TULSA, Okla. - "Stranger Things" fans (who are old enough) got a unique blast from the past in the show's third season that released July 4.
The Netflix hit brought back "New Coke" for the show's setting in 1985 -- the year Coca-Cola announced its "new" Coke recipe.
Today in 1985: Coca-Cola announces they will bring back original formula. A can of New Coke: pic.twitter.com/z2VSsgFNHy— National Museum of American History (@amhistorymuseum) July 10, 2019
"The summer of 1985 did in fact change everything for us with the introduction of New Coke, which was also arguably one of the biggest pop culture moments of that year," said Oana Vlad, director of Coca-Cola Trademark, Coca-Cola North America.
New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time and the new version was dropped after 79 days, though sales of the original Coca-Cola rebounded, according to the Associated Press.
Thanks to "Stranger Things" and Coca-Cola, New Coke is back. FOX23's Megan McClellan, Luke Slabaugh, Tiffany Alaniz, and Michael Seger enlisted the help of Matt Bradley and Natalie Cash from K95.5 for a taste test.
We laid out three cups per person -- one with Coke, one with Pepsi, and one with New Coke -- and looked to see if they could taste the difference.
WATCH the results here:
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