Friday, August 8, 2014

What to do with Flat (No Longer Gassy/Carbonated) Coca-Cola?

Remember my last post promising a solution for flat undrinkable Coca-Cola?

Well...... there are a few solutions:
1) Use it as an ingredient for baking/cooking.  A ton of recipes here.
2) Recarbonate the flat soda and drink it?! Yes, really. YOU CAN RECARBONATE IT!!! ( You can even make your own soda.  I'll share a post about it soon.)  Meantime, read this to find out how.
3) Recarbonate the flat soda and use as a science aid............ for the infamous Coke-Mentos experiment!

And that my friends is exactly what I did with the leftover flat Coca-Cola - the infamous Coke-Mentos experiment!

First of all, I added some flat Tesco Choice Sarsi (it was only RM 0.40 so how can I not buy it?).  Then I added about 1/4 tsp of yeast into the bottle and left it to 'ferment' for 2 days.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sweet Cola BBQ Sauce

I have always wanted to try a recipe using Coco-Cola as an ingredient. I never did cause I always felt that using Coco-Cola as an ingredient is rather expensive. This time though, I managed to buy a bottle of Coco-Cola on discount.  But, instead of enjoying it straightaway, I kept it for a big party gathering.  Unfortunately, no parties took place and the Coco-Cola went flat.  So......ha, ha, I was *forced* to do a Coco-Cola recipe now instead of flushing it down the drain! (Flat soft drinks are undrinkable to me!)

I chose to do a BBQ sauce. I saw many different ones on the internet but I finally chose this one by The Neelys. It sounded the best.

When we first tasted it, we thought it tasted awful! There was such a strong smell and taste of vinegar. But, after I added about 1/3 cup of brown sugar, it was much better!  The balance of sweet and sour was just nice.  
Food Network Neely's BBQ Sauce
Sweet Cola BBQ Sauce