2 November 2018

Cinnamon Coca Cola Festive Limited Edition (Sainsbury’s) By @Cinabar


This is a new product from Coca Cola flavoured with my favourite spice of all time, cinnamon. There have been quite a few variations of Coke flavours over the years and I have really enjoyed the Mango Coca Cola released over the summer. The second I heard that cinnamon was coming out the hunt began to find the new drink, and it really was a hunt. I searched a lot of shops for this, including my local WH Smith’s at the train station that usually has all the flavours. I live in the West Midlands, but even managed to check a supermarket in London after a work meeting there, but still no luck. One of the guys from work helped me with my quest though and he also checked shops/supermarkets near him and eventually found some bottles of Cinnamon Coca Cola Festive Limited Edition in a branch of Sainsbury's!!! Many thanks to him, I was very excited!! :-D Two large bottles appeared on my desk.
So does it live up to the hype? It very much does. I always thought that cola went better with the more acidic flavours, lemon for example, but the warmth of the cinnamon works really well with it. The drink isn’t too spicy, the cinnamon tones are dark and warming and add a lovely dimension to the drink, rather than taking over the flavour. The flavour builds as you sip it, the cinnamon is very much present but not too strong. Personally I loved the balance of flavours, and I am savouring the second bottle until I can find a more regular supply. The weather has turned colder now, so it is about time this festive drink became a bit more commonly available. Pumpkins away, is it time to put the tree up yet?

6 comments:

  1. For me, not a patch on Pepsi Fire. It was available in the US as a bottled soft drink and as a Slurpee (slushie). It was delicious!
    https://www.theimpulsivebuy.com/wordpress/2017/05/17/spotted-on-shelves-pepsi-fire-and-7-eleven-pepsi-fire-slurpee/

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    1. Wow - I want to try that too!!!! Must be particularly weird with hot cinnamon in a ice slushy?

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  2. Why aren't CocaCola selling flavoured full fat variations? Not all of us can tolerate artificial sweeteners / sugar replacements. Ridiculous.

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    1. I would guess this is about brands avoiding the sugar tax.

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  3. Cinabar, Yes but why make a big stand with normal coke then?

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