Monday, April 23, 2012

Things I Don't Understand: Diet Coke Lime

A really, really long time ago, I ordered everything with a lime.  Everyone else was all lemon this and lemon that, but I was revolutionizing the lime.  I still love limes more than lemons.  They just have a better taste, less bitter. 

When they came out with Diet Coke Lime, I thought it was the best invention EVER created.  Then I tasted it.  Meh, not so much.  My problem is that the lime flavor is so manufactured.  It tastes like what a computer would think lime juice would taste like if the flavor was described to it by a human.  No matter what, it tastes very off from what actual lime juice freshly squeezed into Diet Coke tastes like. 

I don't think it's horrible, but I much prefer plain Diet Coke to Diet Coke Lime.  Also, has anyone else noticed that the terrible Diet Coke aftertaste that lingers in your mouth hours after you've had a can is intensified with the lime flavoring.  It gives you worse Diet Coke breath, if that's even possible!

I've noticed, however, that lots of people drink the Diet Coke Lime.  At least enough for it to be sticking around.  I don't get it.  If you like the lime taste, wouldn't it be better to just cut a piece of lime and squeeze it in there?  Or do people actually like the generic computer lime taste?

All I can say is: "Keep my Diet Coke regular and often."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two words....Freestyle Coke. Check out a Freestyle Coke machine. They have them at Davanni's and probably other restaurants in town too. You can flavor any soda. If you want vanilla Diet Coke, you can make it with however much vanilla flavoring you want. I prefer just a touch of raspberry flavoring. The only downside is there's always a long line for the one pop machine.

Love ya,