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April 07, 2006

"I think Coke has jumped the shark."

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That was my roommate's response when I showed him the four-pack of Coca-Cola Blak I brought home from the grocery store last night. For those who haven't heard about this, it's Coke with "coffee essence." It's also $6 for four 8oz. bottles, at least in my store. Expensive, but I can't imagine it'll last very long, and I realized that I just wouldn't be able to live myself if it went off the market and I'd never tried it. Plus, there was a coupon. I like coupons.

We just opened the first bottle at work this afternoon. My roommate doesn't like it and stands by his shark-jumping claim. My verdict, shared by a third friend who tried it, was "It's not as bad as I'd feared." It's odd-tasting, but not unpleasant, actually. I'll probably drink the others I bought, but I doubt I'll buy it again (except possibly to bring to a party as a novelty or something), at least at this price.

And on a related note, ever wonder how much of your favorite caffeinated drink it would take to kill you? Death by Caffeine solves this burning question!

Posted by Kat at April 7, 2006 02:30 PM

Hee hee - Death by Caffeine is very funny! Coke Blak is, well, scary - why would anyone think that was a good idea?

Posted by: Chris at April 7, 2006 03:53 PM

Death by caffeine is my preference. Unless it's an earthquake and all the books on my wallshelves fall on me. Nice quiz!

Coke. Bah. Get your caffeine the natural way! Coffee.

Oh, and my local Starbucks told me that they were "trying the Green Tea market out" so we did get a jump on it. It was just as likely that I was wrong, but no! So nice.

Posted by: Carrie K at April 7, 2006 06:31 PM

Thanks for the link to the Death by Caffeine calculator! Very important :)
Though, actually, the "Death by Penguin Mints" calculator is more relevant in our household...

Posted by: Tracy at April 8, 2006 02:54 PM

And another increase in the WWF (World Wonderfulness Factor) creeps in there without my noticing it. Geez, I gotta get out more.

Wonder what the "coffee essence" is - more caffeine? More caffeine is always good.

Posted by: Liz (the crazed weasel) at April 12, 2006 10:05 PM

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