The Sweeter Things in Life – Diet Coke Included! #Spon #DCExtraordinary

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Disclosure: I received the featured item as well as some promotional items in exchange for my post about Diet Coke!  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own!

We all have those things in life that make our life a little “sweeter.”  Whether they’re physical things, people, or places.  One of my sweeter things in life is, of course, my daughter, Riley.  Life would not be the same without her!  Here is a picture of her from a couple week’s ago at Wendy of Love Always, Mommy’s kid’s birthday party:

Sweeter Things In Life #DCExtraordinary #Spon | Optimistic Mommy

I mean, seriously, who couldn’t love that smile and just the joy you can tell she’s getting from a simple balloon.  She’s my sweetheart and the most “sweetest” thing in life, that’s for sure!

Some other items that are on my Sweeter Things In Life list include the new Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn – seriously, it’s delicious!  I’ve always loved their caramels, and this caramel popcorn just hits the spot (in moderation, of course, since Miles and I are on a diet)!  You need to try it!  Add a nice cold glass of Diet Coke, and I’m happy!

The Sweeter Things in Life Include Diet Coke #DCExtraordinary #Spon | Optimistic Mommy

Since Miles and I are on a diet, like I mentioned above, I still get to enjoy my Diet Coke since it has zero calories!  The great sweetness you get with Diet Coke comes from aspartame.  There has been a lot of talk, I know, about the safety of aspartame.  It has been extensively tested for safety by the World Health Organization, US Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Agency.  So you don’t have to worry!  If you’re looking for a great graphic to show you some facts about this sweetener, I’m here to help, thanks to the great folks at The Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness.  They created an infographic so you can get The Skinny on Aspartame – just click on that link and you can read about it!  Feel free to download it so you can even read it later! 🙂

If you happened to notice in the picture above you may have noticed the Diet Coke can is a little “slimmer.”  That’s the limited edition Taylor Swift can!  Diet Coke was looking for someone to represent their product and they thing that Taylor Swift, who is one of the hottest artists in the world, would be a great example of “Be Extraordinary!”  Here’s a look at Taylor Swift’s TV spot, if you haven’t been lucky enough to see it:

The Sweeter Things in Life: Limited Edition Taylor Swift Can | Optimistic Mommy

This limited edition “skinny” can has a wrap of Taylor’s quote “If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.”  I have to say I absolutely love her quote!  In my opinion, it’s boring to be the same as everyone else – different is a great thing!

The Sweeter Things in Life: Limited Edition Taylor Swift Can | Optimistic Mommy

What ways do you stay “extraordinary”?  What is on your Sweeter Things In Life List?

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  1. I love that! I love Taylor Swift! I will have to be on the lookout for these! I found caramel apple candies from Werthers the other day and they were pretty darn good.. I love sweet stuff! lol

  2. Not a fan of any diet soda. I am so anxious to try the werthers popcorn!

  3. I do see the coke cans are much slimmer. Slimmer cans for a slimmer you! I have a friend who will drink nothing but diet coke. If she can’t get her coke… then she wants nothing at all.

  4. Wow I had no idea that Coke is now in a collector’s edition. Hubby will be pleased as he’s drinking this and the Coke Zero one. I don’t drink coke, it doesn’t agree with my stomach, but I used to love this stuff back in the day…

  5. I used to drink Diet Coke all the time, but I discovered Coke Zero and switched to that instead. It’s a little less sweet. But I have never seen or heard of Wertherโ€™s Original Caramel Popcorn – it sounds awesome.

  6. Your little girl is simply adorable-and what a smile! When I drink Coke (and yes, I prefer Coke over the other brand) it has always been the diet variety-at least for the past 15 years or so-When it comes to sweet for me–other then my tyrant cat who actually is a sweetie when I am behaving-just give me a Mallomar- one in each hand as I am the original cookie monster!!

  7. I love that new can!!!!

  8. Love the idea of a skinny can to reflect the difference and the diet thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I have to agree your daughter is the sweetest. I like the new slim can it certainly is different. I am a big fan of anything coke.

  10. Diet Coke is one of the few soda’s I will actually drink.

  11. I just tried some of that caramel popcorn and its soo yummy!! I love Coke – it’s my favorite!

  12. The new can looks cool!

  13. I didn’t know that Werthers orginal made caramel popcorn. I’ll have to try some soon. And I agree, that new diet coke can looks pretty cool ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Your daughter is a cutie!!! I used to LOVE a cold diet coke..this post makes me want one!! Unfortunately, I can’t have anything sugar free after developing migraines after pregnancy. I miss diet coke so much!!

  15. What a cutie pie and i love that outfit she is wearing. Okay I did not know what Wherther’s had Carmel Popcorn. Note to Annemarie: SHOP!!! On to diet pepsi, I love it!! I am never far from a can ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. In my house we do not drink soda.

  17. Hmm, I didn’t know about the skinny can edition. thanks for sharing.

  18. Oh my goodness, I did not know they make popcorn too! Oh I so want to try that now!

  19. Your daughter is so adorable! My husband’s family should seriously invest in Coke stock with all of the Diet Coke they consume. My father-in-law seriously has a recycling bin that is entirely devoted to empty Diet Coke bottles- lol. I’ll have to let him know about these limited edition cans so he doesn’t miss out on a moment in Diet Coke history. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. My mom is a diet coke freak. All she drinks is diet coke!

  21. Oh I am so excited for that Wertherโ€™s Original Caramel Popcorn!! I love popcorn and I love Werther’s Original treats! So I can’t wait to try them.

  22. I can’t drink sodas but that Werther’s Caramel Popcorn has me interested. Since when did they start selling popcorn?

  23. I’m pretty obsessed with Diet Coke so if I was honest, it would probably take up half my list!

  24. Can’t wait to try the caramel popcorn! I was just thinking the other day about my days of just drinking Diet Coke. Maybe I should relive the moment!

  25. Your daughter is truly a cutie. I love Werthers caramel. I will be on the lookout for this popcorn.

  26. I used to love Diet Coke, but I was too addicted and have since cut back.

  27. OMG.. I have to find the popcorn.. this the first time I’ve heard of it, but I’m sure paired with the Diet coke it’s a perfect snack… Your daughter is too cute.. sure looked like you guys had a fun day

  28. i’m not a diet coke girl but i love me some coke !!

  29. Your daughter is so cute! Mine loves balloons too! ๐Ÿ˜€ I drink Coke once in awhile, but my husband is a big fan of Diet Coke!

  30. I used to be such a diet coke fanatic. I recently stopped drinking them as much but the new can is super cute.

  31. I don’t like diet soda but I love Werthers!

  32. love that skinny can! My hubby drinks more diet coke than I do!

  33. You do have a really cute little girl! I am glad to hear she is the light of your life. I have seen ads for the new Werther’s popcorn and I would love to go out and find some!

  34. I think Diet Coke is an addiction! lol…My Mom loved her Diet Coke!

  35. I love the packaging! I think I make myself extraordinary through writing even though some are lazy to do it. I don’t want to give up on my dream…ever. The sweeter things in life for me is anything that has “cookies and cream” on it. I’m addicted to it.

  36. I love coke as my mid morning energy boost!

  37. I have a serious obsession with Diet Coke. I drink 2 every single day and feel grouchy if I don’t get my Diet Coke.

  38. I love my Diet coke too! Soooooo much! I also really adore an afternoon nap!

  39. I love Wether’s Originals! I need to try the popcorn!

  40. I don’t drink soda at all, but my husband sure loves Diet Coke! As for the Werther’s Popcorn – that’s awesome! I wonder if my mom has discovered this yet, because she loves Werther’s!

  41. Your daughter is adorable! I’d like to try the caramel popcorn.

  42. I actually try to stay away from Coke, but when I like to sweeten my life I don’t choose the Diet one. But I must say this slim one looks appealing.. I definitely need to try that popcorn.
    Your girl is such a sweety!! You don’t need anything else to boost your energy ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. I love Taylor Swift! I need to go hunt down some of this Diet Coke now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. MY daughter would go crazy for this. She loves Diet Coke and Werther’s candy ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. I would love to try that popcorn! It looks so good and we love the candies made by the same brand!

  46. I haven’t seen those cans around here. I’d buy them if I did, my niece absolutely loves Taylor Swift.

  47. I only drink diet Coke since they introduced it in the market. And, the popcorn is perfect to go with it. What a great snack for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. nothing beats a cool refreshing diet coke and popcorn! Sounds refreshing!

  49. Werther’s makes popcorn? I’m gonna have to find that! I, too, am a fan of diet sodas. It’s just the right caffeine boost to get me through the day. That new can is really cute! I will have to keep my eye open for it.

  50. Coke is one of those things I get random cravings for, like if i’m going to eat a certain food I want a cold coke with it. haha! I didn’t know werther’s made popcorn, that looks yummy!

  51. What a great quote from Taylor! And your daughter is so pretty. I am loving Coke Zero at the moment but all Coke products have always been a favorite of mine!

  52. Diet Coke is probably my favorite beverage of all time. I always bring it to lunch for work and sometimes I even have one in the morning before work. I’ve always preferred its taste over other soft drinks.

  53. We don’t drink soda in our house, but I had no idea about the popcorn! Interesting fact right there.

  54. I don’t drink Carmel colored sodas but when I did I loved vanilla coke. And my pets are my babies ๐Ÿ˜‰

  55. I have never had Wertherโ€™s Original Caramel Popcorn, but that just sounds so good. My sweeter things in life include Bread and Butter pickles, no kidding. I am addicted to these things and use any excuse to incorporate them in a meal. More traditional sweet items on my list include carrot cake and banana bread. I am not really into sweet things like candy, so my sweetest things list is more kind of not sour list. I do like my diet soda though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  56. Elisebet F says

    I don’t drink soda very often, but when I do, it’s usually diet coke. I wish I could find some vanilla coke around here…I love that stuff! The popcorn looks amazing mmmmmmm

  57. I can’t have “diet” products that contain aspartame because it gives me headaches. ๐Ÿ™ That popcorn looks delish! I loved the caramels as a kid so that popcorn probably tastes just as good!

  58. LOVE this post!

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