How to make "Healthy Coke" go viral on TikTok

Since its inception, TikTok has become a major hub for trends in fashion, pop culture, music, food, and more. With over 1 billion users (as of September 2021), the app sets the tone for what's hot in today's world, which often includes wacky food and drink trends. Amid stylized and impressive making videos of homemade cocktails and charcuterie boards, a world of edible experimentation exists. Take the “healthy cola” trend, for example. On June 7, user @mandyvjones posted a video in which she tried a very strange concoction that used soda and (believe it or not) balsamic vinegar. The goal is to make the drink taste like Coca-Cola.

That might sound like a bad combination, but once Jones' video went viral, tons of other TikTok users started trying it out — and some even seemed to like it. The #healthycoke hashtag now has 4.6 million views and counting, so it's clear the trend is spreading quickly on the app. From nutritionists to influencers to regular users, many TikTok users have tried this strange concoction. If you're wondering why this combo is happening, or want to try it for yourself, here's everything you need to know about the "Healthy Coke" TikTok trend.

What is the “healthy cola” trend?

Like many other fun health trends on the app, the Healthy Coke TikTok idea went viral. In early June, Amanda Jones, who goes by the username @mandyvjones, posted a video of herself mixing a glass of ice with guava-flavored La Croix and a splash of balsamic vinegar. She explained that her Pilates instructor makes the drink almost every day and that it is supposed to taste like Coca-Cola, albeit a "healthier alternative."

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After mixing the ingredients together, she tried the strange combination and was surprised to find that, in her words, it "tasted like Coke." Within 24 hours of the video being posted, her Pilates instructor's recipe became an overnight sensation. Of course, there were a lot of negative comments, like "Jail!" Jones' video also posted "Have you ever had coke?" and some users who also tried the concoction seemed to agree with her.

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How to Make a Viral "Healthy Coke"

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Want to make your balsamic vinegar sparkle? It’s easy to make your own “Healthy Coke” TikTok video. All you need is a can of soda (any flavor will do, according to most users) and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Mix them in a glass of ice and film your reaction. Using a TikTok video recorder and editor will make the process easier and help you join this crazy trend.