How The Coca-Cola Company is reducing sugar
6 ways we are reducing sugar
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. Check out how we’re reducing sugar and calories in our Coca-Cola products:
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.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label
- U.S. Department of Agriculture: 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans