Coca-Cola is launching an ALCOHOLIC version and OMG

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by Carl Smith |
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Our pals over at Coca-Cola are getting all sorts of experimental on us at the moment, aren't they? Following the arrival of the brand's new peach flavour in the UK, they're now set to launch an ALCOHOLIC version.

The catch? It's, er, only going to be available in Japan.

Coca-Cola might've been around a really-quite-impressive 132 years, but it's only just planning to launch its version of 'Chu-Hi;' sparkling flavoured drinks that include local spirit shochu.

We won't lie, we're very interested in this. Move over, our usual vodka Diet Coke.


These Chu-Hi alcopops have proven pretty bloody popular in Japan, so it makes sense Coca-Cola want in on the action too.

Jorge Garduño, Coca-Cola's president over there, said: "We haven’t experimented in the low-alcohol category before, but it’s an example of how we continue to explore opportunities outside our core areas."

Said alcopops range in alcohol content from 3-8%, but the not-so-great news is there are currently no plans to launch the product outside of Japan. Boo.


This all comes as Coca-Cola finally brings its brand-spankin-new peach Zero Sugar flavour to the UK, with Marketing Manager Alec Mellor saying: "Since launching Coca-Cola Zero Sugar we’ve enjoyed introducing an explosion of new flavours to the range. We’re excited to provide our current fans and those who are looking for something new to try a new additional flavour, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Peach.

"It’s a great tasting drink, refreshing and contains no sugar."

But yeah, we kinda want the alcoholic version over here please and than you.

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