Hi there. You might have noticed that Coca-Cola has been putting some funky flavors out there as part of their "Creations" line. Previously, I tried their Starlight flavor (it was too sweet for me) and their Byte "pixel-flavored" edition (that one was pretty good!).
Coke's newest flavor is a collab with DJ Marshmello, and if you're wondering, the answer is no...it does not taste like marshmallows. Which is good, because that would probably be gross.
This new flavor comes in a tall, thin can, much like the Byte flavor did. It's roughly the size and shape of a White Claw or a Topo Chico, if you're familiar with those.
I cracked it open and took a sip...
And I gotta say, I like this flavor! It's light and fruity, and while it's definitely sweeter than regular Coke, it's not overwhelmingly sweet. It's kind of at the sweetness level of Cherry Coke, but it's a little less...heavy, if that makes sense.
At this point, I hadn't taken a close look at the label, and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what the flavor was. Starlight and Byte were both kinda mystery flavors, in that they were supposed to taste like "space" and "pixels," but their actual flavoring was a secret. I thought this might be the same sort of thing. I took a look at the can...
And it turns out it's actually strawberry and watermelon flavored! That makes sense. It's a fruity flavor, but a light and summery one, so you definitely get both of those flavors peeking through, but they're not super overwhelming. I was drinking the zero-sugar version, however, there is a full-sugar version as well, so I do wonder if that one comes off as too sweet.
Ultimately, I might go pick up a few of these when they hit shelves on July 11, despite being An Old™ who has only heard, like, one Marshmello song. It's a good summer flavor! But people who find strawberry or watermelon-flavored drinks to be too sweet might want to skip it.