While I’ve never really liked Diet Coke, I view Diet Coke With Lime much more favorably. The addition of the lime citrus taste really spruces up the Diet Coke flavor, and they certainly had to something with that otherwise mediocre taste. Well, they did that in this soda.
The lime further removes this soft drink from the flavor of original formula Coca-Cola as well. So I consider it misleading that Coca-Cola calls this product Diet Coke, since beyond the similar color and shape of the bottles, and the caramel color of the liquid inside, there’s virtually no similarity between Diet Coke with Lime and Diet Coke. In fact, this lime cola drink doesn’t even taste much like plain Diet Coke. So to be more honest about how this product actually tastes, they might instead have called it Diet Lime Cola from the Coca-Cola company. From a flavor perspective, Diet Coke with Lime is by no means Diet Coke. Nonetheless though, the flavor is actually quite pleasing, and I very much prefer it to plain Diet Coke.
As I type this out, I’m sipping a cold 20-ounce bottle of Diet Coke with Lime.
Benefits, Advantages, Pros, And Features
- Neither calories nor carbs in this lime-tinged diet soft drink. It is a zero calorie beverage thus, like Coke Zero and Pepsi Max. So you’d need to walk no miles on a treadmill to burn off the energy contained in a bottle of Diet Coke with Lime flavor.
- Low sodium per serving (one bottle) at 70 milligrams. So this product can be consumed without fear by both diabetics and those suffering from high blood pressure.
- With the addition of the lime, the flavor more resembles a regular sugar-sweetened soda pop.
- This beverage, particularly when chilled, can quench a beefy thirst quite well.
- As in plain Diet Coke, fizz is king in this lime-flavored variation.
- Diet Coke may not taste like plain Diet Coke. But is sure looks like it in terms of amount of carbonation and color. I’m holding my bottle of Diet lime Coke and plain Diet Coke up to the light, beside each other. Their caramel colors appear to be the same.
- There’s about the same amount of caffeine in the lime version of Diet Coke than in plain Diet Coke.
- I’ve never experienced any side-effects from drinking Diet Lime Coke; though I may suffer headaches when I stop drinking it abruptly. Caffeine withdrawal. But aspartame has never bothered me, even on days when I drank three or four cans of diet pop at work.
- I’ve heard that you can use Coke products to clean the outside trim on your windows. But that doesn’t compel me to avoid it. I still drink Diet Coke soft drinks occasionally without my stomach being eroded or irritated.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- It has 76 milligrams of caffeine per bottle. I’d prefer a caffeine-free version of Diet Lime Coke myself.
- This product relies on the aspartame sweetener for its sweetness. So at times, I’ve at times experienced a sweetness fatigue when drinking Diet Coke with Lime.
- Despite the exclusive use of aspartame as the sweetener, Diet Coca-Cola still tastes very much like a diet beverage; artificially sweet, and somehow empty or otherwise lacking in flavor. However, the lime flavoring indeed lessens the diety taste.
- The carbonation is quite strong, and at times, pushes its way up into my nose, triggering a sneeze. The scent of lime may intensify this reaction.
I’d rate this diet soft drink at only 89 out of 100. Lime is an unusual flavor for a diet cola drink, and definitely works to enhance the flavor of Diet Coke. Indeed, this product has been way improved with the addition of the lime taste.
Where To Buy Diet Coke With Lime
This soft drink is available at many larger grocery stores and convenience shops that sell Coca-Cola products. I bought my Diet Lime Coke at Sheetz convenience store here in Altoona.
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- : Moved this post to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, revised content, and rearranged category and tag assignments.
- 2012-04-24: Originally published.