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Between diet coke and coke zero. I always buy diet coke but I was curious so I read the ingredients lists on both. They have the exact same ingredients. So what is the difference?
 

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I have been wondering about this myself.<br><br>
Notey drinks the zero stuff, but he announced he'll be gone today.<br><br>
Random soda fun:<br>
One of my mom's boyfriends called me "Charlie" because I drank lots of soda, which he called "Charlie Juice."<br><br>
I notice you also enjoy soda. Do people call you Charlie too?
 

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I'm not sure, but I've tried them both and they tast the same to me.<br>
Isn't coke the one's that fooled around with changing the flavor of Coke, then bringing it back as Coke Classic??<br><br>
Probably another marketing gimmick....
 

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I remember when Coke Zero (or Pepsi One???) first came out many years ago, it was a way to make diet soda marketable to men who would not want to drink *diet* soda. lol
 

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Different formula....<br>
Coke zero is based on the formula for coca-cola classic.... diet coke was based on the other stuff.<br>
The taste different to me... Though I don't like colas, so it doesn't matter how different they taste. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Diet Coke - Although it came out two years before ?New? coke, diet coke that we?ve enjoyed since the 80s is the sugar free form of new coke. In other words, it?s based on the formula for the ?New Coke? that wasn?t released yet (it debuted in 1985) when Diet Coke hit the market (1983), and is also now no longer available. (the New coke). Coca Cola has no plans at this time to discontinue the aspartame based Diet Coke, as it is third in the soda market. (After Coke and Pepsi, respectively.)<br><br>
Diet Coke with Splenda - You can spot it on shelves by the yellow bit in the label and the blue caps - this is a late to market response to those Diet Coke drinkers and Atkins dieters who wanted a Splenda sweetened soda. This is based on the same formula as Diet Coke, but because the sweetener has a different taste, the taste of the drink is closer to the way ?new Coke? tasted, or for those too young to remember - a slightly sweeter version of Coke.<br><br>
C2 - Half diet coke and Half ?real? coke - for those who wanted to reduce the amount of sugar but weren?t ready to give up everything just yet. Sweetened with a combination of high fructose corn syrup, aspartame (Equal) and sucralose (Splenda) .<br><br>
Coca Cola Zero - Sweetened with aspartame and acesulfame potassium., the reason this is different than Diet Coke is Coca Cola Zero is a sugar free version of the Classic Coke formulation. In other words, this is meant to be a sugar free version of the red cans of Coke you know and may or may not love. It has a redder, deeper color close to the color of Classic Coke and tastes far less like a diet soda (by many accounts) than Diet Coke.
 

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Hmmm...maybe I need to taste cherry coke zero. I may end up liking it more than diet cherry coke.<br><br>
Edited to add this: Interesting how the answer came from someone in Atlanta. Do you guys have coke education in school or something? <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif">
 

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<img alt="" src="http://blog.lewrockwell.com/lewrw/archives/IMG_0689b_web.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
World of Coca Cola!<br>
(Atlanta, GA)<br><a href="http://www.woccatlanta.com/" target="_blank">http://www.woccatlanta.com/</a>
 

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Let's just say you won't find any true Georgians, especially around Atlanta drinking a Pepsi product. The headquarters of Coca-Cola looms over Georgia Tech's football field and you can often see it when the TV announcers zoom out from the stadium.<br><br>
And of course, if you look close enough at the stadium, I'm on the 49 yard line, row 10 immediately behind the visiting team.
 
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