FEMAIL taste tests Intergalactic Coke with surprising results

Is Intergalactic Coke really out of this world? Femail tries the new ‘space flavoured’ RED cola (with confusing results!)

  • Coca Cola have launched an ‘intergalactic’ flavour which ‘tastes like space’
  • Contains carrot and blackcurrant flavourings but doesn’t have official flavour
  • Here FEMAIL’s Bridie Pearson-Jones put it to the test, with surprising results… 
  • Coca Cola have launched an ‘intergalactic’ flavour which they claim ‘taste like space’ as part of a brand new creation range.

    The zero sugar drink officially launches in the UK today as is distinct from classic Coke as its bright red in colour.

    While it contains carrot and blackcurrant flavourings, the US food giant haven’t given it a distinct flavour.

    So, is it worth ditching traditional Coke Zero or Diet Coke for a can of Intergalactic Cola? Or did it cause a failure to launch?

    Here FEMAIL’s Bridie Pearson-Jones put it to the test, with surprising results…

    Coca Cola have launched an 'intergalactic' flavour which they claim 'taste like space' as part of a brand new creation range.

    The zero sugar drink officially launches in the UK today as is distinct from classic Coke as its bright red in colour.

    Coca Cola have launched an ‘intergalactic’ flavour which they claim ‘taste like space’ as part of a brand new creation range. 

    Coca-Cola Intergalactic is the first limited edition product under Coca-Cola Creations, a new platform which takes the Coca-Cola brand and lends it to new expressions, driven by collaboration, creativity and cultural connections.

    Over 2022 Coca-Cola will collaborate to create new flavours, designs and experiences.

    The company claims it will be reimagining it’s drinks with time-limited editions inspired by relevant moments across culture, music and gaming, in both the physical and digital worlds. 

    Shoppers who pick up an intergalactic cans will be able to access to the world’s first ‘Concert on a Coca-Cola’ by scanning a QR code. 

    FEMAIL’s Bridie Pearson-Jones tried the Intergalactic Coca-Cola – with VERY surprising results 

    FEMAIL's Bridie Pearson-Jones tried the Intergalactic Coca-Cola - with VERY surprising results

    FEMAIL’s Bridie Pearson-Jones tried the Intergalactic Coca-Cola – with VERY surprising results

    I can’t quite put my finger on what this Coke taste like –  it’s both familiar and like something I’ve never had before.

    I think I recognise the flavours but I’m not used to it in drink form! 

    The can itself is very pretty and would certainly stand out of a shelf. It’s pink and purple with sparkles (although I’m no 100 per cent sure I’d know it isn’t regular coke!).  

    It definitely has a sweet smell – almost like a a slightly old or flat can. 

    I’d read other reviews that said it tasted like marshmallow and candy floss  and was expecting an overly sweet saccharine smell- but it was quite muted.

    There’s definitely a faint smell of candy floss – but it smells like it’s quite a distance away, it also reminded me of buttery popcorn, basically like you’re walking through a fun fair.

    In taste,  it’s not the same as a usual coke for sure, it has the reddish hue of a Ribena of fizzy Vimto. It’s not bright red like cranberry juice, more of a blackcurrant colour, I’m guessing Coke are hoping it reminds people of the red planet!

    The taste is also blackcurrant like too. I definitely prefer other Coke flavours though!

    The texture and level of fizz is similar to a normal Diet Coke but the sweetness is different and it’s less acidic.

    It tastes fruitier and more syrupy – almost like a full sugar coke, and tasted like there was a a separation between the water and sugar.

    Bridie said: 'The can itself is very pretty and would certainly stand out of a shelf. It's pink and purple with sparkles (although I'm no 100 per cent sure I'd know it isn't regular coke!).'

    Bridie said: ‘The can itself is very pretty and would certainly stand out of a shelf. It’s pink and purple with sparkles (although I’m no 100 per cent sure I’d know it isn’t regular coke!).’

    I definitely wouldn’t trade my beloved Diet Coke for this – it’s not bad at all but almost tastes like an off-brand cola or a kid’s SodaStream experiment mixing Vimto and Diet Coke.  

    It actually reminded me slightly of Haribo star mix, I can imagine this is what it would taste like if a sweet brand were to release a drink.

    Intergalactic Coke is definitely fun and worth picking up for something fun and new to try – but it’s not going to replace a classic can.

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