View Full Version : why does caffeine free diet coke tastes different than diet coke?

Empire State Buddy
06-06-2005, 10:53 AM
as far as i know... the only difference is that one has caffeine and one doesn't, but...

i think the caffeine free stuff tastes a lot better than regular diet coke. it's just smoother and has less after taste.

has anyone else noticed the same thing? smile.gif

06-06-2005, 02:12 PM
I've actually noticed that myself. I guess the caffeine gives it more of a "bite".

Empire State Buddy
06-06-2005, 03:04 PM

The Interpreter
06-06-2005, 08:09 PM
I agree. And, to me, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi also tastes mucho better than Diet Pepsi!

Mr Zabe
06-06-2005, 08:15 PM
Count me in. LOL
When I visit my parents, they only drink caffeine free diet Pepsi out of the 24oz bottles.

It is funny because a nice glass of CFDP with ice tastes just a touch better than regular diet Pepsi from a bottle or can. LOL

The life of a Soda POP Head. LOL

The Interpreter
06-06-2005, 08:18 PM
Egad! Perhaps Coke should also make Caffeine Free Coke Zero! Tee hee...

Empire State Buddy
06-07-2005, 12:03 AM
Originally posted by The Interpreter:
Egad! Perhaps Coke should also make Caffeine Free Coke Zero! Tee hee... they probably will... eventually, if it sells well. there'll probably be a caffeine free version of diet coke w/ splenda too (there's already talk about it).

after all, CF diet coke is already in the Top Ten Best-Selling sodas. smile.gif

06-07-2005, 12:25 AM
there already talking about making Caffeine Free Diet Coke with Splenda for next year. We will see what happens though.

Empire State Buddy
06-07-2005, 08:10 AM
so, diet coke w/ splenda (DCwS) must be doing pretty well already, if they're planning on extending the brand. so far, as i've said in other posts, almost everyone who's tried it likes it better than "old" diet coke. but most of these drinkers are young (20s & 30s).

06-07-2005, 09:21 PM
I know that pure caffeine has a bitter taste. Maybe that's it.

Empire State Buddy
06-07-2005, 11:59 PM
sounds like that's all it is.

for years, CFDC was my favorite diet cola.