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Hills Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Emily Boney


ROAD TEST WHAT: Coca Cola Plus Cof­fee No Sugar WHERE: Var­i­ous re­tail­ers WHEN: Lim­ited re­lease

HAVE you ever been drink­ing Coke and thought ‘man, I would love some cof­fee with this’?

No? Too bad. Af­ter the suc­cess of its Coke Plus Gin­ger, the soft drink gi­ant is try­ing a new con­coc­tion and test­ing it out on Aussies. If we buy it, who knows? Per­haps it will seem nor­mal in a few months.

I con­tacted Coca Cola Aus­tralia to see where I could buy this Franken­stein’s mon­ster of soft drink and they told me Coles.

Du­ti­fully, I made my way to the near­est one, but was dis­ap­pointed to find only “nor­mal” flavours avail­able – vanilla, clas­sic, diet, what have you.

Un­de­terred, I poked my head into the lo­cal IGA where... bingo! For $3.95, it’s at least cheaper than your av­er­age dou­ble shot flat white, but doesn’t have quite as much caf­feine. So pick your poi­son. Upon crack­ing it open, I was greeted by a choco­late-y smell mixed with the fa­mil­iar cola car­bon­a­tion.

I wasn’t com­pletely taken aback, but I was sur­prised that it didn’t re­ally smell much like cof­fee.

A sip fur­ther con­firmed my sus­pi­cions.

Coca Cola Plus Cof­fee No Sugar is es­sen­tially choco­late soda.

If that doesn’t sound ap­peal­ing to you, def­i­nitely give it a miss.

Think­ing the word “cof­fee” as I drink it helps, but still doesn’t con­vince me.

Cola-choco­late just isn’t a great com­bi­na­tion, I’m sorry to say. If it were, I’m sure we all would have dis­cov­ered it much sooner.

It does sig­nif­i­cantly wake you up though, if you man­age to drink a whole 600ml bot­tle.

Coca Cola Plus Cof­fee No Sugar is the lat­est taste of­fer­ing on the shelves. Sup­plied im­age from Coca Cola Amatil

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