I know the machines aren’t new anymore, but someone on another thread tried Mello Yello out of the machine, and that got me wondering on this topic, again.
Now, for me, Coke, regular Coke, from the Freestyle machine is horrible and doesn’t taste like Coke. Normally, I like Coke from bottle, can, or fountain (as opposed to Mountain Dew, where I don’t really care for the fountain version, but don’t know if it’s the ice or something else). But the first time I tried the Freestyle Coke, it was horrible (and smelled different). I tried again a couple more times, and tried running water for a second before to clear out any flavors left, but ultimately, I just don’t like it. But I’ve only had it from one place, and that was all within 2 weeks of them putting the machine in (several years ago).
Now, my sister had a coke from a drivethrough once and said it was horrible and then I looked up the place, and it had a Freestyle machine, but I wouldn’t think they’d use those from the drivethrough. But that was at the place next door to the place I had the awful Coke at, and they may be serviced from the same place.
I’ve seen others say the Coke is bad when I Googled for it, but I wanted opinions from SD.