Would you like a Coke?
Can I really have a regular Coke?
Yes. But you might spring for something with a few more bells and whistles.
How about a Lipton Diet Sparking Green Tea with Strawberry Kiwi? Yes, this is real.
If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s over-modified products. Call me a purist, but there is just something chemical about that. I can’t even imagine what it would taste like.
Another over-modified product that drives me crazy is Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper.
Now, in Lipton’s product there were six modifiers: Diet, Sparking, Green, Tea, Strawberry and Kiwi. You may look at Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper and think, “Oh, there are only four modifiers.” Wrong. You must account for Dr. Pepper’s 23 flavors, thus a total of 27.
I think I’ll stick to water for now.