Coca Cola is on a mission to convince you that drinking fizzy drinks can be good for you, honest gov.
The drinks manufacturer will be launching Coca Cola Life in the UK come September. Wrapped in healthy looking green packaging and cloyingly called 'Life', the new product is jumping on the sugar fear bandwagon.
Sweetened with sugar and stevia leaf extract, the brand's first new product in eight years contains 22.1g of sugar (25% of an adult's guideline daily amount), a slash of 35 grams found in regular coke.
Sure when you're pounding a Coke on a hangover, it is better, but still, 22.1g of sugar.
This equates to 5.5 teaspoons (to work out the teaspoons in a product, simply divide the grams by 4), and according to new World Health Organisation guidelines, people should limit themselves to 6 teaspoons of sugar a day.
You do the math.
If you are counting calories, the new drink will have 88 calories vs. the 140 calories found in a regular coke.
And if you want to see how hard you have to work to burn off 140 calories, watch this advert, ironically produced by coke themselves (who seemed to have the missed the point somewhat. Not just with this, but in general).
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