Fancy a nice, green, leafy Coke?

11 June 2014

coke life You’ve tried Diet Coke (Girl Coke) and Coke Zero (Bloke Coke) and caffeine-free Coke (Crap Coke), not to mention the original sugar Daddy - fondly known as ‘Fat Coke’ - which can melt your teeth at fifty paces. And we were all ok with that.

Even so, now the powers that be at Coca-Cola have invented Coca-Cola Life, which is sweetened with a blend of sugar and sugar substitute Stevia, which comes from leaves. And at only 89 calories a can, it's better for you than normal Coke. MMMMM, LEAF COKE. I’ll have two!

It comes in a tasteful green can, and is a kind of halfway house for those who find original Coke too calorific, and Diet Coke too artificially sweetened. It came out in South America first – because that’s where Stevia is grown - and will be launched here in September.

But what does it taste like? We don’t know. But you can already tell that the psychological effect of the green can and the leafy stuff might not be too appealing for those who like to guzzle fizzy drinks like water.

Still, it makes it look like Coca-Cola are doing something to improve the health of their customers and ward off the obesity epidemic. They waffled:

‘With Coca-Cola Life, we have innovated to provide consumers with a new option with fewer calories. We were early signatories to the UK Government’s Responsibility Deal and as we work with others across society to address the public health challenge of obesity in the UK and across Europe, we will continue to take actions that help people balance their lifestyles.’


TOPICS:   Consumer Advice   Health


  • jim
    artifical sweetners make me feel ill. they are in everything these days. theyve also added this to sprite (new reciepe) - which is why i cant drink that now. anyway i only smoke green not drink it flex wid da errrrrrb
  • Jerec
    Totally pointless. Either drink Coke and deal with it, or don't.
  • LD
    'Nobody Will Drink It' - yup that's their plan ...... then Coke will spin it as 'No consumer demand' and plead 'we tried, we tried' - then get back to pushing the gut rot stuff big time to the punters.
  • brandon h.
    Does anyone actually have information or opinion more specific to this new sweetener rather than winning about the usual aspartame sucralose and all the others
  • Jason M.
    Stevia is brilliant stuff.
  • totooofoff
    I think you mean whining brandon
  • Gene
    Caffeine Free Coke = Crap Coke? I think not! The world would be better off without the god awful caffeine content.
  • News P.
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