I ended up finishing my glass as I continued working, which speaks to my final verdict on the trend: I approve.
Though there are some people like NBC’s “Today Show” hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager who didn’t like the aftertaste, I genuinely didn’t mind it.
I offered a glass to my friend Elise when she stopped by after work and she also was a fan of the drink. She attributed the fact we both enjoyed it to our shared love of all things pickled because it’s usually with brine or vinegar.
When it comes to the so-called health benefits of drinking this beverage, balsamic vinegar can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, according to Healthline, though drinking too much can cause stomach and esophagus issues.
Overall, I wouldn’t say no to a glass of “healthy Coke” again, and I wouldn’t be surprised if more people started opting for a version of this drink after workouts.