To add to their taste.
We use a very small amount of phosphoric acid in some of our soft drinks, such as Coca‑Cola Classic, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Dr Pepper. It gives them their tartness.
It is a safe ingredient approved by national health authorities in all the countries where Coca‑Cola is sold.
Did you know? Phosphoric acid contains a small amount of the mineral phosphorus. Phosphorus is found widely in nature and helps give our bodies energy. It is also a big component of bones and teeth.
Get the facts about all our drinks