Milk and Coca Cola are not two drinks we would imagine work well together but apparently, we might well be wrong about that.
We here at TheThings like to think of ourselves as being pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new things. That especially applies to food and drink. We are lucky enough to live in a time where we can try cuisine from all around the world without having to venture too far from our own doorstep. In fact, we can get a lot of it delivered to that doorstep.
That being said, there is something that comes along every now and again where we say to ourselves "umm, we're not too sure about this one." Milk Coke is the latest addition to that relatively short list. That's because it is exactly what it says on the tin: milk mixed with Coca Cola.
It also seems that we and the rest of the internet are late to the game. Delish reports that British comedian James Felton sparked the recent interest in Milk Coke via a tweet he sent out last week. He established that Milk Coke is indeed a real thing and that many in his native of Birmingham, England, love it. He also confirmed that the beverage has been around for a while, revealing that his dad is also a fan.
Milk coke is a real thing. Brummies love it. We can all move on from this discussion now, I will be taking no further questions. pic.twitter.com/dQR8bg3UAO— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 1, 2019
As with pretty much anything in the present day, social media has since been whipped up into a frenzy about whether mixing milk with Coke is right or wrong. Most people are absolutely horrified at the idea. Even some of Felton's fellow Brummies are arguing against the comedian's claim that the drink is popular in Birmingham. Felton is definitely not alone in his enjoyment of Milk Coke, though.
As shocked and horrified as we were at first, truth be told, is Milk Coke really that different from a Coke float? A tall glass of Coca Cola with a scoop of vanilla ice cream floating on top. For some reason that still sounds delicious to use, while mixing milk with Coke continues to be something we want to steer clear of. We will try it eventually, but it might take us a while to come round to the idea.