Does The Coca-Cola Company plan to change the classic Coca-Cola recipe to reduce its sugar?

No. People have been enjoying Coca-Cola for 130 years because they love the unique taste. We don’t have plans to change the recipe.

But, we know people have concerns about eating or drinking too much sugar. That is why we’re taking action should you want less of it. This includes reducing sugar across our products.


How are you reducing sugar?

1. Rethinking our recipes

Sugar in moderation is fine, but too much sugar isn’t good for anyone. We are reducing sugar in more than 500 of our drinks around the world.

2. Making more reduced- and no-sugar versions of many of the drinks you love available and making them easier to find

- 19 of our 21 top global brands have a reduced- or no-sugar option

- Since 2014, we’ve launched nearly 500 new reduced- or no-sugar drinks globally

- In the U.S., 250 of the 800+ beverages we offer are reduced- and no-sugar

3. Promoting our reduced- and no-sugar options more

We want to give you choices. So we’re advertising our no-sugar versions of Coca-Cola right next to the original Coca-Cola taste. Choose what suits you and your lifestyle and diet. We call this our “One Brand” global marketing strategy.

4. Exploring new sugar substitutes

We are using new sugar substitutes to make new drinks with fewer calories. Coca-Cola Life is one example. It is sweetened with a blend of cane sugar and Stevia leaf extract. It has 35% fewer calories and less sugar than Coca-Cola, but with a great taste people love.

5. Providing smaller, more convenient packaging

We have 7.5-oz mini soda cans and other smaller sizes to make it easier for you to reduce sugar. In fact, about 40% of our soft drink brands come in these smaller sizes in the U.S.

6. Supporting limits to added sugar intake

Several leading health authorities, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, say that children and adults should limit added sugar to no more than 10% of their total energy/calorie consumption.  

See how else we’re putting you at the center of all we do. We call it Our Way Forward.

And if you’re interested in the variety of drinks we offer, check out some of our other Coca-Cola products.


Did you know?

For people who love the unique and refreshing taste of our classic Coca-Cola but want a soda with less sugar, try our reduced-sugar options like Coca-Cola Life. It has 35% fewer calories.


Can you tell me more about Coke Life?

Coca-Cola Life is a cola sweetened with a blend of cane sugar and Stevia leaf extract (a sugar substitute with zero calories). Stevia leaf extract comes from the leaf of the stevia plant. It can be used with sugar or other sugar substitutes to give you reduced- or no-sugar alternatives. That’s how Coca-Cola Life has 35% fewer calories and less sugar than Coca-Cola.

Read about Coke Life’s nutrition facts.


Can you tell me more about Coke Zero Sugar?

Coke Zero Sugar is another alternative to Coca-Cola. This fan favorite has a real Coca-Cola taste, but with zero sugar and zero calories. It’s part of our efforts to create new beverages and evolve our recipes. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar joins nearly 250 other delicious reduced- and no-sugar beverages offered in the U.S. Learn about them all.

Read about Coke Zero Sugar’s nutrition facts.


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