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I love fizzy drinks! In particular I think that I am a bit of a cola drink expert!
I normally try to buy value products when they are available but with cola drinks I really do think you get what you pay for. I find the cheap own barbs cola drinks appealing because of their prices but they just don't taste good.
When there is a choose between coca cola and diet coca cola I always pick the diet option. This is not only because the diet coca cola has virtually no calories in it, I just think it tastes better bad I really can taste the difference.
On the first time that I came across coca cola zero in a shop I was really confused. I though that maybe diet coca cola was being replaced with a new name and packaging perhaps for international product and marketing reasons. As a result I bought coca cola zero thinking it would taste the same as diet cocas cola but I was wrong. It tastes pretty much exactly the same as standard full fat coca cola. I see in the shops that diet coca cola is still for sale as is standard coca cola. As a result I'm still really confused over this new product and I don't really understand why it is for sale along side the other versions.
I'm not really a fan of coca cola zero and would not buy it unless other products are not available in the shop. I have noticed though that when abroad it seems that only coca cola zero is available and no diet coca cola. As a result maybe the point of this product is that's it is international but I'm still not sure.
I don''t drink a lot of fizzy drinks but I got the opportunity to try this Coca Cola Zero recently. A 1.25L bottle was only one pound so it was quite cheap. The bottle is transparent and recyclable with an information label attached to it. This product has a name that possibly implies there are no calories whatsoever in the drink. Actually the ''zero'' refers to the fact that there are no added preservatives in the drink. There is actually one calorie per 250mls of drink. There is also 0.05 g of salt in the same amount but no traces of fat. The drink is actually a blend of water, colour (caramel E150d), phosphoric acid, sweeteners including aspartame and natural flavourings including caffeine. It also contains a source of phenylalanine. The brand describe the drink as a being a soft drink with "vegetable extracts" which makes it sound more innocuous than it actually is. The chemicals in the drink make me worry about how healthy this drink can possibly be, no calories or not.The drink is best served chilled and I find the colder the better. It''s very sparkly and fizzy and it''s colour is a jet black like coffee. It has a very sickly, toffee-like smell. The flavour of the cola is slightly different from the brand''s diet drink or original Coca Cola and I feel it actually has a taste that is close to it''s rival brand Pepsi. It''s a sweet,refreshing hit that is enjoyable to drink. Once I''ve started drinking I feel like I want to keep drinking more though. The cola goes well with alcoholic beverages or is fine on it''s own. It''s a great Friday night junk food accompaniment. I''m not sure how much caffeine is in the drink but I do feel slightly upbeat and pepped after drinking this cola. I do not think I would buy this product regularly but if I needed to have a drink like this for a social occasion I would buy this again. Available in major supermarkets.
Coca cola zero first came out in 2005 and has been branded as the healthier version of the regular coke and many people have started drinking this because of that. Coca cola zero has also been labelled as the "bloke coke" in the UK as it is targeted towards young males. Its currently sold in 105 countries worldwide as of 2014 and its usually sold for 99p in supermarkets or corner shops. There is different types of coca cola zero available: Coca cola zero vanilla, coca cola cherry and coca cola zero caffeine free but these are available outside the UK.
I didn't really like this when I first tried is as it tastes completely different to the usual coca cola drink as its quite tasteless, watery and flat without all of the added sugar which defeats the object. I usually drink lemon water or water so I missed the sugary taste that's found in coca cola and I don't like the fact that even without the added sugar it's still an unhealthy drink which puts me off.
- popular brand name
- sold worldwide
- always offers on like buy one get one free of 3 for 2
- cheap price
- contains 86mg of caffeine per litre
- contains artificial sweeteners and preservatives
I think this is a nice drink to have in the summer or at a restaurant or in alcoholic beverages but for everyday its not very good for you so I'll continue to have just water.
I enjoy fizzy drinks but do not enjoy sugar being coated on my teeth all day. I'm therefore a fan of the diet variety. As well as other diet drinks I particularly enjoy Coca Cola and often drink their diet version and more recently their Coca Cola Zero flavour.
Coca Cola Zero is aimed at Men rather than women as it seems the marketing people believe men do not wish to associate themselves with diet drinks. It's never bothered myself so I can't see the point really but I guess somewhere along the lines they did their research.
The drink itself in my opinion tastes very similar to diet coke -in fact if I'm honest I can't tell the difference however I understand there is a different recipe.
Each can of 330ml has less than one calorie and no sugar added. It comes in a black can with red coca cola splashed across the front. It also has zero in white to distinguish it from others. Instead of sugars there are sweeteners added.
There are other flavours in the zero range including Coca-Cola Cherry Zero, Coca-Cola Vanilla Zero, Caffeine Free Coca-Cola Zero, Coca-Cola Lime Zero.
If you like diet drinks I would certainly recommend this drink. Itcan be drunk from the can or bottle like all coke can. It can also be drunk from a glass with/ without ice on those warm summer days. Unlike the main types of coke this is often only found in the Supermarket.
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Coke Zero may appear to be another way of Coke making money. I originally thought so. Normally my taste buds are not as in tune as other people's who can work out if a soup contains a single peanut or not but I tasted the difference between this, Diet Coke and Original Coke.
Coke Zero comes in 375ml bottles which are absolutely adorable, 500ml bottles, 330ml cans and 2 litre bottles. Diet Coke has a silver label, red label is normal Coke and Coke Zero has a black label.
I cannot believe the amount of sugar in normal coke. And if you don't work it off it becomes fat. Full sugar Coke is very sugary, refreshing and has a prominent Coke taste.
Diet Coke tastes like fizz with a mild coke taste, barely even there. Not sweet. Tastes of nothing.
Coke Zero has a slightly less than prominent Coke taste, not overpoweringly sugary but sweet and yet sugar free.
1 calorie in 375ml bottle
0 for everything else
0 for everything else
The last 375ml bottle I bought was 89p. 500ml bottles are about £1.25.
Available everywhere Coke is available. Newsagents, supermarkets, WH Smiths.
Coke Zero has successfully launched itself into the position of worst tasting soft drink on the market right now. Not only is it a superfluous product (it is almost identical to Diet Coke - I can only presume they are trying to release a less feminine version) but it also tastes horrifically bad. It can be most aptly described as chemical-like, harshly fizzy, tasteless and frankly awful. Ironically, Coca-Cola decided to market it as tasting indistinguishable from regular Coke, which, aside from being a forthright lie, only brings consumers' attention to the fact that it does not taste the same as regular Coke at all. The taste is almost non-existent, except for an after-taste that reminds one of bitter medicine; a fizzy cough syrup perhaps.
Releasing a new drink which has no real target market (men too insecure to buy Diet Coke doesn't count) was an obvious mistake. The analysts seem to believe that men do not buy Diet Coke in fear of looking feminine (aside from young teenagers, is this really the case?) but equally as odd, they believe that releasing another diet soft drink is going to encourage men to buy that instead. The point they are quite clearly missing is that if men are manly they will drink regular Coke (apparently). It doesn't matter how many variants of diet Coke are released, they will always be diet and therefore imply that a man is worried about his diet if purchasing one, i.e. not being "manly". Moreover, releasing a new drink which tastes atrocious was just plain silly. Accordingly, Coke Zero sales have been disappointing after the initial interest inevitably died down, and it wouldn't surprise me if it eventually gets axed.
Coca Cola Zero is apparently the "Real Coca-Cola Taste. Zero Calories". I'm afraid I have to disagree with this statement. First of all I don't really see the point in this Zero range anyway, I struggle to see the point in Diet Soft Drinks, my opinion is if you're having soft drinks you're treating yourself anyway so why bother going Diet or Zero.
Anyway I tried this drink because they wasn't any Coke left. Apparently this version has 0.50 calories per 150ml meaning around 1.5 calories for a 500ml bottle which isn't anything really. For me it tasted very bland and I just didn't see how it was still the real Coca Cola taste. I was hugely disapointed with this product and was left feeling like I'd been robbed (£1.20 for a 500ml bottle). I would say it was still refreshing but I felt you could tell it had zero calories and you was left feeling like you was missing out on the coca cola taste.
I guess if you wanted to treat yourself without hardly drinking calories then this would be your drink but my opinion on the drink was it was not the coke taste that I like and it certainly didn't make me want to go back for another sip, it almost felt like I was forcing myself to drink this.
I love Coca-Cola, it is my all time favourite drink. I would probably go as far as saying I am slightly addicted to it. I used to drink at least one can of Coke a day (also known as 'fat' coke) and if I didn't get it then I could feel myself getting quite anxious. Not only was this quite a weird addiction I was also put on loads of weight. I am not putting my weight gain all down to Coke, but it certainly didn't help. So to combat my weight gain over the years I started Slimming World, and for those of you who go to Slimming World know that Coke is a massive syn. And for those of you that don't go to slimming world, syn's are bad (but i'm sure you gathered that). But luckily for me Diet Coke and Coke Zero is syn free, which means I can drink as much of it as I like.
Diet Coke has never really hit the spot with me when trying to replace normal Coke. The difference of taste between the two are massive. So, I tried Coke Zero and I was pleasantly surprised. I found the taste to be very similar to normal Coke, probably a little less flavoursome or in other words, the taste of 'Coke' was a little fainter than the normal Coke. But I didn't mind this at all and the more I drink Coke Zero the more I actually forget about what normal Coke tastes like. It is well worth not drinking any calories with Coke Zero, and the flavour still being really good, than drink Coke and in take so many calories and sugar.
I actually tasted a normal Coke for the first time the other day in over a year, as someone bought me this by mistake, and I must say that I actually prefer Coke Zero now. And I must admit I am drinking a Coke Zero as I am writing this review.
Now for some useful info...
I usually purchase my Coke Zero from Sainsbury's for around £1.20, this is for a 500ml bottle. I also purchased a 12-pack box (330ml per can) of Coke Zero's from Sainsbury's the other day for £4.00, which was on offer.
Carbonated Water, Caramel color, phosporic acid, ASPARTAME and ACESULFAME K (artificial sweetners),
natural flavorings, sodium benzoate (preservative), sodium citrate, CAFFEINE, PHENYLKETONURICS: contains PHENYLALANINE.
Overall I would defiantly recommend Coke Zero, especially if someone is looking to cut out the calories from a normal Coke. I know that Coke Zero/Diet Coke is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. And I love it!
Coke zero is a newish product by the Coca-Cola brand. It's a zero sugar cola drink designed to give the taste of real Coca-Cola but with none of the sugar. I'll be honest l'm a full fat kinda gal and I am very sceptical of 'healthier' soft drinks. I can't stand Diet Coke and so I wasn't expecting much from this, I only tried it because it was free with a coupon. A 500ml bottle of Coke Zero retails at around £1.20 in my local Sainsburys but I find that bottles of pop can vary so much that you could almost definately find it cheaper in places like B&M or Home Bargains. Coke Zero is available in 330ml cans, 500ml, 1.25 litre and 2 litre bottles . This review concentrates on the 500ml bottle.
The packaging clearly identifies the product as part of the Coca-Cola brand. It has the signature curvy bottle and the iconic logo as well as the usual best before date, ingredients etc. It has a black and red colour scheme which I quite like, it makes it look a bit like the brands bad ass, tattooed biker cousin-the one that's in a rock band. The one thing that really annoys me about Coca Cola's packaging is that the 500ml bottles contain two servings, meaning the guideline daily amounts only relate to half the bottle, an easy trap to fall into!
So, what does it taste like? It tastes like a cheap version of the real stuff, like an own brand version that has over done the sugar. In my opinion the only thing that tastes like original Coca-Cola is the real thing. This product may have lived up to it's low calorie, no sugar claim but its sacrificed the 'great Coke taste' to achieve it. So it doesn't compare to the real thing but it is a palatable alternative if you're counting the calories or watching your sugar intake and I think it tastes much better than Diet Coke. There is a lot of debate surrounding the safety of the sweeteners used in diet soft drinks but I dont know enough about that to pass comment so I'll conclude by saying that Coke Zero is a low calorie soft drink, it is not an alternative version of original Coca-Cola in terms of taste but if diets important to you it will provide a refreshing fizzy hit for less calories and with less sugar but for me I'll stick to drinking the original in moderation.
Coca Cola is a world wide recognized brand, with it's red distinctive packaging, you know what you are getting and know what to expect when you buy this. Coca Cola Zero is a very recent spin off addition to the brand, as it's a spin off like all the other variations it has a different color scheme; this one being a black can. I'm reviewing this after drinking a can of this, and I'll be honest it's not all that great. Coca Cola products come in a range of sizes ranging from tiny children's cans, to standard 330ml cans, 500ml travel bottles, 1litre promotional bottles (often given out with meal deals at take away restaurant) Standard supermarket and household 2 liter bottles. And finally most recently the 3litre bottle has been introduced in our super sizing world.
Despite coca-cola's popularity, it's not actually my favorite drink; I prefer Dr.Pepper, reason being is that when drinking normal coca-cola I feel as though I can actually taste and feel the 'grittiness' of the drink on my teeth. (I'm not sure if this statement will make sense to many people) however the reason behind this I pressure is due to all the sugar and added sweeteners. Now coca cola ZERO has eliminated a lot of this, hence were the name 'ZERO' comes from. When you look at the calorie content this is less than 1% and contains 0% for sugar, fat and saturates.
You can definitely taste the difference, and personally really doesn't seem that nice. I haven't had this for a while so had forgotten what it tasted like, however tasting it now I won't be repurchasing it. I feel like it tastes very much the same as 'diet coke', now personally I can't see the difference between this and diet coke. Now I'm sure somewhere there is an explanation for this however taste wise for me there the same. The drink just tastes exceptionally bland without the sugar. Now fair do's on Coca Cola for trying to bring out a 'a some what' better fizzy drink without sugar, but for me it doesn't cut the mustard (or however that phrase goes ... You get my drift)
So overall to conclude this isn't on my 'to buy' register, if I buy a fizzy drink and my useual Dr.Pepper isn't present, then I would rather go for the standard coca-cola, were I know I'm going to enjoy it more.
As I have said in my other 'diet cola' reviews...I am a massive diet cola addict. In fact most diet fizzy drinks in general, but diet cola in particular. My ultimate favourite is by Cokes major competitor, and it is against this that I judge all other diet cola drinks.
Coke Zero is advertised as the 'masculine' diet coke. It is sugar free and thus super low calorie, but it is geared towards the man who might be watching his figure but possibly feels embarassed about picking up Diet Coke (which is advertised more towards women, in case you hadn't noticed).
That kind of thing doesn't bother me, and I am just as happy to be seen drinking 'manly' Coke Zero as I am 'girly' Diet Coke. And I am epecially happy about being seen drinking Coke Zero as in my opinion it tastes much better. I find Coke Zero to much sweeter and much fizzier than Diet Coke, and it doesn't leave a horrible metallic taste in my mouth either, which Diet Coke does. The cola flavour is also much stronger (I have always found Diet Coke to taste watered down).
Of all the diet colas I have tried, Coke Zero is a definite second. It doesn't beat my beloved favourite...of a certain 'Max' variety...I find it has a bit of a tang that my favourite doesn't have, and isn't quite as sweet and cola-y, but when it is on offer or I can get it for cheap, I don't mind substituting.
When it comes to the Coke Cola brand of drinks, Coke Zero is relatively new. I think that you must have to really like Zero in order to purposefully go out and buy it, as you would just buy normal Coke. In my opinion, there isnt really much difference in taste between the too. There is no sugar content in this variety, so it is healthier in a way, however it does still contain a high caffiene content, which is not so healthy. It do taste great, cant really tell that it has no sugar, which is a bonus as I like my drinks to be sweet tasting.
I do have Zero on occasion, but like I said, wouldnt go out, walk into a shop just to buy it, it would be a random purchase. Even though there isnt really much of a difference, I opt to go for normal coke, as somewhere in the back on head, there is a nudge telling there is a difference, but there isnt.
If I had to make a choice between Zero and another brand, such as Pepsi however, I would choice Zero, as like much of the Cola brand, tastes so much better. It isnt as gasy as normal coke though which is definitely an added bonus. You will notice this drink when you walk into a shop, as the label is completely black, with a little walk and the Coke branded colours.
I would recommend Zero, especially for parents to give to their kids as a substitue to the sugar filled normal coke, its better for them. Thanks for reading.
I started buying Coca Cola Zero instead of normal Coca Cola a few weeks ago. I would never have bought this if it wasnt for the fact that they were giving out free tins of it in my local high street last month. I used to think that it would taste nothing like normal Coca Cola and more like Diet Coke since it doesn't have any sugar in. Anyway, I was very thirsty one day and I saw that they were giving out small tins of Coca Cola Zero down the road, so I thought I'd pick one up and give it a try. I was extremely impressed and amazed by the fact that it tasted exactly like normal Coca Cola. I have never been fond of Diet Coke, so that is why I didn't think I would like Coca Cola Zero. But it didn't taste like horrible Diet Coke at all!
I looked in Sainsburys and decided to buy a couple of 2 litre bottles of Coca Cola Zero instead of normal Coca Cola that I usually buy. They are the exact same price (£1.98) and I am starting to wonder why the company would still sell regular Coca Cola because there is no difference in the taste or price, but Coca Cola Zero is so much better for you.
In 100ml of Coca Cola Zero, there is less that half a calorie and there is no sugar at all. In 100 ml of normal Coca Cola, there is 42 calories and A LOT of sugar. Not only is it so much better for your health by switching to Coca Cola Zero, but it is a lot better for your teeth as well, being that there isn't any sugar. Of course, it still isn't particularly good for you, because of the fact that it is packed with caffeine, but if you are going to drink some kind of Coca Cola, you might as well have Coca Cola Zero.
One thing that you may wonder is if it is as fizzy as regular Coca Cola. We all know that the think that makes Coca Cola nice is that it is fizzy. Never fear, because Coca Cola Zero is just as fizzy as normal Coca Cola. If you had a glass of each and drunk them blindfolded, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them. I really can't stress that point enough!
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product instead of the full fat Coca Cola because it has no sugar and hardly any calories. They are the same price and taste identical. The only difference is that the packaging for Coca Cola Zero is mainly black, whereas normal Coca Cola is mainly red.
This drink is basically the same as diet coke except for the major factor of diet coke tastes like .... But coke zero tastes like ordinary coke without the sugar which allows diabetics drink it without the worry of them getting to much sugar. There are 0 calories, 0g total fat, 40mg of sodium, 0g total carb and 0g protein. This is still not a healthy drink to be drinking continuously as it can lead to heart attacks. I tend to find that this drink is better than any other cokes or pepsi flavour wise for that matter as pepsi tastes rather sweet while coke has a stronger flavour. The bottle is very stylish with the black and silver background with the words coca cola in red and the zero in white. A problem with the bottle would be that if you open it and leave it for to long it could become flat and then you will end up more than likely throwing it out so you might be better buying tin cans. A large problem with buying a tin can would be that they can be punctured which causes you to have a large mess to clean and wasted some of your money. The problem with buying a bottle can be it can be roughly £1.50 in a supermarket while you can get a two litre bottle for £2 so you should decide which is worth your money more. Sometimes you can buy a bottle and leave it sitting for thirty minutes come back and open it and it erupts causing coke to go everywhere making your hand sticky which I find a huge inconvenience considering that when your away from home you can sometimes never find a toilet when you need one to wash your hand.
Ok, so I'll admit to being clueless what the whole 'zero' thing was, when the Coca Cola company rolled out the various zero versions a few years back. I just assumed that it was 'diet' being re-badged. Well, I was wrong as I found out and so I got round to sampling these new varieties.
I love original coke but know that the sugar that lies within is not necessarily the best friend of a man who would quite like to lose half a stone - so with that in mind I tried Coke Zero and hoped it was nothing like the utterly dire Diet Coke.
Thankfully this was the case. Ice cold, straight from the fridge it's very good. To the coke drinker with the educated palate it's clearly not original coke, but it's not that far off and knocks spots off Diet Coke in terms of flavour that isn't reminiscent of a mouth full of council swimming pool run-off.
One thing to remember is that while it's not choc full of sugar, it still retains the caffeine kick of normal coke, which is nice. However this means that you might want to switch to something else if bedtime is approaching.
Mixed with a JD or bit of rum, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between this and 'real' coke, and it's certainly better than what most people insist on using as Coke.
The product comes in all the sizes you'd expect. From 330ml cans up to 2 litre bottles (whatever happened to 3 litre bottles of coke, remember them?). My tip is to find the cans on offer (they usually are in one of the supermarkets) and put many in the fridge. This way you will have the ideal temperature and fizziness. Semi flat coke (zero) is no fun, so cans are the way to go.
All in all a nice drop.