Skip to comments.Diet Coke Wins Battle in Cola Wars
Posted on 03/17/2011 8:45:24 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
U.S. sales of Diet Coke overtook those of Pepsi-Cola for the first time in 2010, making the diet soda the No. 2 carbonated soft drink in the country behind Coca-Cola, industry data are expected to confirm Thursday.
Occupying the top two rankings would mark a historic win for Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO - News) in its decades-old rivalry with PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP - News), which has seen its market share slip in recent years and is trying to retool its marketing.
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I always get a kick out of some porker ordering a double-double, chili fries.....and a diet Coke.
Just my personal tastes but I consider Diet Coke the nastiest tasting of most all diet sodas. To me it has a tinny taste. Coke Zero I like, but Diet Coke I have to put a shot of Regular Coke or vanilla flavoring in it to kill the taste.
Diet coke with aspartame = poison....
That stuff is brutally disgusting. Diet Dr Pepper or Coke Zero are at least reasonably alright. Yuck!
Diet Coke is like carbon credits, it helps to offset the bad stuff, donchaknow? ;-)
Ugh. Diet soda. I’d walk around drinking watered-down, unsweetened tea before I drank diet soda. I’ve never found a non-sugar sweetener that didn’t have a horrid aftertaste. Granted, I haven’t tried truvia yet.
I agree, Diet Coke tastes better.
Been drinking it for 25+ years and loving it.
Being from Georgia I have to ask. What is this “Pepsi?!” and why should I care?
Coke Zero FTW!
I couldn’t stand both of them: Pepsi and Coke. Coke was a sponsor of the Daily Show mock protest in DC and pepsi logo looks exactly like the idiotic obama hopeychangey logo.
I just head to the 99C store and get either a 3 liter pop or 6 cans for 99C.
Just a thought.
I’ll probably get flamed by WalMart haters for saying this, but I much prefer Sam’s Diet Cola over Diet Coke. To me it has just a hint of cinnamon-like flavor, and it’s $2.50 a 12 pack vs. $3.98 for DC.
Aldi’s has a great diet cola, cheap too.
Pepsi Max lover here, too. Pepsi One is pretty good as well.
Definitely Pepsi Max. I rarely go near Diet Coke anymore. Max is the best thing since Jolt Cola but without the sugar.
Even better than this?
COKE ZERO is way better than Diet Coke!
Diet Coke has been my drug of choice for the last 20 years but there are periods of time I just have to switch to something else just to kick start my taste buds again. Diet A&W Root Beer is currently my choice.
Always drank Diet Coke w/Lime, can be hard to find in stores, until Coke Zero came out. Now Coke Zero is my soft drink of choice.
Have always disliked Pepsi of any flavor. Syrupy, sugar water, tin can flavor to me.
My hubby does that but it is because the regular coke is too sweet for him plus the regular sugar sweetened drinks give him heartburn. If he would QUIT DIPPING!!! he wouldn’t have it. he stopped before and could have any sugar he liked. But did he stay quit? noooooooo LOL
I think it has to do with the fact that Pepsi apparently makes their soda bottles out of garbage.
I switched from Diet Pepsi to Diet Coke because of Pepsi’s unacceptably inconsistent quality control. Whole batches were undrinkable. I prefer Diet Pepsi’s taste to Diet Coke, but Pepsi’s quality control killed the product for me. It sounds like lots of people feel the same way.
Tab was great until they replaced the saccharine with aspartame. It lost its unique flavor and rat cancer appeal.
Besides the fact that it tastes horrible.
got to cut the calories somewhere!
LOL! I have never noticed that until you mentioned it!
TAB is gross .. and SO 1960’s ,,, The name TAB is an anacronym ,, it stands for “totally artificial beverage” ...
Diet Coke is OK , Coke Zero is far better ,, I’d rate diet Pepsi ahead of diet Coke ... Pepsi MAX is the best of the bunch .. If you run across a store brand and it’s produced by COTT beverage ,, buy it ,, it is at least as good as the national brands.
I switched from Diet Pepsi to Diet Coke because of Pepsis unacceptably inconsistent quality control.
I haven’t had a taste issue but I have noticed that the carbonation bubbles in Coke are consistent and tiny whereas the bubbles in Pepsi are usually much larger?? Why?
Not at all...know a lady diagnosed with ms drank 2-3. Diet cokes a day...went off cokes was cured on 6 weeks...also might be elevating stroke risks in people especially the young
I’m drinking an Aldi’s Diet GT Cola as I type this. At $1.99 for a 12 pack, or $0.59 for 2 liters, it does the job. I still prefer Coke Zero when I can get it on sale, though. The Aldi’s stuff doesn’t have any bite.
Diet coke has more CO2 in it. I don’t mind the taste of diet Pepsi from a fountain but from the can, it is too flat for my taste.
Heh, when I go into “Five Guys”, I get a ‘little’ burger, regular fries and a LARGE Diet Coke. Sadly, the Coke is the kind sweetened with Aspartame. I much prefer the Coke sweetened with Splenda, but it’s nowhere to be found in fast food restaurants.
Neither did I, so I went back up the thread. It kinda looks like the guy with the crack problem in the cartoon at the beginning of the thread. ;o)
May not be the aspartame, but some other substance in the drink.
I prefer Coke Zero and Diet A&W Root Beer, too.
Aspartame is the culprit....Monsanto nightmare drug