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Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-06-2006, 07:14 PM
While there's Coca-Cola Zero in U.S., Canada, Australia, and soon in UK... Pepsi also released its Zero calories version, but is called Pepsi NEX...

http://www.suntory.com/about/news/2006/img/9340.jpg

Weird bottle... BTW now that half liter bottle it's the same for the japanese regular and diet versions of Pepsi...

More info in:
www.pepsi.co.jp (http://www.pepsi.co.jp)
Press release (http://www.suntory.com/about/news/2006/9340.html)

what do you think of this new release?

pepsidew
04-06-2006, 09:22 PM
i like bottle - pepsi & coke need more innovated packaging

jmur
04-07-2006, 07:19 PM
that bottle looks really sweet!

ecliptic
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
I wish a company would use stevia in the US. I think a splenda/stevia mix would work well.

popologist
04-08-2006, 05:38 PM
i have a question...

if diet coke isn't really the coke (classic) formula... and pepsi one/nex isn't based on the real pepsi formula... why can they still use that name? it's kind of misleading.

Techne
04-09-2006, 01:02 AM
Isn't that why it's 'Diet Coke,' and not 'Diet Coca-Cola?'

Also, I think that the slight liquorice taste of Stevia might not work well with colas. Moreover, Stevia is $12.95/8oz, while Splenda is $6.29/2lb. Granted, these are retail prices, but I think that they somewhat reflect the bulk prices that companies would pay.

[ 04-09-2006, 12:06 AM: Message edited by: Techne ]

Lepke
04-09-2006, 01:07 AM
Coke and Pepsi both own their respective names. They can call any thing coke or Pepsi.

popologist
04-09-2006, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by Lepke:
Coke and Pepsi both own their respective names. They can call any thing coke or Pepsi. true. but... coca-cola is patented as a specific formula. if the formula changes, it is no longer under the same patent (right?).

i mean, isn't that why coke had to add "classic" when they brought back the original formula, because the "new" formula was re-patented under the "coca-cola" patent?

i'm not certain, but i think there are some legalities behind it.

i think that's also why "diet coke" has to be called "coke light" in some countries, because it's not the exact same formula as patented "diet coke."

popologist
04-09-2006, 08:39 AM
it says "diet coca-cola" somewhere on the can though (a small logo). and, i'm not sure, but i think "coke" and "coca-cola" are inter-changeable under the patent. though i'm not sure.


Originally posted by Techne:
Isn't that why it's 'Diet Coke,' and not 'Diet Coca-Cola?'

Also, I think that the slight liquorice taste of Stevia might not work well with colas. Moreover, Stevia is $12.95/8oz, while Splenda is $6.29/2lb. Granted, these are retail prices, but I think that they somewhat reflect the bulk prices that companies would pay.