Coca-Cola launches raspberry flavour and I’m not sure how I feel about it

Alexandra Hourigan 28 November 2017 NEWS

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Coke and raspberry? You didn't ask for it but hey, it's here now!

It's fair to say the team behind Coca-Cola definitely likes mixing some flavours and who can blame them? After it's Vanilla coke was the hit that it was they began bringing out multiple flavours like cherry and ginger (but I'm still on the fence about that one). They even released their somewhat "healthier" new line, Coca-Cola Life just last year and Coca-Cola No Sugar.

However, just in case you weren't quite satisfied, Coke is here to create the quite literal sweet fruity nectar for summer, with Coca-Cola Raspberry. If you scrunched your nose up a little bit or you've got mixed emotions, well, you're not alone.

But the good news is that this flavour has already been tried and tested and thankfully, it wasn't horrible. It previously hit shelves in New Zealand back in 2005 after the brand realised people were mixing their coke with a raspberry flavoured drink. Be honest, you've mixed your coke and raspberry slushy at the movies before.

It also fits in with Coke's new *cough* healthier *cough* line of Coke as the raspberry cola contains 25% less sugar than the original Coke flavour. The classic Coke contains 39 grams of sugar whereas the new raspberry flavour contains 29 grams of sugar, so whilst it's still healthier, the recommended adult daily intake of sugar is 40 to 55 grams. I'm sure you're picking up what I'm putting down here.

You can expect to see this new flavour in stores this week on 29 November. So, I don't know about you but I will definitely be getting my masterchef on and taste testing this. Let's see if it passes.

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