Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Coca-Cola Blak, Revisited

I finally got a chance to try Blak. We picked up a four-pack of 8-oz bottles on Sunday and there are two bottles sitting in the refrigerator three days later. Enough said, I suppose. Now I was pretty sure I wouldn't like the Coke-coffee fusion before I even tried it - I'm not a big coffee fan. Sometimes, but not often. Mostly I like the idea of it. (I'm the same way with beer. I want to like it, I really do. Maybe I just haven't found the right beer.) So no surprises there.

What disappointed me was the bottle. It's so sweet-looking in the picture. But, in reality, it is not. It's ugly. It's butt-ugly. The small glass bottle has a plastic cap rather than the metal cap of the picture. Strike one. The design and logo are all on a thin foam wrapper glued to the glass bottle. Strike two. And it's ugly. Strike three. So Blak the con of man.

It simply isn't cool. Hell, I'm such a slave to the Coca-Cola juggernaut that if it were cool, I probably would still buy it and try not to grimace as I choked down the Blakness.

At least you can cook with beer.


Anna said...

Ew. Dude, that's so wrong. Don't mess with my Coke.

Scott said...

I whole-heartedly agree with you on this one, Anna.

Sherry C said...

I cry, too, for you and your wife, for your loss.

May God give you comfort.

Jamie Dawn said...

Not a fan of coffee at all. Not for me in any form.

Da Vinci Code was a good read, a good book of fiction. It is much ado about nothing, and I hope the attention it draws causes people to look further into finding more about Jesus and His teachings.

I am feeling great sorrow for you and Laura.