No meal is complete without a beverage. Beyond providing refreshment, a drink can also highlight the best flavors a meal has to offer, making the experience even more enjoyable to savor.

That’s why Chef’d, an online gourmet meal kit company, and The Coca-Cola Company make a delectable pairing. The two companies have newly joined forces to offer “Refreshing Meal Inspirations,” recipe and meal kits (complete with drinks) that can be ordered in less than four clicks via Chefd.com.

A Taste of What’s on the Menu

Coca-Cola has long been celebrated by chefs as an ideal complement to any meal. And while “Refreshing Meal Inspirations” certainly hosts pairings with the company’s flagship brand, Chef’d has created a variety of easy-to-prepare meals paired with flavored DASANI sparkling waters and Gold Peak teas.

Check out what’s in the new six ready-to-cook meal kits, and learn what drinks best enhance their flavors and why:

Recipe: Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Potato Salad and Corn
Beverage Pairing: Gold Peak sweet tea

Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Potato Salad and Corn

The home-brewed taste of Gold Peak tea connects you to the comforting feeling of home and is the inspiration for this delicious meal. The sweetness of Gold Peak tea complements the salty vinegar notes of the BBQ flavor and pairs perfectly with this meal. These BBQ baby back ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender.

Recipe: Shrimp Yakisoba
Beverage Pairing: DASANI Sparkling Blood Orange

Shrimp Yakisoba

The crisp, bubbly taste of DASANI Sparkling Blood Orange was the inspiration for this meal. With its slightly tart flavor, it is the perfect balance to the spiciness of the sriracha sauce in this meal and will keep your taste buds refreshed between bites.

Recipe: Bacon Cheeseburger with Gruyere Cheese & Maple-Onion Confit
Beverage Pairing: Coca-Cola Life

Bacon Cheeseburger with Gruyere Cheese & Maple-Onion Confit

Coca-Cola Life, which is sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf extract, is the inspiration for this recipe. The subtle sweetness found in Coca-Cola Life complements the juicy and savory flavors found in this gourmet twist on the traditional burger.

Recipe: Roasted Quartered Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Swiss Chard
Beverage Pairing: DASANI Sparkling Meyer Lemon

Roasted Quartered Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Swiss Chard

The fresh, crisp, bubbly taste of DASANI Sparkling Meyer Lemon was the inspiration for this meal. The effervescent and refreshing taste enhances the robust flavors of the garlic mashed potatoes and is a great complement to this chicken dish.

Recipe: Beef Short Rib Tacos
Beverage Pairing: Coca-Cola

Beef Short Rib Tacos

The perfectly balanced flavor of Coca-Cola, with its sparkling finish, enhances the boldness of the BBQ flavor in the beef short ribs and completes this meal. The bubbly, uplifting taste of Coca-Cola will bring happiness to your taste buds as you sip it between bites of these delicious tacos.

Recipe: Chicken and Mushroom Marsala with Goat Cheese and Pasta
Beverage Pairing: Gold Peak unsweet tea

Chicken and Mushroom Marsala with Goat Cheese and Pasta

The home-brewed taste of Gold Peak unsweetened tea connects you to the comforting feeling of home and is the inspiration for this delicious meal. The mild and refreshing Gold Peak unsweetened tea complements the flavors of the creamy sauce and is the perfect complement to this fresh take on a traditional chicken meal..

Each meal comes with pre-portioned ingredients and will be delivered to customer doorsteps as quickly as 24 hours later.  Since Chef’d offers meal options with no subscription required, these "Refreshing Meal Inspirations", along with hundreds of other a la carte meals, can be ordered, or reordered, at any given time. Learn more.