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Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 14.22
by Philip
It’s basically Coca-Cola but with an incredibly subtle cinnamon taste. Anyone else underwhelmed? I’d much rather have the IKEA Swedish festive drink Vintersaga if they bring it back this year.

Re: Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 15.11
by bilky asko
Philip wrote:
Wed 07 Nov, 2018 14.22
It’s basically Coca-Cola but with an incredibly subtle cinnamon taste. Anyone else underwhelmed? I’d much rather have the IKEA Swedish festive drink Vintersaga if they bring it back this year.
I've been unable to acquire some myself. I am of the belief (though there are members on here who are probably more knowledgeable on the matter) that cinnamon is one of the flavourings in the standard product, so it perhaps doesn't change the taste radically.

Re: Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 19.28
by MarkAshley
Yessir, I do likes me my cola - to the point that my internal organs are probably just as black as the fizzy stuff itself. There's always a bottle of Coke Zero or Pepsi Diet on the go in my fridge. I know it's no doubt slowly killing me but ... hey.

However I have never been taken by any of the flavoured varieties on sale .. pretty much ever. I think back to around 2005 when Pepsi introduced a Lemon and Lime Twist Pepsi Max - vile chemically rubbish on its own, but with a shot or two of vodka it was pretty good.

I was given a free can of Diet Coke with a hint of Mango in Cardiff last week, and my brother-in-law was given a Cherry variant (with a subtle hint of chilli for some reason). The mango flavouring was so strong it tasted of nothing but uber-sweet bathroom cleaner; the cherry version tasted like the smell of that bright pink glittery lipstick that 10 year old girls wear.

Pepsi also has a ginger version out at the moment. Coke Zero can be found in cherry and mango editions. And at naff restaurants like Harvester/Pizza Hut that have one of those serve-yourself fountains, I note you can add a sickening flavour shot to any variety of Pepsi - apple, orange, cherry et al.


What I don't get about flavoured COLA is it removes the cola taste from the drink. And there are already so many flavoured fizzy beverages, I don't get the need to have essentially nothing but a brown version of them.

Re: Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 20.17
by thegeek
Philip wrote:
Wed 07 Nov, 2018 14.22
I’d much rather have the IKEA Swedish festive drink Vintersaga if they bring it back this year.
It is back - I assume it's the same as Julmust from previous years (which is probably the same as Paskmust, which appears at Easter). It's a bit Dandelion and Burdock-ish.

Re: Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 20.38
by Pete
I've also never been smitten with the coca cola freestyle thing. Add some vile chemical filth to your drink. No thanks

Re: Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 21.38
by Jake
Fixed that for you.
Pete wrote:
Wed 07 Nov, 2018 20.38
I've also never been smitten with the coca cola freestyle thing. Add some vile chemical filth to your quite nice chemical filth. No thanks

Re: Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 22.03
by dosxuk
As long as it's not as bad as the Cucumber Sprite that was available in the summer in virtually indistinguishable bottles I'll be happy.

Re: Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Wed 07 Nov, 2018 23.22
by Alexia
thegeek wrote:
Wed 07 Nov, 2018 20.17
Philip wrote:
Wed 07 Nov, 2018 14.22
I’d much rather have the IKEA Swedish festive drink Vintersaga if they bring it back this year.
It is back - I assume it's the same as Julmust from previous years (which is probably the same as Paskmust, which appears at Easter). It's a bit Dandelion and Burdock-ish.
Julmust and Paskmust are the same thing. I'm fairly sure (being a Swedophile) that the Ikea one is made by Nygarda as they taste identical; whereas the more popular but slightly less sweet one is Apotekarnes (TotallySwedish in London sell that one for example)

If you go to Germany, there's a Cola / Orange combo which is bloody gorgeous. They also have MINT Sprite.

Re: Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Thu 08 Nov, 2018 01.07
by MarkAshley
dosxuk wrote:
Wed 07 Nov, 2018 22.03
As long as it's not as bad as the Cucumber Sprite that was available in the summer in virtually indistinguishable bottles I'll be happy.
Oh god that was just cruel wasn't it; I didn't fall for it but came pretty damn close several times.

Re: Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Thu 08 Nov, 2018 07.16
by bilky asko
Alexia wrote:
Wed 07 Nov, 2018 23.22
If you go to Germany, there's a Cola / Orange combo which is bloody gorgeous. They also have MINT Sprite.
I presume that would be similar to 7Up Mojito in this country.

Re: Coca-Cola Cinnamon ‘Special Festive Edition’

Posted: Thu 08 Nov, 2018 14.00
by WillPS
Alexia wrote:
Wed 07 Nov, 2018 23.22
If you go to Germany, there's a Cola / Orange combo which is bloody gorgeous.
Mezzo Mix. I think it's supposed to be a blend of Coke and Fanta Orange but I've never managed to emulate it using that combo at a postmix station.

Coke Zero Orange on the Freestyle machine hits the spot for me, I think if I had a proper Mezzo Mix I'd find it too sugary now.