Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Sweet JEBUS! What have they done to my Diet Coke?

Okay, so I have a few vices and most of 'em are legal. But my number one vice is Diet Coke. And I got up waaay early this morning and I was feelnig the late-afternoon/pre-gym funk, and so I just went out to fetch myself a DC and I bought the new version, the one that's sweetened with Splenda, because Splenda is supposed to be better than aspartame yada yada yada. And, holy fuck!!!! Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda doesn't taste like Diet Coke at all! It tastes like REAL COCA COCA CLASSIC! Ewwwwwww! No No No No! I loves me my old version of Diet Coke, with its crisp-slightly-tangy flavor of awesomeness. Coca Cola Classic makes my teeth itch. And this Splenda-sweetened Diet Coke is NOT the Diet Coke that I know and love. NO NO NO NO NO! It's icky teeth-itch-inducing Coca Cola Classic masquerading as a calorie-free caffeinated treat!!!!


I feel so betrayed. I haven't been so misled since my parents lied to me about something-or-other when I was a kid. Humph.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you tried the Diet Coke with lime? Pretty good, but for some reason it goes flat really fast (yuch).

BlueRedBlue said...

Have you tried the Diet Coke with lime? Pretty good, but for some reason it goes flat really fast (yuch).

BlueRedBlue said...

oops... sorry for the double. Looked like the anon didn't take, so I signed on.

Anonymous said...

Diet Coke with lime is garbage...

Emily said...

i too, have what can be considered a diet coke problem. the at least 5 cans a day can attest to that. i too, tried the diet coke with splenda, attempting to get away from the "evils" that people say exist with aspartame. finding it horrible, the closer to coke flavor, combined with a little bit of wierd lemon aftertaste. its just wrong. but wait - there's more. i go to the grocery store to buy, my weekly supply of diet coke (approx 3 12 packs) and lo and behold, there is a coupon on it for a free coca-cola zero. so i'm like sure, a free new coke. and it was silver too, i was quickly intrigued... and what? it was worse than the splenda. horrific. i mean, it practically tasted the same as coke! without the bad aftertaste! and zero calories! they better not be trying to replace my beloved diet coke with that crap, people should just drink the real thing, C2, diet coke with splenda, but damnit, leave my diet coke alone.
whew, that was a long one.