food | 4 months ago
The reason why Diet Coke and Coke Zero taste nothing alike
Finally... proof!

Ever order a Coke Zero only to be delivered a Diet Coke as if they’re the same thing?

Yep, it’s a heartbreak like no other and it’s because the two drinks are vastly different despite their similar branding.

While the two drinks are no-sugar alternatives to the standard Coke, the two are completely different and it’s all thanks to one ingredient.

In a bid to taste as close to the normal Coke as possible, Coke Zero contains an ingredient called sodium citrate to mimic that full-fat, full-sugar taste (yum!).

However, Diet Coke doesn’t claim to taste similar to its full-sugared version, so it includes citric acid instead.

Yes, citric acid is the reason why our heart breaks every time a Diet Coke is delivered instead of a Coke Zero.

It's also why many of us have turned to zero sugar to fulfil our fizzy drink craving.

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So, feel free to link this to anyone who has had the audacity to say Coke Zero and Diet Coke are the same.

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