Regarding Cecil’s classic (heh!) Coca-Cola column:
It’s pretty durn hard to do any taste-tests with products that don’t exist anymore, 'leastways not 'round these parts. But there’s a Dr. Pepper bottler here in Texas that still uses only cane sugar as a sweetener, and a little diner down the street from my old apartment that sells it. And for a few days after I get one of their hand-mixed sodas, any other soda tastes really weird. I’m kind of amazed that these big companies survived the transition to corn syrup!