If you are gluten sensitive and continue to drink Diet Coke, you will NOT get well.
I’m sorry. I know I’m not making any friends with this post. Diet Coke is not my enemy…but it might be yours! I want you to be well, and if Diet Coke is in your way…let’s find a way out of it!
Q: Is Diet Coke gluten free?
A: Diet Coke is NOT gluten free.
I went to the website to get some nutritional information to share with you…but when I click on the link at the bottom of the US Coca-Cola Home Page that says Nutrition information, it takes me to a page about America’s Favorite Park. What?
(Disclaimer: I was not able to verify this statement from a lab experiment. Often, the body is the best indicator of the presence of gluten, and many times I’ve experienced a gluten response myself and in clients that drank it. That lead me to consult with a physician, and then take a closer look at the ingredients and dig a little deeper.)
I’m sure this is a programming error. I’m sure that someone at the corporate office is scrambling to fix this link promptly. So, I’ll tell you what I know and have learned, and you can make your decision from there.
Since I couldn’t link to the ingredients on the website, I went searching and found an old can out in my garage. Yep. I was never the Diet Coke addict, never even much of a soda drinker. On one of those hot days when you just mowed the lawn though…there was something about pouring it over the ice clinking in the glass and the fizzy foamy sweetness cooling you down, head to toe.
Wait, wasn’t that a Diet Coke commercial from my childhood?