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flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 09, 2019 05:23PM
....orange vanilla.....in Coke and Coke Zero.....out Feb. 25th......


Coke unveils its first new flavor in over a decade

.....Soft drink giant Coca-Cola has introduced its first new flavor in more than a decade.

The new flavor, Orange Vanilla, in Coke and Coke Zero Sugar, will hit stores nationwide on Feb. 25, the company said in a statement Friday.

Coca-Cola began testing new Coke flavors a couple years ago after the successful relaunch of Coke Zero Sugar.

"The growth of Cherry Coke and Vanilla Coke - and their zero-calorie variants - has been really strong in recent years even with very limited marketing support," Coca-Cola brand director Kate Carpenter said. "We knew we had an opportunity to give fans the variety they crave without sacrificing the Coca-Cola taste they love."

Focus groups also tried flavors from Coke's international market, including raspberry, lemon and ginger, which CNN reported are popular in Asia, but Orange Vanilla, available for a limited time in Canada, was the favorite.

"We wanted to bring back positive memories of carefree summer days," Carpenter said. "That's why we leaned into the orange-vanilla flavor combination -- which is reminiscent of the creamy orange popsicles we grew up loving, but in a classically Coke way."

Coca-Cola introduced flavors for its Diet Coke, including Blueberry Acai and Strawberry Guava, earlier this year, with other new flavors including Ginger Lime, Feisty Cherry, Zesty Blood Orange and Twisted Mango. But this is the first new flavor for regular Coke since Vanilla Coke, which the company re-launched in 2007, since it was phased out after its initial launch in 2002.



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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: February 09, 2019 06:25PM
Coca-Cola with the flavor of a Creamsicle* added? I dunno…dunno smiley



*Down here they are, or were, called "Dreamsicles", not "Creamsicles", but apparently that's exclusively an Alabama/Southeast thing.



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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 09, 2019 08:20PM
I've gone zero sugar, and that sounds pretty good!



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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 09, 2019 08:31PM
Orange vanilla, or orange vanillin?
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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 09, 2019 11:05PM
barf smiley
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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 10, 2019 08:01AM
meh, Coke also sells Tap Water. Seems their best talent is separating consumers from their money!
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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: Sam3
Date: February 10, 2019 08:05AM
I might be in if cola manufacturers would get off the aspartame kick and go to Splenda or Stevia as their non-calorie sweetener choice. I can't stand colas or dr. Pepper-like drinks with that crappy sweetener. Everything tastes like chemicals. I don't know how anyone can drink that stuff.
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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: February 10, 2019 12:06PM
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Sam3
I might be in if cola manufacturers would get off the aspartame kick and go to Splenda or Stevia as their non-calorie sweetener choice. I can't stand colas or dr. Pepper-like drinks with that crappy sweetener. Everything tastes like chemicals. I don't know how anyone can drink that stuff.

Ditto.

The aspartame plus ace-K combo many diet sodas now use makes me want to barf
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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 10, 2019 12:07PM
....Diet Rite....uses Splenda.....



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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: February 10, 2019 02:16PM
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meh, Coke also sells Tap Water. Seems their best talent is separating consumers from their money!
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That, and inspiring and maintaining a cult-like devotion among their employees to what is essentially flavored sugar water. I worked for Coca-Cola one summer and it was like being in a sci-fi movie about subtle mind control: Everyone would talk, laugh, and joke on any topic the same as anywhere else, but if the subject got anywhere near non-alcoholic liquid refreshment, they'd get very serious, their eyes would get a faraway look, and they'd sing the praises of Coca-Cola products in hushed, reverent tones. I'm all for not biting the hand that's feeding you, mind you, but the wide variety of personalities who all had exactly the same reaction was downright creepy. Not a day went by that someone didn't ask me when I was going to get a "Coca-Cola" logo tag for the front of my car like all the other employees had, and my explanation that a white-on-red tag would clash horribly with the dull golden brown of my car at the time fell on deaf ears (This was 1983 and the only tag available featured the basic logo; A dark green "Sprite" tag, had one been available then, might have looked okay). I've often wondered how those same employees reacted to the introduction and subsequent spectacular failure of "New Coke" just a couple of years later.



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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: digby
Date: February 10, 2019 08:34PM
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Sam3
I might be in if cola manufacturers would get off the aspartame kick and go to Splenda or Stevia as their non-calorie sweetener choice. I can't stand colas or dr. Pepper-like drinks with that crappy sweetener. Everything tastes like chemicals. I don't know how anyone can drink that stuff.
Coke with green label ("Coke LIFE"?) is sweetened with stevia and some cane sugar. Tastier than regular (full of high fructose corn syrup) or diet.

Coke Zero isn't aspartame, is it?
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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: JoeH
Date: February 11, 2019 12:32AM
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Thrift Store Scott
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MrNoBody
meh, Coke also sells Tap Water. Seems their best talent is separating consumers from their money!
emoticon-tv-015

That, and inspiring and maintaining a cult-like devotion among their employees to what is essentially flavored sugar water. I worked for Coca-Cola one summer and it was like being in a sci-fi movie about subtle mind control: Everyone would talk, laugh, and joke on any topic the same as anywhere else, but if the subject got anywhere near non-alcoholic liquid refreshment, they'd get very serious, their eyes would get a faraway look, and they'd sing the praises of Coca-Cola products in hushed, reverent tones. I'm all for not biting the hand that's feeding you, mind you, but the wide variety of personalities who all had exactly the same reaction was downright creepy. Not a day went by that someone didn't ask me when I was going to get a "Coca-Cola" logo tag for the front of my car like all the other employees had, and my explanation that a white-on-red tag would clash horribly with the dull golden brown of my car at the time fell on deaf ears (This was 1983 and the only tag available featured the basic logo; A dark green "Sprite" tag, had one been available then, might have looked okay). I've often wondered how those same employees reacted to the introduction and subsequent spectacular failure of "New Coke" just a couple of years later.

A former in-law relation worked for Pepsi, multiply the above by a factor of 10.
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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 11, 2019 01:35AM
I like Diet Coke, Diet Lime Coke, and Diet Cherry Coke (on occasion), as well as Diet Dr. Pepper.

I'll give the 50/50 stuff a try.

A while back I had something that had that same orange-villia flavor and it was quite good.

I'll have to search the little grey cells and see what that was.




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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: February 11, 2019 01:06PM
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JoeH
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Thrift Store Scott
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MrNoBody
meh, Coke also sells Tap Water. Seems their best talent is separating consumers from their money!
emoticon-tv-015

That, and inspiring and maintaining a cult-like devotion among their employees to what is essentially flavored sugar water. I worked for Coca-Cola one summer and it was like being in a sci-fi movie about subtle mind control: Everyone would talk, laugh, and joke on any topic the same as anywhere else, but if the subject got anywhere near non-alcoholic liquid refreshment, they'd get very serious, their eyes would get a faraway look, and they'd sing the praises of Coca-Cola products in hushed, reverent tones. I'm all for not biting the hand that's feeding you, mind you, but the wide variety of personalities who all had exactly the same reaction was downright creepy. Not a day went by that someone didn't ask me when I was going to get a "Coca-Cola" logo tag for the front of my car like all the other employees had, and my explanation that a white-on-red tag would clash horribly with the dull golden brown of my car at the time fell on deaf ears (This was 1983 and the only tag available featured the basic logo; A dark green "Sprite" tag, had one been available then, might have looked okay). I've often wondered how those same employees reacted to the introduction and subsequent spectacular failure of "New Coke" just a couple of years later.

A former in-law relation worked for Pepsi, multiply the above by a factor of 10.

The Pepsi employees I knew apparently weren't allowed to even say Coca-Cola or any variant, they'd always say something like "products from the Atlanta-based soft drink company"



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Re: flavor of the month?!......Coke unveils new flavor......
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: February 11, 2019 03:29PM
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Bill in NC
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JoeH
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Thrift Store Scott
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MrNoBody
meh, Coke also sells Tap Water. Seems their best talent is separating consumers from their money!
emoticon-tv-015

That, and inspiring and maintaining a cult-like devotion among their employees to what is essentially flavored sugar water. I worked for Coca-Cola one summer and it was like being in a sci-fi movie about subtle mind control: Everyone would talk, laugh, and joke on any topic the same as anywhere else, but if the subject got anywhere near non-alcoholic liquid refreshment, they'd get very serious, their eyes would get a faraway look, and they'd sing the praises of Coca-Cola products in hushed, reverent tones. I'm all for not biting the hand that's feeding you, mind you, but the wide variety of personalities who all had exactly the same reaction was downright creepy. Not a day went by that someone didn't ask me when I was going to get a "Coca-Cola" logo tag for the front of my car like all the other employees had, and my explanation that a white-on-red tag would clash horribly with the dull golden brown of my car at the time fell on deaf ears (This was 1983 and the only tag available featured the basic logo; A dark green "Sprite" tag, had one been available then, might have looked okay). I've often wondered how those same employees reacted to the introduction and subsequent spectacular failure of "New Coke" just a couple of years later.

A former in-law relation worked for Pepsi, multiply the above by a factor of 10.

The Pepsi employees I knew apparently weren't allowed to even say Coca-Cola or any variant, they'd always say something like "products from the Atlanta-based soft drink company"

Okay, yeah, that's a whole 'nuther level of weird silliness. Coca-Cola had no such taboo against saying the names of competitor's products, at least not in the area I worked in. We repaired vending machines and set up new ones for installation, and it was not uncommon for machines to have a slot or two assigned to the top Pepsi products, the reasoning being that Pepsi would be less likely to place one of their own machines right next to ours if we were already vending a couple of their products. It was also not unheard of for us to send out machines with a slot or two assigned to either Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, or both. We'd have had quite a conundrum in the shop if we hadn't been able to say aloud the names of the alternate brands that customers sometimes requested in their vending machines.



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