PDA

View Full Version : Food and Drink -- How do you feel about RC Cola? *NFT*


Simply Red
09-10-2016, 01:21 PM
Do you like the taste of RC cola? over Crushed ice? super-chilled? RC vanilla float, maybe?

I don't drink much soda - but I bought some to go with my taco-burgers, last night and It's pretty decent. It has been probably at least 12 yrs. since I'd had any.

http://i67.tinypic.com/mt2lxh.jpg


- Retro RC TV Ad - (https://youtu.be/8Xg5dOO5o8A)

I'd recommend staying away from the 2-liters as I've noticed it doesn't hold it's fizz so well.

I've alerted Review Brah to do a video outlining his feelings regarding RC. Once he's agreed and posted - I'll be bumping this with his take.

Until then I'd like to hear what CP thinks of this Retro soda-pop.

Hammock Parties
09-10-2016, 01:22 PM
please don't drink pop people

it's not good for you

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 01:29 PM
I was wanting to try it out again - Mom said 1893 reminder her of RC. I will drink soda w/ Mexican style foods - but otherwise I usually only drink water. I did have a bad incident last week with a box of chocolate covered twinkies though. I've felt horrible about it all week, and literally prayed for forgiveness - So I get what you're saying.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 01:55 PM
I bought the 6-pack of the 20 ounce bottles - they came in about a buck cheaper than Pepsi or Coke.

Coochie liquor
09-10-2016, 02:00 PM
Every single one I can remember from my life (not that many as my memory sucks) has tasted like flat soda.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 02:01 PM
looks like RC Cola international has their own answer to the Coca-Cola 'Life' version.


http://i64.tinypic.com/2vtqn7n.jpg

Coochie liquor
09-10-2016, 02:02 PM
I was wanting to try it out again - Mom said 1893 reminder her of RC. I will drink soda w/ Mexican style foods - but otherwise I usually only drink water. I did have a bad incident last week with a box of chocolate covered twinkies though. I've felt horrible about it all week, and literally prayed for forgiveness - So I get what you're saying.

Please, do tell. Wonder if it was like that night with me and the 2 hot burritos in El Paso?

threebag02
09-10-2016, 02:03 PM
Use to be you could buy it in glass bottles, primo

I like it as a change of pace from Coke. I can hardly drink Pepsi as it taste horrible.

Usually only drink ice tea(no sugar), ice water, coffee(black), (ice cold)beer and (ice cold)beer.

eDave
09-10-2016, 02:04 PM
Nope

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 02:04 PM
Please, do tell. Wonder if it was like that night with me and the 2 hot burritos in El Paso?

it was very bad and I'm ashamed. Basically plowed a box in one night - then went and bought another box (the night after) - Plowed two more and then ran the remaining 7 down the disposal. I behave and behave on my diet and then lash out! I just don't keep sweets here at all. That's the best thing for me.

ChiliConCarnage
09-10-2016, 02:05 PM
I remember it being a tasty treat but it's been a long time since Ive had one.

Easy 6
09-10-2016, 02:05 PM
I dont have it very often, but when I do its always surprisingly good, in a blind taste test I probably couldnt tell the difference between it and Pepsi

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 02:06 PM
Use to be you could buy it in glass bottles, primo

I like it as a change of pace from Coke. I can hardly drink Pepsi as it taste horrible.

Usually only drink tea, water, coffee, beer and beer.

People get offended by this - especially here in Atlanta - but I actually prefer Pepsi to Coke. :(

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 02:07 PM
Coochie - your observation of it being flatter than most - wasn't far-fetched at all. Just stay away from 2-liters and it'll be okay, fizz wise.

Gonzo
09-10-2016, 02:09 PM
People get offended by this - especially here in Atlanta - but I actually prefer Pepsi to Coke. :(

This. I hate cokes after taste. Especially Diet Coke vs Diet Pepsi.

threebag02
09-10-2016, 02:10 PM
Don't pour over ice. Glass bottle or chilled can the best way. I can do a fountain drink over ice though. Plastic bottle is a no no.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 02:12 PM
Don't pour over ice. Glass bottle or chilled can the best way. I can do a fountain drink over ice though. Plastic bottle is a no no.

Interesting - I will see if Publix carries - in the coming months - I don't procure much soda-pop. But will keep an eye open for the glass bottles.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 02:13 PM
This. I hate cokes after taste. Especially Diet Coke vs Diet Pepsi.



http://i65.tinypic.com/2guf40h.jpg

listopencil
09-10-2016, 02:18 PM
I'm not a big soda drinker, and not a fan of cola in general. As a kid I used to ask for 7UP or Sprite in restaurants. The only time I go for a cola specifically is when I add rum to it. I enjoy Sailor Jerry rum and cherry Coke. RC Cola never distinguished itself to me and I never bothered with it. I did buy a two liter bottle of it this last Summer because I was surprised to see it in a convenience store and I wanted to try it for old times' sake. I was unimpressed and gave it to a friend after one small drink.

Gonzo
09-10-2016, 02:22 PM
Gimme a Pepsi Free.

You wanna Pepsi pal, you're gonna pay for it.

Bugeater
09-10-2016, 02:30 PM
2 liter bottles never hold their fizz no matter what type of pop is in them.

GloucesterChief
09-10-2016, 02:34 PM
I like it. Don't drink it often as I stick to diet. I prefer my cola mixed with lime juice.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 02:35 PM
I like it. Don't drink it often as I stick to diet. I prefer my cola mixed with lime juice.

interesting. I have no issue with that.

GloucesterChief
09-10-2016, 02:36 PM
interesting. I have no issue with that.

Add rum and it is a Cuba Libre.

threebag02
09-10-2016, 02:41 PM
Add rum and it is a Cuba Libre.

Goes with Nacho Libre

Lonewolf Ed
09-10-2016, 02:43 PM
When I was younger, I used to drink RC warm, then do jumping jacks and belch like a mountain gorilla!

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 02:45 PM
When I was younger, I used to drink RC warm, then do jumping jacks and belch like a mountain gorilla!

HaHaHa!

KC_Lee
09-10-2016, 02:49 PM
When I used to drink soda I loved RC.

Big Smoke
09-10-2016, 02:51 PM
Cherry RC is straight FIRE

scho63
09-10-2016, 03:07 PM
I drink so little soda and NEVER drank an RC that can remember. The only few ones I like are Stewarts Root Beer, Boylans Creme Soda, and Stewarts Orange. On a rare occassion I'll drink a San Pellegrino grapefruit or blood orange. I drink less than 20 sodas for an entire year.

Deberg_1990
09-10-2016, 03:09 PM
I prefer Shasta cola or Dr Thunder

KCUnited
09-10-2016, 03:15 PM
Shasta vs Vess could get bloody.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 03:23 PM
Jolt?

Hoopsdoc
09-10-2016, 03:32 PM
This. I hate cokes after taste. Especially Diet Coke vs Diet Pepsi.

I would rather drink Llama piss than diet coke. Diet Pepsi is the way to go.

Also, RC is a very underrated soft drink. That's good stuff.

Fire Me Boy!
09-10-2016, 03:37 PM
I like RC better than any other mass market cola. Chilled soda, over ice, in a glass. No straw.

Some of the artisan style colas are amazing. Like Fentman's and Fever Tree.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 03:38 PM
I would rather drink Llama piss than diet coke. Diet Pepsi is the way to go.

Also, RC is a very underrated soft drink. That's good stuff.

You seem nice.

Bowser
09-10-2016, 03:44 PM
I like it only if I can get a Moon Pie to go with it.

Nickhead
09-10-2016, 03:53 PM
liked RC cola, and mr pibb was my fav. i can go to a local lolly shop and occasionally get a mug root beer or dr pepper. the only major brands here are coke, pepsi. no off shoot brands.

that said i probably drink a six pack of soda a year.

Bugeater
09-10-2016, 03:55 PM
Lolly shop?

Bowser
09-10-2016, 03:57 PM
Lolly shop?

Candy store, you bastard American heathen

Hoopsdoc
09-10-2016, 04:05 PM
Jolt?

Ahh yes, Jolt cola. Wasn't that the one that said on the bottle "All the sugar and twice the caffeine".

Nickhead
09-10-2016, 04:13 PM
especially the fountain version with a stryo cup full of crushed ice.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/Big_Red_soda_four-pack.jpg

Bowser
09-10-2016, 04:20 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kzxevtcNUiU/Ur_2omZyN-I/AAAAAAABujg/T1_S-oBLTAQ/s426/Diabeetus.gif

Bugeater
09-10-2016, 04:20 PM
Fuck yes! Go Big Red!

seclark
09-10-2016, 04:29 PM
flat...no fizz.
always been that way for me.
cola sucks though...i'm a ginger ale man.
sec

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 04:29 PM
Ahh yes, Jolt cola. Wasn't that the one that said on the bottle "All the sugar and twice the caffeine".

yup, it wasn't very good tho. Pretty sure they're still in business - not sure where to find them though.

Fire Me Boy!
09-10-2016, 04:33 PM
flat...no fizz.

always been that way for me.

cola sucks though...i'm a ginger ale man.

sec



What's your brand?

Fire Me Boy!
09-10-2016, 04:34 PM
especially the fountain version with a stryo cup full of crushed ice.



https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/Big_Red_soda_four-pack.jpg



Love love LOVE Big Red.

OnTheWarpath15
09-10-2016, 04:40 PM
Ski Double Cola.

hometeam
09-10-2016, 04:41 PM
RC cola is 90% as good as Coke and 190% as good as pepsi.

Spott
09-10-2016, 04:43 PM
Used to like it back when I drank pop. Seems like it was harder to find than the other brands.

Fire Me Boy!
09-10-2016, 04:44 PM
RC cola is 90% as good as Coke and 190% as good as pepsi.



You got that backwards. Fuck Coca-Cola!

kccrow
09-10-2016, 04:46 PM
flat...no fizz.
always been that way for me.
cola sucks though...i'm a ginger ale man.
sec

Interesting. The only ginger ale that is good in my book is Vernor's. Love it, hate the rest.

hometeam
09-10-2016, 04:46 PM
You got that backwards. **** Coca-Cola!

https://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/21435504.jpg

MTG#10
09-10-2016, 04:47 PM
I enjoy Sailor Jerry rum and cherry Coke.

Never tried Jerry and Cherry but Jerry and Vanilla Coke is the shit.

Nickhead
09-10-2016, 04:53 PM
yup, it wasn't very good tho. Pretty sure they're still in business - not sure where to find them though.

last i heard it was only being sold in public school vending machines :D

Fire Me Boy!
09-10-2016, 04:58 PM
Interesting. The only ginger ale that is good in my book is Vernor's. Love it, hate the rest.



Vernor's is awesome. Not the only one in my book, but definitely top tier.

Fire Me Boy!
09-10-2016, 05:03 PM
yup, it wasn't very good tho. Pretty sure they're still in business - not sure where to find them though.



Then there was Nitro, which was billed as "twice the caffeine as Jolt."

listopencil
09-10-2016, 05:04 PM
especially the fountain version with a stryo cup full of crushed ice.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/Big_Red_soda_four-pack.jpg

Oh man, I had forgotten about that stuff. That was one of my favorites as a kid when I lived in Texas.

listopencil
09-10-2016, 05:04 PM
Never tried Jerry and Cherry but Jerry and Vanilla Coke is the shit.

Hmm. I don't think I have tried it with the vanilla. I'm going to do that this weekend.

RobBlake
09-10-2016, 05:18 PM
2 liter bottles never hold their fizz no matter what type of pop is in them.

you have to shake the bottle slightly and then close it tightly.. holds the cripsy carbonated taste.

thabear04
09-10-2016, 06:10 PM
Love to wash this down while eating my sloppy joes. Jk haven't had this soda in awhile do they still sell it.

Rasputin
09-10-2016, 06:23 PM
I've always thought it tasted like flat coka~cola

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 06:24 PM
Red Rock Ginger-Ale - it contains cayenne pepper - straight out of Atlanta - I recommend, if you ever see it!

gblowfish
09-10-2016, 06:25 PM
A must with a Moon Pie.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 06:25 PM
Red Rock Ginger Ale also contains pure-cane sugar - which is apparently something to brag about these days.

Fire Me Boy!
09-10-2016, 06:27 PM
Red Rock Ginger-Ale - it contains cayenne pepper - straight out of Atlanta - I recommend, if you ever see it!

I actually had a bottle of that for the first time yesterday!! It's definitely good.

It does have a spice, but I can't find anything about it being from cayenne (not in the ingredients, can't find confirmation online). Seems to me it's just a strong "real" ginger kick.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 06:28 PM
I actually had a bottle of that for the first time yesterday!! It's definitely good.

It does have a spice, but I can't find anything about it being from cayenne (not in the ingredients, can't find confirmation online). Seems to me it's just a strong "real" ginger kick.

Huh - I swear it saw that. Weird.

REDHOTGTO
09-10-2016, 06:29 PM
I worked for a RC cola bottling plant for 7 years, I've bottled it warehoused it sold it and drank it for years , yea it's ok

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 06:31 PM
God that's weird I can't find it either! I swear I read that - I didn't just make it up - wonder if they stopped.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 06:32 PM
I worked for a RC cola bottling plant for 7 years, I've bottled it warehoused it sold it and drank it for years , yea it's ok

:clap:

Pasta Giant Meatball
09-10-2016, 06:33 PM
It's an elite cola

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 06:41 PM
Cherry RC had a gorgeous can, you must admit!


http://i64.tinypic.com/14uat8z.jpg

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 06:41 PM
I actually had a bottle of that for the first time yesterday!! It's definitely good.

It does have a spice, but I can't find anything about it being from cayenne (not in the ingredients, can't find confirmation online). Seems to me it's just a strong "real" ginger kick.

Glad you had it - where'd you find it, anyway?

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 06:42 PM
I remember telling CP about Red Rock GA years ago - and just got blank stares

Nickhead
09-10-2016, 06:58 PM
I remember telling CP about Red Rock GA years ago - and just got blank stares

arent blank stares simply a ramp?

Fire Me Boy!
09-10-2016, 06:58 PM
Glad you had it - where'd you find it, anyway?



A friend. Don't know, but I'll ask.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 07:03 PM
for those complaining about soda going flat - there ARE handling guidelines that will help - for example don't OVERLY tighten the bottles - don't move them around a lot - also pour soda prior to adding the ice cubes.

Stop blaming these hard working bottlers for your poor handling decisions - start taking a little personal responsibility here!!

Fire Me Boy!
09-10-2016, 07:08 PM
Gimme a Pepsi Free.

You wanna Pepsi pal, you're gonna pay for it.



I have a 12er of Tab in my fridge right now.

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 07:15 PM
I have a 12er of Tab in my fridge right now.

Super chilled TAB is good as can be.

Buzz
09-10-2016, 07:53 PM
I liked RC back when I drank pop, probably 15 years since I had one.

threebag02
09-10-2016, 08:00 PM
It's an elite cola

Damn straight

Rasputin
09-10-2016, 08:04 PM
<a href="http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/KCTattoo58/media/jolt__650x300_a01_110719_eg_zpss9c0tl11.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii574/KCTattoo58/jolt__650x300_a01_110719_eg_zpss9c0tl11.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo jolt__650x300_a01_110719_eg_zpss9c0tl11.jpg"/></a>


Could have pop on steroids with Jolt Cola

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 09:17 PM
It's funny hearing people call it Pop. It once sounded normal - now - after being here for so long - you never hear it.

BDj23
09-10-2016, 09:18 PM
I went to sonic today and ordered a route 44 coke.. it was just short of 3 dollars after tax. I think they put 1lb of ice in the damn thing. I probably got less than 20oz of actual soda.

What a let down.

Nickhead
09-10-2016, 09:21 PM
It's funny hearing people call it Pop. It once sounded normal - now - after being here for so long - you never hear it.

imagine how difficult it is to digest the term 'fizzy drink' oy vey :D

Simply Red
09-10-2016, 10:48 PM
imagine how difficult it is to digest the term 'fizzy drink' oy vey :D

Australian women love American men though - so I'd digest it just fine! :)

hometeam
09-10-2016, 11:38 PM
I went to sonic today and ordered a route 44 coke.. it was just short of 3 dollars after tax. I think they put 1lb of ice in the damn thing. I probably got less than 20oz of actual soda.

What a let down.

Sonic has the perfect pebble ice. You must always ask for light ice at sonic.

Simply Red
09-11-2016, 01:30 AM
Sonic has the perfect pebble ice. You must always ask for light ice at sonic.

very nice burger-sandwich there.

Fire Me Boy!
09-11-2016, 04:26 AM
Sonic has the perfect pebble ice. You must always ask for light ice at sonic.



This.

patteeu
09-11-2016, 06:44 AM
for those complaining about soda going flat - there ARE handling guidelines that will help - for example don't OVERLY tighten the bottles - don't move them around a lot - also pour soda prior to adding the ice cubes.

Stop blaming these hard working bottlers for your poor handling decisions - start taking a little personal responsibility here!!

Why is tightening the cap a problem?

Simply Red
09-11-2016, 09:29 AM
Why is tightening the cap a problem?

i've noticed if you go too tight - you agitate it too much trying to get her open - best to go tight enough - but not crazy tight - just a theory.

threebag02
09-11-2016, 09:34 AM
Plastic bottle use to have those "tap" looking lids you could buy. I never tried them. I gave up on plastic soda battles ages ago. Just seems like a "pour" delivery system. Storage sucks too. 2 liters are okay if everybody has a cup and they chipped in.

Simply Red
09-11-2016, 09:36 AM
Undisturbed is the key in retaining fizz.

Simply Red
09-11-2016, 09:36 AM
also pour in glass first and THEN add cubes - sounds odd - but try it - it's really weird how it works best that way.

threebag02
09-11-2016, 09:44 AM
I usually only ice fountain drinks. I have a few YETIs that keep drinks cold forever.

Simply Red
09-11-2016, 09:45 AM
I usually only ice fountain drinks. I have a few YETIs that keep drinks cold forever.

yeah. They're better the colder they are.

R8RFAN
09-11-2016, 10:10 AM
Best Cola

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/80/6a/5d/806a5d54688dfe7a9884542aecbe66a4.jpg

Simply Red
09-11-2016, 10:15 AM
Best Cola

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/80/6a/5d/806a5d54688dfe7a9884542aecbe66a4.jpg

I think I've had that - some time ago in Missouri - like 35 yrs ago

Hoopsdoc
09-11-2016, 11:12 AM
Best Cola

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/80/6a/5d/806a5d54688dfe7a9884542aecbe66a4.jpg

Omg I had completely forgotten about that stuff. Nectar of the gods.

Simply Red
09-11-2016, 03:19 PM
How do you feel about RC Cola?

R8RFAN
09-11-2016, 03:30 PM
How do you feel about RC Cola?

I use to drink it and eat a moon pie... I like it better than coke or pepsi

threebag02
09-11-2016, 04:21 PM
Red next time i go to the store i am picking up a couple 12 packs. :thumb: