It can be hard to separate American and Canadian culture. Despite a few differentiations in law and some slight accents, at the core, we are similar. Another culture shock is our food and drink. Over the past year, Coca-Cola Freestyle machines have infiltrated select fast food restaurants across Canada, whereas they have been a staple in many American establishments for quite some time now.
Coke Freestyle is a hybrid soda fountain that allows you to mix and create soda flavours at the touch of a button. The operation is sleek and simple. The experience is quite exciting and empowering for consumers.
Through hours of painstaking research and experimentation, here is my run-down of the best combinations that Coke Freestyle has to offer.
1. Strawberry Sprite
This creation is a fruity take on this citrusy soda favorite. The added flavor is smooth, not overwhelming in richness. It feels like the drink could be its own brand.
2. Cherry Dr. Pepper
Many considered Dr. Pepper as Pepsi’s answer to the Cherry Coke phase that swept the 1990’s. So why hold back? Let’s do double time on the cherry flavor and enjoy a cold treat.
3. Vanilla Coke
This drink had fifteen minutes of fame in the early 2000’s, until one day it just vanished off Canadian soil. If you look hard enough in the corner store fridges, you will be able to find imported cases of it sold at a pretty penny. Cut out the middleman and get nostalgic on how great this soda was over a decade ago.
4. Diet Vanilla Barq’s Root Beer
What about if you’re a diabetic? That’s okay too; take a gander at the Diet Drinks on offer. Check out Diet Vanilla Barq’s Root Beer or Coke Zero Cherry Vanilla mix. Everybody wins here.
5. Flavoured Dasani
And lastly, what if you’re generally not a big pop fan? Don’t sweat it. There is lots of selection for flavoured fizzy water. You can’t go wrong with an array of Dasani flavours to quench your thirst this summer.
6. Mr. Pibb
Some machine offers exclusive American sodas like Mr. Pibb. It can be very rewarding to try new things. Just do it.