A viral recipe for ‘healthy’ Coke has divided tastebuds, with some falling in love with the healthier alternative to Coca-Cola, while others can’t quite stomach the flavour.

Using just two ingredients, the healthy Coke alternative is nothing more than sparkling water and balsamic vinegar over ice. And it’s set tongues (and tastebuds) wagging.

TikTok creator Amanda Jones uploaded the recipe, saying her pilates instructor makes the healthy Coke almost every day.

“It’s a healthy alternative to a Coke. And I am not joking you, it tastes just like a Coke and you’re going to think I’m insane.”

@mandyvjones @LaCroix Sparkling Water ♬ original sound – Amanda Jones

There’s no real recipe for the healthy Coke – just a ‘splash’ of balsamic vinegar over ice, and then pour over any sparkling water. “I swear to God, it tastes like a Coke,” Amanda gushes, “and it’s healthy and it’s good for you.”

Her video has had more than six million views, with mixed reactions from followers.

“Not salad dressing soda!” replied one follower.

“Zero chance that tastes like Coke.”

“I TRIED IT!! I can confirm for everyone in the comment section wondering, that this absolutely, undeniably, did not taste like Coke.”

Healthy Coke

And there’s some concern about dental health when it comes to downing the drink.

“It may be better for your waistline, but it may not be any better for your teeth,” dietician Dr Rosemary Stanton told The Guardian.

“But if you’re using a flavoured soda water and there’s sugar in it, then it’s bad for your teeth and your waistline. Then the only thing you’d be avoiding is the caffeine, and that’s probably the least of the three problems with Coke.”

Do you think you’ll be trying this healthy Coke? Let us know in the comments below. 

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  • I watched them try this on the morning show and they weren’t very impressed with the flavour. Can’t say that I’ll be trying this


  • This just sounds gross


  • I don’t drink coke so I won’t be trying this but I am curious


  • I love Coke, rarely drink it tho. Not the slightest bit interested in trying this healthy version either


  • I’m not a fan of coke, so pretty sure I’m not going to like this either.


  • I certainly won’t be trying this out. Don’t for one second think this would taste like coke but I’m not willing to try it either.


  • Guess it all depends on how much balsamic vinegar you have in the sparkling water as to how it would taste. Doesn’t sound too bad to me.


  • I’m so intrigued I might just try it!


  • Interesting. Although I don’t drink Coke or Pepsi, I am intrigued at giving a taste test to see if what this young woman has said is true.


  • Not a fan of Coke anyway but this sounds um strange.


  • Yeah, nah I couldn’t imagine wanting to drink balsamic vinegar


  • Nope, can’t even think about drinking balsamic vinegar. With sparkling water or not!
    Don’t drink soft drink so will never need to find out if this does taste like coke.


  • I’m sorry but no way!


  • wow – not keen to try this.


  • Not trying, i only have sticky balsamic vinegar with truffle. Maube ill add lemon to my coke just as I do for sprite and mountain dew.


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