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There aren't many fizzy drinks that are cherry flavour. Cherryade doesn't really taste of the fruit in my opinion so cherry coke stands out. I think that there are other flavours in there. Coca Cola has always been reluctant to say what exactly are the ingredients in their products. On the ingredients list it just says natural flavourings. This may or may not include any part of the cherry! I always think that thee is a slightly almondy flavour to the drink or something vaguely herbal. It is not a million miles away from Dr Pepper in taste actually.
The packaging says best enjoyed chilled. That is truly. Icy coldness seems to enhance the flavour. I have also frozen this drink into an ice lolly just as I have done with standard Coca Cola. I think that the cherry version is more refreshing eaten that way than the standard coke version.
As you would expect this is not a health drink. There is a huge amount of sugar in it. I have a can in front of me. This is a 330ml quantity product. It contains 41 per cent of the daily recommended amount of sugar in that one can. The drink is not especially sweet on the tastebuds. I knew that the drink would be sugary but I must admit that I was quite shocked that nearly half of the maximum sugar could be in one can. The bottles are bigger so would be even worse if drank all down. On the plus side it is fat free and has no salt in.
I recommend this drink for being an interesting flavour.
This coke tastes like the original coca cola except with a kick of cherry. For me it's very reminiscent of Dr Pepper as in the taste of it, it's a very sweet taste and gives you a nice cool buzz when you're looking for that kind of drink. It's simple really if you like cherrys, or like the flavour of them then you'll love this drink as it has got a very subtle cherry taste without been too overpowering like some drinks.
If refrigerated it is a highly refreshing drink however when it is flat I find it quite hard to drink which i have not found with the other coca cola drinks. I'm not a massive cherry fan however I really enjoy this drink and if I don't fancy a coke but still want the coke taste this is the usual drink I go for. It's still loaded with sugar and everything else that the original is so it still gives you that sugar boost that sometimes you are looking for in a soft drink.
I am not normally a fan of cocacola as I feel that it is usually fairly over priced and not worth forking out all my savings on it. I am however a fairly large fan of cherry. I noticed this when shopping a few months back and it is now certainly one of my favourite fizzy drinks! for some reason, coca cola has always tasted better with other flavours, such as vanilla, lemon and lime. I never usually drink straight Coca-cola.
This costs the same amount as regular Coca-cola. Recently this was on offer and I purchased two large 2l bottles for £3. Tesco also sell the 500ml bottles at 2 for £1.80. It is not too expensive when on offer. I wouldn't see myself paying full price for this. The packaging is basically the same as the regular, it does have cherry underneath the usual cocacola label. I reckon it would be easy to pick this up by mistake, its not very unique. The lid is cherry coloured though and the general appearence of the bottle is darker. The coke inside the bottle looks like regular coca cola too.
Firstly, you must drink this chilled and cold, it just doesn't taste to same when warm. The taste of cherry is quite powerful, I however wouldn't say it tastes much like fresh cherries. It may not taste like cherries, but it is very nice. Its very refeshing and nice when the weather is hot (Like at the moment). The after taste is nice. If you like coke you are going to like this, if your not a fan of coke the I would tell you to stear clear! The cherry flavour completely changes the drink and I much prefer this to normal cola.
It has to be one of the best products from Coca-cola, its a nice treat. Obviously it isnt terribly good for you, it is high in sugars and really does not to any good to teeth, It will rot them! In moderation this can be enjoyed without feeling too guilty. I would recommend this to anyone who hasnt tried it yet! My girlfriend can't stand it, I love it. I might also add that this goes very well with a drop of rum! This gets 4 stars from me, I really like it and I will continue to drink it.
Thanks for reading my review :) Josh
I definitely prefer Cherry Coke to any of the others. IT may taste sweeter, but that is the Cherry flavour as it has no more calories.
But it is difficult to find on sale, and I often end up drini g it out of the 500ml bottle at a price of £1.20. When did we go from complaining at 2 litres for £1 back in the 1990s, to paying £1.20 for a 1/4 the size!? Clever marketing these 500ml bottles.
The flavour as with all coke products comes in cans and bottles, singles or multi-pack.
The best way to drink coke is always ice cold, and there is nothing better than this flavour ice cold on a summer day. Or when eating burgers, pizza or other junk food.
I often find a 2 litre bottle goes flatter more quickly than regular coke, so I tend to have to drink larger glasses of it - well this is the excuse I give the wife!? But it is actually true.
I remember years ago when Cherry Coke came onto the market, it was such a popular drink and I used to enjoy it at school along with a lot of other people. The unique taste was one that was liked by many and I think the Coca-Cola Company were even surprised by its popularity. Coke itself has a unique taste and coupled with the fruity tang of cherry it was surprisingly improved. The refreshing hint of cherry makes it stand out against other brands of cola and it has even been copied by supermarkets in their own label drinks.
The popularity of Coca-Cola Cherry has since wained and it was quite some time since I had drunk it, so a recent purchase led me to much excitement about the taste. There were no surprises, however, as it wasn't anywhere as near enjoyable as I remember when I first tried it. With so many different twists on original drinks nowadays there are very few surprises left for the tastebuds and drinks companies are often returning to old favourites in the hope they will sell as well as they used to.
Coca-Cola Cherry is available in the typical variations. 500ml bottles cost around £1.08, 6x330ml cans are around £2 and it is also available in 2litre bottles. Although the drink isn't as popular as it once was, it is still a drink enjoyed by many. If you are looking for a refreshing change to your usual Coca-Cola then why not try the cherry version? I have tried it with vodka and the cherry makes it taste that little bit different. Cherry Coke is also available in a diet version.
Cheaper brands offering 'cherry cola' never quite live up to the Coca-Cola version. Coke is far superior to start with, and the cherry flavour really is second to none when it is in Coke Cherry. Having looked on the Coca-Cola website I have noticed the ingredients are exactly the same apart from the flavourings will obviously be different. I love this drink during the Summer, why not mix it with vodka this Christmas and enjoy a refreshing change?
I love Cherry Coca Cola, a fruity alternative to 'The Real Thing' I really find the twist of cherry adds a great deal to the bubbly unsubtle flavour of coca cola.
This is the most recent of the cola phenomenoms and it has a loyal and solid following. Released in 2007 it provides a fruity twist to the global phenomenom and is available in the obligatory cans or bottles, ranging from 330ml to 2 litres in size.
Cherry Coke is available in all good supermarkets and some pretty bad ones too. The bottle is only slightly different to the original coke packaging in being slightly darker in colour, indicating the cherry flavouring.
Cherry Coke is a beautiful twist on the franchise, when first drinking it you get the initial hit of caffeine and bubbles but the aftertaste then lets you know there is a delicious fruity tang to it, this is a brilliant combination, which works perfectly. The cherry in no way tastes natural and you have to accept this isn't a health product when drinking it. It has 16.8g of sugars per 150ml as opposed to 15.9g for normal coke and also has more calories in it, but it tastes like this too and is ever so slightly more decadent and unusual than the normal coke brand.
For me, this is my favourite Coca Cola product, it tastes interesting and combines nicely with Barbecued and Fried food. I won't drink it to excess probably only drinking 4 to 5 2 litre bottles per year, but it is something I occasionally get a hankering for and will add to my weekly shop. A 2 litre bottle can occasionally be bought on offer for as little as £1, but generally prices hover around £1.50 per bottle.
It looks good, tastes great, is entirely factory manufactured with no goodness or health benefits, but sometimes a little of what you fancy does you good and this is something that many people have a particular taste for and will succumb to the taste only occasionally meaning it can't do you too much harm.
When it comes to fizzy drinks, I generally rarely partake. It's not that I don't like them, because I do, but they are too expensive to be a part of our weekly shop and I am all too aware how bad they are for your teeth. I'm not hugely health conscious but there are some things that bother me more than others for some reason! But, among the fizzy drinks I do like, is Cherry Coca Cola.
I bought this in the 500ml bottle when out and about, from a local corner shop where it was £1. I'm not at all sure how this compares to other shops to be honest, as I rarely buy it. But I was happy to pay £1 for it as I do love cherry coke and I was thirsty!
There's not a lot to say about how the packaging looks; it's the normal Coca Cola clear flexible plastic bottle with a label wrapped around it displaying the product name and nutritional information. All the stuff you would expect to see really. The drink itself looks like regular Coca Cola, in that it is a transparent brown colour. When you open the bottle you get the fresh sound of the fizz escaping, and I can clearly smell the cherry. Along with this though more subtle, is the normal carbonated Coke smell.
On drinking it, my eyes watered slightly at the fizziness. As mentioned, I am unused to carbonated drinks and the first few gulps always make my eyes water and my nose feel a bit funny! Despite this though, I thoroughly enjoyed the yummy cherry flavour this delivered. It does taste quite like Coke, but for me the cherry taste is very strong and very refreshing. I even like the taste of this once it has gone a bit flat, as it is still sweet and fruity. I do find it more sickly though once it's flat, and generally this is not a problem as by the time it's gone sickly-flat it is almost empty, or I am finished with it and don't want any more.
I'm not sure how the nutrition compares to other fizzy drinks, but I don't think this is much worse, or much better, than any others. All the 500ml bottle really contains is some calories (12% GDA) and a whole heap of sugar (over 60% GDA) Of course, this is worse for children as these GDA values will be higher. It does contain caffeine, which as far as I remember is normal for Coca Cola. I don't find any effect from the caffeine, but I am a heavy coffee drinker so my body probably has quite a tolerance!
Despite it's sugar loading, cherry coke is something I will continue to enjoy occasionally as I just love the flavour. I would recommend it in moderation - did anyone else get shown at school how a tooth will dissolve when left in a cup of fizzy drink overnight?
** Important bits **
(Per 500ml bottle) - calories 226 (12% GDA); sugars 56g (62% GDA)
I am seriously addicted to this flavour of Coca-Cola. I have always been a lover of fizzy drinks. Me and water are just not friends! (Although I do force myself to drink a few glasses a day)
I do love a bottle of Cherry Cola when I need that sugar fix throughout the day. However, there is nothing better than a nice cold can of Cherry Cola (especially when it is hot). And when I say cold, I mean cold. No way could you drink this Cola whilst it is warm; it makes your teeth feel funny!
The taste of this Cola is lovely and refreshing. The cherry flavour adds a subtle kick of fruitiness which I absolutely love. It almost tastes similar to Dr Pepper; it just obviously has a stronger cherry kick, which makes it less sickly. I just find Cherry Coca-Cola so delicious. It is fruity, sweet and much better than normal Coca-Cola.
The only bad thing about Cherry Coca-Cola is well, how bad it is for you! (Like most things which taste nice!) It is packed full of sugar so it most definately not a healthy option. However, my motto in life is to enjoy everything in moderation. As long as you are not drinking litres upon litres of the stuff everyday, then a little cherry Cola sweetness wont do you any harm.
So, treat yourself to a can of Cherry Coca-Cola and you will soon be hooked! Just try not to drink too much :)
I've probably tried almost every type of coca cola available in the United Kingdom and to be honest, coca cola cherry is the only one I can really honestly say I truly enjoy. I've liked it ever since the first time I tried it about 10 years ago and I still like it now, even with all the various changes that have been done to it in an attempt at making it taste better or be healthier or whatever they did changes for at various times over the ten years I've known the product for.
Cherry flavoured coca cola comes in the usual style of bottle that is known to be associated with coca cola - a recyclable plastic bottle with a lid coloured to match the plastic strip in the middle of the bottle indicating the flavour of the drink inside. The bottle is clear in colour. The colour of the lid on cherry cola bottles is usually a maroon-purple sort of colour with white writing on it and the label matches it, with an image of a cherry on it in a more red colour. I think this colouring is a good thing because it helps to distinguish from the other types of cola produced by the coca cola company, for example the ordinary coca cola bottles have a red lid and red label, the diet one has a silver label and lid and so on. This way, it is easy to identify the one you want and you don't have to spend ages reading the bottle to find out if it's the one you want.
When it comes to reading the bottle however, you find out the nutritional values of coca cola cherry which are as follows:
Nutritional Values per 100ml:
Energy - 191KJ / 45kcal
Protein - 0g
Carbohydrate - 11.2g
-of which sugars - 11.2g
Fat - 0g
-of which saturates - 0g
Fibre - 0g
Sodium - 0g
While the calories here is pretty high for a drink really, I suppose this is to be expected with a drink like this. It is a fizzy drink after all and if you're buying a product like that I guess you do kind of expect them to be bad for you given all the health concerns and things printed regularly in the news at the moment. This doesn't mean this is necessarily a good thing of course though and they should be lower so I would say this could be classed as a bad point.
This is obviously the figure for 100ml of the drink as well and chances are you wouldn't only have 100ml of the drink. One serving is said to be 250ml so that means one serving has more than 100kcal which makes it sound a bit worse than before.
This drink comes in either a 100ml can, a 330ml can, a 500ml bottle or a 2l bottle. As far as I know these are the only sizes this drink is available in. I think the 100ml cans could be ideal for children because that way they won't be getting too much of this drink which could make them hyper or give them too many calories, neither of which would be particularly good.
As for the drink itself, it tastes quite sugary and I would imagine it's not too great for your teeth. However the cherry flavour mixed with the flavour of coca cola is definitely good because it tastes just like it says it should do. It does get flat very quickly though which is a bit annoying because this means that it has to be drunk in one go rather than being left for another day really as I personally dislike the taste of it when it's flat. When it's fizzy though when you first open it, it tastes really nice and I feel that anyone who likes cherries and coca cola would probably like it. The colour of the drink is the same brown colour as ordinary coca cola so the addition of cherry hasn't altered this. This also makes the product more recognisable and more unique to the coca cola company and the product of coca cola.
Another benefit of drinking coca cola cherry is that it also has a rewards scheme where you enter the code printed on the bottle underneath the label (on 500ml and 2l bottles only) and you can collect points (2 points for 500ml and 3 points for 2l) which you enter on the website "www.cokezone.co.uk" in order to exchange the points for prizes of various sorts. This is of course optional but it makes a nice change to be able to get something back for something you purchase. The price of this drink has gone up dramatically recently though which is a shame as it is now £1.08 per 500ml bottle.
Overall, I think this product is a good one with a nice flavour and generally has quite a few good points about it. However, it should be drunk in moderation because of the bad health points.
I really enjoy drinking Coca Cola but sometimes it is good to have a change even if only a slight one. For this reason I will every now and again buy a can of Cherry Coke which is obviously Coca Cola which has been flavoured with cherry, the taste actually reminds me of Dr Pepper.
You can buy it in a normal sized can for about 65 pence which is what I normally pay from the garage near to where I work but if you purchase a multipack you can naturally save money per can. The drink is also available in 500ml bottles and larger 2 litre bottles as you find with regular Coca Cola and Diet Coke as well.
I always find I prefer drinks like this when they have been chilled or kept in a fridge for a while and when I have been working or it is just a warm day Cherry Cola is extremely refreshing and is a great twist on the original variety which really makes your mouth sit up and take notice.
Per 100ml of the drink you will find no fat but typically you will intake 11.2g of sugar and 45 calories so if you drink a lot of fizzy beverages like this you need to make sure you clean your teeth well otherwise you could have issues in the future, apparently it helps to protect your teeth if you drink them through a straw.
The can is recyclable and the branding is a lovely deep cherry red colour to distinguish it from the traditional product. This is a drink that makes a nice change if you like Cola but the high sugar content like with all carbonated fizzy drinks means it is best enjoyed in moderation.
This stuff tastes far too sweet for me!
That is the first thing I thought as soon as this when into my mouth.
This is the sickliest drink I think I have ever had, and I recall when I was younger some of the medicines the doctor would give me. Back then in the year nineteen-canteen, when I was a nipper, when a child was prescribed a medicine, it seemed there was a phase of making it palatable by making it sickly sweet. It is probably the opposite these days, to prevent kids from accidentally swallowing a bottle of medicine.
But back to this oversweet drink. I normally have a bottle of fizzy when I want my thirst quenched and also my mouth refreshed. Most fizzys serve this purpose, but this just makes my mouth feel gummed up. It also tastes like that horrible oversweet medicine I recall being prescribed for some childhood ailment or another.
Another purpose of the fizzy drink is to assist in the recovery of a hangover [God took the lead there when he invented Irn Bru, or was it another Scotsman?]. This Cherry Cola induces a little nausea, you know that feeling you might get when you have eaten too many sweeties, or chocolate. The last thing I want when hungover is anything that will make me feel sick.
Let's try and find some positives though. Stick it in the fridge, and ice cold, it is actually bearable. I won't be buying this again, but I wasn't chucking it down the sink, so I figured I would go for the non-alcoholic beer approach to get my money's worth. You might have noticed most non-alcoholic beers had a "best served chilled" slogan on the label. That was so that your taste buds would be numb to the awful taste. This approach works a little for Cherry Cola.
Straightforward Cola for me next time.
As I have previously mentioned in other review - I like to drink fizzy drinks, in fact I'd go as far as to say that it's turned into a bit of an addiction. My OH jokes that I love fizz more than him! And I must admit, I usually drink something fizzy at least once a day!
My fizz of choice is usually drink diet coke, however if I fancy a sugary change then Coca-Cola Cherry is a nice alternative.
******************Packaging and Availability ****************
I usually buy Coca-Cola Cherry in Boots - and I see it available in most newsagents and shops. A 500ml bottle costs between £1.00 and £1.20. However two litre bottles are also available and they cost around £1.60.
The packaging is quite distinctive - the coke bottle has a cherry-coloured label and top.
***************** Nutritional information **************
Coca-Cola Cherry contains: carbonated water, sugar, colour (caramel E150d), phosphoric acid, and flavourings (including caffeine).
Each 100ml contains the following:
Calories: 45 (225 per 500 ml bottle);
Fat: 0.0g; (saturated fat: 0.0g);
So this drink is quite calorific and contains a staggering amount of sugar.
*********************** Taste test *********************
I must admit, although I know this drink is very bad for you, I think it's lovely! You can taste the sugar in the coke and the cherry kick is a nice addition to the normal coke taste.
This drink is much nicer than its diet cherry coke sister (which tastes of saccharine). It really is refreshing and tasty.
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I would only every drink this as a one-off, because not only is it high in sugar, but it also gets a bit sickly after a while.
If you like normal coke then you should give this drink a try - just make sure that you brush your teeth well before bed - because this is one sugar-packed drink!
Four out of five stars!
During a routine visit to Poundland today to stock up on batteries I noticed that they had on a 'three-for-a-pound' offer on cans of 'Cherry Coca Cola', not having tasted or even seen this variety of Coke for years I had to buy some to revisit the past. I thought this flavour had been long discontinued in the UK? I can't say I've seen it in Morrison's or Tesco... perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places?
Anyway, back to the review. The can carries the familiar swirly Coca-Cola name and is a darker shade of red than the original flavour and informs us quite simply that this is 'cherry' and to reinforce the point there is also an illustration of said cherry. Opening the can with the ring pull gives a reassuring fizz and tiny bubbles escape releasing a slight aroma of the awaiting liquid. Taking a sip I recognised the flavour straight away which as I'm sure you can guess is original, sugary Coke but with a hint and aftertaste of cherry.
The cherry isn't the dominant flavour by any means with this drink and is included rather as an afterthought than being a full blown cherry extravaganza. It is there and it is noticeable especially when you swallow and does compliment the Coke nicely but doesn't overpower the taste buds nor is it particularly strong. It does have a slightly artificial taste though and is very sweet (as original Coke is anyway) so too much of the stuff would be very sickly and would leave you with quite a fuzzy tongue I would imagine.
Calorie and sugar wise it doesn't make for a healthy drink with a 330ml can providing you with 149 calories and a tooth-achingly high 37 grams of sugar (yikes) so you may want to consider using a toothbrush some time later after drinking a can of the stuff. There is no fat or salt though in a can so thank heavens for (very) small mercies.
Overall this was a blast from the past for me and I actually quite enjoyed the drink, yes it's packed with sugar and shouldn't be drunk regularly unless you are actively looking for an amazing sugar-rush, but for a one off every now and again it made for a refreshing change and I am glad that I rediscovered this today.
In conclusion then 4/5 dooyoo stars for Cherry Coca-Cola from me; I don't know if it is widely available as mentioned in my opening paragraph but is featured in store at Poundland at the time of writing this review.
Thanks for reading!
Cherry coca cola is a real treat for me. I do like your standard coca-cola, but combining it with the sweet fruity cherry flavour is just perfect for me.
First things first, get the bad stuff out of the way - your dentist is not going to be happy with you if you drink too much of this stuff (well, maybe he will as you will keep him in a job!). There is 28g of sugar in the 500ml bottle, which accounts for a whopping 31% of your daily recommended intake. Neither is it going to do your waistline any favours, with 113 calories.
OK, now forget all that. Don't worry about it. Life is about pleasure, right? So now just enjoy that classic coca cola taste, but with a more mellow, fruity tone. I love this because it is somehow less metallic than ordinary coke, and also bizarrely seems to fizz slightly less. Maybe I imagine that, but it seems to me to be altogether less gassy. It's like drinking cherry sweeties, in a good way. Yummy. If you don't have much of a sweet tooth, this is probably not your thing - but I reckon you could have guessed that.
Price-wise this comes in the same price as standard coke and most other fizzy drinks. I don't buy the big bottles, but tend to get the 500ml bottles from the corner shop/local sandwich place, and it's usually priced at £1. Don't forget, you can also get points with this to save up at cokezone.co.uk - there's a code on the bottle under the label.
I am a big fan of Cherry Coke, why have original when you can have this?
It's just like normal coke, but with a sweet cherry aftertaste. Who doesn't like coke or cherries? Who ever decided to put these together is a genius.
Being Coke, this is very sugary. It has around a third of your daily sugar levels in just one 500ml bottle.
This drink isn't as available as the original so you have to be on the look out for it. They should have this stuff from the tap in pubs and cinemas.
Like most drinks, this is best served ice cold but it can still be drunk at room temperature with no loss of taste.
But it's much better ice cold, much more refreshing.
Like I said, this is very sugary and you shouldn't drink this too often but it is a nice treat when you do drink it.
You can but this in many different sizes, the very small cans, the normal sized cans, the 500ml bottles and the 2litre bottle.
The price varies between around 80p - £1.20, depending on where you go.