fizzy drink talk, Pepsi vs Coke

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Postby Ron Williams » Thu 12 Jan, 2006 11:56 pm

Coke Zero tastes like Diet Coke with the aspartame masked better. I'll keep drinking pepsi.
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Postby Mandrake » Fri 13 Jan, 2006 12:37 am

Antony wrote:The new Coca-Cola Zero drink reached Australia a few weeks ago. It haven't reached smaller retailers or vending machines (at least I haven't seen those). Can only get them from supermarkets.

I haven't tried the new Zero. Sill like the Coca-Cola (regular).


I tried the new Coca-Cola Zero a few days ago. It uses the same sweeteners that are used in Pepsi Max - Acesulfame potassium and Aspartame. It tastes pretty good, I'll buy it if they have no Pepsi Max in stock when I go to the shop. :)

Antony wrote:Are you sure?
I was looking for 7-Up the other day, and I couldn't find it at Woolies. I got them from Coles instead.


Quite sure. I haven't seen Diet Coke with Lime at either store here for several weeks, in either a 1.25L or a 2L bottle, or in a carton of cans. The only way to buy it is in a single can or a small 600ml bottle.
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Postby keith » Sat 14 Jan, 2006 2:13 am

you know, its sure funny...either i don't get out much, or alot of this stuff isn't sold in Canada hahaha. cause i don't think i have heard some of these..
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Postby Edward » Sun 15 Jan, 2006 6:45 am

Coca Cola Zero is sold in Canada, I've seen in in the stores up there and bought some. Like the Pepsi products up there, it also tastes somewhat different that the same-named product sold in the U.S.

Meanwhile, the new Diet Coca Cola Black Cherry-Vanilla finally reached local store shelves, I bought a bottle yesterday. My opinion: it has too much vanilla, can't taste the cherry, and is not something I will try again.
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Postby Antony » Sun 15 Jan, 2006 6:49 am

I've just tried Coca Cola Zero the other day. It has an interesting taste, I am not sure if I like the taste or not, but definitely it's much better than Diet Coke.

Still the regular Coca Cola is the first choice.
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Postby Ramona » Fri 27 Jan, 2006 1:59 pm

Has anyone tried the Black Cherry Vanilla Coke that has just come out? It's supposed to be available in diet soon.
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Postby Edward » Fri 27 Jan, 2006 6:17 pm

Ramona wrote:Has anyone tried the Black Cherry Vanilla Coke that has just come out? It's supposed to be available in diet soon.


Diet is out, I have tried it.

My thoughts:

Too much vanilla, cannot taste the cherry.
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Postby Don_HH2K » Fri 27 Jan, 2006 6:55 pm

Edward wrote:My thoughts:

Too much vanilla, cannot taste the cherry.


It makes me wonder how many flavors you can dump into Pepsi or Coke before you can't taste the individual flavors. There's single-flavored plain-old Pepsi or Coke, then there are Lime and Lemon (and Cherry) two-flavor variations, and now there's Cherry and Vanilla along with a cola base...

I did try making a multi-flavored Mountain Dew last year at someone's house by combining regular, Code Red, LiveWire, and Pitch Black. It looked and tasted awful -- even the dog stuck his nose into the empty cup (after I had been 'dared' to down the entire thing), and promptly ran away.

Personally, though, I do get Pepsi Lime over regular Pepsi or Diet Pepsi when they don't stock Mountain Dew.
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Postby Edward » Fri 27 Jan, 2006 7:59 pm

Out of all the flavored Coca-Cola products I've tried, the Coca-Cola Lemon (since discontinued) was good, I did not like any of the others.

Pepsi managed to get the flavored drinks right. I've tried all of them and like the diet Vanilla as well as the diet Cherry.
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Postby Subir » Wed 15 Feb, 2006 1:45 pm

At last! We finally have a Cola based discussion here on SD701, I have been waiting for this day my whole life!... :lol:

Anyway, I do kind of like the taste of Pepsi, but I find it's just a bit too sweet and sugary for my complete liking. My favourite has to be good old Coca-Cola, although I find myself drinking Diet Coke (Coca-Cola Light is what it will probably be known as to most of you) the most often, probably because of the calorie count! :roll:
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Postby Lorraine » Thu 16 Feb, 2006 11:39 pm

I never touch the stuff.
I very seldom have any soft drinks,
but this past couple of weeks I haven't
been well and have sipped a few cans of
flat 7UP. I have a bad cough and cold and
nausea. I think I am on the mend now.
I lost 10 lbs too.
-Lorraine
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Postby DJGM » Sat 18 Feb, 2006 12:57 am

In this thread two months ago, there was a mention of Coca Cola Blak, a coffee flavoured version of Coke.
Now here in the UK, Pepsi have launched a coffee flavoured version of Pepsi Max, called Pepsi Max Cino.

[url=http://www.pepsi.co.uk/news/news_details.asp?id=119]Image
Pepsi Max Cino page at Pepsi.co.uk [/url]

I've not tried Coca Cola Blak, but if it contains high sugar levels like regular Coca Cola, then I don't wanna!

But, Pepsi Max Cino carries on the "Maximum Taste - No Sugar" tradition of it's elder sibling, adding a
subtle hint of coffee flavour, while still maintaining a sweet taste without loading it with any sugar.

Most difficult decision of the day ... cola or coffee? Sorted ... Pepsi Max Cino is the UK’s first
ever coffee-flavoured cola. It combines the full-on taste of your favourite Pepsi Max with
a smooth cappuccino flavour. Now that sounds perfect … and your taste buds won’t
be disappointed. It’s not just thirst quenching, it tastes fantastic too!


And my verdict on Pepsi Max Cino is ... It's yet another top notch beverage from PepsiCo Incorporated!

Although it is something of an acquired taste, and it does have a bit a kick to it. I can imagine that some
people will enjoy the taste and want more, and other people will absolutely hate it with a vengeance!

I have to say though, I find the name and description are a little bit misleading. Cappucino is a creamy
coffee, and this new product doesn't taste in any way creamy to me. They ought to replace all the
references to cappucino with espresso, and rename the drink, Pepsi Max Espresso.
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Postby Mandrake » Sat 18 Feb, 2006 3:26 am

Yum! I hope we (eventually) get some of these new Pepsi Max variants. :) All we've had recently is Pepsi Samba - and I don't even like it that much.
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Postby DJGM » Sat 18 Feb, 2006 4:14 am

To get a rough idea of what Pepsi Max Cino tastes like ... try this . . . Put about half a teaspoon of instant coffee
granules (Nescafe or Kenco, not the cheap crappy supermarket own brand stuff) into a glass, drop in a couple
of icecubes, crack open a regular can (or half litre bottle) of Pepsi Max, then quite literally ... pour it on!

I cannot guarantee it'll taste exactly like Pepsi Max Cino, but it'll give some idea of what to expect.
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Postby wolverine » Mon 20 Feb, 2006 3:16 am

I never cared alot for coke and I toleratel pepsi. I always liked this local citrus cola called sun drop and I like this new stuff they call vault. If I want a dark cola I usually go for dr pepper or mr pibb.
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