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Another new Coke variant in SA

Coca-Cola Plus Coffee is now available in SA stores, hot off the heels of the new Coke Energy drink.

The new Coke is infused with 100% Brazilian coffee bean powder and comes in a 200ml can. It has quite the caffeine kick: 34mg per 200ml can. By comparison, a 250ml can of Red Bull has 80mg caffeine.

According to the World Health Organisation, the daily allowable caffeine intake for an adult is 400mg.

“(Coca-Cola Plus Coffee is therefore) far below the normal requirement, but like anything people need to understand to consume it in moderation and have it as part of a balanced beverage intake across the board,” said  Bernard Pieters, Coca-Cola’s head of integrated marketing communications.

It will be available at various stores across the country and will sell for around R12. For comparison, you can get a 500ml sugar-free Coca-Cola for under R10 at some outlets.

Business Insider SA put it to a tasting test, mostly positive by its panel: “It has a strong coffee flavour, combined with a pleasant sugary taste. It tastes like coffee first, with a Coke aftertaste,” one taster remarked.

Source: Business Insider SA

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