They're made from different bases and different sweeteners. Coca-Cola zero sugar is made to look and taste more like regular Coca-Cola whereas diet Coke is meant to look and taste lighter (less intense flavor profile)
@bakerscoyne, zero also has more caffine
@bakerscoyne, I love how both top comments contradict each other.
@Jipz, I pulled my information straight from Coca-Colas website
@bakerscoyne, therefor Diet Coke is called Coca-Cola light in Italy or Europe
Diet Coke has aspartame. That’s the difference.
@I Are Lebo, Coke Zero has aspartame as well. I've checked, aspartame is something people with chronic headaches/migraines should avoid.
@The Eye of the Hawk, damn, you’re right. I have no idea what the difference is now.
@The Eye of the Hawk, *and people with multiple sclerosis should also avoid.
Coke Zero is coke without the flavoring and high fructose corn syrup. Diet Coke also has no corn syrup but has a flavor added. God Im lonely...
@Not Enrique, hey now, at least you are fun at parties!
@UnnecessaryAirHorns, this is true! However, the parents can get pretty mad when they see a strange 33 year old man in the bouncy castle tossing kids around like he's King Kong.
Zero was made to taste more like original coke as a lot of people complain about the taste of diet.
Coke Zero was created for men bc Diet Coke was always viewed as a feminine product. I don’t know any of the nutritional facts but from my experience in the food industry that’s the consensus I’ve gained.
I heard that diet coke actually uses the recipe for new coke and that coke zero is basically the real diet coca cola, but after reading the comments I’m not sure now
It’s not that difficult one has none. The other one HAS zero.
The real difference is Coke Zero was ment to be marketed towards men and Diet Coke towards women.
I think Coke Zero also has no caffeine
I actually prefer Diet Coke over regular Coke
More targeted advertising I believe. Unless someone knows another reason for the diff.
@NightShift Janitor, they taste slightly different from each other.
It's marketing 101