With my recent health screen fail I've started considering diet drinks despite my hatred of them. Pepsi has almost perfect timing with their "half-diet half regular" Pepsi NEXT. While I'd prefer a Mountain Dew NEXT the non-ass flavor of this one isn't bad. You still get the ass after taste, but for almost half the calories I'm trialing it. This may be my gateway drug to the Pepsi MAX zero calorie which will ultimately be the cause of my liver cancer in 2017.