Diet Cherry 7UP promises a splash of antioxidants along with the same great taste as regular Cherry 7UP. I vaguely remembered liking Cherry 7UP when I tried it a few years ago, and hey, I could always use more antioxidants. There's some thought, however, that excessive intake of supplement antioxidants can diminish the benefits of exercise, so a splash seemed just fine.
The faux cherry taste combined with the heavy carbonation was startling at first, and I briefly had a flashback of imbibing some unusually bubbly cherry cough syrup as a kid. But after a few sips, the flavor mellowed considerably and I felt like I was drinking regular 7UP with some crisp fruit overtones.
I harbor no illusions that Diet Cherry 7UP is healthful, though it does provide 10 percent of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin E. And it's nice to think a diet soda enhanced with suspect artificial flavors and sweeteners actually may in some extremely minute way prevent cancer or Alzheimer's...even if it's eating holes in my bones by sucking the calcium out of my body. Cheers.
When I eat dessert, I usually splurge on the real version and avoid the low-cal route. But occasionally, I will come up with a diet dessert. One of my favorites is the Diet Cherry Coke Cupcake. Itw’s moist and fluffy, but has less fat than your typical chocolate cupcake. I decided to play off the soda cupcake again, by testing out Diet Cherry 7up. I am a Diet Cherry 7up addict ~ any soda with the words “diet” and “cherry” are stocked in my fridge. The cherry flavor cuts out some of the diet taste and satisfies my sweet craving.