Coca-Cola Zero Sugar has recently announced a limited edition, cinnamon flavor devoted for the upcoming holiday season. The spicy soda, served in 500 mL and 1.25 L bottles, is due to display in United Kingdom grocery shelves on October 8, 2018, and is only available until the end of this year.
According to Coca-Cola UK's press release, their inspiration sprouted from the people: "[Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Cinnamon] launched in response to the general public's love of the flavor."
It is a daring move to combine cinnamon and soda, but Coca-Cola is not the first to do it. Last year, PepsiCo released 'Pepsi Fire' some time in June 2017, suspiciously close to the time their controversial Kendall Jenner commercial aired — possibly made to win back fans or provide a distraction from the past controversy. Whether it served to deviate the public's attention or not, it ultimately ended up not doing too hot.
Although it is in the UK, and Coke did not do it first, it's upcoming release shall determine its success. And as the inevitable reviews come out, the biggest question of is it spicy or sweet? Will be answered.
As a curious U.S. foodie, I wish good luck to Cinnamon flavored Coca-Cola and to the UK's taste buds.