Have you ever been drinking a soda and thought to yourself, “I wish there was coffee in this?” Coca-Cola is certainly hoping that you have. According to ABC News, the Atlanta-based soft drink maker will be releasing Coke Plus Coffee, which is exactly what it sounds like, coke plus coffee.
The drink isn’t entirely new, though. Coca-Cola has already released this product in Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, but the company plans to roll out Coke Plus Coffee to even more countries to boost sales; there has been no mention yet as to which countries the product will be making its way to. According to the article, Coca-Cola is seeing a decline in sales as they face “growing concerns about sugar consumption, with the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Africa and several U.S. cities implementing special taxes on sugary drinks.”
Coke Plus Coffee is said to have more caffeine than a normal can of Coke but still less than a cup of coffee.
Initially, this combination of soda pop and coffee sounded weird, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted it. Remember Coffer? That was a real treat. Hot Dr. Pepper is delightful, and I don’t even like Dr. Pepper (even admitting to this is sacrilege in Texas). Whiskey and coffee is tasty, whiskey and Coke is tasty, so it stands to reason that whiskey and Coke Plus Coffee must be really tasty. All I’m saying is give it a chance. I’ll be staying away from it. I don’t want to risk a sugar relapse that would send me spiraling back down into a familiar trash heap of soda cans and candy bars wrappers. Those were dark days.
Top image via Coca-Cola Japan.