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: CosmicLove
Date: 08/04/13, updated on 08/04/13 (27 review reads)
Advantages: Refreshing, fizzy
Disadvantages: Expensive, addictive, not the healthiest drink, can taste a bit chemical heavy at times
~* Introduction *~
I never really used to like fizzy drinks. In fact my Mum used to be a nutritionist and pretty much swore me to oath that I'd never drink a glass of it! Of course though, growing up I went to friends houses for tea and more often than not I would have a glass of coke or two. Now that I am older and make my own decisions, I do tend to buy it quite often as I like the fizziness of it, though I'm not mad on the taste. I've tried replacing it with fizzy water, but its just not the same!
~* Packaging *~
Diet Coke, just like the non diet version comes in cans & bottles. You can get small, mini sized cans, large cans, medium sized bottles and large bottles. I tend to buy the cans because I find that the big bottles can lose their fizz quite quickly and flat coke tastes disgusting!
~* Taste *~
I personally think that coke tastes a little bit like lemonade. It has a distinctive taste, and I actually prefer the diet version to the full sugar version as I find the full sugar version much too sweet. The diet version still tastes sweet but it doesn't leave my teeth feeling like they're coated in sugar! The taste of it, especially when it is straight out of the fridge is really refreshing. Although I do like the taste, now and again I will have a mouthful which tastes quite chemical heavy. This is usually more noticeable when I've not had a can of it in a while.
~* Nutritional Information *~
One full sized 330ml can of diet coke has got less than one calorie in it and absolutely no sugar. This makes it ideal for people who are on a diet or watching their sugar intake. A full fat can of coke is around 142 calories, so this is a much more appealing option to anyone watching their weight.
~* Price *~
Over the past few years I have noticed that coke has gone up quite a bit in price. A 2 litre bottle is around £2 I believe and a six pack of 330ml cans is usually £4-5.
~* The Good *~
I love the fizziness, sweetness and how refreshing the drink is. I also love how I can enjoy a sweet tasting drink which is so low in calories. Diet coke is a kind of 'cool' drink, if you have seen the adverts for it, especially the fashion advert, you will know what I mean. So I guess on a way, without sounding like a huge saddo that I feel a little more cool when I'm with my friends and drink a can of it haha! How ridiculous does that sound written down? It's hard to explain in writing. I also like the packaging, especially the cans, and I like that the packaging is recyclable.
~* The Bad *~
The bad unfortunately outweighs out the good. The first bad thing I have to say is that I find this drink very addictive, which I think is due to all of the chemical artificial sweeteners. I also find that I tend to only want to drink it if I'm eating something unhealthy like a burger and chips or something! I don't know why, but I associate even diet coke with fatty foods. Another bad thing is of course the much debated about aspartame, which is actually said to 'kill brain cells' (lol!) and make people gain weight.
A lot of these claims are more than likely a load of rubbish, however I have to say that I don't like the idea of consuming a lot of it, as it can build up in the body. A little bit of diet coke now and again wouldn't be too bad, but try telling that to someone who is majorly addicted to it, like I used to be! I managed to cut my intake down to 1 or non cans a day, which took me over six months to manage, and I genuinely had withdrawal symptoms!
~* All in All *~
Not the healthiest drink, but a great alternative to the sugar laden original version. I am in the process of trying to give it up completely, and wish I hadn't started drinking it in the first place now that I am a lot more focused on the nutritional value and healthiness of food and drink.
Summary: I wish I'd never started drinking it!