Difference between Diet Coke and Coke Zero

 

Key difference: Diet Coke and Coke Zero differ in the proportions of the ingredients which actually give them different flavour profiles. Also, Diet Coke has 1 calorie per 100ml, whereas Coke Zero has 0.5 calories per 100ml.

 

Diet Coke and Coke Zero are both products of The Coca-Cola Company. Both products are meant to be a low calorie replacement to regular coke.  Coke Zero was developed and launched after some people at The Coca-Cola Company realized that young adult males in America did not want to touch Diet Coke, claiming that diet cola was a woman's drink. The company aimed the new Coke Zero at this young adult male demographic, by using marketing incorporating men and masculine activities.

 

Both products have similar ingredients list, with the only key difference the proportions of the ingredients which actually give them different flavour profiles. However, the taste of the drinks has been greatly contested. Depending on who you ask, they both taste the same or similar, while some swear by one or the other.

 

Some facts about the drinks are differentiated in the following table:

                                   

 

 

Diet Coke

Coke Zero

Alternative Names

Diet Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola light or Coke Light

Coca-Cola Zero

Launched in year

1982

2005

Available Flavors

Diet Coke, Caffeine-Free Diet Coke, Diet Cherry Coke, Diet Coke Black Cherry Vanilla, Diet Coke Citra, Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda, Diet Coke with Lemon, Diet Coke with Lime, Diet Coke with Raspberry and Diet Coke Plus.

Cola, Coca-Cola Cherry Zero, Coca-Cola Vanilla Zero, Caffeine Free Coca-Cola Zero, Coca-Cola Lime Zero

Calories

1 calorie per 100ml

0.5 calories per 100ml

Nutritional Information as stated on label

0 Calories, 0g Fat, 70mg Sodium, 0g Total Carbs, 0g Protein

0 Calories, 0g Fat, 70mg Sodium, 0g Total Carbs, 0g Protein

Ingredients

Carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzonate, natural flavors, citric acid, caffeine.

Carbonated water, caramel color, phosphoric acid, aspartame, potassium benzonate, natural flavors, potassium citrate, acesulfame potassium, caffeine.

Sweetened with

Aspartame. May be sweetened with a blend containing cyclamates, aspartame, and acesulfame potassium in some countries.

A blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium (Ace K).

 

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