Update: Coca-Cola Cinnamon was rolled out in the U.S.! Click here to read our review.
What is the Festive Limited Edition Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Cinnamon?
Coca-Cola has introduced a new cinnamon-tinged variety of Coke Zero (excuse me – Coke Zero Sugar) – only during the holiday season and only in the UK.
How is it?
There was just a basic Coke aroma inside the bottle. No trace of cinnamon, which is unusual since I find most “flavored” items rely heavily on scent.
The first mouthful read “Coke Zero” for a good two seconds before the cinnamon announced itself. It was a good, middle-of-the-road cinnamon – present but not overbearing. I didn’t find it to be glaringly artificial, either. This wasn’t Pepsi Fire – it wasn’t bringing heat, just a mild spice, which I really appreciated.
Coke Zero Sugar Cinnamon would make a great party drink for teetotalers who want a little extra something besides the usual soft drinks, but it would also make a great base for cocktails. How about a rum and Coke Zero Cinnamon with a splash of orange liqueur? Call it a “Christmas Potpourri.” Or don’t, because that’s a terrible name for a beverage.
Is there anything else you need to know?
This might be a tough find. Released in October, it is only appearing until the end of December. It was already scarce in the city centers I visited in Scotland. I only saw it in one Tesco, after I’d half given up searching for it in about a dozen other groceries and convenience stores.
Editor’s Note: If you’re SUPER eager to try it, there are folks on eBay selling bottles for ten times the selling price, plus shipping.
Coke Zero Cinnamon was a pretty good (temporary) addition to the Coke lineup – a mild and tasty cinnamon shot. I can’t see this as a year-round flavor, but I would certainly repurchase it during the holidays. It’s worth a try if you can get it. I hope it’s released stateside, but will we have to wait until next year?
Purchased Price: £1.25 (approximately $1.57 USD)
Size: 500 ml bottle
Purchased at: Tesco
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (per 250ml) 1 calorie, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of sugars, 0.03g salt
2 thoughts to “REVIEW: Festive Limited Edition Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Cinnamon (United Kingdom)”
This variant was also released here in Italy at the end of November in 25cl (8,45 fl oz) mini cans, together with another limited edition flavour, Ginger Coke Zero. Availability is scarce as the drink was released only on a few test supermarkets. Price is super cheap (0,70 € per can).
I find it amusing that you’re drawing attention to the Coke Zero/Coke Zero Sugar name change when I can pick up a bottle of Diet Coke and Coke Zero and read the exact same nutrition label on both. Whatever they call it, it’s still just Diet Coke For Guys.
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