Hate Diet Coke and Coke Zero. Diet Pepsi's alright though.
Did anyone ever get to try that Pepsi Natural a couple years ago? It was all natural ingredients. They used shit like ginger root and stuff to make the flavor. The weird thing was that it tasted bad. But I couldn't stop drinking them.
Cokes are fucking gross
Unless you mix Coke Lime and Cherry Coke 1:1. AHHHHMAZING.
I gave up drinking soda ages ago and switched to sparkling mineral water. As gay as that sounds it actually weened me off coke n'stuff. A lot of the time what you enjoy eating or drinking isn't just limited to taste, but well, sensation. The only key difference between fizzy water and fizzy soda is the colossal amounts of sugar in the latter.
Never understood this, if you're going to drink coke, just drink normal coke, every version is just as bad for you, and if you care about your health to drink a diet coke, you're doing the healthy thing wrong.
Exactly. People just see 'diet' and think that means better.
That's the point.
Yep, reminds me of the Vitamin water lawsuit saying it's misleading, because vitamin water (Owned by cocacola) is just as sugary as their normal pops. The crazy part was, coke defended themselves saying it's clearly not a health drink, and anyone buying it because of that message is not informed. Sorry coke, vitamin water totally doesn't sound like a healthy alternative......
Ditto. I generally drink Pepsi Max because the flavor is regular-ish and it has more caffeine than most other diet sodas. However, when I'm not drinking soda purely for the amount of caffeine it contains, I have also been known to throw back a Diet Coke or Dr. Pepper TEN (you might think that it is because of the masculine marketing, but it also contains more caffeine than a regular Diet Dr. Pepper, LOL).
For the record: Coke Zero is gross as hell.
I was just reading up on Coke Zero earlier (real busy day), and apparently it's marketed towards young men. The idea is that younger guys perceive diet coke to be a feminine product so they had to re brand Coke Zero as a bevarage for people with tesiticles. A lot of soda companies do this (see dr pepper 10). A usual trope is that it is marketed as tasting exactly like the non diet version.
now I finally understand where Dr Pepper 10 came from.
man is that dumb. Probably works though
Sometimes I'm amazed at the perception people have of "health" and what is/isn't healthy. A lot of FUD and childish perceptions of OMG ARTIFICIAL.
have stopped drinking beverages other than water and coffee on a regular basis, but sometimes I'll have a soda with a meal and I'll go for diet because I find regular soda too sweet.
Coke made with sugar (get that HFCS out of here) in glass bottles is the only way to go (and, since it's hard to come by and a lot more expensive I drink less of it, which isn't a bad thing)...
This is the correct answer. Also acceptable: Coke with lime. The freestyle machines don't do the lime anywhere near as well as the bottled version, which is unfortunate- since I don't know if they even still sell bottles of Coke with lime.
Don't they both contain aspartame? Avoid that garbage.
I'm with everyone touting water, but if you want to drink soda, I'd avoid aspartame and drink the real deal.
Wait, what's wrong with aspartame? It's been pretty much proven that it's safe for consumption.
I think Coke Zero just straight up tastes better. The reason that both products exist simultaneously is purely for marketing. Diet Coke is popular among women, and Coke Zero does better with men.
The McDonalds near my work only has Diet Coke. This has become a huge issue in my life.
As one of the earlier guys said, it was exactly that Men weren't purchasing Diet Coke due to it's feminine attachment, likely stemming from the cans plastering the breast cancer-awareness logos on them. So they launched Coke Zero to appeal to Men who wanted an "edgy" diet-version. It was featured quite prominently in the film Scott Pilgrim vs The World (Scott pilgrim wore number 0 and drank Coke Zero). It's definitely not the same formula as Diet Coke. I personally prefer Coke Zero's taste even over the original flavor, but that may be due to my taste buds adjusting to artificial sugar.