My Hero – Zero

As someone who absolutely detests most diet soda (pop) I am pleased to announce an actually palatable carbonated diet cola.

Coke Zero

It’s so much like the older version of Coke (before Coke-Classic, and the “New Coke” of the mid-1980’s, I had to do a double-take.

My local Meijer grocery store handed out dixie-cup size samples of the newest “pause that refreshes” and I was stunned. Diet you say? HA! I had to go read the ingredients:

Coke Zero:
Carbonated water, caramel color, phosphoric acid, Aspartame, potassium benzoate…

Diet Coke:
Carbonated water, caramel color, Aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate…

Is the jockeying of one ingredient the difference? Who knows, but I can tell you that the one think I really miss about the original coke is that it was not as sweet at the newer versions. This diet-treat seems to capture that crispness.

So – once again Coke – +1

Way to go!

maybe it’s just me…

Brian Atkinson

Brian is an international and inspirational speaker, consultant, and voice artist. Brian has served as the Director of Digital Communications at American Bible Society, and the Director of Digital Media at The Bible Gateway (Gospel Communications International). He has worked as a communications director, technology manager, church-planter, radio announcer, welder, and ice cream man. He has a lot of t-shirts.

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2 comments on “My Hero – Zero
  1. ooie32 says:

    yep. it’s just you.

  2. I was wrong – I tried it again later and it tasted more like TAB than COKE.

    not so good.

    I blame the sample at the store.