I just tried New Coke. Even though I was around in 1985, I don't remember it very well, so I don't know if I had New Coke before. And, if I did, at six years old I didn't know what it really was. So, from the time I learned about the debacle of New Coke, after the fact, I was always curious about what it tasted like, what the big deal was, and why some people hated it so much. And now, thanks to Stranger Things Season 3 taking place in the summer of 1985, and Coca-Cola wanting to push the product as a cross-promotion, I finally got to find out what New Coke tastes like. So what did I think? It's sweeter, but it also doesn't have the same harsher, sparkly quality that I like about regular Coke. It doesn't taste like Pepsi but it does taste a lot closer to it. Overall, I prefer Coca Cola Classic, but New Coke isn't bad. I like it. I think if it were introduced as just another flavor, instead of something meant to replace Old Coke, then it probably wouldn't have been taken off the shelves.