Coca-Cola Georgia Peach and California Raspberry sound like Coke Freestyle machine selections.
Actually, according to the Coke Freestyle website, Coke Raspberry is an option, but peach isn’t.
The two flavors also continue the U.S. state shoutout trend that’s similar to what Hershey’s has been doing with its Flavors of America and what Dreyer’s/Edy’s did with its Slow Churned ice cream regional flavors from 2016.
Sadly, Georgia Peach and California Raspberry are currently the only varieties available. So no Hawaii Pineapple, Arizona Prickly Pear, or Idaho Potato. Maybe later this year or next year?
The first thing that comes to mind after tasting the California Raspberry is Lipton’s Brisk Raspberry Iced Tea. So imagine that with the flavor of Coke to get an idea of what the raspberry one taste like. That’s Brisk, baby! That’s also kind of weird since PepsiCo distributes Lipton’s Brisk Iced Tea.
As for the Georgia Peach, it also has a flavor that tastes similar to me — Haribo Gummy Peach Rings. They’re a little floral, but I love those gummies. The peach is a bit artificial, but it goes well with Coke.
Both are made using natural flavors and cane sugar. The use of cane sugar, like all other products I’ve tried with the sweetener, makes it smoother and easier to drink than those that use high fructose corn syrup.
Unfortunately, they’re available only in glass bottles 4-packs. So if you buy a pack and don’t like it, you’re stuck with the other three. Although, you might find some sucker on eBay who runs a junk food blog to buy two bottles from you at a price that’s equal to what you paid for both 4-packs. Or you could not buy the raspberry one and instead visit your nearest Coke Freestyle machine and try a raspberry-flavored Coke.
Coca-Cola Georgia Peach and California Raspberry are both pleasant flavor variations and definitely worth a try, especially the peach one. I have a feeling a lot of drinkers won’t agree with me about the peach, but I prefer it because its flavor reminds me of my beloved Haribo Peach Rings and I like the uniqueness of it. It’s not every day we see a peach cola.
And maybe, someday, we’ll see more Coke flavors like these.
(Nutrition Facts – 12 oz. – 140 calories, 0 grams of fat, 35 milligrams of sodium, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 37 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, and 34 milligrams of caffeine.)
Purchased Price: Paid too much for them on eBay
Size: 12 oz. bottles
Purchased at: eBay
Rating: 8 out of 10 (Georgia Peach)
Rating: 7 out of 10 (California Raspberry)
Pros: Both are pleasant flavored Coke variations. Made with cane sugar. California Raspberry reminds me of Lipton Brisk Raspberry Iced Tea. Georgia Peach reminds me of Haribo Peach Rings.
Cons: Available only in glass bottle 4-packs. Only two flavors. Not a lot of caffeine.