We tried the 2-Ingredient Coke

We tried it.

Not surprisingly, we also hated it. Okay, maybe hate is too strong of a word. After all, one of us thought it tasted Coke ‘ish,’ though the flavor was certainly lacking a lot.

As in, a lot, A LOT.

A woman on TikTok says her pilates instructor shared a ‘healthy alternative’ to soda called the 2-ingredient Coke, which is supposed to taste like, well, the real thing.

We beg to differ. It tasted carbonated like a soda, however certainly not a cola, but you be the judge. It’s a simple recipe, with only two ingredients that you may already have in your pantry:

Balsamic Vinegar + Seltzer Water

Feeling brave? Here’s how to make the beverage…

Add ice to a glass. Pour 1-2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar to the cup, and pour seltzer water over the ice. Stir.

You decide if it tastes like a Coke.

Jim’s response after sipping said it all: ‘It tastes like bubbly balsamic vinegar.’ Who wants a tall glass of THAT?


We tossed our cups in the trash and grabbed coffee from our Keurig here at work, instead.

Let us know if you try it and what you think!