What were they thinking? Loyal customer of Zero switches to Pepsi Max.
I loved Coke Zero - always had a carton of it in the fridge and it was my favourite drink. I hate the taste of No Sugar - the aftertaste that many have commented on is horrendous. It goes flat very quickly, not that the fizz helps the putrid taste. I never would have thought that I'd become a Pepsi Max customer but my family have converted and now there are zero coke products in my fridge. I can't believe they thought this was a good idea. Pepsi must be thrilled at CCA's own goal. There are no circumstances where I will drink a Coke No Sugar and I hope this soft drink abomination is consigned to history soon and they bring back Zero for its loyal customers. I really like Pepsi Max though so glad there was a good (and cheaper) alternative.
Purchased in January 2019.
Bad after taste
I loved coke Zero. Coke with no sugar tastes like it has some nasty chemical in it which leaves a bad after taste. Maybe that is because I don't normally use artificial sweeteners but I was drinking too much coke so I wanted to cut my calorie intake down. The artificial sweetener of coke zero was less noticeable. So sad.
Purchased in October 2017.
Had to throw out a good bourbon
I was persuaded to try the new released coke no sugar after they claimed it was better
than coke zero. I look forward to my happy hour, Jim beam bourbon and coke,
At my first sip, I assumed it was an old can, so I tasted it on its own, with a new can, same Result, it had a very unpleasant chemical taste.
I then tasted the bourbon, which tasted normal, so it came back to the coke.
I can't believe a company this big, could make such a disastrous decision
Its either back to coke zero or I find another product.
Even worse, I've wasted a good nip of bourbon. The first time ever I have tipped out a bourbon.
Where has Coke Zero gone?
I love Coke Zero! It is refreshing and tastes delicious. I haven’t had any in months and that isn’t by choice. It seems to have totally disappeared from the shelves of cafes completely. I have searched shopping centres to no avail. I must admit to getting slightly annoyed with the company who seem to be trying to force me to convert to Coke No Sugar. I don’t want to convert and won’t be because quite frankly I don’t like Coke No Sugar. My sister has converted to Coke No Sugar but she was a coke drinker (not by choice either, the hospital she w...orks at stopped stocking Coke). The point I think the company is missing is that Coke No Sugar tastes like Coke - it tastes nothing like Coke Zero therefore isn’t a substitute for a true Coke Zero drinker. So please please please don’t stop producing Coke Zero and please return it to the shelves of all my local Cafes.
Bad taste in no sugar coca cola
I have just purchased a 30 can pack from Woolworths of No Sugar and it definitely has a bad taste to it it is so bad both my wife and I are unable to drink it I will have to ring someone to find out were to take it to get it checked I just hope we don't get sick from drinking it we haven't been happy since they took Zero off the market and we will stop buying coke products until they bring back the old Zero
Coke Zero is good.
Coke Zero is really good. It's one of my top 3 favourite sugar-free soft drinks. The other two are Nexba, and Vanilla Pepsi Max.
It's a shame that coca-cola Amatil have decided to discontinue this product line. I have tried the replacement, "Coke No Sugar". And while it is passable as a mixer for alcohol, it is far too sweet to drink alone.
That is one major reason I enjoyed Coke Zero-- because it wasn't so overly sweet.
True Coke fans prefer Zero over No Sugar
I am a true Coke addict; so trust me when I say I’m a subject matter expert.
I’ve been drinking Coke for as long as I remember and when Coke Zero came along in 2006 I fell in love with it and prefer it over original Coke.
I wanted to embrace Coke No Sugar, really I did, because I know the intention was to phase out Coke Zero.
BUT, I’ve come to the conclusion that the group of executives sitting around the boardroom making such decisions haven’t done their homework and obviously don’t drink their own product. Coke No Sugar tastes foul..... it’s got a flat taste and doesn’t give the burn down the throat that Coke Zero fans actually love. Just ask Woolworths why they have resisted taking Coke Zero off shelves, it’s because their data shows that their customers buy much more Coke Zero than Coke No Sugar. Coke executives back in the USA have made a huge error with doing market research and blind taste testing on both products.. it’s not main stream Australia you need to survey... you need to check actual RETAIL sales over a long period. However you will learn soon enough that the Aussie market is different than the US market as Aussies (at least those who are Coke fans) have embraced Coke Zero but have rejected Coke No Sugar. I personally will be switching to Pepsi Max; who will be the real winners in this phase out of Coke Zero post Sept 2018.
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Bad batch of Coke Zero or is it expired??
I have been buying Xero for years. Last week bought cans of Coke Xero with Batch number 04 Jun 18 B 01:16:24. It had very little taste. Same with Coke Xero 1.25ltr bottles which I purchased from Golden Circle Store at Capalaba. Batch number 07 Jul 18 B 05:41: 3. I am not sure if it was the expiry date or batch number? Anyway again no taste. Purchased 18 cans from Woolworths yesterday Batch number 11 Nov 18 B14:00 2B and it tasted fine.
So I am wondering if Coke Xero deteriorates after a few months or is there a bad batch out there?
I also tasted Pepsi Max and loved it as it had plenty of flavour so I might make the switch.
Coke no sugar - error
Have been drinking Coke Zero for years. Tried no sugar coke and wont be buying it. Different taste. Why change a winner? Trying to gather Coke Zero from various outlets. Never understand executive decisions made without asking the customer. Probably goodbye to Coca Cola for me !
Time to go back to Diet Pepsi
I have been a Coke Zero fan since it came out. I used to drink Diet Pepsi preferring it to Diet coke but then I tried Coke Zero and fell in love. This new Zero Sugar drink does not taste anything like Coke Zero. It has no fizz, and leaves a horrible after taste. I sometimes drink Zevia to get away from the chemicals but it gets annoying after 1 can - well I can't get through half a can of this. Zevia cola would be the closest drink I can think would come to this in taste - or that really cheap no name brand cola you bought once and regretted - like that. Time to go back to Diet Pepsi
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Questions & Answers
Has anybody had any bad batches of Diet Coke or Coke no sugar in SA this past month.
It tastes an looks anemic!
Can’t drink it.
I’ve kept a can of the Diet to send back but the No Sugar was in a restaurant tonight and they checked the whole crate!
I think the chef found it more repulsive then I did. He nearly barfed when he tasted it.
It was exactly like the Diet. Washed out and pale.
Could it be heat affected? Or are they grey imports?
Is Coca Cola "Safe" to drink ? I have had many people tell me it has Petrol products in it or other nasty products that will make me sick or cause caner or evwn death. What do you say about this?
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