Aztec, home to a vintage Diet Coke machine:

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This vintage Diet Coke machine at the Aztec Ocean Resort in Seaside Heights dates to the mid-1980’s according to local Diet Coke fans.

Aztec, home to a vintage Diet Coke machine: Coca-Cola vending machines are very common, especially around Seaside Heights where Coca-Cola is a big sponsor of fireworks and free beach days. However, Diet Coke machines are very rare. Recently it was discovered that the Aztec Ocean Resort in Seaside Heights is home to a vintage Diet Coke machine, circa 1980’s. The machine uses the old white and red Diet Coke logo, far different than the silver and red cans now used. Diet Coke was introduced in July 1982. This machine is probably from 1984 to 1986, as it carries the logo for NutraSweet, the brand name for aspartame, which Coca-Cola switched to exclusively around this time to sweeten the popular beverage. Although most Diet Coke is still made sweet with aspartame, Diet Coke now also has a special version, sweetened with the newer Splenda. In recent years, Diet Coke has found notoriety on the popular website youtube.com. Many videos are dedicated to the violent reaction that occurs when Diet Coke is mixed with Mentos breath mints.

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youtube.com viewers know that Diet Coke reacts violently when a few Mentos are dropped in the bottle.


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