I've said it before and I'll say it again. Diet Dr. Pepper does not taste like regular Dr. Pepper. I don't care what those people on that commercial say. I can not handle the taste of diet sodas. There is just something in the after taste that leaves me feeling a little nauseated. I even tried Coke Zero products. Those were just as bad. I guess it's all just a matter of opinion and taste really.
I finally broke down a couple of weeks ago and decided to give Diet Rite a shot. Wow. I was impressed. Not only does it not taste like a regular diet drink, it isn't made with aspartame. It's made with Splenda, a sucralose sweetner. It has no calories, no carbohydrates, no caffeine, and no sodium. It even comes in 7 different flavors. Cola, cherry, white grape, tangerine, black cherry, red raspberry, and kiwi strawberry. So far I've tested the cola, cherry, white grape, and tangerine flavors. All get a thumbs up, but the regular cola flavor is only a go to if there are no other flavors available.
My mom was shocked when she saw me drinking a diet drink. She even said as much. I would still prefer to have a regularly flavored, calorie full soda, but this is the best thing I've come across in comparison. If you are looking for a way to cut some calories out of your diet without having to give up good tasting stuff, definitely give Diet Rite a try.