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
Member Name: 2012Saver
Advantages: The taste, very thirst-quenching
Disadvantages: Pricey, contains caffeine, slightly addictive
I am an avid fan of diet coke!
Diet coke generally is a sugar free version of 'coca cola'. It generally comes in 2 litre bottles, 500ml bottles, 330ml cans and more recently 1.25 litre 'share size' bottles.
It is a sweet carbonated drink. I love the taste. It is very refreshing and definitely quenches your thirst. An advantage of being sugar free is that it does not contribute to your daily calorie allowance, I personally prefer to use up calories on food! Sugar free also means it would be suitable for those with diabetes or other conditions requiring a reduced sugar intake.
Some disadvantages in my opinion are the caffeine content which means that too much diet coke can have a negative health impact.
Diet coke CAN be expensive, and when it becomes a habit definitely wastes pennies! It is useful to look out for offers and stock up. I find that multi packs of cans can be economical, for example at the minute Tesco have 6 cans on offer for £1.67, around 28p a can which is much cheaper than the 70p you would pay to buy a single can at a convenience store.
I personally prefer to drink diet coke from a can. I find the 500ml bottles to be slightly more carbonated which I don't like!
I like diet coke on it's own but am also fond of it used as a mixer e.g. with vodka.
If you haven't tried it, give it a whirl!
Summary: A habit I won't be kicking any time soon!