Diet Sierra Mist “Ruby Splash”

A coworker of my partner was kind enough to give them a free bottle of the new Sierra Mist Ruby Splash flavor, in its diet incarnation. Pepsi seems to have a lot of hopes riding on the success of both Sierra Mist’s recent rebranding, and the new flavor… hopes I suspect might be unfounded.

As my partner puts it, “You know that taste in your mouth after you’ve just thrown up? Like, on an empty stomach, where you’re just coughing up stomach juices, and the like? It tastes exactly like that, only with a strange chemical aftertaste. Diet sick, basically.”

You’ll forgive me if I don’t try it, I hope; I prefer my vomitus without any aspartame aftertaste, thanks.

Published in: Geekiness, General | on April 1st, 2009| 2 Comments »

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  1. On 4/10/2009 at 3:07 pm Lucy Said:

    That’s gross, but I plan on trying the Diet Sierra Mist Ruby, anyway. Walmart used to sell a Sam’s Choice drink called Ruby Red Grapefruit Burst—the best soft drink, ever. I once bought 12 cases at one time. It had no calories and a delicioius light grapefruit flavor. Carbonated, but no too fizzy. I still miss it and havent found a replacement.

  2. On 5/25/2009 at 11:48 am glucoholic Said:

    We actually thought that Diet Sierra Mist Ruby Splash was pretty good. It could have been better with Splenda, but the grapefruit did a good job of masking the aspartame. It’s probably true that anyone who does not like grapefruit or grapefruit juice will probably not like this sugar free drink.