What started as a simple Twitter conversation has snowballed into an international dialogue on the merits of milk and coke (which few people seem to have known was a thing).
Twitter user @bexin2d incredulously tweeted about @JimMFelton saying that milk in coca cola was a common drink. Twitter users began chiming in with expressions of disgust at the idea, or confirmation that they loved it.
Several people compared it to a "Coke Float" which is a scoop of vanilla ice cream in Coca Cola, but the general consensus was that the beverage sounded horrible.
@davidallengreen Can you confirm or deny a thing for me? I am currently being told by @JimMFelton that milk in coca… https://t.co/WdOh3nlJ3K— █║ ▌║ ᴍᴚ ʙᴇx ║ ▌║█ (@█║ ▌║ ᴍᴚ ʙᴇx ║ ▌║█)1551381477.0
Disgust and horror were the general reactions.
@JimMFelton @JenKoz4 Milk Coke seems to be popular online for SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS. Drinking it suggests that you’ve… https://t.co/Q8luS5vAZc— Jumping the snark (@Jumping the snark)1551425974.0
@bexin2d @davidallengreen @JimMFelton Back when I worked in UCL's Phineas, some guy insisted on ordering a "Baileys… https://t.co/iD5rhRrLVw— Hugh Osborn (@Hugh Osborn)1551451010.0
@bexin2d @davidallengreen @JimMFelton It’s only a thing if you add vodka— Laconicon (@Laconicon)1551497577.0
@bexin2d @davidallengreen @JimMFelton sounds like a float.. aside from the fact that the thought of a float doesnt… https://t.co/vbFykWW7s5— Jason (@Jason)1551496496.0
sorry but drinking a coke float instead of milk coke does not make you any less morally depraved— katie (@katie)1551450008.0
For those outside of the UK let me reinforce that this is not normal British behaviour and James will be given the… https://t.co/JWmY6UPbNP— Davey (@Davey)1551449082.0
@norespawns That just looks disgusting and I'm sure it tastes as horrible as it looks.— Chris B. NYC's wayward son. (@Chris B. NYC's wayward son.)1551468870.0
The news is spreading:
a friend who isn't even on twitter just sent me a text saying "what on earth is milk coke", this is your fault @JimMFelton— Chris Boyd 🇬🇧🇵🇭 (@Chris Boyd 🇬🇧🇵🇭)1551440824.0
@SpillerOfTea @JimMFelton my friend was in in Euston station and overheard people going on about "some fucking milk… https://t.co/0EaNdwzYn9— Chris Boyd 🇬🇧🇵🇭 (@Chris Boyd 🇬🇧🇵🇭)1551441323.0
@supermathskid @Astro_Jonny @JimMFelton @paperghost @KatyFevans @Luiseach @tommyhale91 @bexin2d @davidallengreen Ba… https://t.co/m7E2nnTzai— Rich (@Rich)1551447365.0
Apparently it's not as terrible as it sounds?
@JimMFelton @JenKoz4 @Steveideas I'm putting my neck on the line here, but I reckon it will taste a bit like ice cr… https://t.co/JG7Eacgorr— Timmy C (@Timmy C)1551443980.0
@JimMFelton mixed a glass for me and it's actually amazing. Think caffeinated chocolate milk— Steve potvin (@Steve potvin)1551442731.0
Felton decided to put the matter to rest.
Milk coke is a real thing. Brummies love it. We can all move on from this discussion now, I will be taking no furth… https://t.co/IYz0v99Q8v— James Felton (@James Felton)1551447562.0
In TK Maxx earlier I saw what I can only assume/hope was the abandoned remains of a milk coke @JimMFelton https://t.co/XHX5M32rXY— Lucy Meredith (@Lucy Meredith)1551552099.0
Whatever your position on the beverage, it does appear to be a real thing that real people drink...for some reason.