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Coca-Cola removing "Classic"


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Now that New Coke/Coke II has been completely off the shelves for a while, the "Classic" name really is unnecessary. This move was probably overdue, in a way.

I'm curious to know where New Coke lasted in the US until 2004. Unless they mean globally.

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Now that New Coke/Coke II has been completely off the shelves for a while, the "Classic" name really is unnecessary. This move was probably overdue, in a way.

I'm curious to know where New Coke lasted in the US until 2004. Unless they mean globally.

I believe some places in the Midwest carried Coke II.

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I was surprised to find out that Diet Coke is actually Diet New Coke, and Coca Cola Zero is actually diet Coke Classic. Apparently, after the New Coke fiasco!, they kept the new diet version of the drink.

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This is only right. "Classic" implies the original formula, which, strictly speaking, hasn't been in use since they switched to high-fructose corn syrup as the sweetener (it being cheaper than real sugar). There's even a conspiracy theory out there that the whole "New Coke" episode was just an elaborate bait-and-switch in order to mask the transition from sugar to HFCS which tastes slightly different.

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I was surprised to find out that Diet Coke is actually Diet New Coke, and Coca Cola Zero is actually diet Coke Classic. Apparently, after the New Coke fiasco!, they kept the new diet version of the drink.

Wait... what?

It's true. I heard that when zero came out.

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I was surprised to find out that Diet Coke is actually Diet New Coke, and Coca Cola Zero is actually diet Coke Classic. Apparently, after the New Coke fiasco!, they kept the new diet version of the drink.

Wait... what?

Sort of...

Diet Coke was designed from scratch to be a different taste to Coke to better suit the artificial sweeteners and target market. When they made New Coke they used something like the Diet Coke flavour, just with fructose instead of sweeteners. (Diet Coke has slightly changed at least a couple of times since here in Oz to incorporate improvements in artificial sweeteners.)

Coke Zero is the real Coke recipe, replacing the sugar with sweeteners. No shock then it also tastes a lot better than Diet Coke, and makes you wonder wtf took so long to get it on the market.

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I was surprised to find out that Diet Coke is actually Diet New Coke, and Coca Cola Zero is actually diet Coke Classic. Apparently, after the New Coke fiasco!, they kept the new diet version of the drink.

Wait... what?

Sort of...

Diet Coke was designed from scratch to be a different taste to Coke to better suit the artificial sweeteners and target market. When they made New Coke they used something like the Diet Coke flavour, just with fructose instead of sweeteners. (Diet Coke has slightly changed at least a couple of times since here in Oz to incorporate improvements in artificial sweeteners.)

Coke Zero is the real Coke recipe, replacing the sugar with sweeteners. No shock then it also tastes a lot better than Diet Coke, and makes you wonder wtf took so long to get it on the market.

It? Coke Zero? does taste a helluva lot like regular Coke, there's no doubt about it.

However, I've been drinking Diet Coke for so long that Coke and Coke Zero both taste weird to me. Diet Pepsi still tastes like doo-doo batter, though.

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