So I bought some Coke Zeroes by accident for my roommate because I thought he liked them but I got him mixed up with another friend. So now I got a bunch of these Coke Zeroes and I don't like Coke Zero. They call it Coke ZERO for a reason. Because that's what its worth. Also because that's how much taste it has.
But I digress.
I decided to try an experiment in an attempt to somehow salvage these Coke Zeroes and turn them into maybe at least Coke Ones.
I thought maybe the reason they taste so disgusting is because they don't have sugar. So if you add sugar maybe that will help.
But of course real sugar is not sweet enough so I opted for Splenda.
What happened next was kind of exciting. I'm glad I was near a sink. When I dumped the Splenda packet into the Coke Zero it immediately fizzed up and out of the bottle. I don't know exactly how much of the drink fizzed out of the bottle but it was a decent amount.
But that's not the coolest part. Once it was done what was left was actually halfway drinkable.
It's like all the bad taste fizzed out and left something closer to Coke 100 (or whatever regular Coke would be called if it were assigned a number. btw, the number they assigned to Coke Zero is spot on.)
Unfortunately even though the Splenda made the Coke Zero better it by no means got it close to regular Coke.
So bottom line, I don't recommend trying this experiment yourself. A better solution is just giving your disgusting carbonated beverages you bought by accident and not really worth of the Coke name to someone who actually likes them and not judge that person for having extremely questionable taste in soda. Everybody is different.
Peace and happy drinking of whatever carbonated beverages you find delightful!