April 30, 2007

Sarah: A Health Drink for Me

Despite my insistence that I can quit any time I want (after all, I've quit several times already), some individuals still believe that I am addicted to Diet Coke. To that I say: the line between addiction and true love is very, very thin.
Because of my sincere devotion to Diet Coke, I was thrilled to discover (and by discover, I mean that Marci and Mallory went to Target and then told me about it) that Coca-Cola had released a new drink: Diet Coke Plus. I loved the colorful label, which I found a little silly and charming. I loved the idea that, though still soda and so not healthy, this version had vitamins and minerals. Since I'm going to drink Diet Coke whether or not it has redeeming qualities, I might as well choose the lesser of two evils, right?
So I bought a bottle of Diet Coke Plus to test.
I could tell that Diet Coke Plus is supposed to taste the same as Diet Coke. I could also tell that it didn't. It isn't gross per se, but it is definitly different than regular Diet Coke. Perhaps to a less-seasoned consumer it would be equally delicious. To me, however, it had a sweeter taste that clung to my mouth more than usual. And it was thicker. No, not thicker. More... viscous. And that? Is not good.
Verdict: The idea gets two emphatic thumbs up. The execution needs some tweaking.

Posted by sarah at April 30, 2007 02:01 PM

ew. viscous. like eye liquid. Why did they add more minerals. I mean it had aluminum before. Do they really need to add to it?

Posted by: Jeremy on April 30, 2007 04:09 PM

Oh man, I'm totally going to have words with the Coca Cola company. "Diet Coke Plus" has been my exclusive online persona for YEARS. They think they can step into my hood and expect not to be scrapping directly? Not likely.

Posted by: Dave on April 30, 2007 04:28 PM

It's all about the mouth feel, anyway.


Posted by: Dave on April 30, 2007 04:59 PM

Who is this other guy who dares to call himself Dave? He thinks he can step into my hood and expect not to be scrapping directly? Not likely.

Posted by: Dave on April 30, 2007 09:40 PM

What ho! It seems yon rapscallion "Dave" dares take issue with my presence at this web-locale? Woe-betide him, for I will defend myself with alacrity. Huzzah!!

Posted by: Dave on May 1, 2007 12:16 AM

To the impostor -- the pretender to the throne: You've made a powerful enemy today, my friend. A powerful enemy indeed (huzzahs not withstanding).

Posted by: Dave on May 1, 2007 01:35 PM
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