This will come as a shock to many of you, but I guess Coke puts out flavors that aren’t just the diesel fuel that is a regular Coke and the glorious Diet Coke, which fueled every high school term paper I ever had and kept my dentist’s pockets lined pretty well. I may be biased. It seems like only yesterday when Coke was trying to body shame its thick Coke cans, but the changes don’t stop there! Coca-Cola announced Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero will be hitting shelves at the end of February, and I want to know who the low-budget Creamscicle-stanning taste tester is on the Coke payroll.
Coca-Cola Brand Director Kate Carpenter said the flavor add comes because people basically have been losing their shit over Cherry Coke and Vanilla Coke:
“What we realized is that we had a diamond in the rough when we looked at our flavors portfolio. The growth of Cherry Coke and Vanilla Coke – and their zero-calorie variants – has been really strong in recent years even with very limited marketing support.”
Kate added they also considered flavors like ginger, raspberry, and lemon. Orange Vanilla Coke won out because they wanted “to bring back positive memories of carefree summer days.” If that’s the case, I fully expect the next summer-inspired flavor to be “Drunk By 11AM And Salivating Over The Lawn Guy’s Pecs Coke.” Seems like a winner!