19 March 2018

New Feisty Cherry Diet Coke (@Morrisons) By @Cinabar

I ordered this from Morrisons when I saw that it looked sort of like a new flavour. I say sort of, Diet Cherry Coke is a drink I have had many times in the past, and this looked remarkably similar to it. In fact I almost didn’t take a picture of it when the bottle arrived, I started to assume it was regular Diet Cherry Coke re-branded as Feisty Cherry Diet Coke. Lucky I did take that picture because when I came to give it a try I realised it was all change for the drink.
When you first sip this cola you get a hit of cherry that is marginally stronger than regular Diet Cherry Coke, not much new there and if that is where it had stopped I probably would have stopped and not written this. It was at this point though that the weird thing happened, I got a strange tingle in my mouth. I want to say chilli, but it wasn’t hot or a burn, it was a weird feeling, like my mouth was itchy for a second. I took another sip, a nice swoop of Cherry Coke flavour, a pause, then a tickle at the back of my throat. Its not just the fizz from the bubbles, it is a weird aftertaste, taste isn’t the right word, its a odd sensation. It is not strong enough to be offensive, but it is weird, and I’m not a fan. I really hope this is a Limited Edition drink and that the normal version of Cherry Coke makes a quick comeback, this was not my cup of tea at all. I wanted a glass of water to wash the tingle away.

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