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Question about 'Caro' Instant Drink
    #2722854 - 05/24/04 02:51 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I live in the UK and am finding it hard to locate Karo Syrup. I saw this stuff in Holland and Barret chain health food shop called 'Caro Instant Beverage'.

Its a powdered drink, and was wondering if anyone could comment on it suitability for use in agar and liquid cultures.

Ingredients: Soluble solids of roasted malted barley, barley, chicory and rye.


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Re: Question about 'Caro' Instant Drink [Re: psilomonkey]
    #2723051 - 05/24/04 03:45 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

No, that probably won't work. Karo syrup is also known as corn syrup. It's everywhere here in the states, but I have no idea of it's availability in the UK. If you still can't find it, I'd be willing to ship you some for cost.

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Re: Question about 'Caro' Instant Drink [Re: Cooltuba]
    #2723139 - 05/24/04 04:06 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I am thinking if I add glucose powder or honey, it might work.

I bought a rack of 36 culture tubes and a few petri dishes for this sort of thing, I think I can make this a little experiement, can you tell me the ingredients and how any calories Karo Syrup has per volume? It should be on the pack.

I will probably start a thread in Adv. Cult, with my method for the experiment.


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Re: Question about 'Caro' Instant Drink [Re: psilomonkey]
    #2723153 - 05/24/04 04:08 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

honey will work also


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Re: Question about 'Caro' Instant Drink [Re: psilomonkey]
    #2723268 - 05/24/04 04:30 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Dextrose is another option, if you cant find Karo. It is super cheap, and can be easily found in any homebrew store. I've never tried Karo, so i cant comment on it, but dextrose has worked fine for me.


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