The Coca-Cola Company appears to be trying to respond to a growing market for healthy drinks and alternatives to chemical sweeteners like aspartame, with a new product they are calling Coca-Cola Life:
This product is only available in Argentina currently, however it’s our best guess that it will eventually make it’s way into more markets and we may see it on shelves in the US at some point.
They’ve gone to some effort to paint this version of Coke as being natural (which many people correlate with being healthy), but after doing some further digging we found that other than using a little stevia as a sweetener, it’s pretty much the same garbage as regular Coke:
Coca-Cola Life Ingredients List: Carbonated Water, Caramel Coloring, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavors, Steviol Glycosides, Sodium Benzoate, Caffeine
Note that the new “natural” version still has phosphoric acid (which can lead to osteoporosis and kidney disease, even if you only consume one can a day) and sodium benzoate (a lab-synthesized preservative which can cause cancer).
Coca-Cola Life is natural? We think not! We’ll stick to delicious and equally fizzy soda alternatives, thankyouverymuch.