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wonkapete
04-18-2006, 11:25 AM
I was in Springtime in Atlanta last week (Coca-Cola convention) so I stopped by the World of Coke. I know some of you have tried their international soda fountain but there may be some of you here that hasn't. Here's a few pics of the fountain selections. The pics were difficult to get because there were a couple hundred people there, all trying to get drinks. My wife had to break the lines while I snapped the pics. All the free drinks you wanted!

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Mr Zabe
04-18-2006, 11:31 AM
MrP
You know MrR is going to be in tears. LOL
Great pix.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-18-2006, 12:26 PM
I am... :´) LOL

That's Amazing, Pete!... all this drinks for free! In the World of Coca-Cola Vegas you had to pay 7 bucks to try the international flavors...

Lepke
04-18-2006, 12:48 PM
That does look great. I went to Atlanta on business a few years ago and it never occurred to me to go to the coke factory. I regret that now.

DJ HawaiianShirt
04-18-2006, 01:36 PM
You see that Mezzo Mix? It's an orange-cinnamon cola that's only marketed in Germany. I've only seen one website where you can buy it. Luckily, I picked some up when I went to Germany a few years after I saw it at World of Coke.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-18-2006, 02:14 PM
Is Mezzo Mix good? How does it taste?

iluvsurge220
04-18-2006, 03:40 PM
OMG I WANT TO GO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

greg
04-18-2006, 03:57 PM
It's not part of the factory or HQ. It is actually a museum for the World of Coca-Cola. It is located in the tourist section called "Underground Atlanta". It's very educational plus as wonkapete can attest you get all the free soda you want. However, be careful. The taste of people from China, South America, Great Britain, etc is much different than ours here in the states. Some tasted plain awful to me but were number one sellers in their respective countries.
If you ever have a chance to visit i would recommend it.

jmyjunk
04-18-2006, 04:31 PM
I've had the pleasure of going to World of Coke in Atlanta.
The pictures are fantastic, and it's how I remember it.
I also like the US product sample stations where the the water is shot half way across the room to the fountain.

wonkapete
04-18-2006, 05:01 PM
Yep, and the new World of Coke is under construction and should open next year. It'll be bigger and better! There was a film crew at the Coca-Cola convention interviewing collectors.. they are creating a documentary on collecting and it will play at the new World of Coke. They interviewed me at least a dozen times in the 5 days I was there.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-18-2006, 05:11 PM
Guys... I envy you... :D

DJ HawaiianShirt
04-18-2006, 07:27 PM
Mezzo Mix is great. It's actually a flavored cola that might not BOMB here.

jstylzz
04-18-2006, 07:46 PM
Did you try the Italian soda Beverly? I tried it at the now-defunct Ice Station at Walt Disney World...

YUCK!

Lepke
04-18-2006, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Ramón Cokeaholic:
Guys... I envy you... :D Come on up to el Norte. The rest of your countrymen are coming why not you? Believe me you will feel right at home in Atlanta.

[ 04-18-2006, 08:01 PM: Message edited by: Lepke ]

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-18-2006, 08:10 PM
I hope someday visit Atlanta... or live there :D

jblaviback
04-18-2006, 09:09 PM
Seeing those pictures gives me an idea.

What if coke brought out an international flavor every year in the U.S., So each ear they would replace by a new flavor from around the world. If one sold really well they might keep it around longer.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-18-2006, 09:32 PM
Great idea! smile.gif

DJ HawaiianShirt
04-18-2006, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by jstylzz:
Did you try the Italian soda Beverly? I tried it at the now-defunct Ice Station at Walt Disney World...

YUCK! Beverly is not really a soda. Beverly is always the newbie joke at World of Coke.

It's an italian beverage meant to be a palette-cleanser between long, multi-course italian meals. It tasted like tonic water, but not carbonated, and about 5 times more bitter.

Lepke
04-18-2006, 10:47 PM
I have a better idea. What about an international variety pack? It would be great in gift baskets.

Mr Zabe
04-18-2006, 10:58 PM
Would that sorta be like the Jones Thanksgiving 6 pks? <Ducking as bricks are hurled at my head.LOL>

[ 04-19-2006, 08:56 AM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

Tannerman
04-19-2006, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by jstylzz:
I tried it at the now-defunct Ice Station at Walt Disney World...That exhibit isn't really gone forever, just "reimagined" as the (lame) Club Cool (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=6729)

jstylzz
04-19-2006, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by DJ HawaiianShirt:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by jstylzz:
Did you try the Italian soda Beverly? I tried it at the now-defunct Ice Station at Walt Disney World...

YUCK! Beverly is not really a soda. Beverly is always the newbie joke at World of Coke.

It's an italian beverage meant to be a palette-cleanser between long, multi-course italian meals. It tasted like tonic water, but not carbonated, and about 5 times more bitter. </font>[/QUOTE]Thanks for the info. It DEFINITELY cleansed my palette!