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KFC Sugar Tax Issue

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  • Zinger549
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    Tokmon said:
    Apologies if this is not in the correct section but I wanted to share my experience to see if anyone else has suffered this problem.

    We visited our local KFC recently, and started our order, then the girl at the til said what drinks would you like so I asked for a regular coke which is what I always have, yet the girl said oh sorry sir regulat coke has been permanently discontinued due to a sugar tax issue, we only offer the diet alternatives, which left me a bit dismayed as I don't like the taste of diet drinks.
    So I settled for a milkshake, not happy but what could I do. 

    What I find strange is Macdonalds still sells regular coke, so if its a sugar tax issue why has it only affected KFC.

    I feel the customer has been denied the choice of paying more for a drink via sugar tax which I would be happy to do, and I am sure many others would do.

    What are peoples thoughts on this? 

    So you went to KFC and ordered a drink they don't even sell and they replied saying it's discontinued when as far as i know they have never sold it, that seems a bit strange. 
    They have Pepsi at KFC, I assume that's what they meant
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  • lincroft1710
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    Tokmon said:
    Apologies if this is not in the correct section but I wanted to share my experience to see if anyone else has suffered this problem.

    We visited our local KFC recently, and started our order, then the girl at the til said what drinks would you like so I asked for a regular coke which is what I always have, yet the girl said oh sorry sir regulat coke has been permanently discontinued due to a sugar tax issue, we only offer the diet alternatives, which left me a bit dismayed as I don't like the taste of diet drinks.
    So I settled for a milkshake, not happy but what could I do. 

    What I find strange is Macdonalds still sells regular coke, so if its a sugar tax issue why has it only affected KFC.

    I feel the customer has been denied the choice of paying more for a drink via sugar tax which I would be happy to do, and I am sure many others would do.

    What are peoples thoughts on this? 

    So you went to KFC and ordered a drink they don't even sell and they replied saying it's discontinued when as far as i know they have never sold it, that seems a bit strange. 
    As with "Hoover" for any vacuum cleaner or "Biro" for ballpoint pen, "Coke" is often used incorrectly for any cola drink
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  • Tokmon
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    Tokmon said:
    Apologies if this is not in the correct section but I wanted to share my experience to see if anyone else has suffered this problem.

    We visited our local KFC recently, and started our order, then the girl at the til said what drinks would you like so I asked for a regular coke which is what I always have, yet the girl said oh sorry sir regulat coke has been permanently discontinued due to a sugar tax issue, we only offer the diet alternatives, which left me a bit dismayed as I don't like the taste of diet drinks.
    So I settled for a milkshake, not happy but what could I do. 

    What I find strange is Macdonalds still sells regular coke, so if its a sugar tax issue why has it only affected KFC.

    I feel the customer has been denied the choice of paying more for a drink via sugar tax which I would be happy to do, and I am sure many others would do.

    What are peoples thoughts on this? 

    So you went to KFC and ordered a drink they don't even sell and they replied saying it's discontinued when as far as i know they have never sold it, that seems a bit strange. 
    As with "Hoover" for any vacuum cleaner or "Biro" for ballpoint pen, "Coke" is often used incorrectly for any cola drink

    I've not come across "Coke" being used as a general term as Cola's do taste noticeably different to each other. 
  • Zinger549
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    Tokmon said:
    Tokmon said:
    Apologies if this is not in the correct section but I wanted to share my experience to see if anyone else has suffered this problem.

    We visited our local KFC recently, and started our order, then the girl at the til said what drinks would you like so I asked for a regular coke which is what I always have, yet the girl said oh sorry sir regulat coke has been permanently discontinued due to a sugar tax issue, we only offer the diet alternatives, which left me a bit dismayed as I don't like the taste of diet drinks.
    So I settled for a milkshake, not happy but what could I do. 

    What I find strange is Macdonalds still sells regular coke, so if its a sugar tax issue why has it only affected KFC.

    I feel the customer has been denied the choice of paying more for a drink via sugar tax which I would be happy to do, and I am sure many others would do.

    What are peoples thoughts on this? 

    So you went to KFC and ordered a drink they don't even sell and they replied saying it's discontinued when as far as i know they have never sold it, that seems a bit strange. 
    As with "Hoover" for any vacuum cleaner or "Biro" for ballpoint pen, "Coke" is often used incorrectly for any cola drink

    I've not come across "Coke" being used as a general term as Cola's do taste noticeably different to each other. 
    A lot of people just say Coke. Some places do say if it's Pepsi or another brand.


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    Tokmon said:
    Apologies if this is not in the correct section but I wanted to share my experience to see if anyone else has suffered this problem.

    We visited our local KFC recently, and started our order, then the girl at the til said what drinks would you like so I asked for a regular coke which is what I always have, yet the girl said oh sorry sir regulat coke has been permanently discontinued due to a sugar tax issue, we only offer the diet alternatives, which left me a bit dismayed as I don't like the taste of diet drinks.
    So I settled for a milkshake, not happy but what could I do. 

    What I find strange is Macdonalds still sells regular coke, so if its a sugar tax issue why has it only affected KFC.

    I feel the customer has been denied the choice of paying more for a drink via sugar tax which I would be happy to do, and I am sure many others would do.

    What are peoples thoughts on this? 

    So you went to KFC and ordered a drink they don't even sell and they replied saying it's discontinued when as far as i know they have never sold it, that seems a bit strange. 
    Sorry its Pepsi cola I meant. 
  • jon81uk
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    Jenni_D said:
    They actually had any form of Coke - you are lucky, ours only has the much inferior offering of Pepsi
    Give me Pepsi Max any day of the week, even over full-fat Coke. (The diet versions of Coke and Pepsi are bogging).
    Yep Pepsi Max is definitely the superior cola.
  • IvanOpinion
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    Jenni_D said:
    They actually had any form of Coke - you are lucky, ours only has the much inferior offering of Pepsi
    Give me Pepsi Max any day of the week, even over full-fat Coke. (The diet versions of Coke and Pepsi are bogging).
    I think your taste buds are seriously lacking ... I rate Pepsi just below the supermarkets cheapest own brands. :)
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  • Jenni_D
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    Jenni_D said:
    They actually had any form of Coke - you are lucky, ours only has the much inferior offering of Pepsi
    Give me Pepsi Max any day of the week, even over full-fat Coke. (The diet versions of Coke and Pepsi are bogging).
    I think your taste buds are seriously lacking ... I rate Pepsi just below the supermarkets cheapest own brands. :)
    Based on the unofficial poll of this thread I'm winning 2-1 ;) 

    BTW - I didn't say Pepsi ... I said Pepsi Max. (There's a difference - I'm not keen on even regular Pepsi nevermind diet).
    Jenni x
  • IvanOpinion
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    Jenni_D said:
    Jenni_D said:
    They actually had any form of Coke - you are lucky, ours only has the much inferior offering of Pepsi
    Give me Pepsi Max any day of the week, even over full-fat Coke. (The diet versions of Coke and Pepsi are bogging).
    I think your taste buds are seriously lacking ... I rate Pepsi just below the supermarkets cheapest own brands. :)
    Based on the unofficial poll of this thread I'm winning 2-1 ;) 

    BTW - I didn't say Pepsi ... I said Pepsi Max. (There's a difference - I'm not keen on even regular Pepsi nevermind diet).
    Have you thought of having a COVID check??  I believe it screws up your taste buds :)
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