it is easy to start to lose faith in humanity, but Coca Cola and dozens of unsuspecting and creative characters lend a boost to confidence in our fellow humans.

Coca-Cola and the Olympic Spirit

The Coca-Cola company has been an important part of the Olympic games since 1928. They point to the shared values of discovery, spirit of competition and the pursuit of excellence as the reason for the long alliance. Coke sponsors promotion of athletic activities and learning around the world.

The Coca-Cola 2012 Olympic Anthem – Move to the Beat – Anywhere in the World

Song written by Katy B and Mark Ronson. Performed by Katy B. Here is the story behind the song and a live performance of “Anywhere in the World”.

Adressing the Simple

Yesterday I was challenged with a task I had not performed in over two years.

I wrote a letter on a piece of paper and I sent it through the postal mail.

First, I had to concentrate to write neatly, as I had not done so in a long while. The most I have been penning out on paper are my signature and quick notes, such as phone numbers and reminders. I believe I used to have much nicer penmanship, but after a draft or two, my letter looked okay.

Second, I had to address the envelope. Honestly, this was fairly easy. I just had to remember if there was an east or west to the recipient’s road. Thank you, Google. 😉

Third, I needed stamps. My husband gave me the Forever Stamps. I couldn’t remember if I needed one or two.
One. I needed one.

And fourth… drop it in the mailbox.

I did it! I really did it! Yay, me! kkwhitmore Oh, come on. We GenXer’s have all found ourselves in this type of situation at one time or another.

Revelation! Embracing the new doesn’t always have to mean leaving the old behind.

Hmm. I’m off to write a few letters.