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.”
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.”
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