VIDEO: We Tried ALL the New Club Cool Flavors at EPCOT

by | Oct 25, 2021 | EPCOT, WDW Blog, WDW Food

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During a recent trip to Walt Disney World, WDW Magazine co-owners tried all eight new Club Cool flavors at EPCOT.

In the name of journalism, WDW Magazine co-owners Steph and Danny Shuster recently visited the newly reopened Club Cool. The famous Coca-Cola tasting shop at EPCOT had closed down in September of 2019 in preparation for EPCOT’s historic renovations.

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Old and new Coca-Cola flavors at Club Cool in EPCOT. Photo by Danny Shuster

Because I’m a sick and twisted managing editor, I tasked my fearless leaders to try all eight Club Cool flavors of Coca-Cola, including the returning Beverly. Their teeth probably a little more rotten than when they left, Steph and Danny returned from their trip with an amazing video that captures their taste-testing experience.

WATCH: WDW Magazine Taste Tests Every New Club Cool Coke Flavor

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REVIEW: New Coca-Cola Club Cool Flavors at EPCOT’s World Celebration

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Steph recorded while Danny worked his way through eight Coke samples. Photo by Danny Shuster

Here’s what Danny thought of each of the eight Coke flavors available to sample.

Viva Raspberry (Moldova)

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Viva Raspberry. Photo by WDW Magazine

Disney’s description: Viva Raspberry is a delicious sparkling beverage from Moldova, a country in Eastern Europe. The slightly tart, yet sweet raspberry flavor is complimented by a hint of raspberry juice.

What Danny thought: “That tastes like raspberry. Raspberry and a little bit of cough syrup kind of flavor profile. It’s all right.”

Sprite Cucumber (Russia)

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Sprite Cucumber. Photo by WDW Magazine

Disney’s description: Sprite originally launched in 1961 and is now enjoyed in multiple countries around the world. Sprite Cucumber from Russia has a crisp cucumber flavor, providing a refreshing twist on this classic lemon-lime beverage.

What Danny thought: “That’s lovely. I’d like to mix that with some gin. Little summery cocktail. That’s cool and refreshing.”

Smart Sour Plum

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Smart Sour Plum. Photo by WDW Magazine

Disney’s description: Suan Mei Tang or Sour Plum Tea is a traditional Chinese beverage that has existed for over 1,000 years. Smart Sour Plum has a savory, sweet and tart flavor that is considered by many to be the ultimate sparkling thirst quencher on a hot day.

What Danny thought: “That one’s like sophisticated. All the other ones are kind of sugary, and this one’s like a grown-up drink.”

Royal Wattamelon (Philippines)

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Royal Wattamelon. Photo by WDW Magazine

Disney’s description: Royal Wattemelon is a sparkling beverage with a refreshingly sour watermelon flavor available exclusively in the Philippines.

What Danny thought: “Can I get that frozen as a slush? Because that would be great.”

Minute Maid Joy Apple Lychee (Korea)

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Minute Maid Joy Apple Lychee. Photo by WDW Magazine

*Danny’s favorite*

Disney’s description: Minute Maid Joy Apple Lychee is a still beverage with ripe apple and lychee notes. Lychee is a tropical and subtropical fruit tree native to southern China and now cultivated in many parts of the world.

What Danny thought: “I’m giving a slight edge because it’s not carbonated.

Country Club Merengue (Dominican Republic)

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Country Club Merengue. Photo by WDW Magazine

Disney’s description: Enjoy the smooth, creamy tropical fruit taste of Country Club Merengue from the Dominican Republic. Pronounced “muh-reng-gey,” the music and dance is just as popular as this sparkling sweet treat.

What Danny thought: “It reminds me a bit of a creamsicle, but there’s something else.”

Bon Bon Anglais (Madagascar)

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Bon Bon Anglais. Photo by WDW Magazine

Disney’s description: Bon Bon Anglais, exclusive to Madagascar, offers a unique taste experience with a blend of tropical fruit flavors.

What Danny thought: “This smells … do you know the flavor of artificial banana in Runts candies? That’s what this smells like. Sorry, Madagascar, do not like.”

Beverly (Italy)

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The infamous Beverly. Photo by WDW Magazine

Disney’s description: Beverly, with its bitter flavor, is a popular non-alcoholic aperitif that is a traditional part of Italian refreshment culture.

What Danny thought: “I thought Beverly was red. Is that just because I’m thinking of Campari? … Here we go. It’s Beverly. You love it or you hate it.”

A Cast Member stepped in to remind Danny and Steph that Beverly, the divisive Coke flavor at Club Cool, acts as a palette cleanser. Danny says it’s “herbaceous and powerful.”

Frequently Asked Questions About Club Cool in EPCOT

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New Club Cool sign. Photo by Danny Shuster

Planning a visit to EPCOT in the near future and have questions about the reimagined Coca-Cola tasting classic? We’ve got answers!

Is Club Cool Open at EPCOT?

Yes, the new Club Cool finally reopened on Sept. 15, 2021, just a few weeks ahead of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

Is Club Cool at EPCOT free?

Yes! This is one of the best FREE things to do at Walt Disney World. Head to Club Cool for free tastings of eight different sodas.

Is Beverly Still at Club Cool?

You fans of the old Club Cool have nothing to worry about. Beverly is one of the eight sodas you can sample.

How Many Flavors Are There at Club Cool in EPCOT?

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All eight flavors at Club Cool in EPCOT. Photo by Danny Shuster

Upon reopening, Club Cool offered eight flavors. Here’s a full list of the new Club Cool flavors in EPCOT:

  • Beverly (Italy)
  • Bon Bon Anglais (Madagascar)
  • Country Club Merengue (Domican Republic)
  • Minute Maid Joy Apple Lychee (Korea)
  • Royal Wattamelon (Philippines)
  • Smart Sour Plum (China)
  • Sprite Cucumber (Russia)
  • Viva Raspberry (Moldova)

Where Is Club Cool Located?

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Club Cool is located in EPCOT’s World Celebration neighborhood.

Club Cool is located in EPCOT’s new World Celebration neighborhood, in the same building as the new Creations Shop and a short walk from Test Track, Mission: SPACE, and Space 220 in World Discovery.

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Written by Timothy Moore

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Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).
Timothy Moore

Written by Timothy Moore

Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).