Coca-Cola Coffee?

New product alert, so good it deserves it’s own post – pre episode 22.

We’ve been there for coke, through flavor changes calorie and sugar cuts. From diet and zero to orange flavored coke it’s pretty clear that the brand is not lacking in ingenuity. This time coke has really stretched it’s normal boundaries to give us a new kind of caffeinated beverage. Coca Cola, Coffee.

Coca-Cola YouTube Channel

Maybe you’re like me and wondering why the iconic brand wouldn’t just invest in making better, successful energy drinks. Why make the swap to coffee?

Well, let’s take a look at the snack-specs.

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I think the most important note we can see from these specs is the amount of caffiene. Maybe this creates a big difference for the soda brand. Less caffiene than a cup of coffee, but more than your standard coke.

The more I think about this the more it makes sense. My caffeine addiction and mentality of ‘the more caffeine the better’ may have clouded my product judgement. So many of my friends say they drink coke for the caffeine. I never really understood this because for an addict there isn’t nearly enough caffeine in soda to feel the jitters. This is what they love though – the sweet spot of caffeine. So maybe if this market of people like the taste and are soda drinkers, they could possibly get their caffeine fix from this new, ‘coffee coke’.

Reading up on the new canned coffee, I absolutely love this quote from the Washington Post (article linked here) where a focus taste tester said, “Sips like a Coke, finishes like a coffee.”

I can’t wait to try this product, in fact I’m running out to find one now. Send your review to @snackbreakmeg on Instagram.

#snackon

Watch Times Square NYE Ball Drop 2021

NYE 2021 Ball Drop Link + 2020 Wrap up.

Video is LIVE at 5pm ET, 4pm CST —– Countdown Entertainment/Times Square Alliance.

2020 has taken enough! There I said it. Thankfully, The New Years Eve ball drop in Times Square is virtual and free for all to see. I’m posting this for convivence to my followers so that YOU can enjoy this NYE tradition, even if you’ve cut the cord.

Free Mobile streaming can be found at:

TimesSquareNYC.org
NewYearsEve.nyc
TimesSquareBall.net

The changes this year has brought are vast and the challenges are far from over. Even so, something about 2021 feels fresh and hopeful.

Here are the positives we can take from 2020:

Drive in Movies (and concerts) are back! – I was so sad to see these be phased out by large box offices and streaming services but now I love to see the drive in movies packed!

Football – *sorry patriots fans* this is the first season since 1998 that the New England Patriots are not in the NFL playoffs.

Pet adoption – Looks like an increase of people were lonely this year and found a furry friend to offset this (I mean, I did) pet adoption was up

Stimulus checks – Two rounds of stimulus checks sent out across America (I hope you filed your taxes so you can qualify).

Pollution is low – I mean we were quarantined for half of the year so, I’d hope so!

Covid Vaccine – Medical improvements aren’t the only good thing to come from 2020. We are more prepared now for a pandemic and after this year, I have a feeling the world will be more up to date on the health and wellness supplies that we keep in stock in case of another crisis.

Adaptability – More people are working from home, or working remotely than ever. If you’re someone who is able to work from home please share – how’s it working in your PJs?

Gratitude – In a divided year filled with election split, and crisis management controversies there is something we all found common ground on. A mutual longing for things to be as they were, before 2020. It’s the small things we miss, and the small things that we can all be grateful for now. Individual freedoms that were taken for granted before – from going where you please, when you please to spending close time with friends and family.

NETFLIX – Oh no, of course I didn’t forget the highlight of 2020. A Netflix docuseries breaking records for number of watches on Netflix, Tiger King.

Have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve, I’ll talk to you next year.

-Megan.

SB Review: Frozen Pizza Find

My favorite food is frozen pizza. No, I’m not joking I just really love frozen pizza – and not the gourmet stuff either, I’m talking cardboard box crust type frozen pizza.

I wish I could tell you why, maybe it’s the nostalgia of frozen pizza’s and Block Buster movies from my childhood or maybe I just have a super weird frozen pizza craving (anyone else?!?).

Anyways, getting back on track

I eat a lot of frozen pizza, I think I’ve tried every kind sold in Missouri at grocery stores. When I see a new frozen pizza I just have to try it.

Here’s the latest find: Urban Pie Co, uncured pepperoni and sliced chicken sausage. Here are snips right from their website, www.eatuppizza.com

Great pizza but, yup a whopping $7. I love frozen pizza but let’s be real – it shouldn’t be the same price as Domino’s carry out. LOL.

I got the chicken, pepperoni, mushroom pizza and it was REALLY good. I loved the thin crust, and the amount of toppings. This was a great pick!

I would definitely recommend this pizza if you’re having a self care day like I was but this pizza can only feed one person probably because it’s so light.

SB Party Pizza Rating: 1/5

SB Variety Rating: 10/10

Overall SnackBreak Rating: 8/10