View Full Version : Anyone else get sick when they drink Coke Zero or Pepsi Max??

08-18-2011, 03:12 AM
I don't know what it is!! Maybe it's the sweetener, but whenever I drink any Zero soda, or any Max soda, especially the colas. I get heartburn so bad that it feels like someone has been punching me in the chest for 3 days. And it lasts for about 3 days. I've tested the theory a few times at great personal risk lol. Anyone else experience this or something similar??? I think the sweetener is ACE-K. I can drink diet sodas and regular sodas just fine. I also had no issue with the Coke C2 or Pepsi Edge sodas.

08-18-2011, 05:51 AM
If it's just the colas that are causing problems, it may be that you're sensitive to phosphoric acid. Most other drinks (Dr Pepper is an exception) don't contain it.

08-19-2011, 02:31 AM
Many other diet sodas contain ace-k as well. Pretty much anything from Coke, other than Diet Coke and CF Diet Coke has it. It helps extend the shelf life and cuts down on the artificial sweetener taste.