Is high fructose corn syrup bad for you?

We are committed to product safety and quality. All ingredients we use - including high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) - are safe.

Eating or drinking too many calories no matter the source, however, can contribute to weight gain. A balanced lifestyle is key to successful weight management.

Like table sugar, HFCS has 16 calories per teaspoon. While it is fine in moderation, too much of it isn’t good for anyone. If you’re looking for fewer calories, explore reduced- and no-sugar versions of the drinks you love. We also have smaller sizes available for some of your favorites, like our 7.5-oz mini soda can of Coca-Cola.

If you're concerned about HFCS or sugar in your diet, please talk to your doctor.


What is high fructose corn syrup?

High fructose corn syrup is a type of sweetener. It's made from corn and has the same calories as table sugar.  Learn more about these two sweeteners.

High Fructose Corn Syrup vs Sugar


High Fructose Corn Syrup


Where does it come from?


sugarcane or sugar beet

How many calories does it have?

1 teaspoon = 16 calories

1 teaspoon = 16 calories

What drinks use it?



Odwalla Protein Shakes

Honest Tea


What if I want drinks without high fructose corn syrup?

We offer many options for every taste and need, including drinks that are HFCS-free. We have organic tea, coconut water, ready-to-drink coffee, purified water, juices and others.

To see if they have HFCS, check the ingredients list next to the Nutrition Facts label on our bottles and cans. You can also learn about each of our products here, so you can choose what's right for you and your family.

We also have reduced- and no-sugar options if you're looking to quench your thirst with fewer calories. 


Try Coca-Cola Life. It has 35% fewer calories and less sugar than Coca-Cola.