After trying the Exotic Mango Diet Coke the other day, I was on the hunt for the Peach Coke Zero. Unfortunately, while I found a standee dedicated to the new flavours, it was only populated by this new Feisty Cherry Diet Coke. Now, I'm pretty sure Cherry Diet Coke was already a thing, so I'm not sure what they want to accomplish by putting "Feisty" in the name. I'm pretty sure it was a re-branding for the new American Diet Coke flavours, but I figured I'd pick up a bottle and see if the formula has been re-worked.
They've done something to this drink, that's for sure. It's not good. It smells a little of cherry, and the initial taste is there a little, but it soon gives way to a chemical flavour, and for some reason it burns my tongue and throat after I've drunk it. Forget the feisty, this Coke is fiery, and I don't know why. Cherry Diet Coke was already fine, it wasn't the best, but it was alright for a diet drink. I don't know what they've done to this, but it's nowhere near the same league. It's a chemical tasting sweetened mess that leaves my throat on fire. That's not what I want from a refreshing drink at all. Coke have really dropped the ball on this one.
My rating: 1/5