Taco Time’s ultimate soda fountain

Parents: next time you bring your kids into Taco Time, get ready to blow their soda-loving minds. Coca-Cola has spent the last half-decade transforming the soda fountain into every child’s dream with their new Freestyle soda fountain–and select locally owned Taco Time locatoins are the only places in the Northwest where you can give it a whirl. For the soda fanatic, it’s the ultimate candy store of soft drinks, with 106—yes, 106!—soda flavors funneled into a single machine. Flavors include standards like Coke (including cherry, vanilla, orange—all available in diet, Coke Zero or caffeine-free varieties), Fanta (eight fruity choices—also available in Fanta Zero) and Minute Maid beverages that you would regularly see at any fast food chain, but the beauty is the dizzying flavor choices for each product, bringing the self-serve soda fountain experience to a whole new level of sipping pleasure. (The Freestyle also offers uncarbonated refreshments like Dasani and Powerade, but we think the real fun lies with the bubbles).

Ok, so how does this 106 flavor thing work? (We had visions of those mix-in-the-syrup soft serve stands in Eastern Washington when we first heard of this.) Behold and marvel:

Coca-Cola

Cherry Coke

Coke with Lime

Vanilla Coke

Raspberry Coke

Orange Coke

Diet Coke

Diet Cherry Coke

Diet Coke with Lime

Diet Vanilla Coke

Raspberry Diet Coke

Orange Diet Coke

Coca-Cola Zero

Vanilla Coke Zero

Cherry Coke Zero

Caffeine-Free Diet Coke

Caffeine-free Diet Cherry Coke

Caffeine-free Diet Coke with Lime

Caffeine-free Diet Coke with Orange

Caffeine-free Diet Raspberry Coke

Caffeine-free Diet Vanilla Coke

Sprite, Sprite with Cherry

Sprite with Grape

Sprite with Peach

Sprite with Raspberry

Sprite with Strawberry

Sprite Zero

Sprite Zero with Cherry

Sprite Zero with Grape

Sprite Zero with Peach

Sprite Zero with Raspberry

Sprite Zero with Strawberry

Vault, Vault Red Blitz

Grape Vault

Orange Vault

Peach Vault

Barq's

Diet Barq's

Pibb

Pibb Xtra

Pibb Zero

Dasani, Dasani with Cherry

Dasani with Grape

Dasani with Lemon

Dasani with Lime

Dasani with Orange

Dasani with Peach

Dasani with Raspberry

Dasani with Strawberry

Dasani Sensations – Cherry

Dasani Sensations – Grape

Dasani Sensations – Lemon

Dasani Sensations – Lime

Dasani Sensations – Orange

Dasani Sensations – Peach

Dasani Sensations – Raspberry

Dasani Sensations

Strawberry Fanta

Fanta Cherry

Fanta Fruit Punch

Fanta Grape

Fanta Lime

Fanta Orange

Fanta Peach

Fanta Raspberry

Fanta Strawberry

Fanta Zero

Fanta Zero Cherry

Fanta Zero Fruit Punch

Fanta Zero Grape

Fanta Zero Lime

Fanta Zero Orange

Fanta Zero Peach

Fanta Zero Raspberry

Fanta Zero Strawberry

Hi-C Cherry

Hi-C Fruit Punch

Hi-C Grape

Hi-C Orange

Hi-C Raspberry

Hi-C Strawberry

Minute Maid Cherry Lemonade

Minute Maid Lemonade

Minute Maid Light Cherry Lemonade

Minute Maid Light Lemonade

Minute Maid Light Orange Lemonade

Minute Maid Light Raspberry Lemonade

Minute Maid Light Strawberry Lemonade

Minute Maid Orange Lemonade

Minute Maid Raspberry Lemonade

Minute Maid Strawberry Lemonade

Powerade ION4 Fruit Punch

Powerade ION4 Grape

Powerade ION4 Lemon

Powerade ION4 Lime

Powerade ION4 Orange

Powerade ION4 Raspberry

Powerade ION4 Cherry

Powerade ION4 Strawberry

Powerade Zero

Powerade Zero Cherry

Powerade Zero Fruit Punch

Powerade Zero Grape

Powerade Zero Lemon

Powerade Zero Lime

Powerade Zero Orange

Powerade Zero Raspberry

and—INHALE!— Powerade Zero Strawberry

And just like with 7-11 slurpees, mix and matching flavors is encouraged (if you mix all five Sprite products together—it’s like drinking a bag of gummy bears!).

The Freestyle machines can be found at four Taco Time locations (Queen Anne, West Seattle, Bellevue and Renton) and will expand to 15 stores by the end of the month (there’s even an iPhone app to help you find the nearest location, or you can go to their Facebook page).

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