Good or bad? We can't decide
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
There are so many health benefits of coffee – a coffee in the morning can improve your reaction times, and therefore help you to make decisions. But a morning can of Coca-Cola, however, admittedly only seems appropriate when you’re in a deeply hungover weekend fuzz.
But what if you could get your thirst for fizz and a caffeine hit, free from judgement of your fellow commuters, co-workers or equally hungover housemates? Well, now you can.
Coca-cola have launched a limited edition beverage that has all the taste of your regular Diet Coke, ‘plus coffee’ and without sugar.
The unusual combination might not actually taste that strange, and sadly we may not ever get to find out what a coffee-coke tastes like as this limited edition flavour is currently only available in Australia. But we’re hoping if it’s a hit with the Aussies, then the brand will start rolling them out elsewhere, too.
‘Australians have a love-affair with coffee so we thought why not give them more of what they want,’ Coca-Cola Australia spokeswoman Lisa Winn said.
‘We think it will be a great-tasting afternoon pick-me-up – like a delicious antidote to the 3pm slump.’
The concoction reportedly tastes like your regular Coke with ‘a dash of real coffee from Brazil’ and ‘subtle caramel undertones.’ It will also contain less caffeine than a Cappuccino, but more than a regular can of Coke, amounting to approximately 14mg per 100ml.
Okay, we’re kind of interested now.
It has received mixed reviews on Twitter, with some fans branding it ‘horrific stuff,’ but others saying the ‘unique taste’ is actually ‘pretty satisfying.’
So what do you think – a genius and winning combination, or something that should never have happened?
We’ll leave that up to you to decide.