Here’s another transparent drink to confuse you: clear Coke.
With all the hype around transparent drinks that are not supposed to be transparent lately, Coca-cola has released a clear version of their most famous cola. There’s just a slight difference; when they removed the caramel flavour to achieve the clear consistency, they replaced it with a hint of lemon.
Oh, and even though the clear Coke can still be considered soft drink, it has zero-calories. It can be quite hard to keep track of all the different versions of Coke, but even if you’re watching your calorie intake, you can happily drink this one without feeling guilty. After all, it looks like water too, so you can imagine that you are just drinking water. *problem solved*
The clear version of Coke apparently took more than 50 attempts to perfect the formula, but they seem to have forgotten that they produced a clear version back in the 1940s. Here’s a little random fun story about Coke: a military commander had fallen in love with Coke, but didn’t want to be seen consuming the drink as it was considered a symbol of American imperialism. After passing down the request through many chains of command, a supervisor managed to find a chemist who was able to remove the colouring from Coke, which was then nicknamed “White Coke”. How far would you go to get a taste of Coke, huh?
Luckily for us, we don’t have to go through so much trouble for our Coke. Even though the Coca-cola Clear is only available in Japan right now, you can get it shipped to Singapore through Honestbee. The other transparent drinks like Suntory’s Premium Morning Milk Tea and Asahi’s Clear Latte that were originally launched in Japans was found in stores that bring in Japanese products a couple of weeks after they were launched.
The Coke Clear follows the recent Coca-cola Peach that drinks like Coke and leaves a peachy aftertaste. A little too sweet, and nothing special if you’re wondering.
7-Eleven outlets in Singapore (not sure if all outlets) now sell the limited edition peach-flavoured Coke from Japan pic.twitter.com/Az3w1vU9qs
— Xavier Lur (@xavierlur) March 4, 2018
The Coca-cola Clear Coke is now available on Honestbee.