New product has sweetness stevia leaf extract and sugar
Coca‑Cola is adding a brand new product and choice to its prominent stable of soft drinks; Coca‑Cola Life is a new lower-calorie drink which is sweetened with stevia extract meaning that it contains a third less sugar and a third fewer calories.
Showcasing the company’s commitment to providing a range of products to suit a variety of lifestyles, there is now a cola for everyone as Coca‑Cola Life joins Coca‑Cola, Diet Coke, and Coca‑Cola Zero on shelves in Ireland.
Sweetened with a blend of sugar and stevia leaf extract both naturally-sourced, a 330ml can of Coca‑Cola Life contains a third less sugar and a third fewer calories (89 calories per can). Stevia is a zero calorie sweetener derived from the leaves of the stevia plant.
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Reduction by one third of the calories than most full sugared colas on the island of Ireland, due to 37% sugar reduction, thanks to the presence of stevia extract The 330ml cans will be made from aluminium containing 46% recycled aluminium.
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Coca‑Cola was first invented by a pharmacist named John Pemberton in 1886 The recipe for Coca‑Cola is top secret – only a few people know the secret formula which is made centrally then exported to more than 900 bottling plants around the world Coca‑Cola is the second most widely understood term in the world after ‘OK’ In 1982, The Coca‑Cola Company introduced Diet Coke. By 1986, Diet Coke became the world’s top-selling diet cola and continues to uphold that title today In 1985, Coca‑Cola became the first soft drink ever in space If all the Coca‑Cola bottles in the world were laid end to end, they would reach the moon and back more than 1,677 times Coca‑Cola Company products are sold in 207 countries around the world Coca‑Cola Zero was introduced in 2005 to appeal to consumers that want a no-calorie beverage with all the taste – Coca‑Cola Zero is now available in more than 140 countries 2015 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Coca‑Cola bottle - the signature contour bottle was created to allow the drinker to be able to identify the bottle even in the dark Coca‑Cola Life is the newest addition to the Coca‑Cola family and only the fourth product to be introduced in the Company’s 128 year history. It’s our first lower-calorie cola sweetened from natural sources.
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