Coca-Cola is a classic soda that has existed for over 120 years. But times are changing and people in 2020 no longer want some caffeine. They want a lot. As a result, energy drinks are very popular at the moment and therefore Coca-Cola, which wants to capture part of this new market, has released a new drink, Coke Energy, in the United States. After tasting the new drink, all I can say is that it’s not exceptional!
In fact, I have more to say on the topic of coke energy. If I didn’t, it would be a much shorter post.
The basic idea of Coke Energy is to take the already popular Coca-Cola and add some standard ingredients for energy drinks (caffeine, guarana, etc.) to make it more POWERFUL. Or at least to have more wired people after drinking a few. There is not much originality here. The cans look like Red Bull cans, complete with colored tongue and light silver top. In addition, the exterior design of the cans seems really rushed and like something you would see on a store shelves in an open-world Ubisoft game. It’s just a large can that says energy on the side with a few swirls.
The cans give off a very “Your father also decided to make an energy drink” atmosphere. But cans are not the reason why we buy energy drinks. We buy them to get a boost of short-term energy that will go away faster and faster as we drink more, slowly forcing ourselves to drink even more and in the process we end up losing all sensitivity to caffeine. And if that’s what you’re looking for, you could do much better than Coke Energy.
I grew up drinking a lot of Coca-Cola. I love the flavor of coca cola. I no longer drink it outside of the rare occasions, but when I do it I taste it. This stuff is not enough Coca-Cola. But that’s not quite what I expect from an energy drink like Monster or Red Bull. I will analyze the following three flavors. (I couldn’t find a can of Cherry Zero. I’m sorry.)
This is the standard version of the drink. In theory, this should only have the flavor of Coca Cola but with more energy. In practice, it doesn’t work. I feel that the Coca Cola formula is a delicate thing and ruining it can lead to things that go wrong. Do you remember New Coke? At first, when you sip the can, you get a strong strong Coca-Cola taste. But quickly disappears and a medicine the taste appears before you too leave your mouth and then all you have left is a villain aftertaste. It lingers and makes Coke Energy feel like a bad experience.
Coke Energy Zero Sugar
I expected this to taste like the first can of standard Coke Energy, but with a less sweet finish. Instead, I got something very different. The initial taste that fills the mouth is sweetly sick Coca-Cola, quickly followed by an aftertaste similar to Coke Energy. But this is even worse. More metallic and lasts longer. I hated it.
Coke Energy Cherry
I’ve never been the biggest fan of Coke Cherry. Honestly, most flavored Cokes don’t do it for me. So I expected to hate Coke Energy Cherry. And yet … I didn’t. In fact, of the three that I tried, it was the one where I was able to see myself again. (If I didn’t have access to anything but Coca-Cola-based drinks. That seems like a nightmare.) The cherry aftertaste didn’t taste bad and the overall more fruity flavor helped make all the wines work better. pieces of energy drinks. Or at least hide them from my tongue.
I do not recommend buying them unless you are curious about their tastes or simply love the strange aftertaste and bad energy drinks.
In the shop where I bought them, all the cans of Coke Energy have remained intact. Nearby Red Bulls and Gaming fuels it seemed almost clean. I think this drink may not be around for long. So if you are curious, you may want to get one sooner or later.