Difference between Coke Zero and Diet Coke

Main Difference

Coke Zero and Diet Coke are two most popular sugar-free soft drinks of the Coca-Cola Company. The main difference between these two beverages is that both have different flavor bases, though both contain zero sugar and are calorie free.

Coke Zero

Coke Zero or Coca-Cola Zero is the product of Coca Cola that contains very low calorie (0.3 kcal per 100ml). Its taste is different from normal standard Coca-Cola and also different from Diet Coke that has different line of flavors. Caffeine quantity is also kept very low in Coke Zero. Just 96 mg caffeine in 1 liter of Coke Zero. It was introduced in 2005 as against Pepsi Max, its competitor brand. Coke Zero is available in the flavors of Coke Zero and Coke Zero Cherry. It is a perfect drink for those people who want the taste of Coke with zero sugar and zero calories. The product is currently available in 140 countries. Ingredients of Coke Zero are: Carbonated water, colour (Caramel E150d), phosphoric Acid, sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame K), natural flavorings including caffeine, acidity regulator (sodium citrate) and contains a source of phenylalanine. In a 100 ml of Coke Zero, there is 0g of fat, saturates, and sugar.

Diet Coke

Diet Coke is also a sugar-free soft drink of Coca Cola. It was introduced in 1982. It was not the modified formula of Coca Cola. In fact, it was entirely a different formula. It was introduced in a competition with Diet Pepsi that had been launched in 1964. Diet Coke was launched for those people who need low sugar regimens such as diabetics and people care about calorie intake. A 330ml can of Diet Coke contains 1.3 calories as compared to 142 calories of a standard can of Coca-Cola. Up to 2007, Coca Cola has introduced one dozen flavours of Diet Coke in which only four are available in market now that includes: Diet Coke; Caffeine Free Diet Coke, Diet Coke With Cherry, and Diet Coke With Citrus Zest. In a 100 ml of Diet Coke, there is 0g of fat, saturates, dietary fibre, salt, protein and sugar. Ingredients of Coke Zero are: Carbonated water, colour (Caramel E150d), phosphoric Acid, sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame K), natural flavorings including caffeine, acidity regulator (sodium citrate) and contains a source of phenylalanine.

Key Differences

  • Coke Zero and Diet Coke both have some different ingredients and formulas.
  • Coke Zero was launched in 2005 in competition with Pepsi Max, Diet Coke was launched in 1982 in a competition with Diet Pepsi.
  • There is 0.02g slat in Coke Zero of 100 ml and 0.07g in 330 ml while in Diet Coke 100ml and 330ml it is 0g.
  • Energy of both Coke Zero 330ml and Diet Zero 330ml is equal that is 5KJ/1kcal. In 100ml can, Coke Zero contains 1.6KJ/0.4kcal of energy and Diet Coke contains 1.4KJ/0.3kcal of energy.
  • Quantity of caffeine in Coke Zero is 23mg/8 fl. oz. while in Diet Coke it is 31mg/8 fl. oz.
  • Coke Zero is available in the flavors of Coke Zero and Coke Zero Cherry. Diet Coke is available in flavours of Diet Coke; Caffeine Free Diet Coke, Diet Coke With Cherry, and Diet Coke With Citrus Zest.

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