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Heard of pepsi Jelly?

  1. May 24, 2005 #1

    JamesU

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    I just opened a pepsi can in my fridge. I don't know if it was in the middle of freezing, but have you ever heard of pepsi Jelly? :yuck:

    I'm leaving it to see what happens :biggrin:
    WHY MUST THE SMILES MOVE!?!? :mad: :surprised
     
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  3. May 24, 2005 #2

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    Either Greg or chroot like to mess with us down in GD once in awhile, we are the major users of smilies. :wink:
     
  4. May 24, 2005 #3

    JamesU

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    Nothing to say about pepsi jelly?

    It goes down easier than liquid. very soft.. :uhh:
     
  5. May 24, 2005 #4
    admitting the problem is the first step to recovery :wink:
     
  6. May 24, 2005 #5

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    Was this thing open before? Gelling is not normal. I wouldn't recommend drinking it.
     
  7. May 24, 2005 #6

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    The syrupy part will start to "gel". I've seen that.
     
  8. May 24, 2005 #7

    JamesU

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    k i'm scared now *looks around nervously because we don't have a nervous smile*
     
  9. May 24, 2005 #8

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    I can understand it happening with a post-mix if the water to syrup ratio is off, but I've sure never seen it in a can or bottle. Maybe your mix in the US is different.
     
  10. May 24, 2005 #9

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    I've seen it too, if it's starting to freeze up, the water separates and crystallizes leaving the rest of the "gunk" to become syrupy.

    Yomamma, whatever you do, do NOT, I repeat DO NOT try to defrost it with a MAAP torch on your living room carpet! (If you don't believe me, ask tribdog why not next time he's around. :uhh: :rofl:)
     
  11. May 24, 2005 #10
    I have an uncle who drank that jelly once. I visit him in the "home' now and then and read him Dr. Seuss.
     
  12. May 24, 2005 #11
    Has anyone thought that maybe the smilies rearrange themselves according to some program that determines which have been used the most recently?
     
  13. May 24, 2005 #12

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    Of course not! I think someone noticed how naughty they were getting in their prior configuration and separated the worst of them. :devil: All the trouble-makers seem pretty well separated now. :frown: That's no fun! I can't see any pattern that lends itself well to a new smiley story (there's one for the prior configuration in the thread-killer thread...somewhere).
     
  14. May 24, 2005 #13

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    Weird. Mine has never separated. It just ends up like a Slurpy or Sno-Cone. Maybe there's a specific temperature that it has to be at.

    Everyone knows that oxy-propane is the only type of torch to use on carbonated beverages.
     
  15. May 24, 2005 #14

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    I've never actually frozen soda while still in a sealed can (I only put bottles in the freezer to chill them quickly...they don't explode as badly when I forget them). Whenever I tried to make ice pops as a kid out of any soda, it always separated though (should've known I'd wind up in science then because after I noticed it happen with one kind of soda...I think it was root beer...then I tried it with a bunch of different sodas and juices...juices don't separate, except orange juice).
     
  16. May 24, 2005 #15

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    Science, my ass! You just like to make a mess. :tongue:

    I think I might have figured it out. The stuff obviously must be at a temperature where the water is frozen and the syrup isn't, and I've never caught it in the act of changing. The only time mine has ever frozen was when I accidentally left it in the car. That's about -30º here in winter, so the syrup was frozen too.
     
  17. May 25, 2005 #16

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    Yep, that could be it. The syrup seems to separate out during that slushy stage.
     
  18. May 25, 2005 #17
    $1000/year for Pepsi vs $1000/year for supplements

    This is interesting:
    http://www.saveharry.com/bythenumbers.html

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    In 2000, Americans spent $60 billion on carbonated soft drinks, and billions more on non-carbonated "fruit" beverages.
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    Per capita (assuming there are 290 million Americans), that is $207. Considering that that 290 million figure includes babies and others who do not consume any soft drinks at all, we might assume that a large consumer of soft drinks could spend $1000 per year and not draw to much social attention. This contrasts to how much social attention a person might receive if he spent $1000 per year on nutritional supplements.
     
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