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A new middle class movement.
be seen with a bottle of Dalston Cola
To drink in a tea room / pub with cupcakes and mismatched furniture and craft beers and bunting and Keep Calm puns and men with big beards and women dressed like they're in 1947.
Tastes like melted cola bottle sweets. But I'm sure that'd float some people's boat. I don't really like cold non-alcoholic drinks though, so I'm not sure why I ever bought it.
Ubuntu tastes horrible. Not had the rest.
It's just cola, surely? Chill out.
is there any beverage they won't brand as CRAFT or REAL to appeal to middle class professionals?
coke is pop
fizzy fruit juice is pop
carbonated water with botanical extracts is pop
Orange cheez flavour, mmm
proper old men pubs have started advertising themselves as CRAFT BEER establishments
down the road from me has been heavily gentrified in parts by migrating middle class professionals and businesses, over the last fifteen years they have effectively bought out an entire area with strong ties to heritage and industrial trade and turned it trendy. they're currently trying to rename three different neighbourhoods. the people and places i grew up with feel they have to assimilate with these types or risk going out of business. it's a shame.
People did this to my London too, you horrible victim blamer
shieldfield, parts of the quayside, walker riverside and byker and just call it all 'upper ouseburn', 'lower ouseburn', 'middle ouseburn' and ouseburn village.
can't believe some of you guys sometimes.
Fentimans was founded in 1905, not by Nathan fucking Barley.
i had a chat with the owners the other week, they're nice.
this is a thing, though http://searchinstagram.com/fentimans http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CJf54QsnbHM/UVjTwEsH2uI/AAAAAAAACY0/FWbyv90hMSo/s1600/roselemonade.jpg
but if you really want sodden needless defensivity about marketing, I think there are DiSers better placed than me to offer it
is god's gift to humankind, and they're orange drink 'aint bad either. Not really into the cola, would like to see what they'd do with an Irn Bru type concoction.
i remember a few years ago in Hamburg, it was just as easy to buy Astra Cola as Coke. my mate told me you get dirty looks if you're seen drinking Coke not Astra, and they all know you're an outsider. he was probably winding me up
also Fritz do a fizzy melon lemonade that's nice too
The voice of reason once again
The name is important
if it came off otherwise I apologise.
I don't see how where I live has anything to do with anything. I earn my own money, I pay my own rent, just like you do.
just figured it's a bit rich you having a go at trust fund kids while you're in Paris hobnobbing with writers and having champagne and caviar three times a day
Pure jest and irony.
Sorry, I thought my other comments in this thread would have made that clear.
You lot have a funny view of my life.
surely it's more of a 😂ffs😂 than a 😤ffs😡
this is all just brilliant. more different pops to have. skill.
That stuff was vile. It's Diet Coke all the way for me.
small companies with marketing in this style. if it was a big company owned thing that was trying to get in on the turf, i'd get that
but it seems to be small companies making alternative products you can buy in a few places rather than many. and then being written about on a website that publishes hundreds of articles on pretty much every subject per day
am i missing something here?
is faux-anger or laughter. not all of it is though
it's like if you don't appeal to whoever is buying things that have a sticker on that say 'craft', 'real' or 'independent', you're not good enough.
surely the thought process is:
have idea for a business
aha, a gap in the market. make "craft" cola and sell it to people
it's no different from what pretty much any other business does, surely? make a product, identify a market, if you're good you make money?
If it's a mass-produced, multi-national, billion-dollar enterprise that markets itself as the safe, dependable option while squeezing out smaller, local, more environmentally responsible independent competition, then it's not unreasonable, and from an economic and social point of view, not inaccurate to say that these options are better.
unless the company is, you know, actually independent.
I mean, if some of them start acting like BrewDog, then maybe, but I've haven't noticed that any of them are doing that. Yet.
trying to steal market share away from our beloved transnational behemoths.
economies of scale
More nonsense for my gf to waste money on.
its not very good
shame they're so evil (i assume)
But, yeah, it's getting pretty chippie up there.
They need sauce.
you illiterate buffoon
I'd go a bottle of wankola right now actually
even comes in shitty faux retro cans
probably only time I was allowed it or something
pretty sure the issue isn't with the people who make up the companies that have decided to make alt-coke. It's more that 'craft coke' is a thing that exists and there is an actual competitive market for them.
It's just stupid middle class London consumer capitalism for people who fancy themselves left-wing and politically conscious but still buy into the most fundamental aspects of post-industrial capitalism i.e. living your life as if youre a fucking lifestyle brand that you're selling to people so that better looking women will theoretically want to have sex with you.
I wonder why you haven't left the boards yet
beside themselves with anger, rather than, you know, just thinking something is a bit wanky and making a thread about it
and post a passive-aggressive response that tries to illustrate how above it all they are, but secretly, they just want ^thises and feel like they missed out on all the action.
Because you seem to be doing exactly what you're accusing others of up in ^here.
I remember when sainsburys launched their classic cola, some talk show had carrie fisher on, as she was a self proclaimed 'coke expert' they got her to do a taste taste, she failed it which I thought was implausible even for a casual coke drinker. Years later the joke clicked, wasn't very funny.
I've started thinking to myself that Pepsi is probably better but I've no evidence to back that up.
ohgood to thread.
In summary, out of 20:
Gusto Organic Sparkling Kola - 16
Ubuntu Cola - 16
Free & Easy Cola - 13.5
Fentiman's Curiosity Cola - 13
Orchard Cola - 13
Karibbean Kola - 11.5
Whole Earth Cola - 11
Pepsi - 6.5
Coca-Cola - 1.5