Some like it cold.
Some like it hot (in Hong Kong coffee shops, they really serve hot coke with ginger and lemon to combat cold and flu).
Some like it without ice (fear of losing "money" paying for a little coke and lots of ice).
Some doesn't mind if all the fizz has gone.
I like my coke icy cold (there's gotta be ice) and super fizzy.
There's no other way.
Nothing's more upsetting for me than being served un-cold/lukewarm/fizz-less/un-iced coke (most of them aren't real words, but I trust that you get what I meant)....hmmm except being served KFC fried chickens without skin...that'd be equally upsetting.
Thus, although I am a huge coke fan, I hardly buy my coke from vending machines, except the ones that also dispenses ice, which can be found in some 7-11.
You guys can imagine how ecstatic I was when I heard the news...
...that now I can buy coke off vending machines...WITH ICE.
W...wwww...wot??? You're joking?!
Eits...you know I'd never joke about coke 'n ice combo. Seriously, I think I have never been more serious about something since my primary school history exam (I was about to fail it miserably)!
So, how does it work?
Feed the machine with some cash, or wave your magic octopus card, and select your icy fizz drinks as usual.
1. Grab the bottle (you can see that it's all liquid inside, no ice)
2. Open it
3. See ice forming in the bottle, right before your eyes
Such a wonderful sight...in scorching hot days like these...
...it felt like I was witnessing a modern day miracle.
Sous chef and I debated about what's the deal with this ice thing. Liquid nitrogen? Something in the bottle? Something in the machine? Something in the coke?
Meh. We concluded that we ain't no scientists....so we'll just...
...Gulp. Gulp. Gulp. Ahhhh....
Hail all icy cold fizzy coca cola lovers in Hong Kong! Get a bottle from some vending machines in locations listed on iCoke Hong Kong site and let's all rejoice!
Update: there's an explanation on how it works (wow!), check it out here