June 11, 2005

Coke Zero

cokezero.jpgIn the never-ending attempt to come up with a diet soda that tastes good, Coke has introduced Coke Zero. It is touted as “real Coca-Cola taste with zero calories” (isn’t this what Diet Coke is supposed to be?). Coke Zero has more of a “Coke” taste than Diet Coke, and it also has less of that nasty “diet” taste. But it still reminds me too much of Diet Coke for me to like it very much. I’ll drink it again if there’s no better option, but I have to conclude that Coke Zero is only “so-so.”

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Jim on June 11, 2005

We are interested in knowing the sugar content in the Coke zero and what sweetener is used. Thanks

Posted by: at June 12, 2005 6:21 PM

what is the sugar used in Coke Zero?

Posted by: barb.eberhardt@gmail.com at June 12, 2005 6:25 PM

I heard its a combination of the sweeteners Ace-K and Apsertame (aka Nutrasweet). They are the same sweeteners that Diet Pepsi use.

I was surprised at Coke Zero, they finally nailed the Classic Coke taste in a diet soda. Not as watered down tasting as C2, but less sweetener overkill as Diet Coke with Spenda (which reminded me of Diet RC). Coke should dump the old Diet Coke formula and replace it with this one!

Posted by: Billy G at June 13, 2005 4:44 AM

From a purely diet pop perspective, I freaking love this stuff. It might be my mind playing tricks on me, but I swear it's more real Coke-like than regular Diet Coke. Fantastic.

Posted by: Vada at July 12, 2005 10:05 PM

For me, the Coke Zero blends better with as a drink mixer than the Diet Coke with Spelnda does.

Posted by: TileGrout at July 21, 2005 4:00 PM

Can anyone tell me where I can buy the Coke Zero in Canada??? If not what US stores carry this product line?? I have family in Washington, they are coming in a week and maybe they can pick some up for me. I would love to try it, as I can have Spenda, but not aspertame or other sweetners at all, it makes me very sick and my fibromylgia gets worse when I have drank it.


Posted by: Joy at August 30, 2005 11:48 AM

Diet Coke was never intended to taste like Coke Classic. The story, as I understand it, is that they tried formulating regular Coke without the sugar and it tasted awful, so they started over from scratch making a new soda that tasted pleasing and used aspartame, without the constraint of trying to make it taste like regular Coke. It was a hit. (Then later they tried formulating a version of Diet Coke using sugar and selling it as "New Coke", and it was a dismal failure, but that's another story.) Anyhow, it's been a while since I've had Coke Classic, but Coke Zero does indeed taste very similar to Coke Classic to me, and I find those who like the taste of regular Coke tend to also like Coke Zero, while people who prefer Diet Coke or Pepsi may not care for it.

Posted by: Tyson at September 9, 2005 3:49 AM

Coke Zero is THE best tasting diet soda out there, ever, period. It actually tastes like Coke Classic, without the stomach ache and massive calories. If they ever stop making this stuff, I might just go on a hunger strike until they reintroduce it.

Posted by: Jennifer at September 20, 2005 9:33 PM

Two thumbs way up for Coke Zero!!!!

Posted by: gdr at September 21, 2005 12:24 PM

nasty nasty nasty and if i had wanted brown water i would have made it myself and not paid premium price for a "soft drink." boo on you coca-cola.

Posted by: wendy at October 2, 2005 9:59 AM

Love is two people sipping Coca Cola from the same straw on a warm sunny day.

Posted by: Lamar Cole at October 10, 2005 2:07 PM

great site -- very fun! I LOVE Coke Zero though -- wayyyyy better than regular diet Coke.

Posted by: susan at January 19, 2006 1:56 PM

i cannot find the coke zero nutritional information anywhere. Not even on the Coca-Cola website. Please can someone help me find it

Posted by: Michael at March 7, 2006 6:04 PM

Coke has nailed it with this. I have been a diabetic for 4 years, and before that I loved Coke. Fianlly after 4 years, I no longer have to suffer through drinking Diet Coke. Hopefully more restaurants will pick up the foutain variety of it (right now, my Sams Club is the only one that has it on foutain, which is wierd since they dont sell the cans)

Posted by: John at September 19, 2006 2:32 PM

Coke Zero is the best diet cola I've ever tasted. Before it came out, I was a Pepsi One fan, but after I got my first drink of Coke Zero, I was hooked. I wish reg. Diet Coke disappeared and was replaced with Coke Zero!

Posted by: David M. at August 28, 2007 12:27 PM