July 15, 2005
Coke Zero

I have been wondering how the new Coke Zero soda is different than Diet Coke.

I couldn't tell from looking at the cans, so I decided to call Coke and ask.

Here's a recording of the call -> Coke Zero (1.5 MB mp3)


Posted by michael at July 15, 2005 09:58 AM


Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Aspertame.

Diet Coke tastes better than regular Coke anyway...

Posted by: Matt [] on July 15, 2005 10:09 AM

Can't believe you gave him MY zip code for marketing purposes! Bastard...

Posted by: Matt [http://www.mattmedia.net] on July 15, 2005 10:11 AM

Ha Ha! I bet they could work with that recording on Crank Yankers!

Posted by: crys [] on July 15, 2005 10:43 AM

Listening to you grill this poor guy made me very uncomfortable. I paused the playback several (many) times.

Why didn't you inform him that "this call may be recorded for quality control or internet mockery purposes"?

Posted by: Mister P. [http://misterp.blogspot.com] on July 15, 2005 11:11 AM

I know that the Zero/One thing was a joke, but sadly it really isn't. Xbox 360 is not called Xbox 2 because they are concerned that people will think that Playstation 3 is better because 3 is "better" than 2. So CLEARLY, Pepsi One is better than Coke Zero. Clearly.

Posted by: Travis [http://www.guyinasuit.com] on July 15, 2005 12:07 PM

Where you drunk when you were dialing?

Posted by: Jason Pugh [http://warped.spankyrainbow.com] on July 15, 2005 7:36 PM

How many times to I have to tell you?
Refined Sugar is not good for you!
Artificial Sweeteners are worse!

Switch to water!

Posted by: Mom [http://momonthealert.com] on July 16, 2005 1:59 PM

Artificially sweetened soft drinks make you smarter. Particularly when mixed with liberal amounts of grain alcohol.

Posted by: BillB [http://squidly.com] on July 16, 2005 3:59 PM

Heh, thats teh funnay. Heh. Heh.

Posted by: LittleKenny [http://littlekenny.com] on July 17, 2005 2:41 PM

I don't think you're ready for Open Mike Night just yet.

Posted by: patinhisrightmind [http://blog.patbryant.com] on July 18, 2005 10:31 AM

Well at least the call center wasn't outsourced, and you only had to answer one question, your zip code, (which probably didn't match your phone number.)

I also think you sound like my mind's image of what you would sound like from my casual reading of your blog.

I also liked the super fast/slow dialing, which sounds like it was done on an Avaya phone.

All in all, I got a good laugh, so I'd say it was one of your better posts.

Posted by: mark [] on July 19, 2005 8:11 PM

I couldn't tell what it tasted like until my wife tried it and said it tastes like Tab which was the Diet Coke of the 60's and 70's

Posted by: Howling Pook [] on July 22, 2005 10:58 PM

"Does it make you smarter?"

Not if THAT guy has been drinking it. He didn't sound like the brightest bulb.

Posted by: Mike W. [http://perpetualbeta.com] on July 23, 2005 5:57 PM

History and present of aspartame


Posted by: Soulio [http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2005/07/18/aspartame_scientific_studies_link_sweetener_to_cancers.htm] on July 27, 2005 11:49 AM

Thanks for posting that. I was sitting here drinking a Coke Zero totally wondering what the difference was and thinking of calling up Coke, since I couldn't find the answer on their website. My co-worker and I enjoyed listening to your call.

Posted by: Laura [] on July 27, 2005 12:46 PM
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