This time last year, Diet Coke surprised us all with the creation of four unique flavors and a can design revamp (so sleek). Fast-forward to now, and we’ve got two new flavors added to the official fruity lineup: Strawberry Guava and Blueberry Acai.
As a Diet Coke purist, I was skeptical of how these would taste. As an easily intrigued skeptic, I had to give them a try.
First up, Strawberry Guava. Upon popping the can, the initial smell instantly reminded me of cough medicine (sigh). “This one’s going to be sweet,” I thought before pouring it over ice. The first taste test brought some relief, though, with a flavor that was less sweet and more subtle. The strawberry flavor was definitely there, lingering a bit too long at the end, but in general it turned out to be way more refreshing than expected. TBH, I didn’t taste any guava, but then again I have no idea what guava tastes like. Overall, I give it a 3/5.
Next up, Blueberry Acai. Maybe my senses are off (I had some friends join in, ya know, for checks and balances), but this one smelled and tasted just like normal Diet Coke. It did, however, have a very subtle berry flavor at the end that kept the drink simple and light. For me, this was the clear winner of the two. My co-worker, however, said it tasted like “drinking Diet Coke while chewing blueberry gum.” TBD on whether that’s a good thing or not. Overall, I give it a 4/5.
Curious what other flavors were in the running but didn’t make the cola cut? Oro Blonco Grapefruit (?) and Vanilla Chai.
The two new flavor combos are now available in stores nationwide, so go on and give them a try yourself.