— The Coca-Cola Co. (@CocaColaCo) July 26, 2017
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.
Just wanted to check in and tell you that you are monsters. pic.twitter.com/zfvyx8BCNZ
— coreyspring (@coreyspring) July 26, 2017
— 🌈trevor ✨ (@treevoir) July 26, 2017
— Adam Rank (@adamrank) July 26, 2017
Why would anyone mess with Coke Zero?! It’s the nectar of the gods… pic.twitter.com/ovjyr6SOoX
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) July 26, 2017
Keep your filthy mitts off my Coke Zero. https://t.co/HsixG8FjDo
— jon gabriel (@exjon) July 26, 2017
— Represent Mizzou (@RepresentMizzou) July 26, 2017
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.
They released it early at my store. Its nothing like coke zero and taste horrible.. good bye coke… zero was the only soda I drank pic.twitter.com/IBcKWPr91w
— Awsda A (@AwsdaA) July 26, 2017
Same. Coke Zero was basically Diet Coke’s original formula brought back under a new name. Nothing compares.
— Paul The Book Guy (@PaulTheBookGuy) July 26, 2017
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.