Having grown up down South, I am a fan of old-time sugar-laden sodas, including some regional favorites like Cheerwine and Sun-Drop (yes, North Carolinian here)... but very happy with Classic Coke and Pepsi, too.
In the last couple of years, as I've struggled to cope with type II diabetes and the concomitant needs to avoid sugar and carbs, lose weight and manage diet (40 lbs off so far... and it's been a struggle every step of the way) I have been a mostly-unhappy diet soda drinker. Of the widely available diet sodas, I think I hate Diet Sprite (recently relabeled Sprite Zero) the least; I don't really care for any of the mass-market diet colas.
The other day, however, I found an absolute revelation: Dr. Brown's Diet Black Cherry Soda. Man, this is some good (if expensive) stuff. Sweetened with aspartame, but you'd never know it.
I eagerly tried a few others in the Dr. Brown's diet line, but was not impressed.
I have been drinking a lot more water and plain seltzer these days, and I'm sure that's healthier for me anyway. But Dr. Brown's Diet Black Cherry Soda has given me hope.
What are some of your favorite diet sodas?