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TaB
07-03-2005, 06:19 PM
This weekend I conducted a blind soda tasting between the various Diet KO Colas, as well as Classic. Each participant rated each cola on a one-to-ten scale. Each soda was chilled to the same temperature, 30 degrees, in an aluminum can, all from the same bottler.

The results

Coke Zero 10 8 7 8 9 7

Coca-Cola Classic 9 9 7 7 9 7

TaB 8 8 6 8 7 9

Diet Coke 9 6 8 7 7 3

Diet Coke w/ Splenda 9 5 8 7 6 4

I was not a participant in this experiment.

Hacksaw
07-03-2005, 07:47 PM
You forgot Mexican Coke! ;)

Shatter
07-03-2005, 10:38 PM
Yeah, you should have gotten some Mexican Coke, along with Coke from other countries that still attempt to make a good product, and get people to rate them against the taste of US Coke.

TaB
07-03-2005, 10:41 PM
Well, I live in a city of 40k, I was lucky to get TaB. tongue.gif

Mr Zabe
07-03-2005, 11:49 PM
TAB,
Did your serve the soda pop over ice?
Did you pour the soda pop cold from a can?
Did you use paper,plastic or glass cups?
Did you allow the subjects to see the can/bottle?
Did you provide water so they could cleanse their pallet?

Did you serve Coke Zero over ice?

The way you do even an informal test has an impact on the results. smile.gif

By the way, can I drink the left-overs. LOL

mjb1124
07-04-2005, 11:48 AM
Also, just out of curiosity, were most of the people in the taste test diet soda drinkers? I'm just curious because of the relatively high average scores for the diet sodas.

I must say it's pretty cool that Zero actually beat Classic (albeit not by much) and was the only product to get a score of 10 from anyone.

Hey, maybe the next time you do this test, you could include Pepsi's diet sodas as well, and (if you can find them) Diet Rite and/or Diet RC. Getting a version of Coke with cane sugar would be neat too - you should be able to order it on.line from somewhere.

[ 07-04-2005, 11:54 AM: Message edited by: mikibacsi1124 ]

TaB
07-04-2005, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
TAB,
Did your serve the soda pop over ice?
Did you pour the soda pop cold from a can?
Did you use paper,plastic or glass cups?
Did you allow the subjects to see the can/bottle?
Did you provide water so they could cleanse their pallet?

Did you serve Coke Zero over ice?

The way you do even an informal test has an impact on the results. smile.gif

By the way, can I drink the left-overs. LOL 1. No, it was already chilled.
2. Yes.
3. Glass cups.
4. No. Blind-tasting.
5. I used a small spoom of very cold shaved ice after every drinks. Works better IMO.

Um... I already drank the rest of the soda.

I believe the split was about half regular/half diet drinkers, from what I've observed.

[ 07-04-2005, 11:53 AM: Message edited by: TaB ]

Mr Zabe
07-04-2005, 12:10 PM
Tab,
You did good.
I admire your pop quiz.

TaB
07-04-2005, 12:19 PM
Thanks...

I believe I will try, on my next one, one of every cola, diet and regular, made by RC/KO/Pepsi.

riot
07-04-2005, 06:44 PM
I did the task of averaging up the score for each. smile.gif

Coke Zero 8.167

Coca-Cola Classic 8

TaB 7.67

Diet Coke 6.67

Diet Coke w/ Splenda 6.5

riot
07-04-2005, 06:45 PM
could you include C2 next time, too? ;)

riot
07-05-2005, 03:55 AM
i'm bumping this because someone(s) bumped a bunch of threads from 2003... for some reason.

TaB
07-05-2005, 10:46 AM
Ah... Thanks.

DJ HawaiianShirt
07-06-2005, 08:19 AM
bump