Yup, it’s called Diet Coke Plus and now it has vitamins and minerals. I saw this commercial on TV and just about crapped my pants laughing. So, of course, I had to go look up their marketing sentiment, an here it is:
“Diet Coke just got friendlier– with Diet Coke Plus! This tweak on the original formula includes vitamins and minerals — including & 12, Niacin and 10% zinc and magnesium! Definitely for those concerned with making sure they get a balanced healthy diet but still have some soda too! This makes for a healthier alternative for those wanting to keep strong bones yet have that soda that they often crave. It’s suitable for men, women, teens (the most likely to guzzle the stuff), and children. It’s a more health conscious alternative for those who love their soda!
It’s definitely new and different–without a loss of taste or fizz!”
Okay, they way I understand it and this may be wrong, but it feels right to me, because I think we learned this in science, but Coke can take rust off a nail and a human tooth when dropped into a glass of it will dissolve in minutes. I find it hard to believe that added vitamins and minerals could survive in that environment and if they did what would they do inside your body? You gotta give the company credit for trying, but please. Seems like nowadays every drink in sight is shot up with an infusion of something and now this. I think it’s funny how marketers of non-food items look for anything that will redeem their product, like Twinkies – They’re Caffeine Free! That’s probably the only chemical they are free of!
I think it’s important to pay attention to what I put into my body and the more I read about it the more I do what I can not to put chemicals in. Yup I am coffee hound, but I buy organic, which has a big bounce and I limit it to one or two cups a day. As I get older I have turned away from looking at a diet as a way to lose weight and see it now as a way to gain health and nourishment. So I guess you wouldn’t call it a diet at all, but simply a way of eating. I also stay away from vitamin supplements since I learned you never really know whats in there and I look to food to get that stuff. I’m not a health nut, and sometimes I eat crap, but most of the time the crap I eat has nutritional value. This has helped me a lot on the quest to take care of myself.