Diet Pop

United States
October 19, 2007 7:46pm CST
Does diet pop really taste like the regular pop? I've heard half and half on this. What's your take on it?
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6 responses
@Dee351972 (743)
20 Oct 07
Hi, no it is not the same. I drink diet. sometimes i drink reg if i share with my hubby and you sure can tell. i myself like the taste of diet better. Well in colas, i dont like diet 7 up and stuff like that. I dont know why but there is to much of a differnt tase to those types.
• United States
20 Oct 07
I've heard that it depends on if it's darker or lighter whether the diet ones will taste better.
@sherrir101 (3673)
• Malinta, Ohio
20 Oct 07
I have gotten used to the taste of diet pop. Yes, it does taste different. I cannot drink regular soda pop. It is way too much sugar. I like the taste of Diet Pepsi and Faygo diet cola. It takes awhile to get used to it, but you end up having favorites just like you do in non-diet pop.
• United States
20 Oct 07
Thanks for your response. Glad you finally got used to it and found something you liked.
@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
20 Oct 07
I think diet pops have an after taste to them and do not taste anything like regular pop
• United States
20 Oct 07
Yeah, exactly, I've always said there's a weird after taste to the ones I have tried.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Diet pop tastes like garbage. Nothing like the originals. I think the only diet pop that didn't taste so bad was Caffeine free Diet Coke. And again some of it is subjective. (cept in the case of New Coke. Everyone hated that -_-)
• United States
20 Oct 07
I want to try that newer Sprite to see if it tastes good, but everyone is like don't do it because it won't be the same.
@talisman (1306)
• United States
20 Oct 07
There really is no one general answer for this question. It really just depends on what exactly the soda is. Some soda's have a diet form that's very close to the original and others don't. I think Diet Pepsi is much closer to the taste of regular Pepsi than Diet Coke, which tastes flat to me, is to regular coke. Diet Dr. Pepper is supposed to be close to the original, but I can't remember the last time I compared the two. I had a diet version of a Squirt-like soda and it tasted no different. So, as you see, it really depends on the actual soda, not the fact that it is soda.
• United States
20 Oct 07
Thank you for your response.
• United States
20 Oct 07
Diet Dr. Pepper tastes just like regular. Like the Mitch Hedberg joke, "They say Diet Dr. Pepper tastes just like regular Dr. Pepper. Well then the f**kers screwed up!" Diet Pepsi/Coke tastes different, but I like it better. I can't stand regular pop because it has this gross sugary aftertaste.