Find answers to your questions about Coca-Cola products.
We offer more than 700 beverage options in the U.S. and Canada, including sparkling beverages, water and water beverages, juices and juice beverages, sports drinks, teas and energy drinks to help you make the choices that fit your lifestyle. If you want to reduce your calories, we offer more than 200 low- and no-calorie options, as well as full-calorie options in smaller portion sizes, such as 90-calorie mini cans of Coca-Cola and Sprite.
We offer more than 200 low- and no-calorie beverages in the U.S. and Canada. Examples include Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite Zero, Fanta Zero, Fresca, Seagram’s Sparkling Seltzer Water, DASANI, smartwater, vitaminwater zero, POWERADE ZERO and Minute Maid Light Lemonade – to name a few. We also offer smaller portion sizes of our full-calorie drinks, including 90-calorie mini cans of Coca-Cola and Sprite.
Diet Coke and Coke Zero are both popular, no-calorie alternatives to Coca-Cola. Each has its own distinctive flavor and a unique sweetener blend. Both are refreshing, calorie-free cola options – choosing a great tasting no-calorie option just depends on your preference!
The amount of caffeine, when present, in our sparkling beverages is relatively small – about 20-50 mg of caffeine per 12 fl oz serving. This is significantly less than the amount of caffeine in an equivalent serving of drip-style brewed coffee.
In the U.S., we show caffeine content on the labels of our soft drinks that contain caffeine. If you are looking for caffeine-free beverages, we offer a variety of options to choose from.
Coca-Cola Life is a reduced-calorie cola sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf extract. It is the newest addition to our trademark and has the great taste you would expect from The Coca‑Cola Company but with fewer calories. It contains 90 calories per 12 fl oz compared to 140-150 calories in 12 fl oz of leading colas.
This innovation underscores Coca-Cola’s continued commitment to offering delicious, high quality, refreshing beverages and choice. Coca-Cola Life is right at home in our broader portfolio and is positioned to provide people with simple yet sweet moments of refreshing uplift throughout the day. People have told us that they like the name and the distinctive color of the label. We wanted Coca-Cola Life to stand out on the shelf next to our other colas, and we’ve designed an eye-catching brand identity that does just that.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in the lining of cans used for food and beverages. An extremely small amount of BPA can be found in our aluminum cans. There is clear scientific agreement that there is no risk to public health from this amount of BPA. Regulatory agencies in the U.S. and many other countries have repeatedly stated that the BPA levels in food and beverage packaging are safe. We also sell beverages in PET plastic and glass, which don’t contain BPA. All our products and packages are safe. More on BPA.
PlantBottle PET packaging looks, feels and recycles the same way as traditional PET plastic. The difference is traditional PET plastic is made using fossil fuels while PlantBottle packages are made with up to 25% plant-based material – a renewable resource.
At Coca-Cola, we are helping make it easier for schools and parents to achieve their goals. In 2006, Coca-Cola, along with President Clinton, the American Beverage Association and its member companies, established the U.S. School Beverage Guidelines. Under the guidelines, Coca-Cola and other companies have voluntarily removed sparkling, regular beverages from primary and secondary schools. Together, we have reduced the calories our industry delivers to U.S. schools by 90% since the 2004-2005 school year.
We continue to take action in schools by evolving our beverage offerings to support the new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) interim rule. Our policy is to only offer the following, USDA-compliant beverages in primary and secondary schools:
Learn more about the ingredients that make your favorite beverages so delicious.
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a caloric sweetener made from corn. It’s safe, has nearly the same number of calories per serving as table sugar (about 4 calories per gram) and is recognized the same way by the body once digested. Learn more.
HFCS is used as a sweetener in some foods and beverages (including soft drinks) because it tastes sweet like sugar, is easy to use in the food manufacturing process, and in the U.S. historically has cost substantially less than cane or beet sugar. HFCS and sugar have nearly the same proportion of fructose and glucose, which makes their sweetness nearly identical. They have the nearly same amount of calories (about 4 calories per gram) and are recognized the same way by the body once digested. Learn more.
Yes. Low and no-calorie sweeteners (sometimes called artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) are safely enjoyed by people all over the world. The first was introduced more than a century ago. The U.S Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says you can safely enjoy a range of both full-calorie sweeteners and low- or no-calorie sweeteners as part of a sensible diet.
No. Low- and no-calorie sweeteners (sometimes called artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) do not increase hunger or cause weight gain. Leading health organizations including the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the U.S. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics agree that low- and no-calorie sweeteners can help with weight management, particularly when used consistently in place of full-calorie alternatives.
Aspartame is a low-calorie sugar substitute used in many foods and beverages.
At The Coca-Cola Company, we use the aspartame sweetener to help us keep the great tastes people love but with less sugar and fewer calories. We use aspartame in Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Fanta Zero, Fresca and some of your other favorites.
Aspartame is one of the most thoroughly researched ingredients in the world, with scientific studies consistently confirming its safety. Recognized authorities, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, American Diabetes Association and National Cancer Institute have also affirmed aspartame safety. And, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says you can enjoy a range of both full-calorie and low- or no-calorie sugar alternatives, like the aspartame sweetener, as part of a sensible diet. People with the rare hereditary disorder PKU should strictly limit their intake of phenylalanine, a common amino acid that’s found in aspartame.
For those looking to control their calories and added sugars, remember, all of our drinks can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced lifestyle. Because, while sugar in moderation is fine, too much of it isn’t good for anyone.
No. More than 200 studies support the safety of aspartame, including studies showing that aspartame does not cause cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Cancer Society have stated that aspartame does not cause cancer.
Stevia is a plant in the chrysanthemum family native to Paraguay. Its leaf is a unique source of intense, natural sweetness. Sweeteners made from Stevia are safe, come from natural origins and have zero calories. In North America, we offer a number of beverages sweetened with stevia leaf extract in combination with natural sweeteners such as cane sugar as well as other low- and no-calorie sweeteners. Learn more.
Yes. Caffeine is safe, and it’s one of the most studied food and beverage ingredients in the world. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada have found caffeine levels up to 400 mg per day to be safe for healthy adults. But some people can be sensitive to caffeine. If you are pregnant or nursing, trying to become pregnant, or have a medical condition that causes caffeine sensitivity, you should always consult your healthcare provider about foods and beverages with caffeine. If you are looking for caffeine-free beverages, we offer a variety of options to choose from. Learn more.
Yes. The caramel coloring used in our beverages has been evaluated for safety by agencies like the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives of the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. All of the ingredients we use are safe – we have an uncompromising commitment to product safety. More on caramel coloring.