Change is scary!!!
2017 is really testing our patience with the whole “out with the old, in with the crazy.”
So, consumers are understandably hesitant to say goodbye to a beloved Coca-Cola product in exchange for a sort of similar, yet vaguely confusing drink!
On Wednesday, the soda company announced plans to stop selling Coke Zero in the U.S. in August and replace it with a completely re-vamped beverage: Coke Zero Sugar.
CEO James Quincey says the new drink is “a reinvention of Coke Zero,” with a different recipe and sleek design. According to the company, Coke Zero Sugar is closer to the taste of the standard Coca-Cola, but with zero sugar and zero calories.
The beverage is reportedly already a hit outside the states — but not everyone is ready to say goodbye to the OG. Others are having trouble understanding whether or not the product actually has sugar.
It’s a big deal, you guys. See what people are saying about the end of Coke Zero (below):
NOBODY ASKED FOR THIS
— Deloris Van Cartier (@machucartier) July 26, 2017
Now Coke is just gonna copy Pepsi again?!
Pepsi ruined “Pepsi One” and now Coke is gonna ruin “Coke Zero”?! “Coke Zero Sugar?!” ? #CokeZero pic.twitter.com/w01UCuOCcX
— The20TeenAge⛎ (@The20TeenAge) July 26, 2017
*Grabs last Coke Zero from fridge*
*Pulls up Twitter*
“Say goodbye to #CokeZero and hello to Coke Zero Sugar.”
*Looks at Coke Zero*
— Jenn Sigwart (@terpgrrl) July 26, 2017
Coke Zero, a major part of my diet, being junked for Coke Zero Sugar. Was there a clamor for this by co that gave us the New Coke debacle?
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) July 26, 2017
Despite the opposers, Coke is feeling very confident about Coke Zero Sugar:
We’re confident fans of Coke Zero will love the new, delicious taste of Coke Zero Sugar! We hope you’ll give it a try next month.
— Coca-Cola (@CocaCola) July 26, 2017
Will you be trying Coke Zero Sugar??
[Image via Coke Zero/Twitter.]