If you’re on team Diet Coke (and yes, there are def sides in the soft drink game), you’ll at the very least be intrigued by the brand’s latest flavors, and newly designed can.
While the classic sugar free soda will still be available in its original flavor and can/bottle shapes, the beverage brand just unveiled a new, longer, leaner shape which will be available for both regular Diet Coke and its new taste mates: Fiesty Cherry, Ginger Lime, Twisted Mango, and Zesty Blood Orange.
Is it just us, or do these sound like pretty sweet cocktail mixers?
The new additions will hit shelves later this month and we haven’t tried them yet so can’t report on the taste. But, as Fortune reports, there’s a new artificial ingredient added to those fruity flavors that Diet Coke diehards might not be used to. It’s called Ace-K (regular Diet Coke sticks to aspartame), and it’s considered a “high-intensity sweetener,” one that’s 200 times sweeter than regular sugar. It’s currently being used, along with aspartame, in Coke Zero Sugar, which was designed to taste more like regular Coke than Diet Coke. Apparently this new sweetener was used in the newbies to offset a sour taste.
Ok, we see you Diet Coke: New Year, New You!