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Coca-Cola Just Updated the Recipe in This Popular Soda

The company says it is the "best Coke ever."

Coca-Cola has one of the most iconic tastes in the world, and it is associated with lots of events, gatherings, and food pairings. The company has rolled out a ton of different versions of the soda in its 100+ year history, but it is already dubbing the most recent one as the "best Coke ever."

That seems like big shoes to fill, but the company is confident the newly updated soda will fit the bill. In 2005 Coca-Cola launched its Zero Sugar soda, aiming to recreate the iconic Coke taste without any sugar, but keeping all the other ingredients that make it different than Diet Coke. The recipe was in 2017, but it's now being updated again. The new version uses a new recipe and new packaging, but the ingredients and nutritional information remain the same. It will debut at grocery stores starting later in July.

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The new Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is already seeing positive reviews, the company says, noting that the diets and lights category always needs updating as what consumers want and like is always changing.

"Recognizing that tastes and preferences are always evolving, we're focused on continuous improvement to give fans the best-tasting Coca-Cola they want—with zero sugar or calories—offered in the most iconic packaging and powered by some of our most creative, consumer-centric marketing yet," said Rafael Prandini, Coca-Cola TM Category Lead, North America Operating Unit in the company's announcement.

Not many other details are given about the flavor, besides that it will "deliver a more iconic taste." Soda fans will be able to try it at grocery stores nationwide in August, with full distribution being complete in September.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda
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