Product Type: Coca-Cola Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... original version, so you have to ask yourself is it really worth it? Switch to Diet Coke I say! I prefer this drink to the full sugar ver... more
Diet Coke, it's a girl's drink...
Member Name: Pinky101
Advantages: Taste, price, availability and benefits.
Disadvantages: Ingredients, caffeine and artificial additives level. Fizzyness :S
Ever since I can remember, diet Coke has played a major role in my life. Not only does it have literally no calories, but it tastes pretty good, too. Coke has been around for 25 years, filling that empty gap in the fridge and giving children all over the world Santa Claus, although his colouring may have altered slightly.
I think that a drink this popular, is one which will never go out of fashion. Coke, diet Coke and some of the various flavourings that Coke have supplied will be something which is always awaiting your weekly trip to the supermarket.
The thing that helps with Coke is that it's affordable and everyone wants it. Stockists will always have it, newsagents and even burger vans have become wound under Coke's trance. You can pick up a bottle of coke for roughly £1.30/40p. Like In said, there is a wide variety of drinks available from coke and you can pick them up in 1, 1.5 and 3 litre bottles. The only thing I would fault diet Coke on is the fact that it doesn't stay fizzy for too long once you open the bottle, even after resealing it, it's not quite the same.
How I see it, when your on a diet, your whole bodily routine changes and you constantly find yourself dehydrated if you don't drink enough water, which so many people drink under half of the recommended daily allowance. Diet Coke has merely 1 calorie per 250ml glass. You will find zero sugar, zero saturates and just 0.01g salt. The fact is, Coke will never be a healthy drink, even if you stick the word 'diet' in front of it. There are harmful chemicals in fizzy drinks, aspartame has been known to cause cancer in rare cases, or be a contributing factor towards diagnosis. Coke does have E numbers and caffeine. However, you can buy diet Coke caffeine free, which is what I tend to do when I'm just having a relaxing day, energy is energy; all these calories do something other than alter your scale you know!
Diet Coke has been trademarked the colour silver, also with the trademark red logo. Diet Coke has a white lid and a clear, see-through bottle; like most fizzy and still drinks. The Coke bottles are totally recyclable, helping the environment too! Diet Coke and regular Coke are sold globally in restaurants and many catering facilities and vending machines. Like many products, price can vary dependant on the retailer. You can buy Coke in glass bottles at 242ml and cans at 330ml. The diet coke can price range can vary from singular sale to multi-pack sale. For a can of diet Coke, you're probably looking at about 70p- £1.00. For multi-packs, you can mostly expect to pay around £3.50 for six cans or larger 12 can packs and about £6.
I think that, stereotypically, Coke is a girl's drink. So many women drink it, and so many women have adapted their lives around it. I understand that men drink it too, but I associate that more with Pepsi Max or something. Even the adverts talk about women enjoying a diet coke from a vending machine at work, 'take a Coke break'. Coming from a regular Diet Coke drinker, the bubbles in the drink are a little strong, but as I said they tend to die down pretty quickly, just make sure you don't leave it un-screwed as it will ruin the drink, as with any other fizzy drink. A definite recommendation from me, if you haven't tried it yet, then I don't know what to say really. ;) Thanks for reading!
Summary: A great product, despite the bad things, something I will never stop stocking up on.