They're officially called Coca Cola Freestyle machines and this is one I used at Five Guys yesterday.

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I accept your challenge and will succeed!

I'm always excited when I get to use these. So many options! So many choices! It reminds me of being a kid and mixing all the sodas together at New Years (or surreptitiously at restaurants that frowned on those things, just 'cuz).

My adult self still loves the craft of trying to create that all new flavor that will be my new favorite. Inevitably, though, I dump some awful concoction that I put together on the first try. Who knew strawberry lemon grape Mello Yello wouldn't be awesome?

The next visit I try a somewhat less exotic creation, perhaps grape root beer. This will taste just as awful but I'll just grin and bear it because I'm a grown man-- I can't dump two full sodas and keep going, can I? It isn't trial and error, it is trying an error. Mmm, so wrong.

Kudos to the folks at Coca Cola. I've tried any number of combinations, and they're never better than anything you've already come up with. Even so, I'm going to keep trying and will let you know if I come up with a hit.

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