Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Coca-Cola Blak


I tried a Coca-Cola Blak today. This version of Coca-Cola has half the calories (45) and twice the caffeine (68 mg.) of regular coke. Since I’m always searching for a new way to get a nice afternoon buzz, I gave it a try.

While I was disappointed that it didn’t have more than a hint of a coffee flavor, it did have a very rich caramel taste which blended well with the familiar Coca-Cola flavor. While the caffeine content isn’t as much as you can get in a cup of coffee, it’s a nice refreshing, summery change of pace and I will definitely buy it again.

My personal preference, though, if you want a real kick in the head, is to grab a Monster.

9 comments:

Larry Jones said...

I tried Blak a few weeks ago and I enjoyed it. I thought it tasted like sweet, sweet coffee, cold. No one else at the table wanted any part of it, however, and I have not heard it calling my name since then. Also, that bottle is really small, isn't it?

Sophmom said...

More caffeine is good. Staying awake at work is good. I dunno about the sweet part, though. I'll have to try one of those.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

they only got Monsters in Texas?

Anonymous said...

I dunno. What's wrong with coffee? It's usually free where you work...

Popeye said...

How was the buzz?

Lorna said...

I've tried grabbing a monster. That was between my two husbands, and while it was refreshing, it lacked a certain "je ne sais quoi", if you know what I mean.

Neal said...

Ahhh, Lorna beat me to the joke I was going to make. I'll just say that if you grab a Monster, just be careful. I've heard that things are bigger in Texas.

cityflowergirl said...

blak sucks. it's way too sweet and it contains aspertame. i was all excited before i tried it. blah

stick with quadruple espressos.

Laurie said...

Larry - I thought the bottle was small, too. It was a cute little thing.

Sophmom - It was VERY sweet.

Old Horsetail - I think the Monsters are everywhere.

Anonymous - Soft drinks are free where I work, too. I like to try different stuff. Also, the soft drinks don't have near the caffeine content of Starbuck Double Shot Espresso, Monsters, etc.

Popeye - It actually wasn't a great buzz. Maybe I didn't drink it fast enough.

Lorna and Neal - You were the only two who *got* my little play on words. I knew I liked you guys. :)

City Flower Girl - I sure wish I had a Starbucks in my office building. I did like the Blak though.