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popologist
04-23-2006, 01:45 PM
while drinking some diet coke cherry the other day, i noticed that it uses an aspartame/ace-k blend. it also tasted pretty good too... better than i remember.

anyway, i was just wondering what other diets use an aspartame/ace-k blend. i know that coke zero does... and diet coke doesn't... but does diet pepsi and pepsi one? or diet dr pepper? etc?

and do all of coke's "zero" diets use a blend as well?

zabe...?

[ 04-23-2006, 12:45 PM: Message edited by: popologist ]

Mr Zabe
04-23-2006, 01:59 PM
I'm not sure about this one. My first thought was the Diet Right brands but I think it's a splenda sweetened diet soda pop.

I'm sure one our diet soda pop drinkers will chime in and inform us. smile.gif

To my understanding, Coke Zero has no extensions and it's sweetner formula has not yet been hybirded to any other Coke brands. I could be wrong. I'm sure MrR will have a better answer.

[ 04-23-2006, 01:00 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

Doug
04-23-2006, 02:44 PM
i know the "new" pepsi one uses ace-k

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-23-2006, 03:36 PM
Here in Mexico... a lot of them...

Coca-Cola Light
Caffeine Free Coca-Cola Light
Sprite 0
all the Spacio Leve line
Pepsi Light
7UP Light
Low-Calorie Squirt
Sangria Señorial Light

the only soda that doesn't have aspartame/ace-k is Peñafiel Naturel...

mjb1124
04-23-2006, 03:44 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diet_soda#Acesulfame_potassium

Mr Zabe
04-23-2006, 03:48 PM
WOW....What a link. Thanks. This for sure will get book marked. I was really in the dark with my first post. LOL

popologist
04-23-2006, 09:00 PM
wow! i stumped the great zabe!

do i get a button or something? ;)


Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
WOW....What a link. Thanks. This for sure will get book marked. I was really in the dark with my first post. LOL

popologist
04-23-2006, 09:03 PM
wow! that link was PERFECTION!

thanks so much!

so, basically, only diet coke and diet pepsi have been stubborn enough to stick with aspartame only. i wonder if it's a contractual thing...

it's also interesting that all of their flavored variations use an ace-k blend.

it's probably only a matter of time.


Originally posted by mikibacsi1124:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diet_soda#Acesulfame_potassium

[ 04-23-2006, 08:05 PM: Message edited by: popologist ]

Mr Zabe
04-23-2006, 09:20 PM
Popolgist,
LOL....You have just been elevated into my A-List of board mates. As a member of my A-List you will be sent a case of Canfield's Seltzer Water and a copy of my latest music video "Knock Em Back and Burp Em Loud". LMAO

[ 04-24-2006, 10:57 AM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

popologist
04-23-2006, 09:53 PM
you shouldn't have...

really. smile.gif

Rob The SURGE Drinker
04-23-2006, 10:49 PM
i never knew that diet full throttle has saccharin in it...

popologist
04-23-2006, 11:16 PM
Originally posted by Rob The SURGE Drinker:
i never knew that diet full throttle has saccharin in it... me either.

i wonder why.

DJ HawaiianShirt
04-24-2006, 11:45 AM
For anyone who doesn't know about Wikipedia(the site that Miki linked to), it's an online encyclopedia completely compiled by internet users.

But several studies have shown that that Wikipedia can provide more thorough and accurate information than even academic sources. They also information on pop culture and things that other encyclopedias won't touch.

popologist
04-24-2006, 02:54 PM
i use wikipedia all the time... just to get general info about something. it can be very helpful.

Mr Zabe
04-24-2006, 03:43 PM
I like wikipedia when I Google a subject, usually the wikipedia link is the first or second choice. I know that I will get a good thumb nail idea of what I need to know.

Gosh if you think about, we have the universe at out finger tips. IMO one can find just about any piece of knowledge on the internet. 1000 years from now they will look back at our civilization and say the computer/internet created the Golden Era of Man Kind. smile.gif

pepsidew
04-24-2006, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by Doug:
i know the "new" pepsi one uses ace-k pepsi once is made with splenda

popologist
04-25-2006, 12:01 AM
according to wikipedia, pepsi one is sweetened with splenda AND ace-k. just like diet coke with splenda.

Mana211
04-25-2006, 03:46 PM
fwiw if you look you can get specific amounts per drink in nutrional PDFs from the company web sites. The table below was extracted from a recent PDF on a CCE website if I remember properly.

</font><blockquote>code:</font><hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;"> Coke 27 HFCS, 0 asp, 0 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 23 caffeine
Diet Coke 0.1 HFCS, 125 asp, 0 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 31 caffeine
Coke Zero 0.1 HFCS, 58 asp, 31 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 23 caffeine
C2 C2 12 HFCS, 12 asp, 12 ace-k, 2 sucralose, 23 caffeine
Diet w Splenda 0.1 HFCS, 0 asp, 30 ace-k, 40 sucralose, 23 caffeine
Diet Cherry 0.1 HFCS, 50 asp, 34 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 23 caffeine
Mello Yello 32 HFCS, 0 asp, 0 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 35 caffeine
Dt Mello Yello 0.2 HFCS, 38 asp, 86 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 35 caffeine</pre>[/QUOTE]copy and paste that into notepad if it is too small to read. I still haven't found a way to make it look better on bevboard.

mjb1124
04-25-2006, 04:15 PM
86 grams of ace-K in Diet Mello Yello? Yikes!

I'm surprised to see that Diet Coke w/ Splenda has the same amount of caffeine as Coke Zero, C2, and Diet Cherry Coke...I would've thought it had the higher amount found in Diet Coke.

Another thing that strikes me as interesting is that apparently the diet sodas contain a trivial amount of HFCS.

popologist
04-25-2006, 04:17 PM
thanks mana.

that looks way better than my attempt at a spread sheet a few weeks ago. mine was all wobbly. LOL!

hmm. i wonder why regular diet coke has so much more caffeine than all the others...

Mana211
04-26-2006, 01:14 PM
I would assume the extra caffeine is to offset the lack of sugars contribution to buzz/stimulation.

I can't say why they didn't do the same for Coke Zero or why Mello Yello and Diet Mello Yello don't have a similar disconnect.

Oh and for the record the HCFS column in my table is assumed/my choice of labeling. The PDF just listed it as carbs and I'm assuming the carbs in diet drinks are from HCFS somehow. Maybe I'm wrong and Ace-K and Aspertame have carbs. And of course there may be other sources of carbs in the drinks other than HCFS such as the Orange Juice in Mello Yello, I just figured it was easier to lump it as HCFS as most people wouldn't care if it was from Corn or Oranges just so long as it was concentrated sweetner...

popologist
04-26-2006, 02:18 PM
maybe the caffeine for diet coke is a misprint or something. it just seems odd that it would be so much higher than even coke classic.

Mana211
04-27-2006, 12:05 PM
fwiw it is US only nutrition information (your country may vary) and I got it from

http://www2.coca-cola.com/mail/goodanswer/soft_drink_nutrition.pdf

You'll notice that there are wide variations in caffiene which make it unlikey to be a typo:

</font><blockquote>code:</font><hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;">Coke Blak 46
Mello Yello 35
Diet Coke 31
Mr Pibb 27
Inca Kola 25
Coke 23
Barqs 15</pre>[/QUOTE]

Mana211
04-27-2006, 12:10 PM
Oh, and for fountain drinks only C2 has ace-k in it.

http://www2.coca-cola.com/mail/goodanswer/us_fountain_beverages.pdf

popologist
04-27-2006, 01:52 PM
they sell C2 in fountains?!?

Mana211
04-27-2006, 03:50 PM
http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa/news/2004/conpr_06102004.html

In 2004 Selected McDonald’s restaurants in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Orlando

I've never seen it in a fountain but if I had a resturaunt I'd offer it.

I'm not a big fan of fountain drinks but from the looks of that PDF C2 is the best fountain drink out there.

I'd like to see Coke Zero or C2 offered at any place that currently offers diet coke as I no longer drink old fashioned diet coke when I have the choice.

Oh and for the record I don't drink pepsi products if I have the choice either.

If a place has a really crappy drink menu but doesn't mind giving me ice I'll just grab a can out of my car trunk and drink C2 or when the weather is right so that my trunk cans are in the 29-40 degrees F range I'll just drink it from the can.

popologist
04-27-2006, 11:36 PM
i agree, mana.