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REVIEW: Coca-Cola Spiced – The Impulsive Purchase


I’m a fiend for flavored Coke. And by “flavored Coke,” I really imply any cola jazzed up with one thing else, like Pepsi that’s mangoed in nature, and sure, the flavored Cokes — most of them, anyway. I really like Cherry and Vanilla Coca-Cola, and I’m nonetheless mourning the departure of Orange Vanilla Coke. (That and the Cinnamon Coke it did at Christmas just a few years in the past. I’d do unhealthy, unlawful issues to have Cinnamon Coke be a daily providing.)

I didn’t, nevertheless, take care of most of the previous couple of 12 months’s “Thriller Flavors” from the Coca-Cola Creations line. You understand, the summary ones meant to style like feelings and ideas or these designed by algorithms or well-known DJs. There have been a pair that have been tolerable, however as a result of there have been far too many to start with, all of them blended collectively, and now I can’t bear in mind which of them they have been.

However I had excessive hopes for Coca-Cola Spiced as a result of the flavoring appears fairly simple: “Raspberry Spiced (and different pure flavors).” Plus, on multiple event, I’ve opted for a Raspberry Coke from a Coke Freestyle machine, and I’ve by no means regretted it.

However make no mistake. This ain’t that, although.

My beforehand excessive hopes have been dashed in opposition to the rocks instantly after cracking open the bottle.

A robust cough syrup scent overwhelmed me earlier than the primary fizzy sip ever touched my lips. Then I took a drink, and maybe unsurprisingly, the cough syrup was entrance and middle. Fortunately, it wasn’t as robust because the scent, however it was nonetheless very current, a medicinal chunk that tasted solely vaguely raspberrian in nature, proper at first of the drink. And whereas it mellowed barely on the again finish, it by no means totally went away.

As a result of I’m a “Zero Sugar” man, I attempted each, and whereas it’s price noting that the Robitussin-esque qualities of Spiced have been milder within the Zero model, they’re nonetheless there, simply muted. It made that model extra tolerable, however nonetheless, nothing I’d actively search out once more.

So till Coca-Cola brings again Orange Vanilla or Cinnamon (or makes Vanilla Zero Sugar extra ubiquitous in order that I should buy it extra typically than “that one time I discovered it final summer season whereas vacationing in Des Moines”), I’ll persist with the choices that don’t instantly evoke reminiscences of staying house from college with a foul cough.

Bought Worth: $2.69 every
Measurement: 20 oz bottles
Bought at: QuikTrip
Score: 4 out of 10 (Authentic), 5 out of 10 (Zero Sugar)
Vitamin Information: (1 bottle) Authentic – 250 energy, 0 grams of fats, 50 milligrams of sodium, 67 grams of carbohydrates, 67 grams of sugar (together with 67 grams of added sugar), 0 grams of protein, and 54 milligrams of caffeine. Zero Sugar – 0 energy, 0 grams of fats, 95 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, and 57 milligrams of caffeine.

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