A drink called “milk coke” is being popularized by a comedy writer named James Felton, claiming that the drink is a Birmingham delicacy. Felton is encouraging people to try the “delicious” beverage.
Milk coke is a real thing. Brummies love it. We can all move on from this discussion now, I will be taking no further questions. pic.twitter.com/dQR8bg3UAO
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 1, 2019
“I’ve been drinking it since I was a child and had the metabolism to cope with the calories involved,” he said. Since a discussion ignited by Felton took off on Twitter about the drink, conversation about the unconventional beverage has surged, and people are reporting back about their findings.
Tried my first milk coke after learning about it on Twitter earlier today. I expected it to be bad, but I have to say my expectations were completely right. It's not good. I do not recommend mixing coke and milk
— Wild Geerters (@classiclib3ral) March 1, 2019
My sons and husband drink it. Great for heartburn.
— WeeHalfPint (@weehalfpintt) March 1, 2019
Felton has clarified a number of things: the drink is best concocted from one-third milk and two-thirds coke, and once you’ve made milk coke, you have about ten minutes to finish drinking it before it curdles.
somewhere in the coca-cola office an analytics person is desperately trying to figure out what could have caused six hundred thousand references overnight to milk coke
— Chris Boyd 🇬🇧🇵🇭 (@paperghost) March 1, 2019
— 𝙎𝙝𝙚𝙍𝙖 (@SheRa_Marley) March 1, 2019
Felton recommends people try milk coke because it has “all the flavor of a coke float without the hassle of having to own ice cream.”