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Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by Nitefly, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 30,706

    Why is Pepsi Max so darn good? I think they changed the formula perhaps a year or so ago and having previously been a hater I now have to concede it is truly awesome. Unlike Diet Coke, it actually has a pleasant taste. Yet unlike Coca Cola, it doesn’t feel like it’s melting your teeth and doesn’t have a grossly sweet aftertaste. Yum.

    Just a thread telling you to give the Pepsi max a go really.

    What’s your favourite? Any hipster colas to try?
     
  2. wedrum

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 4,213

    Location: Cheshire

    Rola cola is the biz.
    Either that or panda cola.
     
  3. ninezerofive

    Gangster

    Joined: May 20, 2019

    Posts: 361

    Location: London

    I wouldn't put Aspartame in my system, no matter the brand, Max or Diet or Light
     
  4. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

    Posts: 29,072

    Location: Tosche Station

    Bro, do you even Cola? Comparing Diet Coke with Pepsi Max is not as like:like as you make out.

    It's like this...

    Coke - Pepsi
    Diet Coke - Diet Pepsi
    Coke Zero - Pepsi Max

    Pepsi Max and Coke Zero are attempts at using modern flavourings and sweeteners to make their zero calorie drinks taste as close as possible to their non-diet varieties. Pepsi Max vs Diet Coke isn't a fair fight.

    Yes I argue with people on the Internet about fizzy drinks. Come at me.
     
  5. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

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    Bro! I know but I was just comparing it was the tastes people are familiar with :)
     
  6. Zefan

    Don

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    Location: Tosche Station

    I agree on the whole, Pepsi Max is the superior cola. How do you feel about Coke Zero? I don't think it's anywhere near as good as Pepsi Max.
     
  7. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 38,573

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    I am a Pepsi Max convert, sweet like Pepsi, but not sickly.

    Pepsi Max Cherry is where it’s at.
     
  8. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 30,706

    Weirdly Coke Zero just tastes... artificial :/

    The difference between Pepsi and Pepsi Max just seems to be the aftertaste. I love the fact the sweetness dissipates with the max - no sickly sweet feeling. Just finished an ice cold can - ahhhh :D
     
  9. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

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    What is this voodoo! Haven’t tried that.
     
  10. Craig1981

    Capodecina

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    I love Pepsi Max. I also like Coke Zero. Any of you tried the new Pepsi max raspberry? Can’t find it in any shops.
     
  11. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    Yes, it's nice, and smells surprisingly strongly of raspberry when you open the lid. :p

    Good with rum too lol.
     
  12. XeNoN89

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2007

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    Location: SW19

    I much prefer Pepsi Max & Coke Zero to the sugary versions these days!

    I rarely drink either though
     
  13. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 2,689

    These drinks are all filth
     
  14. SPG

    Soldato

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    This, just get a bottle of water. If you want to be super trendy drop a REAL strawberry in it.
     
  15. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

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    Location: Chorley

    Im also a Pepsi Max convert. I've moved away from Coke in recent years and find Pepsi Max just seems to taste like Pepsi as mentioned above.

    The diet coke/coke zero variants seem to lose a lot of the taste and also go flat really quickly.
     
  16. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

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    Location: Gloucestershire

    Yes!

    Always go for the cherry P-max when I have a KFC. Don't really drink a lot of sweet carbonated drinks, though.
     
  17. krooton

    Capodecina

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    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    My cola preferences:

    Fentimans Curiosity Cola > Pepsi Max > Coke Zero >>>>> Diet Pepsi >> Diet Coke >>>>> Coke/Pepsi

    I really dislike the full sugar standard colas, but Fentimans is the dog's danglies.
     
  18. Saint1972

    Gangster

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    Location: Fleetwood


    I agree with this,their Dandelion and Burdock is up there with it.
     
  19. Bluecube

    Wise Guy

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    Coke Zero Cherry Vanilla ftw!
     
  20. Semple

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 5, 2010

    Posts: 5,189

    Time to remove that shiny hat.

    Aspartame is one of the most tested substances on this planet.

    Back on topic, i haven't noticed a change in the recipe for Pepsi Max. I much prefer Pepsi Max over any offerings from coca-cola, i'll still happily drink anything from coca-cola, but preference would be to Pepsi Max.

    From coca-colas perspective, i wouldn't touch diet coke even if it was the only thing on the menu, would prefer coke zero over normal coke though due to sugar quantities.