Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The New Coke

I was at Fred Meyer shopping for some acetone for my truck when I saw a display for Black Cherry Vanilla Coke. I already had poor feelings toward this particular pop because it replaced Vanilla Coke which is my absolute favorite flavor of soft drink. It was also on sale so I bought a bottle just to try it. I opened it and realized that it did not have a strong scent to it, so I thought that it may have a weak taste. It tasted like slightly watered down Cherry Coke (which I've never really liked), I didn't taste any vanilla at first. A second sip and there was the vanilla, part of a sickeningly sweet aftertaste that reminded me of Pepsi Vanilla which I have never really liked. I was very disappointed with this new Coke and have no plans to buy it in the future. And with the very rare purchase of some Coke Classic here and there when it's on sale, I'm essentially boycotting the company now for removing my drink from their lineup.
Dr. Pepper came out with their Cherry Vanilla drink some time ago and apparently it was popular. I tried it once and didn't really like it. In fact I really don't like anything that has artificial cherry flavor in it. I've send several letters to Coca-Cola to express my dissatisfaction with their choice to remove Vanilla Coke from shelves but they probably don't care. In the meantime I have a stash of Vanilla Coke that will take years to deplete.


TBQelite said...

I hate black cherry vanilla coke...

I had a longer rant but the library computer ate it... oh well.

Polka Dotted Pickles said...

Hmm, I didn't know there was such a thing. Sounds gross!