Thursday, January 29, 2009

Disloyal experimentation

Normally I'm a Caffeine Free Diet Coke sort of guy.  I live by it.  But over the past few weeks, I've been mixing it up a lot.  In addition to the Caffeine Free Diet Coke, I've been having Diet Mug Root Beer, Diet Sprite, and Diet Mountain Dew.  All of those drinks taste sort-of-tolerable, which is about the best I can hope for from something that has zero calories.  So far, I definitely like the change.  Miniscule variety is the spice of life.

I can't really say for sure why.  Maybe I have just become bored with Diet Coke.  But, I think that it's more related to the fact that in the past I added variety with a couple non-diet soft drinks each week, but now that I haven't had non-diet pop in more than four months, I need to get that variety from somewhere else.

8 comments:

Meagan said...

Lately I am into Black Cherry Citrus Fresca. I usually go between Coke Zero, Diet Coke, and Diet Dr. Pepper. But I throw the Fresca in there when I want to mix things up.

Andy M said...

As a former hater of diet soda, I now find Diet Dr. Pepper to be quite tolerable. Do you have a beef with it?

Travis said...

I don't like the flavor of Diet Dr. Pepper. And, since it tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper is not very enticing.

Your Trolling Friend said...

A truly disgusting topic! I'll take sugar over fake sugar any day! :P

Travis said...

Well, yeah, all things being equal, I'm sure just about anyone would. Sadly, all things are not equal, and sugar has a lot of calories. If it weren't for that, I wouldn't touch diet pop...

Matthew said...

Have you read anything about how the sugar substitutes are just as bad if not worse than actual sugar? Just do a quick google search for it and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Travis said...

Of course. There's tons of wildly conflicting evidence on the subject.

Louise said...

That's why I don't touch any of that diet stuff...and why I am trying really hard to even cut out the high fructose corn syrup. There's something just more natural about sugar.