Thursday, November 8, 2012

Coca-Cola Mixology 101

I have to admit it, I'm a soda (pop, if you're a transplanted Michigander like me) junkie! There used to be a time when you would open my fridge and see forty-eight cans of Coke or Dr. Pepper, a carton of two week old Chinese food and a gallon of milk just past its expiration date, but still drinkable. At least according to my dearly departed mother.

Back in the day you had two choices - Coke, or that other soft drink. Needless to say, we were always a Coca-Cola family! I was genuinely pleased when my good friend Andrea over at runeatdatesleep.com told me that her friends at Coca-Cola wanted me to take a look at the new machines they had been placing in gas stations and restaurants that allowed you to customize your own drinks.

It's actually pretty easy. I went to the Coca-Cola Freestyle® website, looked for the location closest to me, and took a drive over to start my Mixology 101. I chose one of the Hess Gas Stations on Walt Disney World property over by Disney's Boardwalk Resort and began my experimentation. By the way, since this is really a Disney Blog, that was your Disney reference for this posting! 

Besides Hess Gas Stations, you can also find the Coca-Cola Freestyle® machines at Burger King, AMC Theaters at Downtown Disney and Firehouse Subs, just to name a few.


You can easily choose to create your own Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid Lemonade, Hi-C, Dasani, Mello Yello, Barq’s, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Powerade, Fanta, and much, much more.


Once you select your favorite brand, you can then choose a flavor or two to change things up a bit.


I stuck with the good Dr. as it has always been one of my favorites - remember the forty-eight cans?
A touch of cherry and a little bit of vanilla and my first concoction was created and quickly consumed. By the way, please don't tell my running trainer that I snuck a soda. I will never hear the end of it.

I really dig the Coca-Cola Freestyle® Machine - when I sneak that soda, I will definitely be utilizing this big fella any time that I can. The possibilities are practically limitless and will be sure to please any soda pop connoisseur!

So check them out at Coca-Cola Freestyle® and discover the fountain of YOU!

Now it's time to clean that refrigerator out...




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Disclosure: Coca-Cola compensated me for this post but all opinions expressed are my own.