Thursday, September 13, 2007

Zero isn't always bad

Sometimes zero is a bad thing.
Like when it's your result on an IQ test.

Zero is also a bad thing when it's your blog's PR ranking. I've blogged about that over at Jantrails a few times, HERE and HERE.

There's this stuff called "Coke Zero." Fab loves it. I tried it awhile back and hated it. You may remember that I blogged about it over at Jantics, (HERE).

Well, if you read one of my recent Jantrails posts (HERE), you know I'm trying to make a few slight changes, one of which is avoiding sugary soda. For the time being at least, I'm ok with that. We'll see what the future brings. Mostly I drink water, occasionally having other things like tea or juice. I've been doing this for over a month now.

I see that they now have cherry Coke Zero. I decided to try a bottle this evening.
My rationale was this: Now that my taste buds aren't so used to the taste of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, maybe Coke Zero will taste better this time.
I've discovered that I still don't like traditional "diet" soda. It tastes like drain cleaner.

Please don't ask me how I know what drain cleaner tastes like. Or, if you must ask, just go HERE to my Jantics post where I explain that the senses of smell and taste are closely linked. Most of the time, you can tell what something will taste like by smelling it.

But I digress.

I tried the Cherry Coke Zero....
And surprisingly, I didn't mind it at all.
There's just a tiny bit of "chemical swamp" at the end, but not nearly as bad as I remember. I could definitely handle this, for future soda cravings.
I also saw "Sprite Zero" (which apparently is the same as the old Diet Sprite, just re-marketed in a different way). I tried a bottle of that, and actually liked that too.
So this is promising!

My main beverage will still continue to be water, but it's nice to know that I now have more options.


Travis said...

I actually drank more water than soda today. I alerted the media, but they just laughed.

Janna said...

Travis: They used to laugh at me too!

Marilyn said...

When wll they make redpop zero?

Mo said...

Ew = diet soda.
I'd rather die in a vat of high fructose corn syrup than have aspartame in my system.

Steven said...

Corn syrup = evil, aspartame = evil X 2. Can we all say, "Time for a detox"? Grab your enemas and let the fasting begin!

Janna said...

Marilyn: They make diet Redpop but it tastes like drain cleaner.

Mo: Coke Zero has Splenda instead of aspartame. It doesn't taste quite as chemical-y.

Steve: See above comment. No aspartame. And at first I thought you said "Grab your enemas and let the FARTING begin." :)

Mr. Fabulous said...


(cough cough)

Ahem. Ahem.


Janna said...

Mr. Fab: Check in the mirror; you've still got a bit of gloating left on your upper lip...

Meloncutter said...

I actually drink sprite zero from time to time. It's about the only soda/pop/soft drink/carbonated non-alcoholic beverage I ever drink. And then I usually have only one or two a week at the most.

I generally drink unsweetened iced tea made from istant powder. Not real strong, just enough tea to add a little flavor to the water.

Later Y'all.

Janna said...

Meloncutter: My grandmother used to like tea that way too... just a tiny bit of powder in with the water... barely enough to color it.

Peppermint said...

I like Coke Zero..actually it's been so long since i've had sugary drinks that when I do take a sip of them, they're nauseatingly sweet!

Janna said...

Patty: Really? I wonder if I'll reach that point someday...

Note to Steve and Morgen: I was wrong! I WAS WRONG! Coke Zero and Sprite Zero DO have Aspartame! Not Splenda! So I have no idea why I think they taste ok. It makes no sense to me!