FirstNationalBastard: BKITU: Acesulfame potassium + aspartame has been used in Diet Pepsi's flavored sodas, like their Vanilla and Lime variants. It's also the sweetening combo used in Coke Zero, Diet Dr Pepper, and pretty much every other diet soda that isn't plain Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi.Coke and Pepsi learned after the New Coke fiasco that you don't fark around with the formula on a core product, even if the new formula is preferred by taste-testers. Once the blindfold is off, consumers apply an irrational attachment to the old product and throw a fit at the change.If they are going to make such a change at this point, they are wise to 1) announce it ahead of time, and 2) announce that they aren't changing the flavoring formula."It'll still taste the same, but will last longer if stored in a warm place" is a good way to get around the irrational response.Or, make a new name like Diet Pepsi smooth, or something like that to market beside regular Diet Pepsi.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: . I now prefer regular iced tea with a bit of lemon, and think sweet tea tastes like cough medicine.
seadoo2006: AbbeySomeone: I've seen so many fat people clutching vats of diet soda, doesn't seem to help. That sh*t is evil, why not just drink water, or start smioking?1) The aspartame gives you cancer argument has been debunked more than the "Obama is a Kenyan" argument.2) I'm a Type 1 Diabetic and my doctors recommend I drink diet pop over pretty much any other drink besides water.3) Caffeinated water costs more than soda, so I drink diet pop. It also has the same caloric content as water (ZERO).4) Diet pop only correlates with higher weights because people who drink it think they can "make up" those calories in other ways and end up over eating.5) Whatever, I'll drink what I want ... :-p
JerseyTim: Who loves Diet Pepsi?
brandent: Coke zero is awful. It DOES taste different. Diet Coke is the nectar of the gods./that and beer/and wine
AbbeySomeone: I've seen so many fat people clutching vats of diet soda, doesn't seem to help. That sh*t is evil, why not just drink water, or start smioking?
Smelly Pirate Hooker: Diet drinks are goddam disgusting. I question the judgment of anybody who drinks them regularly. And I'm not even talking about any health concerns. They just taste like shiat (well, not actual shiat, but you know, bad).
BKITU: Acesulfame potassium + aspartame has been used in Diet Pepsi's flavored sodas, like their Vanilla and Lime variants. It's also the sweetening combo used in Coke Zero, Diet Dr Pepper, and pretty much every other diet soda that isn't plain Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi.
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