That’s a bummer, I thought it would be something new and crazy. I can see why people would get pissed, though, being partial to Coke < Pepsi myself, I would get pissed if they changed the formula to beat Pepsi in blind taste tests.
Coca Cola BlaK: One of the foulest tasting substances I’ve ever had the misfortune of drinking. I spit out my first swig, tossed the nearly-full bottle, and never looked back. I think I could have mixed something more palatable using Jolt Cola and Yoohoo.
I can tell you that I prefer Coke Classic, but to be honest it’s hard to remember what stuff tasted like 20 years ago. I remember that Coke II tasted a lot like Pepsi, and that it was supposedly New Coke with a different name, but who knows. Some people also claim Coke Classic isn’t exactly the same as pre-New Coke was.
I will definitely agree that when I first tasted it, I was quite amazed that it tasted like that.
Crystal Pepsi tasted just fine. People were just weirded out by it. What I remember from right around the time they discontinued it was that my family bought a six-pack, but when we got it home it was all full of lemon-lime soda. We looked a little closer at the cans and between “Crystal” and “Pepsi” they had printed “from the makers of.” Apparently they ran out of the formula before they ran out of the pre-printed cans and improvised a way to use them.
Anyone else remember Surge? Now that was some good shit. Like Mountain Dew crossed with orange soda, but it tasted a lot better than that Livewire shit.