People Disgusted With Flavor of Coke's AI-Generated Soda

New Coke Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it won’t come as a surprise that Coca-Cola has jumped on the AI bandwagon, asking an algorithm to come up with a new flavor. The flavor, dubbed “Year 3000,” is apparently supposed to taste like the future — and quench your thirst, of course. But according to a new hard-hitting new investigative report by Gizmodo, the reality is far more sobering. According to the site’s team, Y3000 isn’t just a big downgrade from regular Coke, but it’s downright unpleasant. The team didn’t mince words, calling it “all bark and no bite,” and simply “bad.” “Don’t drink it,” advised Gizmodo breaking news reporter Kyle Barr. “The first time the bubbling liquid hits your tongue you expect the same acidic, carbonated sensation as a regular Coke,” reads the report, “but the drink slithers to the back of the mouth and sits there, broiling with a numb triviality across your tastebuds.” Taste of Home’s Gael Fashingbauer Cooper was only slightly more enthusiastic, calling the beverage a “worthy new sibling to its playful, if peculiar, predecessors” — but advised against buying a 12-pack. The Mary Sue called it “predictably bad,” while Insider said it tasted like “when you mix all the drinks together at a soda fountain,” noting that it was better at room temperature. Soda Pressing It’s only the latest in an endless list of food and beverage companies to cook up AI-created drinks in hopes of viral attention, from AI IPAs to AI-inspired plant-based cheese. But whether…People Disgusted With Flavor of Coke's AI-Generated Soda

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