10 Things You Should Know About Coke No Sugar
10 Things You Should Know About Coke No Sugar
Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is a diet cola produced by The Coca-Cola Company. In some countries, it is sold as Coca-Cola No Sugar. The drink was introduced in 2005 as Coca-Cola Zero as a new no-calorie cola.
Since it debuted in the U.S. 12 years ago, Coca-Cola Zero has refreshed hundreds of millions of people with its real Coca-Cola taste and zero calories. Now, the brand has a new name, new look, and even more delicious taste. … The new and improved recipe tastes like a Coke, but with zero sugar and zero calories.
Coca-Cola without sugars is a subtle combination of ingredients that restore the taste of CocaCola, but without sugars and calories.
Coca-Cola has launched its new Coke variety, Coke No Sugar. Here’s what you need to know about the drink.
1. Coke No Sugar is a new version of Coke, in addition to their regular products. It’s not a re-launch of Coke Zero or Diet Coke.
2. Coke No Sugar, as the name suggests, does not contain any sugar.
3. Coke No Sugar is sweetened with aspartame and Acesulphame Potassium (sometimes called Acesulphame-K or Ace-K). These are non-sugar sweeteners, which are also in Coke Zero and Diet Coke. See our guide to sugar and sweeteners for more on this.
4. The sweeteners in Coke No Sugar have been widely studied, and there’s no evidence to say they are not safe to consume.
5. In recent years there has been research suggesting possible links between artificial sweeteners and changes to gut bacteria, which could lead to metabolic disorders such as obesity. As well as this, a study released this year found an association between artificially sweetened beverages and increased risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s. That’s not to say sweeteners cause those things, but it does point to potential issues for people who drink a lot of sugar-free drinks. We can expect to see more research on this in future.
6. Coke No Sugar contains caffeine, as do Coke Zero and Diet Coke. The amounts of caffeine in the drinks is very similar.
7. Nutritionists caution against drinking too much of any artificially sweetened drink because they still taste sweet, so they don’t help us re-train our palates to prefer a less sweet taste.
8. Dentists are also not fans of artificially sweetened drinks, because any carbonated drink is acidic, which is not good for our teeth. While they are slightly less bad for our teeth than a sugar-sweetened carbonated drink, they’re not neutral. See our guide to oral hygiene for more on this.
9. In general, experts agree that sugar-free options are a better choice than sugar-sweetened beverages, and can help us cut kilojoules and move to a lower-sugar diet.
10. All experts agree that water is the best drink.
Which soft drink has the least sugar?
The three brands of soda that have the least amount of sugar in them are Coca-Cola Classic (39 grams/12 fl. oz.), Sprite (38 grams/12 fl. oz.), and 7-Up (37 grams/12 fl. oz.).
Does Coke contain 10 teaspoons of sugar?
- The original Coke graphic actually begins with an entirely correct claim. A can of Coke does contain 33 grams of sugar, which is roughly 9-10 teaspoons.
- The graphic also states that this is ‘100% of your recommended daily allowance (RDA), which is a little wide of the mark, because there is no RDA for sugar. It probably intended to reference the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on sugar, which state that added sugar should make up no more than 10% of your daily calorie intake.
- They also state that, ideally, further health benefits would be seen if this is reduced to 5% of your daily intake.
- 1 teaspoon of sugar contains 15 calories, so 10 would contain 150. In the UK, at least, the recommended daily calorie intake is around 2500 for men, and 2000 for women, so 150 calories would be 6% and 7.5% of these totals respectively. Clearly, this is a lot of sugar, and above the conditional limit of 5% set by the WHO – though still below the 10% mark.
- In summary, although the graphic gets RDA and the WHO guidelines confused, it’s not actually that far off the mark when stating that it’s a large percentage of the amount of sugar you should be ingesting per day.
No-calorie Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is sweetened with aspartame and acesulfame K. Finding a sweetener that can replace sugar’s texture and taste has been difficult for companies. Some companies have used aspartame, but many consumers stopped drinking diet soda because of concerns over the health impact of the artificial ingredient.
Coca-Cola seems to have found the right ingredient mix for its no-sugar products. According to Euromonitor International data cited by The Wall Street Journal, Diet Coke had 35% of sales in the $22 billion global diet category in 2019 and Coke Zero Sugar had 22%.