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Mar 25, 2020

A Look at the Coca-Cola Insiders Club Subscription Box for March 2020

Another month, another Coca-Cola Insiders Club Subscription Box. We're at the halfway point for the six-month subscription and I received an extra-long box for the month of March 2020. Here's what I found inside:

- AHA Orange + Grapefruit - AHA is Coca-Cola's new sparking water brand. It's basically their answer to La Croix (which is to say it's fizzy water with natural flavors). It tasted pretty good. Like Fanta Orange minus the sugar (I didn't really taste grapefruit though but perhaps that's for the best).

- Fanta Pina Colada - This was very nice as well. It offered a good mix of pineapple and coconut flavors.


- Peace Tea Razzleberry Zer-OH Sugar - This one was not so great. The artificial sugar aftertaste came on really strong as it immediately followed the slightly bitter notes of iced tea. The raspberry flavor was nice though. I would have liked it better if it was just tea with raspberry flavor (which would still be zero sugar).

- Costa Coffee Colombian Ground Coffee - Costa Coffee is a British coffee brand and chain of coffee shops that Coca-Cola bought in 2019. It's actually the second largest coffeehouse chain in the world (after Starbucks). Coca-Cola is planning to launch its packaged coffee line here in the US (although I doubt the coffee shops themselves will ever make it here given the saturation of Starbucks and Dunkin' already). The coffee turned out pretty well. A little flat but it was smooth, not bitter, and a bit earthy.

- Costa Coffee French Press - A French press that's just big enough to make about 10 to 12 ounces of coffee. It's fairly easy to use: you just put some coffee in, give it a stir, let it sit for about 4 to 5 minutes and press the plunger down to push the coffee grounds down. It makes a pretty nice cup but does less a bit of fine sediment at the end that you don't want to be drinking.

- Two Fanta stickers - Something to decorate your fridge or folders I guess?