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Coke Zero Is Getting Replaced And The Internet Is NOT Happy About It

It’s almost time to say goodbye to one of America’s more beloved diet drinks.

Soda-making giant Coca-Cola has decided to pull the plug on Coke Zero and replace it with a brand new soda: Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. The brand is marketing this as the “new and improved” Coke Zero and calls it their “best tasting zero-sugar Coca Cola yet.”

The new Coke flavor is set to hit shelves this August, but many people on the internet would rather that Coca-Cola leave their beloved Coke Zero alone.

To make matters worse, those who have already been able to find the new soda in stores have confirmed what we’ve all been dreading: Coca-Cola Zero Sugar tastes nothing like Coke Zero. Considering that the current Coke Zero reminds fans of regular Coca-Cola and the original Diet Coke, that’s got to be a devastating blow.

One thing that fans can rest assured about, though, is that Coca-Cola has confirmed that the Cherry, Vanilla, and Caffeine-free formulas will not be changing, so at least those will all taste the same.

Still, it’s a bummer that we’ll be missing out one of the better-tasting diet sodas out there as it gets replaced by what appears to be a worse-tasting version.

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Coca-Cola Now Recommended to Help Cure Stomach Blockages

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It seems so obvious now, kinda makes you wonder why the study wasn’t published by a bunch of kindergarteners twenty years ago: The medical condition gastric phytobezoar (stomach blockages) can be alleviated with an ingredient that appears in Coke. The fizz in the soda helps break down blockages, which can apparently be caused by certain types of fruit, like persimmons.

Researchers cited 46 separate studies conducted worldwide over the last ten years, in which half the patients had their blockages completely dissolved by the administration of Coke, while another 19 did not require fully invasive surgery, landing the soda with a 91.3 percent success rating.

Phytobezoar is a gastric blockage which can lead to bowel obstruction if not removed or dissolved. There are apparently a number of different ways to treat said condition, but Coke is probably the safest, cheapest and tastiest. And for anyone suffering from a stomach blockage while counting calories, researchers say that both Diet Coke and Coke Zero serve the same purpose, thanks to a pH of 2.6 (pretty dang acidic), making all three products work like fizzy gastric acid.

So, basically, I’m not a doctor, but next time your stomach hurts (or you have a headache, or you stub your toe, or you’re stuck in traffic), try Coke first.

Disclaimer: I’m just kidding. Please don’t sue me.

H/T Telegraph + PicThx CBSNews