If you're a fan of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, you might have to brace yourselves...
The recipe is changing.
Now, personally, I'm a huge fan of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. In fact, I prefer it over regular Coca-Cola or Diet Coke (sorry Handel).
Coca-Cola said that it's tweaking the beverage in an effort to make the drink taste more like regular Coke.
Wait... it already tastes great though!
The company's product can will also look different - all red, rather than red and black.
The move comes as Coca-Cola focuses its resources on its trademark products, including Coke, Coke Zero Sugar, and Diet Coke after discontinuing some struggling brands. The company hopes the updated version of Coke Zero Sugar will attract more customers!
But, ... what was wrong with the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar secret formula anyways?
No, Plankton, not that secret formula...
The new version of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is rolling out in the United States this month and will hit Canada in September. The product is updated in some international markets, where some customers wonder why Coke is messing with their beloved drink!
Some fans are already taking to Twitter wanting to bring back the old formula.
Coke did not say exactly how it was changing the recipe in the United States, but noted that the new version should taste "more refreshing and delicious."
AGAIN... what was wrong with it in the first place?!
Myself and other critics aside, the company is confident people will love the new product.
"We pre-tested both the new recipe and the new look, with the current Coca-Cola Zero Sugar consumers and non-consumers," said Rafael Prandini, category lead of Coca-Cola Trademark in North America. "And they really love it."
Coca-Cola first launched Coke Zero in 2005. In 2017, it tweaked the product's recipe and rebranded it as Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. At the time, the change was also upsetting to some drinkers.
So, this time, what'll it be? Will the drinkers embrace the new beverage? Or... boycott the drink?
By the way, Handel wanted to include his input:
"AS LONG AS THE DIET COKE FORMULA DOESN'T CHANGE. Do we make ourselves clear? DO NOT CHANGE THE DIET COKE FORMULA. BECAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE SUCKS."
... well. There you go.