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#1 of 104 OFFLINE   Jerry Almeida

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Posted June 22 2004 - 05:20 AM

New Coke

Anyone try this yet? I'm wondering if really does taste just like regular coke. If it does, then couldn't they just get rid of regular coke? Is anyone really going to say, "I want all of my sugar!".




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#2 of 104 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted June 22 2004 - 05:26 AM

After the "New Coke" fiasco of the 80's, Coca-Cola Company will NEVER, EVER, cease production of original Coke Classic ever again.

I haven't tried it, but I can't believe it would be so identical you couldn't tell the difference. Otherwise, if it's that much healthier why not make regular Coke that way a long time ago (i.e. before the current low-carb fad)?
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#3 of 104 OFFLINE   Todd Harlan

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Posted June 22 2004 - 05:29 AM

I enjoy it, but it does not taste like Coke. I drink it b/c it's half the sugar/calories and it tastes pretty good (I can't drink Diet Coke...ughhh).

#4 of 104 OFFLINE   Noah Gottula

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Posted June 22 2004 - 05:54 AM

To me it basically tastes like a mix between normal and diet coke. I drink normal coke religiously and can't stand diet coke, so my taste buds may be a little skewed. Either way its about the middle of the road between the two (you can taste hints of both).

#5 of 104 OFFLINE   Kevin T

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Posted June 22 2004 - 05:57 AM

i agree with noah. it's a good trade off between regular coke and diet coke. though, it tastes more like regular coke than diet coke to me.

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#6 of 104 OFFLINE   Marvin Richardson

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Posted June 22 2004 - 06:04 AM

Tried it, hated it. Tastes like regular Coke, only flat. Really nasty stuff, although not as bad as New Coke or Diet Coke.

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Posted June 22 2004 - 06:40 AM

I saw Pepsi Edge first and am curious how these are going to fly given what I learned about carbonation. I read somewhere that carbonation basically numbs your taste buds and that's the primary reason for the amount of sugar in sodas. That's why sodas taste too sweet when they've gone flat. I'll give it a try out of curiosity though.
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#8 of 104 OFFLINE   Jerry Almeida

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Posted June 22 2004 - 06:53 AM

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I read somewhere that carbonation basically numbs your taste buds and that's the primary reason for the amount of sugar in sodas.


Interesting, I've never heard of that.


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To me it basically tastes like a mix between normal and diet coke.


That's what I figured.

I like the taste of regular coke, but don't drink much of it because of all the sugar. I can tolerate some diet drinks, but diet coke doesn't appeal to me at all. I'll have to give this a try.
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#9 of 104 OFFLINE   Jason Harbaugh

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Posted June 22 2004 - 06:55 AM

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That's why sodas taste too sweet when they've gone flat. I'll give it a try out of curiosity though.

I never knew that. I'm a mountain-dewaholic and have one every morning to start off the day. Of course I take my time drinking it and usually it ends up flat or I forget about it. Then when I take a swig, holy moly is that way too sweet for human consumption. Posted Image

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Posted June 22 2004 - 07:12 AM

Are these new low-carb, 50% less sugar diest colas anything more than a 50-50 mix of the diet and regular sodas? Posted Image

I expect that these will taste only 50% as bad as the diet sodas. A friend at work got one (by accident) and found it not as bad regular diet, but it still had the aftertaste of artificial sweeteners.

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Posted June 22 2004 - 08:04 AM

I tried it and can't stand it. Still tastes too sweet for me. Nothing but Diet Coke(with Lime) for me.


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#12 of 104 OFFLINE   Philip_G

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Posted June 22 2004 - 08:28 AM

C2 is NASTY. Initial taste is Ok but man is the aftertaste bitter.
Pepsi edge is the same concept, tastes a little better, tastes like half diet and half regular. That's probably exactly what it is.

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Posted June 22 2004 - 08:29 AM

I was a regular Coke fiend for 25+ years. 3-4 per day, more on the weekends. I gave it up 4 months ago for a strange beverage I had heard of but rarely saw in my glass . . . water. I still drink coffee (drip and espresso) to get my caffeine, but I'm off the corn syrup/ sugar/citric acid and I don't miss it. Nothing against Coke drinkers, but the sugar was killing me and NutraSweet makes my brain swim.

#14 of 104 OFFLINE   Johnny_M

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Posted June 22 2004 - 08:36 AM

whoever got fat drinking soda?





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Posted June 22 2004 - 08:43 AM

I tried C2 and do have to agree that it tastes like crap. It's made with Sugar, Splenda, and Aspartame. What's up with that? Why can't they just take their "Diet Coke" product, get rid of the Aspartame altogether, and just use Splenda. I drink products that are made with Splenda like Diet Rite and they taste really good. Diet Rite has almost the same taste as Pepsi. It's that Aspartame that gives Diet Pops that nasty aftertaste. You don't get much of an aftertaste with Splenda though. If the "Diet Coke" would use Splenda instead of Aspartame, it'd taste almost like real coke and still have 0 carbs.

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Posted June 22 2004 - 08:52 AM

Pepsi Edge tastes more like Pepsi than C2 tastes like Coke.

C2 has that asptertame which, in my opinion, makes it taste half like Coke, half like Diet, with no kick.
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Posted June 22 2004 - 08:55 AM

I'm allergic to aspertame so I agree, get rid of it!

I drink Diet Rite and while it's no Coke, really isn't bad at all. I've love for their to be a Coke version sweetened 100% with Splenda.

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Posted June 22 2004 - 09:04 AM

Leila,

I just picked up a case of Kirkland Diet Soda (Costco house brand) and it's favored with Splenda(sucralose) instead of nutrasweet. Pretty good stuff and it's cheap too.


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Posted June 22 2004 - 09:08 AM

Yeah, anything flavored with Splenda tastes better than aspartame. I enjoyed the C2, but I did notice the aftertaste. I got used to it, although I haven't bought any in two weeks. I drink Diet Vanilla Pepsi pretty much exclusively but if I get an urge for a non-diet Coke, I would grab the C2 instead of the regular Coke.

I haven't tried Pepsi EDGE. I don't think it's in Las Vegas yet.

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Posted June 22 2004 - 09:14 AM

I'm pretty picky about colas, and I like the new low carb Coke. I didn't notice an after taste, and I will be supporting the product (although the 20 oz bottles label carb content in 8 oz. servings, so you still need to be careful). P.S., I went from drinking 6 Cokes a day to none over the last 6 months and have lost 35 pounds and feel a lot better. Maybe I forgot what real Coke tastes like.





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