Besides being a beverage enthusiast, I’m also quite a fan of the Disney theme parks. Recently I found myself at Epcot, located at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Of interest to soft drink fans is the Club Cool exhibit located at Innoventions West in Future World. This area is sponsored by Coca-Cola, which previously hosted a similar exhibit called Ice Station Cool in the same location (which I thought was a better concept overall… it’s a pity it was rethemed in 2005).
Besides being a big advertisement for Coke, providing the ability to purchase beverages and souvenirs, Club Cool offers you the chance to try various Coke-owned brands from around the world via a fountain… for free!
During my visit the following international flavors were being offered:
- Krest Ginger Ale (Mozambique)
- Fanta Kolita (Costa Rica)
- Beverly (Italy)
- Mezzo Mix (Germany)
- VegitaBeta (Japan)
- Kinley Lemon (Israel)
- Lift Apple (Mexico)
Coca-Cola has similar testing stations at their World of Coca-Cola attraction in Atlanta (as well as at the now-closed Las Vegas version of the attraction). Historically, different flavors have been rotated into the fountains, allowing a good glimpse of some of the flavors around the world. These “no longer offered” flavors included Smart Watermelon (China), Diet Tai Guaraná (Brazil), and Lychee Mello (Thailand).
I took some time to sample and review each of the flavors currently being offered at Club Cool. We’ll be discussing them in more detail here on BevReview.com in future installments.