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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Coca-Cola Diet Coke Plus (UK vs USA) Confirmed sighting: Coca-Cola Diet Coke Plus (UK vs USA)
Posted: 22:07 Fri 12-Oct-2007. Price: 90p for 350 ml (on special offer at 69p); $1.75 for 20 fl.oz. Location: Boots, Sheffield; Philadelphia airport. Nutritional unusualness: 35% of your RDA of the specified vitamins (UK); 25-37.5% of your RDA of specified vitamins/ minerals per bottle (USA).
"Great taste of Diet Coke plus a little something for vitality and wellbeing," claimed "Kev Jobbie" after paying 92p for the UK version in Somerfield, Redcar, but only "charl" came up with a full transatlantic comparison, commenting: "Two varieties of Diet Coke Plus should equal doubleplusgood. In practice, the two British varieties achieve the goal of simultaneously sucking and blowing. Diet Coke Plus Antioxidant (green tea and vitamin C) has clearly not been tested on a functioning-palate live human audience. It tastes of real Coke mixed with too-strong green tea. Classify as undrinkable - a real rarity in modern chugging. Diet Coke Plus Vitamins (niacin, B12, C) has sensibly avoided adding extra flavours, but tastes of the heavy syrup usually associated with real Coke."

"The American take on Diet Coke Plus is so superior that it makes you wonder how just how bad the connection for the transatlantic recipe telephone call was, or who lost the key for the encrypted email and just decided to guess. It contains niacin, B6, B12, magnesium and zinc and somehow manages to taste just like Diet Coke wearing a funky blue bottle cap. Bad British Coca-Cola (again), no biscuit."

...While, in other ostensibly good-for-you sodas, "zeddy" provided this rose-tinted view of Rubicon Pomegranate (4% Pomegranate juice, 49p, Asda, Livingston, Scotland), wondering: "Whatever next? Fizzy pomegranate! Do you think they ferment the seeds? It actually tastes good (if you like pomegranate, that is) and the fizziness addeds a touch of sharpness that you don't get with the still varieties. Possibly the point of no return for pomegranate juice then."

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Posted: 20:14 Sat 13-Oct-2007 by "alan w" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah whats up with Coca Cola U.K.? their version of diet cherry coke is more like diet black cherry coke, they dont seem to stick to U.S. recipes!
Posted: 10:23 Sun 14-Oct-2007 by "sandworm" # permalink comment
Comment: i didnt mind this actually. just tasted the same as diet coke to me. the smaller bottle size is a bonus in my eyes
Posted: 11:17 Sun 14-Oct-2007 by "Phill"
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Comment: I'm addicted to the Antioxidant version of this. When its chilled enough its much more refreshing than the normal stuff. The price variations in different shops is akward though; from 65p in Superdrug up to 95p in Sainsburies.
Posted: 20:09 Sun 14-Oct-2007 by "Chubworth" # permalink comment
Comment: Paid a ridiculous 99p for this but I was in Harrods so asking for it, I suppose. I only regret not seeking out the waxwork of Mr Al Fayed and slinging the bottle at his noggin. Bought the vitamins version attracted by the promise of a heavy syrup taste. It certainly had a better taste than Diet Coke and, being full of vitamins, allowed me to convince myself that this was an adequate meal replacement. May not bother again, though.
Posted: 21:57 Mon 15-Oct-2007 by "dooby" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried the Antioxident variety today. From Asda in swindon and I have to say it tastes soo smooth and generally yummy like std coke. Generally not a big fan of diet coke so was a pleasent surprise. I can only think your reviews who thought was bad did so because the drink wasnt chilled enough. Even the known and well trodden regular coke can taste awful when warm
Posted: 07:12 Tue 16-Oct-2007 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: nope, it was fresh out of the fridge dooby, and revolting. :)
Posted: 20:43 Tue 16-Oct-2007 by "Aaron" # permalink comment
Comment: The packaging is awesome, and so I bought it.
Posted: 20:38 Sun 21-Oct-2007 by "Aled Roberts" # permalink comment
Comment: Seen these for sale in our local Netto in Chester. Didn't have the courage to buy them going on the reviews I've seen about them
Posted: 18:32 Mon 22-Oct-2007 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: every shop i have been into recently seems to have a surfeit of antioxidant flavour on the shelves!
Posted: 15:41 Tue 30-Oct-2007 by "Sophie" # permalink comment
Comment: hey, i dont know why people are bitching so much about these drinks! :-O seriously iv been on a few sites about the new Diet coke Plus range and everyone is saying how poor it is. I purchased the brand a few days ago, and to be quite honest, its really good! All this shit going round that "it tastes rank", "its too syroppy", "it keeps me awake at night" god jst shut up and get a life, its just a drink for gods sake. A Very nice one at that.

xxx


Posted: 11:34 Mon 05-Nov-2007 by "Tara Masika" # permalink comment
Comment: At the end of the day it's still an unhealthy drink -www.healthbolt.net/2006/12/08/what-happens-to-your-body-if-you-drink-a-coke-right-now/
Posted: 20:08 Mon 05-Nov-2007 by "karin" # permalink comment
Comment: My boyfriend only drinks coke. He has some sort of eating disorder generally known as "picky eating adults"

To have coke with vitamins in it gives me a little bit of happiness knowing that from time to time he gets some vitamins.


Posted: 18:46 Wed 07-Nov-2007 by "Joe" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey everyone!

Right basically I'm writing on here because I am doing primary market research for Diet Coke Plus and I need some genuine secondary market research from you guys!

Could you please help me!

Joe!


Posted: 19:31 Wed 07-Nov-2007 by "Chubworth" # permalink comment
Comment: The unhealthy drink link by Tara Masika - it's all about COKE and its sugar content but this thread is about DIET COKE so....doh! Could we have some up to date stuff on how DIET coke is bad for us to screw up my evening? Like I care...
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