Listen, I love beverages. I can’t get enough of them. Is that weird? Sure, I try and make sure that I have mostly water, but I’d be lying if I said that I don’t buy multiple drinks wherever I go. This morning, I went out for breakfast and got an iced coffee, an orange juice and some Vitamin Water Zero. In my fridge right now there’s no less than 6 different things to drink – from three different kinds of diet soda to unsweetened iced tea and seltzer. I mean, I’ve been known to spend half my grocery budget on liquids. I always like to have a choice.
That being said, you can imagine my absolute elation (really, no other word would be appropriate here) when I heard about the launch of Coca-Cola’s new Freestyle machines. First of all, everybody who’s anybody knows that fountain soda is the real deal – it’s got that extra bit of fizziness and just tastes way different than the bottled stuff – but while most dispensers offer only 6 or 7 sodas, the Freestyle offers…(wait for it)…OVER 100!
Because I’m trying to watch my girlish figure (LOL), I only drink diet soda. Aspartame isn’t great for you, sure, but we all need to live a little. The point is, the Freestyle offers TONS of soda varieties, including cherry, strawberry, raspberry, grape, peach, orange and vanilla flavours of Sprite, Coke, and Fanta in both diet and non-diet incarnations. Mr Pibb, Barq’s and Vault are also available. Ridiculous!
I know, right?
For a while, Freestyle was only available in California and the western states but now it’s in many more areas and according to the location finder on the website, there are three in NYC, albeit not in locations I’d usually travel to. Is it sad to go on a field trip to try a weird flavour (or ten) of soda? Probably. But oh well!
Jennifer Still has an overwhelming fondness for nail art, afternoon naps and E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial. She rarely changes out of pyjamas during the weekdays. Or the weekends. She is co-editor at HelloGiggles and you can follow her tumblr at stilljennifer.com or Twitter at @jenniferlstill