Coke Zero Sugar, which is already sold internationally, is being pitched as an update to Coke Zero. “Coca-Cola Zero is getting a new name, new look and even more delicious taste,” the company said in a statement. “The no-calorie fan favorite will deliver an even better-tasting recipe and now be called Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.”
Stu is TheBlaze’s resident Coke Zero advocate and tasked Glenn with taste-testing on radio Monday to see if there is any distinction between the two colas.
“[Coke Zero Sugar] actually tastes different,” Glenn admitted to his surprise. “More like a Pepsi-ish,” he tried to explain the different flavor contrasted with Coke Zero.
“This is by far the most relevant part of the news today,” Stu joked. “Don’t screw with my Coke Zero.”
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: So glad that you’re here. Okay. Coke Zero came out.
GLENN: And I believe this is absolutely nothing. This is just about appeasing foreign markets because America is now a secondary market. For almost everybody, it’s a secondary market. So here is Coke Zero. And here is Coke Zero Sugar.
STU: Now, you’ve had Coke Zero before. Maybe try that first. Get your palate set.
GLENN: Okay. I know exactly what it tastes like.
GLENN: Coke Zero. Now, this is Coke Zero Sugar?
STU: Sugar. Uh-huh. Same exact ingredients in the same order, but supposedly different formula.
GLENN: Different. This is one is sweeping the world. And it tastes different, I think.
STU: It does.
GLENN: I think. Same aftertaste.
PAT: In a good way or a bad way?
GLENN: Same aftertaste.
PAT: Is it better? Worse?
STU: This is by far the most relevant news today.
GLENN: Taste — taste — hmm. Tastes almost like you know how regular Coke tastes when you melt ice in it.
PAT: Watered down?
GLENN: It tastes almost like that.
PAT: It tastes watered down.
STU: Closer to Coke?
GLENN: Closer to Coke. More like a Pepsi-ish.
STU: Ugh, what are they doing?
GLENN: Maybe — maybe it’s just me. Let me try this.
STU: Don’t screw with my Coke Zero.
GLENN: No, it is different.
STU: Really? Noticeably different?
GLENN: It is noticeably different.