Coke C2: The end of the world is nigh, part 37

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    Is this necessary?

    I guess if I can buy a can of half caffeinated/half decaf coffee at the grocery store, then I can buy this.

    If I were worried about carbs/calories, why would I drink this crap or any other soda. I thought that's the reason for diet soft drinks.
     
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    Because diet soda tastes like ass. I've tried the C2. It's not bad. Not as good as regular coke, but better than diet. Which I guess was the point.
     
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    They'd never sell a 6 ounce soda for a reasonable price. Notice the old school coke bottles (8 ounce) cost $3.99 for a sixer. They want us to consume more. That is why 20 ouncers are suddenly getting replaced with 24 ouncers.

    If C2 has 1/2 the carbs, Joe Half-Breed will say "Ahhh, now I can have 2." And 2 is ALWAYS better than one for most people.
     
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    especially better for the soda companies...
     
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    sooner or later a moderator will come in here and post a link to a thread he started about C2 months ago.
     
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    poopyhead

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    I agree
    I've bought it and I'll buy it again
    for years diet coke has been a poor facsimile of the original
    and most diet sodas in general, tab excluded, taste like butt
    now with c2 semi diet coke tastes semi like coke
    pretty close in fact
    and it doesnt make me sick or gag because it is overly sweet
     
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    I sense bitterness... :D
     
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    The Aitkins diet...could be good business...

    Maybe the "half the carbs" cola is an attempt to crack into the Atkins diet market. Everyone seems to be either wildly pursuing it or selling the story of how it ruined their life. So it's possibly a lucrative market for them....

    That said, I think you still have to avoid it for the caffeine, sugar, concentrated wholesome American goodness and enough chemical additive to make schoolchildren contract 'ADHD' almost instantaneously...
     
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    One word: money. It's just another way to sucker fad dieters out of their money. Coke is just hopping onto the low carb bandwagon like everyone else. :rolleyes:
     
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    Interesting. How would you know?

    ;)
     
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    Damnit now I'm going to have to try it to see what it tastes like.

    People would be better served if Coke would just cut the amount of sugar instead of "inventing" a new product to sell to the Atkins crowd.

    They would get SO much more publicity and positive coverage if they announced, "To help in the war against obesity in the US, Coca-Cola has decided to reduce the amount of sugar, carbohydrates, and calories in Coke yada, yada, yada."

    Granted this will never EVER happen. It would be like admitting Coke is bad for you. Anyway, I'm getting thirsty.
     
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    Oh hell. But I bet they could reduce the sugar level to a point and people wouldn't notice the difference. Just do it gradually over time. :)
     
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    i think he means asspertame
     
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    I tend to agree with the jsw. To be more precise, what does ass taste like? (rhetorical question, I don't really want to know details of your private life) I've never tried it.

    I've tried C2. I didn't like it.
     
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    OK I just tried C2. It's not sweet enough. :D

    Seriously, it's better than Diet Coke and therefore better than culo.
     
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    There are some people who can't stand the taste of diet and don't want the calories of regular; this is a decent compromise. I mean, it doesn't appeal to me, but more options are good, right? Sure it's a marketing technique for Coke, but I don't see it as a bad thing for consumers...
     
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    Sorry. I didn't know it was even out yet. I have not seen it here in central/northern Minnesota. Then again, we aren't known for counting our calories up here.
     
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    i hope it is half as sweet and gets even across the ocean..would be be nice to have a "not so sweet" coke
    but the changes are high that it will never leave the USA
     
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    It’s in southern MN. I went for a trip down to St. Peter last weekend and saw it in several grocery stores. Didn't bother though. I'm over weight but I refuse to screw my body over even more with Atkins.
     
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    Low carbs are hot marketing right now. Jobs should look at this closely to build market share. Macs and OS X- half the carbs of Windows.
     
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