Zero sugar PLUS an improved taste? Yes, please!

By Meghan Overdeep
July 27, 2017
Coke Zero is being replaced
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It's the end of the line for Coke Zero. The Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Company recently announced that the popular zero-calorie soft drink will be given new life as Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.

Like its carbonated predecessor, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar contains no calories and (surprise!) no sugar, but its recipe has been tweaked, making it taste more like regular Coke. Sounds good to us!

"Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is the new and improved Coke Zero. We've made the great taste of Coke Zero even better by optimizing the unique blend of flavors that gave Coke Zero its real Coca-Cola taste," Stuart Kronauge, business unit president of USA operations and senior vice president of marketing for Coca-Cola North America, wrote in a statement on the company's website. "Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is our best-tasting zero-sugar Coca-Cola yet, and it will be available across America in August."

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In addition to a new recipe, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is also getting a whole new look. The new bottles feature more of the company's signature red hue, and call out the whole "zero sugar" thing much more prominently than the old ones.

new Coke Zero bottles
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"We're confident that loyal Coke Zero fans will love the new-and-improved recipe, and that fans of original Coca-Cola looking to reduce their sugar intake will want to try it, too," Kronauge adds.

We're excited to get our hands on these new drinks next month!