After a grueling nine year wait, the two dozen or so hardcore fans of Lemon Coke can finally triumphantly shrug their shoulders and go, “Meh,”, as the company has announced it’s bringing back the mildly tolerated legend after a long hiatus.
The new Lemon Coke, now with slick new packaging that includes a spiffy yellow cap, will be re-introduced to 16,622 7-Elevens throughout Japan, probably to the glorious, collective nonchalant grunts of thousands. Based on promotional photos, the Coke seems a little more transparent than usual, indicating that there must be a whole lot of lemon juice in there.
Perhaps wisely, Coca Cola has decided to do the Lemon Coke repackaging in a limited run, and it will remain on shelves only while supplies last, so walk, don’t run, to your nearest 7-Eleven before leftover supplies get thrown out or fed to the cats.
Of course, we’re being facetious here: Coke with a splash of lemon tastes great. We’re just saying, of all the crazy flavors you could be adding to your product before it hits retail shelves, lemon is way, way down on the list in terms of excitement factor.