Nowadays, if you want to drink a Coke, you can choose among at least 17 different flavours: cherry, lemon, vanilla, with or without caffeine, with or without sugar, and now even a Coke with your own name.
In the good old times, things were much easier: a Coke was a Coke. There was one type, you knew that too much of it would kill you, but it was the real thing. It used to be the same with war.
But then somebody thought this was too heavy and invented Coke Light. It had less calories and was supposed to be less dangerous to your health. The problem was, it wasn’t the real thing anymore and it sure didn’t taste like it. You had to keep it in the fridge for ages and then drink it really fast. Maybe for a short while it tasted fine, but then after the first sensation it quickly deteriorated. The same happened with war. It became “war light”.
But this was not enough for the health freaks. They wanted to go further and finally came up with Coke Zero. It has zero sugar, but is supposed to taste like the real thing. The downside: nobody knows yet what the long-term side effects of artificial sweetener will be. It may taste fine now, but somehow it may back to haunt you in a decade or two. Much like “war zero”.