1 Apr 2016
Stevia is a sturdy green plant whose leaves contain a unique source of natural sweetness.
It’s grown all over the world, and is fast becoming one of the most popular crops on the market as more food and drink manufacturers look to use stevia plant extract as a zero-calorie sweetener to reduce the amount of sugar in their products. We currently use it in some of our drinks like Sprite, Coca-Cola Life and glaceau vitaminwater.
Not only is stevia changing
One thing's for sure this St. Patrick’s Day, Sprite will be wearing green. The popular lemon-lime soft drink has been doing so for more than 50 years.
Similar to the connections Coca-Cola and Fanta have to red and orange, respectively, Sprite has “owned” green since its 1961 debut. Green has served as Sprite’s primary colour in its advertising, packaging, merchandising and more.
Green is classic and
Get to the root of the stevia plant extract, and how it's used to sweeten some of Coca-Cola's drinks.
Download this stevia infographic (PDF).
Many of our drinks contain artificial sweeteners, so we can deliver all the taste of Coca‑Cola drinks without the added sugar. These products include Diet Coke, Sprite Zero, Schweppes Diet Lemonade and Kia-Ora No Added Sugar Orange. By offering drinks with artificial sweeteners as well as classic versions, we provide you options from which you can make the choice that's right for you and your lifestyle.
You can find full nutritional information
We know that many people who enjoy our drinks are keen to cut down on the calories that come from sugar, which is why approximately 30% of our sales volume in Ireland are either sugar free or low in sugar. All our drinks have nutritional and RI labelling so you can make the right choice about which drink is right for you.
The following drinks do not contain any added sugar:
Caffeine Free Diet Coke
Over the years we’ve created new drinks, new flavours and new pack sizes because we believe giving you more choice will bring you more happiness. Stevia, our new zero-calorie sweetener, is the latest and most interesting way we’re doing this.
The leaves of the stevia plant are a source of intense, natural sweetness. In fact, they’re up to 200 times sweeter than table sugar and calorie free! And it’s from these that we extract our sweetener.