The next time you walk through the soda aisle don’t be surprised if you have to do a double take at these green labeled Coca-Cola bottles. It’s being reported that as early as next year Coca-Cola Life may hit U.S. shelves. The new Coca-Cola product is sweetened with sugar and zero calorie stevia, an all natural sweetener. Though the beverage isn’t being marketed as a new addition to the Diet Coke line, Coca-Cola Life does indeed have a significant lower amount of calories than it’s red can counterpart. At 100 calories for a 20-ounce bottle versus 240 calories for original Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Life is a smarter choice for the calorie conscious.
The creation of this new product could also come on the heels of aspartame being questioned more and more by diet soda drinkers and their growing concerns in consuming the questionable chemical. Or perhaps Coca-Cola is trying to ease Mexicoke lovers woes after the whole “cane sugar is too expensive so we’re switching to corn syrup” debacle. Either way, with obesity rates still on the rise Coca-Cola Life will be a lighter option for original Coke enthusiasts who don’t want to sacrifice the taste of their beloved beverage for the sake of calories.
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