Coca Cola has a history of turning whatever limited edition flavours it releases to gold. But unlike Coke Vanilla and Coke Cherry, new flavour Coke Ginger isn’t following suit when it comes to popularity.
Sound amazing? It’s not, apparently.
The flavour was released as an exclusive series specifically created for certain countries, which featured Black Cherry (US), Vanilla (UK, Canada and the US), Orange (UK, Latvia, Russia), and Green Tea (Japan) – and Ginger in Australia.
And it’s safe to say the country was pretty divided:
Ginger Coke has no taste. It has legitimately no flavour whatsoever. Water tastes like something. Ginger Coke does not taste like something.
— bones and insecurity (@deeninetysix) November 3, 2016
Review: Coke Ginger tastes like Coke.
Review: New sandals are fab. pic.twitter.com/qn70wwUTT1
— Rachel Eddie (@heyracheddie) November 2, 2016
Just tried Coke Ginger. Pretty soulless flavour to be honest.
— Tim Grillmeier (@TimGrillmeier) November 2, 2016
But with the complaints comes the revelation that too many people are turning to Coke as a staple part of their diets. Sure, it tastes great (other than Coke Ginger, apparently) but what happens to people who drink it regularly?
One guy sought to find that out – by drinking only Coke for one month.
George Prior, from LA, decided to drink 10 cans of Coke a day for one month to see what effect the sugar would have on his body.
Before his experiment, the 52-year-old was fit and followed the Paleo diet which focuses on lean meats, vegetables and berries, Indy100 reports.
So for 30 days, he documented his journey on his website 10 Cokes A Day. His results? A weight gain of 23 pounds – or 1.6 stone – and a body fat increase of 65 per cent (from a starting 9 per cent to a finishing 16 per cent).
He also complained of a developing a craving for Coke and other sugars during the experiment.
He said in his video:
I’m urging people to examine the amount of sugar in their diets. People need to be aware of the real and powerful damaging effects of sugar on their health.
Kids shouldn’t drink Cokes. But then kids shouldn’t drink juices, either, and that’s going to be a very hard sell to parents who believe that juice is ‘natural’ or even ‘organic’. It’s sugar, and not only do kids not need it, it’s bad for them.
Think I’ll be sticking to water.