Fancy a nice, green, leafy Coke?
You’ve tried Diet Coke (Girl Coke) and Coke Zero (Bloke Coke) and caffeine-free Coke (Crap Coke), not to mention the original sugar Daddy - fondly known as ‘Fat Coke’ - which can melt your teeth at fifty paces. And we were all ok with that.
Even so, now the powers that be at Coca-Cola have invented Coca-Cola Life, which is sweetened with a blend of sugar and sugar substitute Stevia, which comes from leaves. And at only 89 calories a can, it's better for you than normal Coke. MMMMM, LEAF COKE. I’ll have two!
It comes in a tasteful green can, and is a kind of halfway house for those who find original Coke too calorific, and Diet Coke too artificially sweetened. It came out in South America first – because that’s where Stevia is grown - and will be launched here in September.
But what does it taste like? We don’t know. But you can already tell that the psychological effect of the green can and the leafy stuff might not be too appealing for those who like to guzzle fizzy drinks like water.
Still, it makes it look like Coca-Cola are doing something to improve the health of their customers and ward off the obesity epidemic. They waffled:
‘With Coca-Cola Life, we have innovated to provide consumers with a new option with fewer calories. We were early signatories to the UK Government’s Responsibility Deal and as we work with others across society to address the public health challenge of obesity in the UK and across Europe, we will continue to take actions that help people balance their lifestyles.’
NOBODY WILL DRINK IT.