Anyone try C2 yet?

Low carb Coca Cola.

Had any? Tastes like? Different?

I tried it the other night for dinner. It was ok, but definately didn’t taste like regular coke. My first impression was that it tasted watered down. Also, an FYI, Coke C2 does contain aspartame… for any of you that are concerned about that.

So… would it make a good mixer? I use Diet Coke right now usually. With either Rum or Whiskey.

Sometimes with a twist of lemon or lime. And often some Bitters.

I tried Pepsi Edge.
It is like Pepsi but without any sweetness at all.
Nuff said.

Isn’t ordinary diet soda ‘low carb’? I thought it was…

I’ve tried it. I liked it.

It does contain aspartame and sucralose, and you can taste it, but it’s extremely mild. I’d say that it tastes like a combination of 90% Coca-Cola Classic and 10% Diet Coke, but it has the calories/carbohydrates of a 50/50 blend. If you’re watching your carbohydrate intake but hate the taste of Diet Coke and have room to spare, hey, it tastes better than the alternative.

Interestingly, it’s sold in 8 and 18 can cases, rather than 12 and 24. Might as well milk the low-carb and early-adopter markets while you can, I guess.

Not bad - better if it’s already chilled as opposed to over ice.

I missed this thread and started another one on this very subject, but thanks to another doper I’m getting with the program. Anyway…

… it’s not horrible!

I’m a long-time Coke drinker. I love the stuff. I can’t stomach Diet Coke, but cutting back on Coke Classic certainly wouldn’t hurt anything other than my taste buds. I just sampled C2 from a 20 ounce bottle. Here are some facts before my opinions:

Serving Size: 8 fl oz/240 ml
Servings 2.5
Calories 45/serving
Fat: 0g
Sodium: 30mg
Total Carb: 12g
Sugars: 12g

Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sucrose, caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, potassium benzoate, potassium citrate, caffeine, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose. Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine.

Compared to Coke Classic:
Serving Size: 8 fl oz/240 ml
Servings 2.5
Calories 100/serving
Fat: 0g
Sodium: 35mg
Total Carb: 27g
Sugars: 27g

Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sucrose, caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, caffeine.

I’ve highlighted C2’s extra ingredients – it looks a lot less “pure” than regular Coke, but then most diet drinks seem to have a lot of -ates and -ines and -ames in them. The bolding on phenylketonurics is on the label… I guess it’s a health risk for some people or something. Anybody know the specifics?

Anyway, here are my impressions:

  1. It’s less fizzy than Coke Classic in the same way that Diet Coke seems less fizzy.
  2. It’s sweeter than Coke Classic. That’s the aspartame effect, I’m sure, but it’s nowhere near as strong as Diet Coke.
  3. Perhaps as a combination of 1 and 2, it doesn’t have the “bite” that Coke Classic has.
  4. It has virtually no aftertaste for me.

All and all, not a bad effort for a semi-diet drink, but I can live without the extra ingredients. Coca Cola Classic seems pretty basic and clean as far as soft drinks go.


My Mom and I tried it.

Mom’s comment: “It tastes more like what we’d get from the soda fountain when I was a kid.”

My comment: belch “Lemme try that agbelch. Hm. belch” Mom: “Guess who’s drinking Coke!” Me: “I only had a mini-belch swallow! Not much more than a sip! belch Arrrrgh.”

It wasn’t bad, and I’d drink it over Diet Coke, but I still prefer regular Coke for the occasional soda fix. There’s an odd artificial ‘bite’ to C2 that I don’t care for that shows up after it’s left my mouth. That, and C2 is one of the sodas that make me belch out of proportion to the amount of carbonation ingested.

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Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine.

Many products have this warning. It’s to warn people with a deficiency in the enzyme that it takes to process phenylalanine and other proteins.

You’re tested for it at birth.

It tastes better than Diet Coke and not as good as real Coke. I’ve gotten in the habit of cutting regular Coke with Club Soda to halve the calories. It’s fiddlier, but I’ll be sticking with it at home and work. Might get an occasional C2 from random vending machines.

Anyone tried the fountain version?