REVIEW: Coke With Lime

Coke With Lime

(Editor’s Note: Today’s review subject was suggested by another resident on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Lakitu. At first, I wasn’t going to review it, because Lakitu actually likes sparkling water. This made me think she was crazy…or has no taste buds. But she likes to lick sparkling water off of hot bodies, so I figured she couldn’t be so bad. So here’s the review. Enjoy.)

Hey! Hey! You two stop it!

Don’t make me pull over, because if I do, you two will regret it.

Why can’t you two just get along, Coke and Pepsi?

Coke, stop messing with Pepsi’s cap! I said stop!

If you two can’t play nice, I’m going to make the two of you walk home.

What did you say, Coke? Don’t you fizz at me!

I said cool it!

I swear you two are going to drive me insane. See all the white hair and the fillings? I got them from you two.

You just wait until we get home. I’m going to put one of you in the vegetable drawer and one of you in the freezer for a timeout session.

No, Pepsi, I don’t care if you explode in the freezer, I can always get another one of you.

Oh, come on! Quit it or else I’m going to cancel our trip to Disneyland!

This cola fight has to stop. Can’t the both of you be happy with being multibillion dollar companies? It’s not like either of you are RC Cola.

You may not realize this, but the only people you’re hurting are your consumers.

Coke, I didn’t hear you apologize for New Coke. All you did was slowly sweep New Coke under the rug, bring back the old Coke, and call it Classic Coke. You didn’t think I saw that, but I did.

Oh, don’t laugh Pepsi, you’re guilty, too. Remember Pepsi AM? Don’t act like you don’t remember, because I know you do.

Now what’s this I hear about Coke with Lime. Now Coke, you just can’t keep sticking stuff in you. You did lemons, cherries, and vanilla. What’s next? Chocolate? Strawberries? Pomegranate? You’re gonna get sick, and if you get sick, you’re going to make other people sick.

Remember the time you stuck Pop Rocks in you? What happened? You threw up. And who had to clean that mess? I did.

But I did try Coke with Lime and thought it wasn’t bad. The lime taste was really weak, unlike the vanilla taste in Vanilla Coke and the cherry taste in Cherry Coke. Also, I think the lime took out some of the bite that you usually have, Coke. I have to say I’m very disappointed in you.

See this is what happens when you don’t think before you act.

The same goes for you, Pepsi. You can’t play mad scientist, like Coke. I know what you’re up to, Mister. I’m sure you’re working on your own version of Coke with Lime in your room and you’re probably going to call it Pepsi Splash, Pepsi Squirt, or Pepsi Squeeze.

Just to let you know, nobody likes a copycat.

Also, I found the issues of Playboy under your mattress. You know, every time you masturbate, God kills a kitten.

But that’s besides the point. See you two made me lose focus.

All you two do is go back and forth.

Diet Coke. Diet Pepsi. Vanilla Coke. Pepsi Vanilla. Cherry Coke. Wild Cherry Pepsi. Coke with Lemon. Pepsi Twist. C2. Pepsi Edge. Pepsi One. Coke Zero.

Enough is enough.

Eventually you two are going to take it too far and someone’s really going to get hurt.

When will it all end?

Coke Infinity? Then Pepsi Infinity Plus One?

Look, I love you both, but if this keeps going on, I’m going to send one of you back.

Item: Coke With Lime
Purchase Price: $1.29
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Not bad tasting. It comes in a bottle. Coke thought of adding lime first.
Cons: Very light lime taste. Nothing special. Never-ending cola fight. Whiny multibillion dollar companies.

34 thoughts on “REVIEW: Coke With Lime

  1. Yeah, I had that one too.. only the Diet version. While Diet Coke is decent enough, when you add lime to it for a grand taste change of less than a percent, it just gets irritating.
    And so, you go back to good ol’ Coke.
    Interesting that Pepsi and Coke have different tastes in India and the UK.
    Hmm.. now what did I want to say here ?
    Nothing.

  2. I’ve been wondering about that one but haven’t tried it in case it sucked so that I couldn’t drink it and would still be thirsty.

  3. Time to tell you all how this works in Norway. Why? Because I have nothing else to do.

    We have Coke (normal one), diet Coke, and diet with some sitrus-thing. Then there is Pepsi (normal one), diet Peps, and diet with some sitrus-thing. And it has been like that forever. Coke tried vanillaCoke a while back, but I believe I was the only one in the country that liked it.

    We do not get anything new here. Boring. Anyone got a spare bed over there? Norway is so boring. hmm… Fanta has got like 1001 different tastes here, mabe I should be happy with that.

    Yeah… Uhm. Going for a snack now.

  4. There already is Pepsi with Lime. And it’s just called Pepsi with Lime, although your suggested names are much better. It’s really new; I’ve only seen it in one store so far. But it’s better than Coke with Lime. The Lime taste is stronger and more natural.

    The other new thing is that Pepsi One has been reformulated so it is now sweetened with Splenda for the low-carb crowd.

  5. Anecdotally, Pepsi does the copying. At least it seems that way in my part of the counrty (Washington, DC). Of course, I’m too lazy to actually confirm my suspicion. Coke rules, Pepsi sucks. Flame on!

  6. If you’re actually planning a trip to Disneyland, you’re gonna have to leave ol’ Pepsi behind — DL is a Coke ONLY theme park, and don’t you forget it. Poor Pepsi has to settle for going to Six Flags Magic Mountain instead.

  7. i’ve enjoyed being in europe and not having to hear the silly soda wars. here it’s coke, “coke light” (diet coke), sprite, and the million different incarnations of Fanta (which is very different than Fanta in america).

    another interesting tidbit – when eating out in germany, beer is much cheaper than soda. i hear the government is trying to change this because young teenagers order beer to save their allowance.

  8. Diet, Regular and Cherry flavored are the only flavors that should be allowed to be in a soda. Cherry is my favorite so they should keep that around and get rid of all the other weird ones. No one likes too many choices!!! You would get confused.

  9. S – They say people add lime to Corona beer because Corona is crappy beer. Just thought I’d throw that out there.

    karsh – I’m waiting for the Barq’s Root Beer energy drink, which they’re probably going to call, Bite.

    Lord Jezo – Hands down, Street Fighter games.

    Kelly – Dr. Pepper is no competition for Coke and Pepsi. I think Dr. Pepper’s real competitor is Barq’s.

    schmims – Unless you REALLY like lime or the commercials have been getting to you, I’d skip it.

    macOtto – We’ve only got a few flavors of Fanta. But do you have annoying Fanta commercials, like we do in America?

  10. Kaela – Oh, Lord. Splenblah. Just another reason for me not to try it. But I should. Damn this quasi-product review blog gig.

    David – Yeah, I’m too lazy to check. But I swear when Crystal Pepsi was introduced, Coke must have started work on Clear Coke.

    Mellie – I’ll sneak it in. No six-foot mouse costume is going to tell me what to drink at Disneyland. If they got a problem with it, I’ll take them all on. Goofy, Pluto, Donald, the Seven Dwarfs. They’re all going down.

    Megan – Could you list all the Fanta flavors for me? A million seems a bit much. 😉

    Becky – Choices are what makes this country great. It’s freedom. Imagine this country without choices. We wouldn’t be able to wear hot pink t-shirts…Wait, where am I going with this? Oh, never mind.

  11. Actually, I had a chocolate Coke at a diner once. They poured in some Hershey’s syrup, and it was DAMN goooooooooood…..

  12. Actually, I really liked Diet Coke with Lemon…it made really good Rum and Diet Cokes. But there’s not enough flavor in the lime version. I never did see regular coke with lemon, either, just diet. Although I have seen Diet Coke with lime and I didn’t care for it much…just not enough lime flavor. Oh well…even though the lemon-flavored version of Diet Coke is hard to find these days, there’s always Bacardi Limon.

  13. The Lime version of coke only exists because the diet version came out a year ago and is actually pretty good. The slight lime in the drink kills much of the aftertaste of the diet, but doesn’t have the Pledge overtones that lemon cola has.

    The diet version is a very popular drink, so Coke decided to see if there was a market for sugar lime.

    Big mistake, though, is diet lime coke and cap’n morgan’s spiced. Eeeeew. My husband got the diet and diet lime cans confused. What a waste of rum.

    (*)>

  14. Okay. I should have done some better research. There is Fanta Orange, Fanta Shokata (don’t know what Shokata means), Fanta Green Apple, Fanta Lemon. This is according to the Fanta website. There are bottles in the store that does not appear in http://www.fanta.no they are called Fanta Free and you also find them in all the types. Orange, Shokata, Green Apple, and Lemon. Don’t know if this is a lot of types, I honestly thought there where more types. (I believe that the Swedish citizens get more types, anyone to confirm?)

    You have Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola light, and Coca-Cola light lemon.

    I didn’t find info regarding the selection of Pepsi in Norway. The main distributor is Ringnes http://www.ringnes.no but they only front regular Pepsi on their website.

    Regarding stupid commercials for Fanta. YES! They are boring and they seem to air the one commercial 398 times before they change it. It is very annoying.

    By the way! Did you know that Fanta was invented in Germany during WWII because they could not get Coke? And that Fanta comes from Fantasie witch means imagination. Nice one.

  15. Toni/Damon – Chocolate Coke? Sounds really bad for me. I like. I must try it. I’ll try it after I cleanse my body from eating all that McDonald’s food.

    Chuck – Mmmm…Bacardi Limon.

    birdwoman – I’ve never tried the diet version, because I usually avoid diet sodas like I do boy bands.

    Aymie’s Mom – I’m the kitten Grim Reaper.

    macOtto – Here in the US, we have Shasta soda. There are a few dozen flavors, but I’ve only seen eight of them. The good thing about them is that they come in larger than normal bottles and are cheaper than most sodas.

    lakitu – You know, that’s stalker talk. 🙂

  16. Here’ The Deal

    Cherry Pepsi – Like
    Cherry Coke – Ehh
    Pepsi With Lemon – Makes Me Barf (really)
    Coke With Lemon – Makes me barf (really – must be the lemon)
    Vanilla Coke – Don’t Like
    Vanilla Pepsi – I like
    Coke With Lime – Like – Doesn’t make me barf.

    But
    Regular Pepsi is Eh,
    Regular Coke i like a lot.
    Diet anything tastes like Hudson River (as in NYC) dredge.

  17. Buyer Beware!
    “Coke with Lime” is being marketed as a exciting, sweet-but-slightly tangy beverage, but this “Product” has neither:
    –> Lime (“Natural Flavor” – means naturally derived chemical compound)
    –> Sugar (High Fructose Corn Syrup – C&H watch your ass)
    –> Coke (only Caffiene waste by-product from the Yuban factory)

    Tastes OK though . . .

    My recommendation for full flavor? Get a real Pepsi with lime from Mexico:
    –> Pepsi made with sugar = Pepsi (con azucar)
    –> Lime = Limon
    –> Coke = Cocaina
    All ingredients readily available in any US border town except for those with “Denny’s” or “Village Inn’s” (pesky “minutemen”).

  18. http://www.fanta.de – the german fanta site, lists Orange, Mandarin, Splash Orange, Tropical Orange, Splash Orange plus Lemon, Tropical Orange plus Peach, Fanta Citrel Blood Orange (my favorite), Fanta Citrel Lemon, and Fanta Citrel Passionfruit with Blood Orange.

    but, like MacOtto said, there are many more not listed. I think those are the German Exclusives but we get to try other countries flavors too. at least that is how i picture it working. i just know that we have more Fanta here than there is Shasta back home. (and it tastes MUCH better)

  19. Evildude – Most things diet make me grimace or gag. This also happens when I see Clay Aiken.

    Thumper – I wish they’d bring back Coke with Cocaine.

    Tymo – Holy crap! C&H sugar reference!

    Megan – Shasta has some funky flavors too: Manzana (the preferred drink of crossdressers), Horchata (the preferred drink of whores), Zazz (the preferred drink of those who snore).

  20. “Pepsi AM”? What was that? I must have missed it. An effort to make soda socially acceptable for breakfast? Some kind of coffee thing? A Frappi-cola?

  21. Jay Nickola – Pepsi AM was a product from the late 1980s. It was described as a breakfast cola. It had twice the caffeine as regular Pepsi. It wasn’t out for very long and I didn’t get the chance to try it.

    Aurelia – Here in the US, they call it Pepsi Twist, too. They probably named it that so they don’t seem like they’re copying Coke.

  22. you know, i’ve tried it and Coke/Pepsi/arsenic really does clean the toilet bowl really well. imagine what it does to your insides. no wonder i never drink it.

  23. I couldn’t help but think when I read this post:

    “Put de lime in de Coke you nut and drink it all up”

    I can also sympathize with your Jalapeno Pringles review and the whole Wal-Mart experience. I can NOT leave that place without spending a minimum of $30-40 or more…NEVER. I hate myself everytime I leave for supporting that store. But it’s just so dang CHEAP!!!

  24. Aurelia – It’s been proven that if you put a tooth in Coke for 24-48 hours, it will totally dissolve.

    Christina – Yeah, I found myself skanking to that commercial. Damn reggae!

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