The Perfect Pair: Asian Pulled Pork Tacos and Diet Coke® Zesty Blood Orange

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Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange
 

One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to plan out my meals for the upcoming week. I feel so much more organized when I create a grocery list, pick out the ingredients that I need at the store and know what I'll be cooking ahead of time. When I'm in the kitchen, I like to make easy recipes that are full of flavor.

Lately, I've been experimenting with all sorts of different recipes. I've made everything from hearty soups to refreshing salads! Each day I crave something different and having an assortment of recipes to choose from keeps things interesting. 

Whenever I'm craving something exotic, Asian Pulled Pork Tacos are my go-to meal. These tacos only include a few ingredients and they're made using a slow cooker, so its a great dish to make on busy weekdays. You just prepare all of the ingredients ahead of time, add the pork to your slow cooker and let it cook while you're off at work or running errands. Who doesn't love coming home to a fully cooked meal? I know I do!

Zesty flavors go great with exotic ones and this recipe definitely has an exotic flair, so I think Diet Coke® Zesty Blood Orange is the perfect drink to pair with this recipe because it has a bold flavor that makes your taste buds come alive. Each sip is a new experience and will leave you wanting more. 

One of my favorite things about the new Diet Coke flavors is that you can purchase them in packs or as on-the-go singles. I purchased an 8-pack of the Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange flavor, but next time I visit Kroger I plan on buying each of the new flavors in single cans so I can have an at-home taste testing party. I love that Diet Coke is providing the option to buy cans as singles because it gives people the chance to try all of their new flavors at an affordable price. 

While I was grocery shopping at Kroger this past weekend, I saw all of the new Diet Coke flavors on display on an aisle end cap. Along with the new Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange flavor, you can also try out Feisty Cherry, Ginger Lime, Twisted Mango and of course, classic Diet Coke. Not sure which flavor is right for you and your personality? You can find your match by taking a fun quiz! How cool is that?

You may have noticed that these Diet Coke flavors come in new 12oz sleek cans. The packaging is fun, colorful and eye-catching. I personally love these cans because they're super stylish and easy to carry around. They also fit perfectly in the refrigerator, so you can always keep your favorite flavors icy cold and ready to enjoy at a moment's notice. Even though the design of the can has changed a bit, the same Diet Coke taste that I know and love hasn't changed. It's still as refreshing and thirst-quencing as ever! 

Now that I've told you all about the delicious new Diet Coke flavors, let's dive in to the perfect recipe to pair with Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange: Asian Pulled Pork Tacos. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pork tenderloin (3 lbs or less)
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • Small flour tortillas
  • Cole slaw
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Directions:

  1. Cut pork tenderloin into thirds and place into a slow cooker. Add 1.5 cups of teriyaki sauce and 3 tablespoons of hot sauce. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours. 
     
  2. Once the pork tenderloin is fully cooked, take two forks and shred it into bite-sized pieces. 
     
  3. Drain any remaining liquid from the slow cooker and use tongs to place strips of meat onto small flour tortillas. 
     
  4. Top each pulled pork taco with cole slaw. 
     
  5. Serve Asian Pulled Pork Tacos with Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange.

If you're a fan of bold flavors, you'll love these Asian Pulled Pork Tacos with Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange to drink! This meal is certainly a crowd-pleaser and would be the perfect thing to bring to a potluck or to a get together with family and friends! Plus, you can modify and experiment with this recipe by using wonton wrappers instead of tortillas or by adding additional asian spices, seasonings or sauces. Now matter how you decide to make these pulled pork tacos, don't forget to stock up on Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange so you can really bring out the flavors in this mouthwatering meal. 

Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange is the perfect match for me and this delicious recipe. What's your match? Find out now and check out all of the new Diet Coke flavors at your local Kroger.

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Have you tried any of the new Diet Coke flavors? If so, which ones have you tried? What do you think of the new sleek cans? Share your thoughts with me in the comment section below!