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Topic # 233895 8-May-2018 12:27
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I notice the last month or so that CCA appear to be doing the push on us now that they have started at christmas in aus

 

That is, to make the shelves red again. And ditch the prominent black.

 

http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/coke-no-sugar-is-supposed-to-be-replacing-coke-zero-but-australians-arent-playing-along/news-story/554d56b24aa232767dd62a3f07dfb7b0 

 

Signs outside dairies are now red/black. New No Sugar adverts on TV. 

 

Supermarket shelves adjusting to squeeze the black smaller and smaller.

 

I foresee a similar bunfight here with Zero fans not wanting to make the change.


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  Reply # 2009881 8-May-2018 12:30
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Don't people have more things to do with their lives.




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  Reply # 2009900 8-May-2018 12:36
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Not during lunch time I don't. No. So time gets put into leisure. Like forums. And geeking. And food/drink

 

And last time I checked, it was almost a staple pairing at LANs and so forth and the geek movement in general to have some sort of alcohol and or caffeinated beverage in large quantities within reach. So figured there is some relevance. Albeit vague.

 

I'm a consumer. I visit stores. I notice change (just like petrol pricing etc). All meet criteria of daily life. Ergo, no. As it's a part of daily life. It is included and of no need to allocate that consumed time for 'better'.


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  Reply # 2009903 8-May-2018 12:39
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i have never really liked any fizzy drinks so not a big deal for me

 

 


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  Reply # 2009906 8-May-2018 12:46
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Isn't it all the same - zero, no, diet? Just substituting the sugar with stevia (or some other non-sugar sweetener) giving the coke the horrible aftertaste?


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  Reply # 2009907 8-May-2018 12:46
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I'm Team Black/Zero for sure. Coke No Sugar tastes too sweet to me. Diet Coke is my #1 though.


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  Reply # 2009908 8-May-2018 12:46
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eph:

 

Isn't it all the same - zero, no, diet? Just substituting the sugar with stevia (or some other non-sugar sweetener) giving the coke the horrible aftertaste?

 

 

Absolutely not! They all taste completely different.


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  Reply # 2009913 8-May-2018 12:49
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Benjip:

 

eph:

 

Isn't it all the same - zero, no, diet? Just substituting the sugar with stevia (or some other non-sugar sweetener) giving the coke the horrible aftertaste?

 

 

Absolutely not! They all taste completely different.

 

 

You mean they all taste completely different than actual coke? :). Just joking, don't want to start a rant about which one is better.

 

 

 

But out of curiosity - is the difference only in amount of added sweetener or is there something else as well?




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  Reply # 2009914 8-May-2018 12:52
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eph:

 

Isn't it all the same - zero, no, diet? Just substituting the sugar with stevia (or some other non-sugar sweetener) giving the coke the horrible aftertaste?

 

 

Theres a taste test in the article :D

 

But no, Zero was their first 'eek the world wants less obesity, we better look good - lets push a male version since the ladies have diet coke.. and diet is a bad word in mans world' recipe. 

 

And since then they have adjusted it to 'no Sugar' where the claim is they have made it a lot closer to the classic taste in the years of trying... mmhmm

 

Remember green 'Coke Life'? That was stevia.. but wait. Only a percentage of the sugar was removed, not all of it. SALES FAILS. Overseas its rebranded to 'coke stevia' to still give people the option. 

 

And as of this month, there is the 100% stevia option now. https://www.coca-colajourney.co.nz/stories/coca-cola-stevia-no-sugar-launches yay us!

 

 


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  Reply # 2009922 8-May-2018 13:07
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Ahh, so the "Life" used stevia, the Diet/Zero (and I guess No sugar) uses different sweetener. Interesting that they claim different recipe as well.

 

You learn something every day :)


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  Reply # 2009925 8-May-2018 13:14
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eph:

 

Benjip:

 

eph:

 

Isn't it all the same - zero, no, diet? Just substituting the sugar with stevia (or some other non-sugar sweetener) giving the coke the horrible aftertaste?

 

 

Absolutely not! They all taste completely different.

 

 

You mean they all taste completely different than actual coke? :). Just joking, don't want to start a rant about which one is better.

 

 

 

But out of curiosity - is the difference only in amount of added sweetener or is there something else as well?

 

 

The thing to remember if that Coke tastes very different in the US as well since it's all HFCS rather than sugar in it. Mexican Coke is actually really popular in the US (and readily available) because many people prefer the taste.

 

 


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  Reply # 2009928 8-May-2018 13:21
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My main complaint (as a Coke Zero drinker) is that it's more awkward to say when you're ordering lunch.  Coke Zero trips off the tongue easily, Coke No Sugar sounds clumsy.  

 

#firstworldproblems

 

 




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  Reply # 2009931 8-May-2018 13:23
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eph:

 

Ahh, so the "Life" used stevia, the Diet/Zero (and I guess No sugar) uses different sweetener. Interesting that they claim different recipe as well.

 

You learn something every day :)

 

 

Diet/Zero are Phenylalanine/Aspartame. And as Sbiddle says, some versions are Fructose corn syrup based over normal cane or refined sugar too.




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  Reply # 2009932 8-May-2018 13:24
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My main complaint (as a Coke Zero drinker) is that it's more awkward to say when you're ordering lunch.  Coke Zero trips off the tongue easily, Coke No Sugar sounds clumsy.  

 

#firstworldproblems

 

 

That was the other one I noticed and forgot to mention.

 

Eat KFC? Check the branding on the dispenser now. Our local has the old signage with zero, but the branding on the dispenser and presumably the type now piped is No Sugar


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  Reply # 2009938 8-May-2018 13:30
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I liked both, although they're quite different. My fav was Coke Zero with Vanilla though... until Pepsi Max released their Vanilla version, now I much prefer that :)


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  Reply # 2009979 8-May-2018 14:00
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Oblivian:

 

Lizard1977:

 

My main complaint (as a Coke Zero drinker) is that it's more awkward to say when you're ordering lunch.  Coke Zero trips off the tongue easily, Coke No Sugar sounds clumsy.  

 

#firstworldproblems

 

 

That was the other one I noticed and forgot to mention.

 

Eat KFC? Check the branding on the dispenser now. Our local has the old signage with zero, but the branding on the dispenser and presumably the type now piped is No Sugar

 

 

I was in KFC the other day and the woman in front was getting really frustrated. She wanted Coke Zero but staff said they didn't have it - when she asked why they had a big image of Coke Zero on their postmix machine they couldn't really answer.

 

Some idiot has decided putting a No Sugar sticker over the top of the Zero tap but leaving a big picture of Zero that they don't stock is perfectly acceptable.

 

 

 


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