What Coca-Cola products contain aspartame?
We sweeten several of our drinks with aspartame like some of these favorites:
- Coke Zero Sugar
- Diet Barq’s
- Diet Coke
- Diet Coke Fiesty Cherry
- Fanta Zero
- Gold Peak Diet Tea
- Mello Yello Zero
- Minute Maid Light
- Pibb Zero
- Seagram’s Diet Ginger Ale
- Sprite Zero
Why does The Coca-Cola Company use aspartame?
While sugar in moderation is fine, too much sugar isn’t good for anyone. That’s why we make reduced- and no-sugar versions of many of the drinks you love. We want to give you great-tasting choices with fewer or no calories. Aspartame allows us to do this.
Do your popular sodas have aspartame?
We know you have questions about our sodas and if we use aspartame in them. Here are answers to your common questions:
Does Coke have aspartame?
No. Our Original Coca-Cola taste is not sweetened with aspartame. Depending on where you are in the world, we use either high fructose corn syrup or cane sugar to give you that refreshing taste you love.
Does Coke Zero have aspartame?
Yes. We sweeten Coke Zero Sugar in our bottles and cans with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium (or Ace-K). Together, they create a great taste with zero sugar and zero calories.
Is the Diet Coke Sweetener you use aspartame?
Yes. Diet Coke in our bottles and cans is sweetened with aspartame. We also offer Diet Coke sweetened with SPLENDA®.
Does Sprite have aspartame?
No, but Sprite Zero is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and Ace-K for a crisp, clean taste with reduced or no calories.
How can I tell if my soda contains aspartame?
We know it’s important for you to have clear facts about your favorite beverages, including the ingredients we use. That’s why we make them simple and easy to find.
One of the first places you can look is the ingredients list next to the Nutrition Facts label. It’s on the back of every can or bottle.
Our SmartLabel™ QR codes on our packaging also include nutrition facts about our Coca-Cola products. So does Our Products page.
Need tips on how to read a nutrition label? Click here.
Does The Coca-Cola Company have any reduced-calorie or diet soda without aspartame?
Yes, we do have diet soda without aspartame! Two options you can try are Diet Coke with SPLENDA® or Coca-Cola Life. Coca-Cola Life is sweetened with a blend of cane sugar and Stevia leaf extract. It has less sugar and 35% fewer calories than Coca-Cola, but with a Coca-Cola taste people love.
Visit Our Products page to learn more.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Aspartame
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Additional information about high-intensity sweeteners permitted for use in food in the United States