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October 30, 2020

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to make diet soda taste less horrible


All these years since Tab came out in 1963 and they're all still yucky.

Last year I started opening cans and bottles of diet soda and letting them sit open inside my fridge for days, even weeks.

I did it because I hate the burn of diet soda untempered by decent flavor.

To my surprise and delight, flat diet soda turns out to taste less like diet soda.

Try it, you might like it.

If you're not happy with the results, you know what to do: email me how much you paid for your unsatisfactory soda and I will cheerfully refund twice that amount.

I will also blow you up by featuring your email as the day's leading boj post.

October 30, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


Coke Zero, no calories and much better tasting chemicals than Diet Coke.
Drank Pepsi one for years because it had a cinnamon "whang"(obscure movie ref) to the aftertaste.
When they killed it all the surplus was shipped to stores in South Jersey, so I'd go over there and fill the shopping cart. Eventually it was kaput, but I discovered Wegmans had a house brand tasting identical. Soon that ran out and the store guy said they were changing packaging and it would be back in a couple weeks. He's going to hell for sure.
Then Coke Zero appeared with the "whang". But soon there was Coke Zero Grape, Orange and a slew of others, but Coke Zero cola is getting hard to find. They'll have 20 feet of shelf with Diet Coke and 1 foot of Coke Zero if any at all.
So you see those middle eastern and African refugees have nothing on my living hell. ;o)

Posted by: xoxoxoBruce | Nov 1, 2020 1:37:09 AM

The best way to enjoy a Coke is with a good mix of Jack Daniels. ;)

Posted by: Mike | Oct 31, 2020 9:44:09 AM

My sodas are always satisfactory, thank you.
At least the way I do it. I haven't tried your method yet, but I just take a regular old Diet Coke, and a regular old real Coke - the poison kind, with high fructose killer syrup, caffeine, and so on (I'm from Coke country; it's always Coke, my taste buds recognize nothing else) - and remove one quarter of the Diet Coke and replace it with one quarter of the Real Thing, stir well, add ice, drink. You get that tiny bit of forbidden sugar buzz that gooses the puny, fakey-sweet Cokey water up just a bit, and after a few sips you feel naughty and irresponsible and unhealthy, but oddly carefree and daring, just like you're supposed to when you drink 100 proof, sugar-fired, Coca-Damn-Cola. Of course if you want to go totally wild and cast all sanity to the wind, you can jack the Diet Coke up with with a third or even HALF authentic Coke, and see what happens.

Posted by: Flautist | Oct 31, 2020 7:13:31 AM

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