Diet sprite

Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 04:32 PM
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Diet sprite

Can I find diet sprite anywhere in London? Do the grocery stores carry it? Thanks.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 04:55 PM
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Yes, it's available everywhere, supermarkets, convenience stores, newsagents, around 50-60p a can of 330 ml (about half that in supermarkets in packs of 6 or 12).
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 04:57 PM
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It's called Sprite Light in England and in the rest of Europe. Diet Coke is known as, you guessed it, Coke Light (or in France, Coca Light.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 05:03 PM
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I believe the formulas are not identical - I think the european versions do have some calories - but way less than regular soft drinks.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 02:38 AM
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Sprite Zero is available in Ireland so I'd imagine it's available in London too.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 05:12 PM
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Another citrus-y soft drink available in London is Lilt. It's not exactly the same as Sprite or 7-up, but it's pretty good.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 05:13 PM
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Actually, in the UK the product is called Diet Coke. Some merchants in London, and this was the subject of a long thread about a year ago, sell a product called Coca Cola Light. They don't use the official UK distributor of coke products but rather import the stuff from places as far away as the Middle East and/or Georgia (no not Atlanta, Georgia but Georgia). If you look at the cans you will see all sorts of foreign writing on the cans or it is covered up to try to hide the origin of the drink. When stores do that, the coca cola products they sell are all imported and they try to hide the fact by putting labels over the point of origin.

Now I don't quibble with doing business to save a quid or two but at least to me, the taste of Coca Cola Light is completely different from Diet Coke. Diet coke sold in the UK tastes exactly the same as Diet Coke sold in the US; Coke Light sold throughout Europe tastes completely different.

So one might assume the same thing is true for Sprite...
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 05:22 PM
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It would be the common custom to post your "thank you" - - http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...p;tid=34556438 - - here as an another reply to your original question, rather than starting a new post (though it's not "wrong" per se, to do what you did).

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