Apparently it’s a miracle that Coke could mix four flavours together to make a drink.

Quatro was a drink that appeared in the UK in 1982, and then vanished in 1989. It later re-emerged in the South Americas with a different flavour.

I recognise the can, but have no memory of ever tasting it, though I suppose I must have done at some point. It fused the four flavours (miraculously) of orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and passion fruit. And it was green.

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