When I go see the Hobbit this weekend I won’t be having a Diet Coke. It has nothing to do with whether or not Diet Coke is a good product, because I suspect that it is.
I just don’t like Diet Coke.
Diet Coke doesn’t taste very good to me and let me explain why: It doesn’t actually taste like the real Coca-Cola, which I love.
Diet Coke is a substitue for caffeine addicts who feel the need to watch their waistline while battling their own personal energy deficiency.
I know that this opinion doesn’t describe every diet soda drinker because I’ve talked to people who’ve never had a regular Coke before. I have quite a few friends who started with Diet Coke and they don’t actually enjoy the original version’s ultra-sweet combination of caramel coloring and high fructose corn syrup.
To these folks, having a regular Coke throws their entire palate off-kilter. In fact, many of them actually enjoy the strange aftertaste that artificial sweeteners bring to the table.
Having never experienced the original, they’ve developed a preference for the not so “Real Thing.”