I’ve been seeing these Coke ads for quite a while now, but never tasted them. I think I was put off by the small cans and the fact that I haven’t seen them in the dollar store fridges yet.
I love Cherry Coke, so I was somewhat interested in these things. I wasn’t particularly clear why they had to be diet, but I am not in charge of that billion dollar enterprise. However, I have two words that should send shivers down their spines. New Coke.
I finally decided to try these. I am trying to cut down on pop (or soda or whatever you call those fizzy drinks with tons of sugar) and maybe drinks without calories is a good idea. At the very least, if I hate them, maybe they will dissuade me from drinking any fizzy drinks again.
The Cherry version wasn’t bad. It still had that horrible aftertaste. We can put people on the moon (allegedly), we can get anyone elected president of the US, we can make purple ketchup, but we can’t get rid of that? Really? Really?
I will drink this one again, but once it’s gone, I will probably switch to cherry Pepsi…gasp, until some genius finds a way to bring Cherry Coke back to Canadian stores–and not Cherry Coke Zero.
The Orange version was much worse. I actually felt ill afterwards and I don’t know if I will drink another one. Oh no! They’re going to be in my fridge forever, just like that jar of pickles.