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Jul 10, 2006 12:31 AM

Favorite Diet Sodas?

What are your favorite diet sodas?

Right now, I'm really liking Stewart's Diet Black Cherry Wishniak (whatever that is). It's on the edge of being too sweet, but it has a really nice, rich cherry soda flavor, and it feels almost creamy in the mouth. Very nice stuff.

Any other really good ones out there that I need to sample?

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  1. best diet soda ever:


    close second:

    Diet Dr. Pepper

    5 Replies
    1. re: makalive45

      My tasting mechanism throws fits when it detects artificial sweeteners of any kind whatsoever. For some reason, the black-cherry flavor of Dr. Pepper masks that taste almost perfectly, and so that's the only diet soda I can abide. I might try some of the other black cherry kinds to see if they do the same.

      Someone below mentions Schweppes Diet Tonic water. The only cocktail I've ever poured down the sink was a G&T I'd made with that by mistake.

      1. re: Will Owen

        I find that saccharine and Equal both bother me in drinks; Splenda less so, but only if they don't overdo the amount -- and commercial soda makers usually do overdo it. At home, when I make fresh iced tea or soda of my own, I find that a mix of equal parts Splenda and superfine (bar) sugar works well, or else equal parts of Truvia (stevia), Splenda and superfine sugar or simple syrup. Even then, I use a light hand and typically even out the flavor with a squeeze of fresh lime. I even put fresh lime in Stewart's key lime soda over ice and in Dr. Brown's cream soda, not to mention my favorite brunch drink: blood orange juice and Pellegrino with a lime and a splash of Rose's grenadine, over ice. Yum!!

      2. re: makalive45

        Cherry Vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper

        but the berries n cream tastes like cough medicine!

        1. re: makalive45

          Diet Mountain Dew is what Warren Zevon turned to when he stopped drinking alcohol.

          1. re: Darren72

            Great thread. (How could I have missed this?) Thanks.

          2. I don't drink much soda, but was at a friend's house and had a sip of Diet Rite Golden Peach soda. It was so good that I asked to have one of my own! I also tried the Diet Rite Tangerine, but I didn't care for it.

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            1. re: Non Cognomina

              There's a bonus for drinking Diet Rite: These are also low-sodium (key for those that are on the Optifast diet.)

              1. re: Non Cognomina

                I believe Diet Rite sodas use splenda, which some people seem to much less sensitive too, myself included.

              2. Diet Mountain Dew. I also find that on a hot day when we are sitting at the pool I put some in my dog's water bowl and she laps it up. Keeps her hydrated.

                1. You may not get this in the States,but my favorite diet drink is Presidents Choice diet Green Apple. It's a very strange colour,but it tastes just like a green apple, not sour,very refreshing and natural tasting. Their pomegranate diet is very good too, but the Green Apple is best!!!