I think the main reason I get the "rush" from regular mother was from the sugar so this feels a little less. It is different but if you don't have regular mother for a while it kinda tastes the same. It's no Pepsi Max but still a pretty good sugar free substitute. --------edit--------------- The fact the cans default to 250ml but same number of cans so effectively half the quantity for less than $8 difference is a scam. I was looking at all the 500ml drinks and each flavour goes to 500ml but I go back to sugar free and it goes down to 250ml, needless to say disappointing. It's weird 500ml can last me all day but a 250ml can is like a sip, doesn't hit the same.