Of course, it’s not coming to the Inland Empire right away.
It is, however, going to be in Southern California very soon.
Coca-Cola is testing its new Freestyle soda fountain at several locations in San Diego and Orange counties.
Why not Riverside and San Bernardino counties, Coke marketing decision-makers? Hmm?
Anyway, the new dispenser has a touchscreen that allows you to select your base beverage and then choose a variety of that beverage.
You want a raspberry Coke? No problem.
Cherry Sprite Zero? OK.
Peach Dasani water? Lime Fanta? Grape Vault? Lemon Diet Coke? Minute Maid Light orange Lemonade? Just plain Barq’s root beer?
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!
The new machine uses highly concentrated flavors and micro-dosing technology, originally used to precisely dispense dialysis and cancer drugs.
It is also highly customizable, allowing for new recipes to be downloaded as needed.
I, for one, am looking forward to choosing a new soda flavor using the Freestyle.
Follow the jump for a video demonstration of the new fountain and a list of upcoming locations where you’ll soon be able to make your own concoctions.
Coca-Cola Freestyle locations
San Diego county locations (installation finished by the end of July)
Jack in the Box
5256 S. Mission Road, Bonsall
901 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad
1430 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido
550 W. Mission Ave., Escondido
238 Felicita Ave., Escondido
2474 Vista Way, Oceanside
717 San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos
260 South Melrose Drive, Vista
1471 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista
740 Sycamore Road, Vista
591 Grand Ave., Suite G102, San Marcos
Orange County locations (installation finished late August/early September)
2025 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim
El Pollo Loco
1611 E. Katella Ave., Orange
1702 E. 17th St., Santa Ana
23632 El Toro Road, Lake Forest
1302 Bison Ave., Newport Beach
32545 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point
30012 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Nigel
3801 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach
2514 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton