Created with Sketch. When it comes to Coca-Cola products, people tend to be die-hard fans. Many of us know someone who can’t go a day without a Diet Coke or two or three. And while Diet Coke has been a leading sugar-free soft drink since it was first released init came to light that young adult males shied away from this beverage — identifying diet cola as a woman’s drink. The company’s answer to that predicament came in — in the kind of a shiny black can — with the release of Coca-Cola Zero.
While Diet Coke was created with its own flavor profile and not as a sugar-free version of the original, Coca-Cola Zero aims to taste like the “real Coke flavor just.
With that information in hand we at HuffPost Taste needed to know: Which of these two artificially-sweetened Coca-Cola beverages actually tastes better? And can you tell the difference between them even? Before we get to the results of our taste test, here are the facts: Diet Coke Motto: Always Great Taste Nutritional Information: Many say that a can of Diet Coke actually contains somewhere between calories, but if a serving size contains fewer than 5 calories a company is not obligated to note it in its nutritional information.
Ingredients: Carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate, natural flavors, citric acid, caffeine. Artificial sweetener: Aspartame Coca-Cola Zero Motto: Real Coca-Cola Taste AND Zero Calories Nutritional Information: While the label obviously advertises this beverage as a zero calorie cola, we are not completely certain that its minimal calorie content is simply not required to be noted in the nutritional information.
Artificial sweetener: Aspartame and acesulfame potassium Ingredients: Carbonated water, caramel color, phosphoric acid, aspartame, potassium benzoate, natural flavors, potassium citrate, acesulfame potassium, caffeine.
The Verdict: Twenty-four editors blind-tasted the two cokes, side by side, and There is not one artificially-sweetened Coca-Cola beverage that outshines the other. So how do people choose between one or the other? It is a matter of personal taste either, or the marketing campaigns will influence their choice maybe. Which sugar-free Coca-Cola product do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below. Sugar-Free Coke Ads.