Dear Coca-Cola, Please Don’t Take Away My Coke Zero

Dear Coca-Cola,

Congratulations, you have officially ruined 2017. You just announced that you are replacing my beloved Coke Zero with Coke Zero Sugar. And you are doing this ASAP. Like, can we all just take a minute to process this news?

You are claiming this reinvention of MY FAVORITE DRINK is especially for people seeking a soft drink option that is lower in sugar. {Hi there…if you are seeking a soft drink option lower in sugar, I’d like to introduce you to my friend WATER.}

This is devastating. I’m not a coffee drinker, so my source of caffeine comes from drinking a can of Coke Zero at least three times a day. Look, I need all the caffeine I can get because I have two energetic little children that wear me out. I’m not going to switch to Diet Coke because I don’t like the taste of flat soda that smells like a mechanic’s garage. And it’s not like I can stockpile Coke Zero away because the expiration date on the bottom of the can is a thing.

So, Coca-Cola CEO, here is my proposal — Leave well enough alone. Invent a new soda that is low in sugar and step away from the Coke Zero! The internet is in an uproar, the Twitterverse has gone mad, and frankly, this is not looking good for your stock. Remember that time you tried New Coke?  How’d that work out for you?? Spoiler :: not so well

So whether we are all becoming victims of a marketing folly, or you are truly interested in my sugar intake, I say … no thank you! Give me back my Coke Zero!


A Distraught Coke Zero Addict


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Originally from Louisiana, Brittney has called Houston home for nearly all her life. Brittney graduated from Houston Baptist University where she was a member of Phi Mu and a four-year cheerleader. It didn’t take long after graduation for her to meet her husband Jeremy on the sand volleyball courts at Memorial Park. She jokes that when marrying Jeremy, she also married LSU because she tied the knot with the most passionate Tiger football fan. Many weekends in the fall, they can be found in the shadows of Tiger Stadium at their big family tailgating party. Brittney has a Master's Degree from LSU and works in secondary education as an administrator and a cheerleading coach. Brittney and Jeremy have three boys, Connor {Nov 2012}, Parker {Nov 2014}, and Ryan {May 2018}. Brittney is a big baby-making, food allergy fighting, NICU surviving mom. Though she grew up surrounded by hairbows, pom poms, and lots of pink, Brittney now embraces being a boy mom. She loves raising her three boys and learning all about superheroes, baseball, and the pain of stepping on a lego when barefoot. In her kid-free time she enjoys working on craft projects, getting lost in a good book, and watching Grey's Anatomy.


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