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All Things Coca Cola

If you didn’t already know, I love Coca Cola, a.k.a. Coke or CoCola. In the south, you don’t call it soda, you call it Coke. That’s the chosen beverage above all the rest.

In The Summer I Learned to Dive, there are several mentions of Coke through out the novel. You’ve probably also noticed several passages about tea, but that’s another story. This entry is all things Coke.

I think I fell in love with Coke when I was five years old. Yep, I was drinking it at the ripe age of five. Mom loved Coke, so why wouldn’t I?  She’d get the glass bottles and stick them in the freezer which equated to Coke Slushee. Or, we’d add vanilla ice cream and have ourselves a good old fashioned Coke Float. It didn’t matter, Coke found its way into our lives.

I don’t drink it as much as I used to – calories and all. But sometimes, a can of cold Coke quenches my thirst and gives me a little comfort. I’ve even resorted to making Coke cakes – which are the best – see recipe below. Try it, you won’t be disappointed. Coke is a little piece of my childhood that will stay with me forever.

Here’s the link to the Coke cake recipe, in case you’re interested:

http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/heritage/pdf/RECIPE_colacake.pdf

 

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