Thursday, April 20, 2006

Something I won't be buying in the future

Since I made the switch to diet soda, I am relatively starved of new soda choices. New sugary ones pop up all the time, but I can only stare longingly. Since nearly every diet version tastes like something used to torment 19th century childern, I am hesitant to try them. Yesterday I made the bad call of trying Diet Dr. Pepper Berries and Cream. Sure, I realized berries and cream would taste bad in most situations, but I went ahead anyway. First off I forgot that I think cream soda is nasty, and toned down diet cream soda is worse. The Berries taste like someone added berry flavor Robitussin to the mix. Really not great.

Most of these diet drinks appear to be aimed at people who want them to taste nothing like the high test soda. Coke Zero and normal diet Dr. Pepper are exceptions. Tab is the ultimate example of something that tastes so unpleasant, but is totally different from a real Coke.


Anonymous said...

Agree with you on the lack of decent tasting diet pop. The only way to make it palatable is to squeeze a ton of fresh citrus (lemon is always good, but I also like orange) into it. Works when you go out and can bug the waitress to supply you with endless lemons, limes and oranges from the bar.

Tripp said...

Have you not tried Coke Zero? It is actually tasty, coming 80% of the way towards real coke taste and mouthfeel. One of my more opinionated female friends claims that only men like Coke Zero, which is an odd statement.

I also like the Diet coke with lime as the strange chemical taste makes evokes a rum and coke feeling.