the reason the strawberry flavored cs tasted was because i guess it was the diet version of cs. the 25% less sugar drink. ewwwww. i made this realization today when i broke into my wild cherry cs stockage. it, too, tasted horrendous. after investigating the box, i realized cs’s are not always 25% sugarless. who told me they made a healthier version? had they, i would have been more careful when picking out my boxes at the store. so watch out people. 25% less sugar does NOT taste the same. if your down for healthier, less tasty thirst quenchers, then more power to ya. however, i am sticking to the original CS!