Ingredients

Is the Coca-Cola formula kept secret because the company has something to hide?

Yes, but in a good way. The formula for making Coca-Cola is a trade secret. We have protected the special taste of Coca-Cola for more than 130 years. Only The Coca-Cola Company knows how to make Coca-Cola. That way, when you buy one of our drinks, you can be sure you’re getting the same delicious and refreshing experience time and time again! Did you know? The most closely guarded and best-kept secret in the food and drinks industry, the Coca-Cola

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Does the sugar in Coca-Cola cause diabetes?

Being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Eating and drinking too many calories, including from soft drinks, can contribute to weight gain, which in turn increases the risk of diabetes. A balanced lifestyle is key to successful weight management. Like all food and drink, soft drinks with sugar can be consumed in moderation as long as people don’t consume them to excess. For those who want to reduce their calorie and sugar

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Why do some drinks like Diet Coke and Fanta Zero have calories when they’re labelled as having zero calories?

Because a drink which has 4 calories per 100ml or less is defined by the European Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation as “calorie-free” or “zero calorie”. Given that it’s recommended an average adult should consume no more than 2,000 calories per day, the 10 calories in a 330ml can of Fanta Orange Zero is so low as to be negligible.  Find out the ingredients and nutritional information for all our drinks.

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Is aspartame safe?

Yes. Many food and drink agencies around the world have tested aspartame and approved its safety. In December 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reviewed aspartame once again and re-confirmed it was safe. Did you know? The food and drinks industry uses aspartame in yoghurt and sugar-free chewing gum as well as soft drinks.

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What are the ingredients of Coca-Cola Classic?

Here’s the list of ingredients in Coca-Cola: Carbonated water – Approximately 90% of Coca-Cola is water. The carbonated part is purified carbon dioxide, which gives the drink its “bubbles” or “fizz”. Sugar – Coca-Cola Classic’s sweet taste (and also some of its mouthfeel) comes from sugar. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke are sugar free, while Coca-Cola Life has a blend of sugar and stevia plant extract, a sugar-free sweetener from natural

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Do Coca-Cola Classic, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Life and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar taste the same?

Not quite. Here’s how they differ: Coca-Cola Classic – the original and refreshing great taste of Coca‑Cola Coca-Cola Zero Sugar – tastes more like Coca-Cola Classic taste but with zero sugar and zero calories Diet Coke – a lighter taste with no calories Coca-Cola Life – the great Coca-Cola taste made from a blend of sugar and stevia plant extract sweetener, which reduces the sugar and calories by 45% compared to Coca-Cola Classic

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What causes Diet Coke and Mentos mints to erupt when mixed together?

We think that it’s all to do with the science of bubble formation, believe it or not. The surface of a Mentos mint appears to provide a highly efficient place for tiny bubbles to form (these places are known by the boffins as nucleation sites). When Mentos are dropped into Diet Coke, these bubbles form very rapidly. As a result, the carbonated part of the Diet Coke reacts explosively causing an eruption. Did you know? For every litre of Diet

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No sugar option: New and improved Coca-Cola Zero Sugar launches in Ireland

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Following a successful launch in Great Britain, new and improved Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is now available in Ireland, replacing Coca-Cola Zero. The drink looks and tastes even more like Coca-Cola Classic, but without sugar. This month we launched Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, a new and improved sugar free cola. The recipe brings Coca-Cola Zero Sugar closer to the taste of original Coca-Cola Classic, but without sugar, and is supported by a strong marketing

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Healthcare Professionals

We are committed to providing healthcare professionals with up-to-date information on our drinks, ingredients and active, healthy lifestyle initiatives. We talk to a wide range of healthcare professionals on a regular basis to understand what they might need from us. We also want to hear about the issues raised by patients around soft drinks and their ingredients, as well as the questions people ask about how soft drinks can be included in a healthy,

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