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Honey Boo Boo

Experiments with Coke

10/1/2012 10:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Honey Boo Boo overcame a real bad coke problem this weekend -- barely surviving a special taste test at the Coca-Cola factory in Atlanta ... that nearly made her puke her brains out.

7-year-old Alana "HBB" Thompson visited the Coke factory with her family yesterday, and while she was there ... an employee suggested they all try a special flavor from Italy called "Beverly." Big mistake.

"Beverly" has a famously bitter aftertaste due to its quinine content -- the same ingredient as tonic water -- and Boo Boo did NOT like it one bit, nearly upchucking all over the Coke factory floor.

Honey Boo Boo's mom June tried Beverly too -- and said it tasted like "ear wax."

The salad factory full of healthy snacks and exercise must've been closed.

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