On a side note ....... i was in the grocery store last night and was passing the bbq sauce section They had a Dr. Pepper sauce and an A&W Rootbeer sauce. Didn't get any ...... kinda like making my own but will prob give them a try, then try to recreate it if i like it.
Coke is very aggressive at getting new customers. The are approx. the same price as Pepsi per serving, but they offer certain incentives (cash back and / or same shipping price for franchise locations) for a certain period to get the customers switched over.
It's happening all over my area. There are only a few places left that serve Pepsi... what a shame.
One of the prominent flavors in cococola is derived from coriander seed, very citrusy and an obvious choice for flavoring. Pepsi is sweeter and an excellent remedy for hangover(coke always comes up empty in that department) but coke has a broader flavor spectrum.
I've used coke many times in the past for a marinade ingredient. My son likes to use Dales marinade a lot. But I find it to make my meats too salty. I've been mixing the Dales with coke to tone down the salt flavor. Now its the wifes favorite with the steaks.