TikTokers are combining 2 easy pantry items for a homemade 'healthy Coke' substitute — with mixed results

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TikTokers are combining 2 easy pantry items for a homemade 'healthy Coke' substitute — with mixed results
Tiktok users are making DIY Cocoa-Cola with balsamic vinegar and seltzer.Daniel Mazilu/Getty Images
  • TikTok users mix balsamic vinegar and seltzer for a supposedly lower-calorie Coca-Cola
  • TikTok user Amanda Jones credited her pilates instructor for the recipe
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TikTok's latest viral trend is stirring up mixed feelings among users as people combine two common pantry ingredients — balsamic vinegar and seltzer — to make an apparently healthier version of Coke.

One TikTok user, Amanda Jones, posted a video on Monday in which she mixed balsamic vinegar with guava La Croix and claimed that the flavor was "just like a coke."

"And it's healthy and good for you," she added.

The video currently has 6 million views and counting. She attributes this recipe to her Pilates instructor.

The "healthy coke" recipe calls for mixing a small pour of balsamic vinegar with any sparkling beverage.

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@mandyvjones @LaCroix Sparkling Water ♬ original sound - Amanda Jones

Food trends are nothing new to Tiktok. Last year billions of people were inspired by Squid Game to make Dalgona candy on the platform.

In less than a week, this new food trend garnered more than 40-thousand shares and over 20 million views under the #healthycoke hashtag. Many popular creators are creating duets with Jones' video and trying it out themselves with varied reactions.

@mandyvjones @LaCroix Sparkling Water ♬ original sound - Amanda Jones

Author and Food-Blogger Ashley McCray-Mac, also known as @healthylittlepeach on TikTok, tried the trend herself. She said, "That's delicious, that's my new drink" and suggested to viewers not to add too much balsamic vinegar or it would overpower the drink.

@healthylittlepeach A healthy version of a coke. Saw from @Amanda Jones #healthycoke #balsamicvinegar ♬ original sound - Ashley McCrary- Mac

Some Tiktok users did not find the flavor appetizing, however.

Samar Kullab, who goes by @chicago.dietian on Tiktok, called the concoction "disgusting."

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@chicago.dietitian #healthycoke #diet #trends #fyp# dietitian # review # nutrition ♬ Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show

The trend has also gone beyond TikTok and onto national television. NBC's "Today Show" hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager tried the trend — and also disgusted by the aftertaste.

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