“ Manufacturer: Coca-Cola / Soft Drinks „
Diet coke plus antioxidant is Cokes attempt at a healthy version of its drinks, it is sugar free and has been augmented by antioxidants to help the bodies defences. The bottle is still obviously Coke with the power swirl and the big red lettering but the addition of a leaf and the words antioxidants in a green banner try to give this product a healthy tinge.
The benefits of course of this product over say normal coke is that the negative publicity over the levels of acids and preservatives in the product are now helped by the addition of chemicals which help us fight off illness and generally feel better. The product is therefore one for those who wish to eat and drink healthily as we know that coke is pretty full of chemicals, so I bought a bottle quite some time ago and its kind of sat in my fridge for a while until last night I decided I'd try it.
Hmmm what can you say? Well the normal taste of diet coke is a slightly artificial fizzy drink with a bit of snap from the acids and a kind of smoothness from the vegetable extracts. So onto the antioxidant version, well the first thing that hits is the smell it has a slight metallic smell and thats rather off putting. Then you taste and well it tastes a bit like the Coke you used to drink as a kid when the bottle had been around the table a few times, it has more than a slight undertaste of metal and a weird acidity which won't go away.
The addition of the antioxidants hasn't helped the product, in a lot of ways the product tastes awful but the drinking feels obliged to finish it in the hope that by the end some of kind of after-taste will hit your palate and make you like the product. All I can say is that this after-taste never materialised and the only one left is a metallc rather unpleasant taste.
I suspect this product won't last long before disappearing and I don't think many people will be sad to see it go.
I am a total Diet Coke junkie, but as the effects of these years of abuse aren't really known to me yet, I am still taking health precautions. This meant that when I saw this new Diet Coke in my local supermarket, I thought I'd give it a try.
The bottles are a little smaller than the usual coke bottle, which I assume is to distinguish from them, and also to encourage smaller portions. The Diet Coke branding is still obvious on the product so you can definitely tell where it's come from, but the main difference is in the green parts of the packaging. This gives the idea of healthy greenery etc, and claims to have "antioxidants" in the drink.
The product inside the bottle looks just like normal coke, you wouldn't even know it wasn't regular coke from just looking at it. The main thing that hits you when you open the bottle is the smell of the product. It actually smells quite unpleasant, but as i'd spent my money I was going to try it. As expected it was absolutely disgusting. I mean, hats off to coke for trying to be healthy, but come on, this is foul, it tastes like tea tree oil mixed into a bit of diet coke. Not nice at all, I will not be buying it again, and it was a total waste of my money.
I bought a bottle of this out of sheer curiosity just to see what it was like. I have been trying to detox etc in the new year and therefore being a proper diet coke addict I wondered if this might give me an excuse to carry on drinking it (as well as cutting out toxins I have been trying to cut down on fizzy drinks).
I was not overly impressed. Part of the problem might be that I am a frequent consumer of regular diet coke, doing weight watchers I can drink this without it affecting my daily points intake and I just really enjoy it. Over the past couple of years I have been drinking maybe one or two small (500ml) bottles whilst on the go during the day and I always have some in the fridge at home too.
One of the reasons I picked this bottle up with my lunchtime sandwich was that it was on special offer so I thought 'what the heck'. However, upon tasting it I was a little freaked out and disappointed. I say freaked out because it tasted like when you were a child and had the ridiculous notion to put a filthy worn out 2p coin in your mouth, a dirty metallic taste. Maybe this is indeed the flavour of 'anti-oxidants' but if so I would rather not have it thanks.
The taste seemed to linger and for me it just ruined the diet coke taste I am used to enjoying, I certainly wont be buying one of these again!