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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Product review: Coca-cola Blak, 8 ounce bottle

Blak. It's gotten a lot of different reviews.

Negative: Long or Short - Could not be shorter on Coca-Cola Blak.

Positive: A friend IMd me on Thursday, and it went something like this--

Friend: coca cola blak DO NOT DRINK THIS SUBSTANCE!!!!
Me: yeah, I hear it sucks
Friend: wrong, it's incredible
Me: huh?
Friend: I'm warning you-- one sip and I was thinking that it would be sensible for me to quit my job and just lie around and drink blak. The stuff is liquid heroin!
Me: Really?
Friend: DO NOT DRINK THIS LIQUID. My work here is done.

Neutral: Yeah, it's meant to be the Coke answer to the Starbucks Frappucino and Pepsi category entrants. It only has 45 calories, so it's not too bad, and women seem to like it.

So this afternoon I passed by a 7-Eleven and figured that I could buy a single bottle there (they come in 4 packs at the grocery store). the cashier at the store asked if I had had it before, and I said that I had not. The guy behind me in line mentioned that he had not even heard about it.

The bottle is glass, so it is heavier than you expect. The plastic coating around the enntire outside makes it look plastic, so the weight is surprising when you pick it up.

The first sip is unusual, no doubt-- the coke taste is definitely ascendant but there is a sugary aftertaste. I expceted a more surypy taste, but it was relatively clean cola taste with a hint of coffee.

Not swill. It was expensive, and that would be an issue for me (1.79 with tax), but if the pricing was agressive I would think about drinking it occaisionally.

Long break

Well, I've been away from this blog (not that anybody noticed, I'm sure) for a while. Lots of hectic changes are the reason for that. I feel like today, busy as it was, was the first day that I've had that was relaxing in any way for a long time. The reasons are a new job, on the other side of the country, the logisitcs of moving across country, and getting established in both a new city and a new job. The good news is that I'm very happy in my new job so far, I love my new city, and I feel as if things are generally on the upswing. There's lots more to do before we are really establised here, but I'm getting comfortable.

I'm going to try to post more-- there's been a lot of things that I've wanted to write about, but it will probably be a while before I'm ready to be a really active blogger again.