McCall: I was right. That’s gross.
This isn’t the Diet Coke you are used to.
Coca-Cola has released four new flavors of the iconic soft drink.
Ginger Lime. Feisty Cherry. Zesty Blood Orange. Twisted Mango.
The new flavors are part of a big rebranding for Diet Coke. The new flavors, along with the original flavor, will come in redesigned packaging.
We tried the new flavors.
Reuben: I don’t have high expectations for Diet Coke Ginger Lime.
It’s not terr-. No it is terrible. The aftertaste — it just tastes fake.
Sam: I think it’s a little bit sweeter than regular Diet Coke. Diet Coke kind of has that like bite to it whereas this feels a little bit smoother.
Kate: The ginger isn’t super strong but it’s kind of there and it’s good.
Mccall: Oh that’s not bad actually. You don’t taste the ginger it’s just lime.
Zesty Blood Orange
Reuben: It tastes like if you had a little orange soda left in your cup and then you put diet coke into it — that’s what it tastes like and it doesn’t taste good.
Emma: I don’t taste any diet in that. Like that tastes like a full-flavored soda.
McCall: This is straight up orange soda.
Kate: It also just tastes like normal orange soda. Not like Zesty Blood Orange Soda. I don’t know I would not drink this.
Mark: Feisty. Feisty Cherry.
Reuben: It doesn’t taste terrible but it tastes like a bad version of cherry coke. Like if you wanted real cherry coke it would be better but this is passable.
Celia: It doesn’t have too much of a difference between other sodas that kind of are cherry-ey tasting.
McCall: But I actually really like this. I would drink this. It’s pretty good.
Kate: It almost like smells like medicine and you smell it before you even taste it.
Sam: I would say this has the most intense flavor of all of them.
Emma: I think it is kind of chemically tasting.
Reuben: It doesn’t taste like mango. It sort of tastes just like flat Diet Coke with some weird flavor in it that does not represent mango at all.
Kate: It smells kind of gross and fake.
Some final thoughts…
Kate: I liked the cherry one. I thought the cherry one was really really good I thought it was kind of classic but still interesting.
McCall: If I had to choose definitely the lime.
Reuben: So far this is my favorite flavor but the bar is pretty low when it comes to these flavored Diet Cokes.
Celia: I think I liked the Twisted Mango the best out of the four. Even though I liked all the four, this is the one I would be most likely to go to the store and buy.
Reuben: The flavors just don’t get me going. And the tall cans are just weird. It like reminds you of like an energy drink but it’s not. It’s just weird.
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