The formula in Canada was not the "original", over time, the sugar content was increased for whatever reason. The change really just bring the formula for Canada in line with that "100 year old" formula you mention. Personally, other than in general proportions, I don't think there is such a thing as a universal formula for any of the major brand soft drinks anymore. Each market has variation in the types of sugars (cane vs beet vs HFCS vs combo) and local preferences in the level of sweetness or tartness (phosphoric/citric acid).CindyM99 wrote: ↑I have the same problem-if it's in front of me, I drink it. I can't have those in the house. I'm so not happy about the less sugar change on Coke's part but it certainly looks like they will follow through and people will buy it, considering it a "better" option. My one true vice, and it has to change after 100 years. I miss the old days, when there was public outcry over "new" Coke, never to be seen again when it backfired in a HUGE way.
BTW, Costco regularly sell the 32 pack for $8.79 which is still about 3.5cents more a can than most retail sales of $2.99 for 12. 32 pack is not standard sizing, seems to be exclusive for Costco to prevent price matching but still maintain pricing equity with the current $3.33 for 12 MAP