Coca-Cola's Newest Drink Has An Unusual Flavor

Coca-Cola is such a classic that more than a decade ago, it abandoned using the word "classic" to describe its original cola product, per The New York Times, redundant as it was.

Nevertheless, the soft drink behemoth has been on an "out with the old, in with the new" tear. In 2020, Coca-Cola announced it was phasing out 200 of its beverage brands - none true fan favorites

Since then, it's been a long, sweet goodbye to Odwalla, Tab, and Feisty Cherry Diet Coke, among others. In the place of the erstwhile , brands, Coke has been rolling out some new beverages

Coca-Cola Creations will introduce new products and experiences across physical and digital worlds," the company announced while launching Coca-Cola Starlight

A cola-like beverage meant to evoke "the feeling of a journey to space." (Food Network describes Starlight as reddish-hued like fruity yet minty cotton candy with a hint of vanilla.) Yesterday, 

The company announced a brand new flavor that seeks to take tastebuds to an entirely new plane. And let's just say if Coca-Cola Starlight had an unusual taste, then we may need a new word for "unusual

When we say that Coca-Cola's newest drink has an unusual flavor, we don't mean "unusual" in the sense that it's a food flavor that isn't normally applied to soda

We mean it has a taste that is not associated with food, period. Coca-Cola's soon-to-be-released Zero Sugar Byte flavor, the second from Coke's innovative Creations platform

As of April 4, the new flavor has already been launched in some Latin American countries in what the company calls "extremely limited quantities." 

Coke Zero Sugar Byte will become available in the U.S. on May 2, at which time it will be sold exclusively in twin packs of its slim-style cans via the Coca-Cola Creations website.