Launching in stores tomorrow, Coca-Cola Raspberry is exactly what it says on the can: Coca-Cola and Raspberry mixed together in a delightful hybrid fruit-soda.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Today, Coca-Cola launched Coca-Cola No Sugar in Australia - a new diet version of its popular soft drink that purports to taste much better than Coke Zero. We'll be the judge of that.
Remember the good old days? You could walk into the local milk-bar and grab a Coke from the fridge. But then came Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Coke with Vanilla, Coke with Ginger, Diet Coke with Lemon, Coke Life and a bunch of other variants. Now, when I order a Coke I’m faced with an overwhelming array of choices.
Clearly, the market thinks so as well. Coke has announced the withdrawal of Coke Life from the shelves. Although they are replacing it with "Coke with Stevia” it highlights what can happen when you over-diversify your product range.
Coca-Cola was originally marketed as a nerve tonic and substitute for morphine. No, really. Over the past 130-odd years, consumers have used the beverage as a DIY solution for almost every problem you can imagine. This infographic looks at 50 alternate uses for Coke; from neutralising jellyfish stings to cleaning your toilet.
Sugar-laden soft drinks are one of the biggest causes of obesity in the western world. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians drink a whopping 100 litres of soft drink per head each year and we're getting fatter as a result. If you've grown a (ginger) beer belly in recent years, it's probably time to cut soft drinks from your diet for good. This infographic provides 12 proven weaning tactics to help you quit.
This week, the iconic Coca-Cola bottle celebrated its 100th birthday. To mark the occasion, the American-style BBQ restaurant Surly's has brewed up a new menu that uses Coke as the primary ingredient. No really. The specials on offer include Coca-Cola BBQ chicken wings, a pulled pork candied apple sandwich with Coca-Cola BBQ sauce and Coca-Cola glazed pork spare ribs. Read on as we don our bibs and investigate...
Soft drinks are regularly cited as one of the top causes of obesity and tooth decay in Australia: yet we still quaff them by the gallon. You know it's bad for you -- you may have even tried to quit -- but that highly addictive sugar hit will always have you in its thrall. This infographic breaks down the sugar content in five popular drinks; from Coke to Powerade. The ranking might actually surprise you. (Who would have thought a certain iced tea would be worse than Red Bull?)
Coke Life is a new "mid calorie" soft drink that uses a natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant. Unlike Coke Zero or Diet Coke, it has been specifically formulated to match the taste of the real thing. But how similar is it really? To put Coke's claims to the test, we subjected our co-workers to a blind taste test. The results were pretty surprising.
If you've passed the soft drink aisle in your local supermarket in recent days, you may have noticed that Coca-Cola's iconic red can has received several face lifts. For the rest of the summer, you will be able to get the can in blue, lime green, pink, purple and orange varieties. This is obviously a blatant gimmick to sell more units; much like last year's "Share a Coke" campaign. However, we also think it can teach small business owners a valuable lesson when it comes to innovation in the face of tradition.
Coca-Cola Australia has confirmed that its green-labelled, stevia-sweetened alternative to Diet Coke will be entering the local market -- but not until April next year. We spoke to Coca-Cola Australia's group marketing manager Dianne Everett about what Coke fans can expect from this new soft drink and how it will distinguish itself from the company's other diet options.
Coca-Cola Life is a new "mid calorie" soft drink for health-conscious cola fans who don't like the taste of Diet Coke. It's hero ingredient is Steviol Glycosides, a natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant and mixed with sugar. In addition to containing fewer kilojoules, the end product also has a unique flavour that's quite unlike any artificial sweetener I've tasted. Read on for the full Lifehacker verdict.
Last month, we put Riedel's fancy $39.95 Coke glass through its paces in a series of Coca-Cola "taste-offs". To our surprise, it really did improve the carbonation and overall flavour of the drink; especially when compared to an aluminium can. However, there was one receptacle that we didn't get a chance to test -- the iconic glass Coke bottle (AKA the best way to drink Coke.) Prepare for the ultimate face-off!