Are Diet Foods the Real Thing?

Diet Coke turns 25. The world hasn't been the same since. But despite the hype, most consumers still want the calories

The debut of Diet Coke 25 years ago was a splash heard around the world. A troupe of Rockettes pranced before a giant soda can on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall in front of 6,000 people. Little did the company realize, however, the important part it would play in changing the way Americans eat and drink.

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