I took my kids to the World of Coke Museum in downtown Atlanta. The best part of the whole thing was the area where you could sample Coke products from around the world. Sixty-one flavors! My kids grabbed cups and started sampling.
My son tried one from Italy and wrinkled his nose. "Ewww! It tastes like licorice!"
"Really?" I asked. I had to try it. And yes, it tasted like licorice. Terrible!
My daughter tried one from Africa. "Mom, this is weird!"
We hopped over to the Asian samples. My son nearly spit his out. "They call this Coke?"
Latin America was the next stop. Those were tolerable, but not quite what we're used to.
Finally, we arrive at the North American varieties. And do you know what they did? They mixed them. Coke with root beer. Ginger ale with Mountain Dew.
I looked at them and shook my head. "You're going to be sick after drinking all of that!"
My son grinned. "But this is real Coke! We have to wash out all those other flavors."
After he finished his final drink, Bubba let out a giant belch. I'd say he had a definite Coke overload!