Since getting diabetes I’ve had a lot of diet soda. I only get to drink real soda when my blood sugar is low and I need a lift. So when I want soda, diet it is.
First off, let me make it clear that no matter what anyone says, diet is not as good as regular. Sure, there are some pretty decent diet sodas out there, but if I could just drink real soda, I definitely would. It tastes better, and has much less of a gross aftertaste.
Diet Coke is what I drink the most, only because it is the most available. It is also pretty bad. I almost can’t drink it out of a can. Fountain Diet Coke is better. But still my least favorite. Diet Pepsi is much better, but still pretty bad. I think the problem is that diet versions of regular “cola” are lacking too much. Cola isn’t special enough to get rid of real sugar and still have something you want to drink.
So that leads to the other sodas. The ones that survive the trip to dietdom best of all. Diet Dr. Pepper is sort of the king here. It is almost as good as regular Dr. Pepper. You really can’t even tell it is a diet unless you really try. Even better is black cherry and vanilla diet Dr. Pepper. I think generally the more flavors you add to a diet, the better you are. Except in the horribly misguided Berries and Cream Diet Dr. Pepper. That stuff is vile. Avoid.
I’ve had some Diet Root Beer, but it didn’t really do it for me. Diet Cherry Coke, however, is awesome.
Finally, I’ve seen some new Pepsi Jazz sodas out there, which look like diet weirdness. Does anyone have any experience with these? Or other diet sodas in general? And I don’t mean Tab.