Website Break: Coke vs. Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero

February 2, 2008 | Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Today, we decided to take a break from web development and do something truly important: a taste test. Tim, Adam, Brian, and I wanted to see if we could identify Coke, Diet Coke, and Coke Zero in a blind test. We each had three cups that another team member had setup. We tasted each drink and tried to match the drink with the cup and also mark our favorite. Tim is the narrator and then the participants from left to right are: John (me), Adam, Tim, and Brian.

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Results: Adam, Brian, and I all correctly identified the three flavors of Coke. Adam and I choose Coke Zero as the best, while Brian favored Coke Classic. The most interesting result was that Tim thought Coke Zero was Coke Classic and he also thought it was the best tasting. So, Coke Zero is our big winner.

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5 responses to “Website Break: Coke vs. Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero”

  1. Ha ha… this is awesome. Personally, my experience with Coke Zero has been that it produces large amounts of gas after consumption… did you have that experience having drinking it?

  2. Ah, but you forgot the new kid on the block. Diet Coke with Splenda. It’s the only diet soda I can drink because asparteme (the bug-poison-sold-as-sweetener) makes me gag.

  3. Oops, that would be "aspartame."

  4. John Dyer says:

    @Spencer, the participants did not report an increase in gas, but the sampling was too low for an accurate measurement 😉

    @Michael, good call. We might need to do another round of tests.

  5. Zabana says:

    How much of an exciting piece of writing, continue creating companion

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Hi, I'm John Dyer. In my day job, I build websites and create online seminary software for a seminary in Dallas. I also like to release open source tools including a pretty popular HTML5 video player and build tools that help people find best bible commentaries and do bible study. And just for fun, I also wrote a book on the theology of technology and media.

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