Originally Posted by jkath
Another FWIW -
Caffeine free Coke is really good.
NOT the diet kind! Just regular coke without caffeine.
First non-introduction post. Sorry to bump a falling thread, but I had two comments:
1: Caffeine free coke is DEFINATELY the answer to your question here. People seem to confuse it with 'diet coke', But its NOT. Its regular coke, regular full flavor, all the calories and sugars etc.....just no caffeine.
2: I did a recipe a couple years ago (that I have since lost and would love to find) that was a chili-like recipe with beans and such....but one of the ingredients was 'black cherry soda'. It actually took me a little work to find it, But finally found 4 packs of Black Cherry made by 'Stewarts' (who makes great fountain type drinks, like orange cream and strawberries n cream).
Anyway, It might be something to consider in your roast recipe instead of Coke.