With the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group unveiling Dr. Pepper Ten a few years back, diet soda lovers and those on the fence unwilling to try calorie free drinks had reason to rejoice.  A better tasting soda was out there and it still had a minuscule ten calories for those counting.  In the meantime a faux diet soda industry began with Pepsi Next coming out and pushing the envelope with a 60 calorie drink that was very solid.  Things are getting crazy now though with the “Ten” brand expanding exponentially.  There are now 5 new additions to the family with 7 UP, Canada Dry, Sunkist, A&W, and RC Ten.  Tonight, we’ll review RC Ten.

While nowhere near as popular as Coke and Pepsi, I’ve always personally preferred RC.  Standing for Royal Crown and tasting a bit to me like a combination of Coke and Pepsi, RC has always been an underdog dream story come true.  But Diet RC, has flat out stunk for the longest time. I don’t know if they never figured out the artificial sweetener blend or what, but I haven’t even thought about getting Diet Rite (Diet RC) almost ever.  So whenever RC Ten came out I had high hopes.

The Ten mix is quite convoluted and scary for anyone trying to eat relatively clean, mixing both aspartame and high fructose corn syrup, but with only 3 grams of sugar and 10 calories, if you’re going to drink soda, have it taste great, and not feel awful afterwards, the ten blend is the best.

RC Ten really works. The cola blend compliments the sweetener nicely and really does taste like a regular cola.  RC taste is nice and sweet, has great bite of carbonation, and its 10 calories really is pretty baffling. I could probably only get through of these because of the sweetness but this would make a perfect mixer for an adult beverage.  I’m excited to try the rest of the Ten lineup.

RC Ten (1 Can):
Calories: 10
Fat: 0g
Sugar: 3g
Taste: A-

~Fast Food Geek