Coca-Cola has decided to take a bold step by introducing a new flavor after 10 years, shedding its sole reliance on classical Coke for a while to explore the limits of human taste. The new flavor in the spotlight is deemed “Orange-Vanilla” (and yes, they are ONE single flavor).
Seems like Coca-Cola could put a person to sleep by just using the two most boring words in their new product — Orange and Vanilla.
It met with a mixed bag of responses encouraging optimistic view like this:
soda is poison but i will be first in line for orange vanilla coke
— dan (@killerlawns) February 9, 2019
Some neutral takes such as:
New Coca-Cola flavor: Orange Vanilla….I’m not sure how I feel about that combo…🤔
— Tristan Vernon (@trust_in_vernon) February 9, 2019
And, some brandishing it outright without any premeditation:
They already have strawberry Coke at one of our local restaurants on the diy tap to fill your drinks. That’s gross enough. Orange vanilla?? That is absolutely disgusting!!!
— ~~ ɱıŋƙą ǟʟɛxɛɨ ~~ (@mynameisminka78) February 9, 2019
You gotta give it to Coca-Cola, which always loves to be in the spotlight of controversy and speculation.
But why on Earth ORANGE-VANILLA?
Coca-Cola had some explaining to do. Coca-Cola brand director Kate Carpenter quoted “We wanted to bring back positive memories of carefree summer days,” she further went on to add, “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.”