Coca-Cola Garlic

Rumor: Photograph shows a can of garlic-flavored Coca-Cola being test-marketed in Romania.

Claim:   Photograph shows a can of garlic-flavored Coca-Cola being test-marketed in Romania.


FALSE


Example:   [Collected via Twitter, November 2014]





 

Origins:   A photograph purportedly showing a can of Coca-Cola Garlic has been circulating on the Internet since at least 2014. The image is typically accompanied by text explaining this fictional flavor of Coca-Cola is available in Romania:

The above-displayed image, however, was not taken at a grocery store in Romania. The original photograph, taken in France in 2011 by Flickr user José Roitberg, showed a can of Coca-Cola Cherry; the original logo was then stripped from it and replaced with a fictional one for Coca-Cola Garlic:

As of 2015, there is no garlic Coca-Cola product available in Romania (or elsewhere), but that could change in the future. Food and Wine reported in February 2015 that Takkola, a garlic-flavored cola drink, was the new craze in Japan.

Last updated:   14 February 2015

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