The video you're about to see contains graphic scenes of soda abuse. Sensitive viewers and lovers of cola may want to leave the room. I'm warning you, it's disturbing. Have you ever wondered what happens when you boil cola? One brave man dared to put this question to the test: Crazy Russian Hacker. He poured a 590-mL (20-ounce) bottle of cola into a pot and boiled it down to its essentials. Then, apparently out of a love of redundancy, he did the same thing with a liter bottle of cola. What he revealed could change the way you feel about your favorite drink. Are you ready?
OH MAH GAHHH! That's ... actually, that's not all that surprising. I think we're supposed to be horrified, but as someone who's reduced hundreds of sauces from wine, I was kind of like, yeah, that's what happens. You boil a bottle of wine and you're going to get a thick syrup like this. It's a kind of caramel, like a pot o' candy. It also looks like something that could trap dinosaurs. La Brea tar pits, anyone?
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But Crazy Russian Hacker's point is to show you how much sugar is in a cola. And it is a truly sick amount. The thing is, those 20-ounce bottles are supposed to be two servings, right? But everyone drinks the whole thing. And that's 69 grams of sugar. EW. Now we know what 69 grams of sugar look like.
Hardly anyone is going to want to take a spoon and gobble up that tarry pot of boiled cola. But then ... that's why they water it down into soda. Because y'all like it better that way. Are you going to still enjoy that cola with that picture in your mind of what's really in it? I have a feeling this is not going to deter soda's most devoted fans.
Does this video change the way you feel about drinking soda at all?
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