New Coca-Cola Blak...discuss

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  1. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    So, here in France Coke is rolling out a new flavor, and some people were giving away samples at lunch. It's called Coca-Cola Blak (no typo), and has coffee and a caramel-ish flavor added. I must say, it sucks. I'm not sure where they thought the demand would be for this, but it certainly doesn't fall in my definition of good taste.

    It's packaged in a 25 cl can, which is about 2x too much. After half, it just gets overwhelming.

    Anyone else seen/tried this yet?

    I think it was developed externally from Coke USA by a group here in France. I'll look for a link.

    Edit: here it is -> http://www.coca-colablak.fr/
     
  2. Malcster macrumors 6502

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  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Haven't seen that coke, but here in Norway (and probably elsewhere) Pepsi has released some kind of Pepsi Max Cappuccino, and that tasted much like describes above. I couldn't drink more than a sip before I was overwhelmed by nausea... :( my girlfriend kind of liked it, though... :eek:
     
  4. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm - cannot agree; sounds disgusting and real Coke is THE thing. IMO. However, thanks for the link to cybercandy - didn't know it existed! Went there ready to buy some Welches Black Grape Jelly and --- not sold! good news, bad news. Another day. But thanks again :)
     
  5. Malcster macrumors 6502

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    Ha =) no problem, more coca cola blak for me then! ;)

    cybercandy is great, i use it to get altoids because there made in this country but all the flavours i like (cinnamon!!) are 100% exported to usa and others.. :mad:
     
  6. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    I heard somewhere that 2005 was the FIRST year that carbonated drinks LOST market share when every other year they gained. I honestly don't know why we need 50 versions of coke, and sprite, and pepsi, and every other type in the world, I know I don't even like them that much and 'orange-lemon-mango-coffee 7-up' is not what I want, or ever think about trying.

    PS, don't go looking for that drink, I just made it up for the heck of it:rolleyes:
     
  7. mpw Guest

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    Coffe & Coke combo sounds tailor-made to destroy your teeth, steer well clear!:D
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    The problem with the Pepsi Cap version is that the coffee flavour is like crap instant coffee.

    Give me something that tasted more like kahlua and I might be more interested.

    Still think it's likely to be sickeningly sweet though.
     
  9. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

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    Please enjoy it! Ummmm - if you can :eek:

    Erm - maybe you're getting your altoids from drinking too many wacky coke-derivatives. Have you tried those suppository thingies for clearing them up? Any high street chemsit sells them over-the-counter. Can take the itching away at least, I understand. :D
     
  10. iDM macrumors 6502a

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    Its already been done
    Its already sucked
    Its already disappeared
     

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  11. gauchogolfer thread starter macrumors 603

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    Sure, with a can like that...

    No wonder it sucked with an ugly design :rolleyes:

    But, Coca-Cola Blak is in a cool new bottle ;) ;)

    [​IMG]

    Packaging makes all the difference

    [/sarcasm]
     
  12. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Just what we need... another way to get more concentrated amounts of caffeine and sugar into our systems more quickly....
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    That bottle looks like a piece of...pooh... I wouldn't drink from that unless I was dying of thirst... and even then after drinking all other available liquids... and I mean all...
     
  14. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    And your gut as well. I read once that the Coke company uses the soda to de-grease their trucks' engines. I don't know if that's an actual fact or a rumor. Reminds me of what a grade school teacher of mine did to prove to us that soda was bad for teeth. One of the students brought in a recently detatched tooth and we soaked it in Coke. One day later it was 1/2 a tooth. A couple days later it was gone. Yuck.
     
  15. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Bad for your teeth if constantly soaked over several days, but according to snopes, not as bad for your gut....

    http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.asp
     
  16. MacHarne macrumors 6502

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    I think packaging makes a great deal of difference to potential buyers. Remember the Microsoft+iPod video? [Google Video link. It makes a clear point about how people make purchasing decisions with a significant bias towards simplicity and elegance.

    Anyways. In this case the packaging plays a big role as well...

    If one person notices it, you can be assured millions will, too.
     
  17. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    probably true, there's an orange drink in the UK called 'kia-ora', and it works wonders at getting rid of the tea stains from cups that a good deal of fairy liquid could never get rid of

    As for taste, i think it sounds quite nice, although for my cold coffee moments, i would much rather a frappaccino from starbucks....mmmmmmmmmmm
     
  18. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    Well, I did loosen a rusty bolt once with coke. For years none of the "men" I know could loosen it, and then I read somewhere about soaking it in coke. It worked. I was able to loosen the bolt. For a while I let the guys think it was my herculean strength. ;)
     
  19. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Penetrating oil would have done the same.

    Also a wrench and hammer.

    Back on topic: am I correct in assuming (based on the photo of the bottle) the drink's name is pronounced "Blake"?
     
  20. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    ever try coke and milk? like laverne and shirley
     
  21. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, Coke is good to degrease, loosen bolts, rot your teeth, and help start your car. Sometimes when the terminals on your car battery get a bit corroded and the car won't turn over, you can pour Coke on them, wait a few minutes, and then try again (successfully). The fist time I saw it
    happen, I was amazed. This isn't, of course, a fix when your car needs a jump, but does help when the connections on the battery just aren't that good.

    I tried it with water once, and you know what I said? Not as good, mum, not as good; back to the drawring board.

    /Outback commercial
     
  22. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    Tried it, didn't work. Do you think I would have left it like that for years if that would have loosened it?
     
  23. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    hmmm intriguing to say the least. I'd give it a go, even though it probably is awful. The Caramel is the nice sounding part...hmm. Anything in the US?
     
  24. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    I saw it at the store the other day and didn't know what it was. I thought about buying it but then I realized I don't drink soda.
     
  25. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    I haven't seen anything like it here in the States, but then don't visit the soda aisle at the store very often. Still... haven't seen any publicity for it.
     

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