I know, I said I'm brand loyal, and I'm definitely a Coke drinker but dammit I needed a soda!!!
So... I finally said fuck it! Well, not quite... I didn't run out and pick up a Pepsi. It seems so popular nowadays but it's too sweet. I also wasn't going to run out and grab a Shasta or Safeway Select brand cola. I can't just drink anything. I couldn't bring myself to event consider a Rock Creek cola... it's way too hood.
Then I happened upon an RC Cola. I remember back in the day I used to really liked RC Cola. It felt really outdated, but I looked at it like vintage as opposed to a throw back. I rationalized that sometimes it's good to take it back. Maybe I should reminisce a bit... WRONG!!!
At first it seemed cool... The idea of an RC Cola sounded tempting. It had been quite some time since I had one and I remembered a time when I was all about RC Cola. I knew exactly where to find it. Then I was over it and I stopped drinking sodas alltogether for a while. But then earlier this year I got on a Coke kick and decided that was what I liked. Don't get me wrong, I'm a cola girl, but every cola has a different character to it. Subtle things that make one better than the other... and Coke just seemed to have all the right features.
It might be because I had an RC and kinda expected it to be a Coke or maybe they're just not making RC like they used to, but it just didn't hit the spot.
I drank it. I finished it, but... I knew like two sips in that it was not what I wanted.
I like a cola strong. One that has a kick to it. I like Coke cause it catches you in the chest. Every sip makes you pause and consider it. You can't 1/2 mindedly drink a Coke. It commands your full attention. It's a bold drink. It's forceful. It has staying power, and keeps it's fizz. It's also quenching. It satisfies. It doesn't need any bells or whistles... it doesn't need a twist of lemon, or even ice for that matter... (though I'm known for putting a cherry on top mine, but that's just cause everything is better with a cherry ;)
The RC was kinda aiight... I guess. The first sip was good, but then it kinda fell flat from there. It wasn't how I remembered it, it just turned out to be not what I wanted to drink but it was there, it was open, I was super thirsty, so I half-heartedly finished it and then tossed it out.
If nothing else I think it kinda killed my craving for soda all together for a while. I find myself quite disillusioned and considering cutting back again...